TTOC TeamTTO Chef de Mission Lovie Santana has announced that Andre Marcano will carry the Trinidad and Tobago flag at the Opening Ceremony of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games.

André Marcano is a Track and Field athlete with personal bests of 6.73 secs in the 60m, 10.34 secs in the 100m and still competes as a professional sprinter, primarily in the United States.

Hailing from the twin island Republic of Trinidad & Tobago, Andre has always dreamed of being an Olympian, competing athletically since his childhood which has all helped foster the strong athlete he is today. André majored in Mathematics with a minor in Biology at the undergraduate level and most recently received a master's degree in Exercise Physiology and Sports Nutrition both from Long Island University (Brooklyn, NY, USA) - Go Blackbirds! (Now Sharks).

Currently, André serves as a Physical Education teacher at Vanguard High School in (New York, NY, USA) and he spends his down time listening to music (mainly soca and dancehall) or binging on Netflix.

André gave his immediate reaction to the news below:

"When I found out that I was selected to carry my country's flag at the Opening Ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games, I was overcome with emotions, mainly disbelief as I was not expecting to hold this honor and privilege. Being able to qualify and represent your country on Olympics is already an honor, but to carry your country's flag at the Olympics is the icing on the cake -a memory I will hold close forever..

Team TTO, I will carry the Red, White and Black with a great sense of pride and responsibility."

Source: TTOC Press Release