Williams defends Team GB position


Sprinter Delano Williams has defended his decision to try out for Great Britain, because his native Turks and Caicos Islands are not eligible for London 2012.

As a British Overseas Territory, citizens can obtain a British passport and he plans to use his to compete.

“Turks & Caicos do not have an Olympic committee,” he told BBC Radio 5 live.

The 100m and 200m runner added he found London “pretty cool” on his only past trip to the United Kingdom.

Jamaica-based Williams received his passport on 31 January and his Olympic future will be decided next time he travels the 7,000 miles to Britain for the Olympic trials in June.

The 18-year-old will go up against the likes of James Ellington, Marlon Devonish and Christian Malcolm to seal a spot on the 200m team.

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