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British Virgin Islands at the 2000 Summer Olympics

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British Virgin Islands at the
2000 Summer Olympics
The flag of the British Virgin Islands
IOC codeIVB
NOCBritish Virgin Islands Olympic Committee
in Sydney
Competitors1 (man) in 1 sport
Flag bearer Keita Cline
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

The British Virgin Islands sent a delegation to compete at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia from 15 September to 1 October 2000; this was the territory's fifth appearance at a Summer Olympic Games. The delegation consisted of a single track and field athlete, Keita Cline, he was eliminated during the first round of the men's 200 meters.

Background[edit]

The British Virgin Islands Olympic Committee was recognized by the International Olympic Committee on 31 December 1981;[1] the British Virgin Islands joined Olympic competition at the 1984 Winter Olympics, and have participated in every Summer Olympic Games since the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.[2] Sydney was therefore their fifth appearance at the Summer Olympics;[2] the Islands have never won an Olympic medal.[2] The 2000 Summer Olympics were held from 15 September to 1 October 2000; a total of 10,651 athletes represented 199 National Olympic Committees;[3] the delegation to Sydney consisted of a single athlete, Keita Cline.[4] He was chosen as the flag bearer for the opening ceremony.[2]

Athletics[edit]

Keita Cline was 25 years old at the time of the Sydney Olympics; the US Virgin Islands native had previously represented the British Virgin Islands at the 1996 Summer Olympics, where he participated in the 4 × 100 metres relay and the long jump,[5] his only event was the men's 200 meters, and on 27 September he was drawn into heat four of nine of the first round.[6] The top three in a heat, plus the next five overall fastest athletes advanced to the quarterfinals,[6] he finished his heat in a time of 21.42 seconds, seventh and last in his heat, and was eliminated, the slowest qualifying time being 20.95 seconds.[6] The gold medal was eventually won by Konstantinos Kenteris of Greece in a time of 20.09 seconds, the silver was won by Darren Campbell of Great Britain, and the bronze by Ato Boldon of Trinidad and Tobago.[7]

Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Keita Cline men's 200 m 21.42 7 Did not advance
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Virgin Islands, British – National Olympic Committee (NOC)". International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 16 July 2018. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d "British Virgin Islands". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 4 January 2018. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics – results & video highlights". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  4. ^ "British Virgin Islands at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 3 July 2017. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Keita Cline Bio, Stats, and Results". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 3 July 2017. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  6. ^ a b c "Athletics at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games: Men's 200 metres Round One". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 6 July 2017. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Athletics at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games: Men's 200 metres Final". Sports Reference. Retrieved 11 August 2018.