(Tokyo, JAPAN) – The Federated States of Micronesia National Olympic Committee (FSMNOC) is pleased to announce that Taeyanna Adams and Scott Fiti have been selected as joint flagbearers for FSM at the upcoming Opening Ceremonies of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Both Adams a breaststroke swimmer from Pohnpei, and Fiti, a track and field 100m sprinter from Chuuk, are IOC Olympic Solidarity athlete scholarship holders who will be competing at their first Olympic Games.
“We are so excited to have both Taeyanna and Scott represent not only our NOC but our country as well,” said FSMNOC President Berney Martin. “They are the future of the Olympic movement and are so proud to have them holding the flag for Team FSM!”
In total, FSM will have three (3) athletes competing including Tasi Limtiaco who will be competing in the 200 IM (on 28 July). Adams is scheduled to compete in the 100 Breaststroke (on 25 July) while Fiti is set to participate in the 100- meter dash (on 31 July).
“We are so fortunate to have such outstanding young ambassadors competing for us at these Games,” noted FSMNOC Secretary General Jim Tobin. “They are rising stars in their sports and the entire country will be able to see them not only march in Opening for the first time but compete in their individual events as well.”
Specifically, residents of FSM will be able to watch the Olympic Games courtesy of a special arrangement with the Oceania National Olympic Committee (ONOC), which the FSMNOC is a member, and PNG Digicel and can do so by tuning into the FSM Telecommunications cable tv stations in the four FSM island states of Pohnpei, Chuuk, Kosrae and Yap.
A new FSMNOC website (htpp://www.fsmoc.fm) will be dedicated to the FSM Olympians and the Tokyo Olympics Games and is linked to the Olympic Channel.
FSM residents can also send notes of congratulations to all Team FSM athletes and delegation members at #teammicronesia via Facebook – htpp://www.facebook.com/FSM-Olympic-Committee-1013512088769/