Grenada appoints Kirani James as country’s sports tourism ambassador

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, (CMC) – World and Olympic 400 metres champion Kirani James has been officially appointed as a sports tourism ambassador for Grenada.

Ambassador James was presented with his documents including a diplomatic passport during a brief ceremony on the Maurice Bishop International Airport (MBIA).

The 20-year-old athlete left the island Monday following a weekend of celebrations attended by thousands paying glowing tribute to his historic feat of becoming the first Grenadian and OECS National to win Olympic gold.

“Kirani has always represented us and now we are going to make him a sports ambassador for tourism,” said Prime Minister Tillman Thomas as he handed James his official documents. Read more

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