us virgin islands olympic team logo

Because the Olympics Committee uses the classic Latin version of a countries name to create its 3-letter designation – The Virgin Islands Olympic Team is designated as ISV or Isla Virgenes.

The 2021 Summer Games are underway in Tokyo and despite the challenges afforded these top athletes due to a global pandemic, the USVI (ISV) has 4 resilient athletes representing our little island territory.

TEam ISV flag bearers Tokyo Olympics
Team ISV flag bearers, swimmers Adriel Sanes & Natalia Kuipers, proudly sporting the newly official madras by Debbie Sun.

Though we have a smaller pool of athletes vying for positions on our National Team (ISV), they still have to qualify in their sport to compete – so these are some talented and dedicated athletes who are clearly at the top of their game.

US Virgin Islands Team ISV Tokyo Summer Olympics Athletes

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Fun Facts About Team ISV Athletes

  • Nati Kuipers is the current US National Record holder in the 400m freestyle – so keep an eye on her, she’s swimming that event in the Olympic Games.
  • Adriel Sanes earned the Olympic B Cup timing in breaststroke earlier this year.
  • Eddie Lovett also represented the Virgin Islands at the Rio Olympic Games in 2016.
  • Archer Nicholas D’Amour is currently ranked 4th in the world for the men’s Olympic recurve.
  • Archery just became a recognized Olympic Sport in the Virgin Islands in 2014.

You can find team information on the official Team ISV Tokyo Olympics page

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