News Americas, St. Georges, Grenada, Thurs. Aug. 30, 2012: Grenada’s first Olympian will return home today.
Thousands are expected to welcome Olympic and world 400-m champion, Kirani James, will touch down on his native soil today, August 30th for the first time since his record-breaking performance at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
James is set to arrive at the Maurice Bishop International Airport at approximately 8 p.m. ET.
Grenada officials note that James return will be celebrated on Saturday, September 1st, which is James’ 20th birthday, with a national motorcade parade that will conclude with a rally at the National Stadium in St. Georges. The festivities will continue on Sunday September 2nd when a Youth Motivational Program will be launched in James’ village in the western fishing town of Gouyave.
Professional commitments and his studies delayed his return to Grenada. James is an undergraduate at the University of Alabama studying business.