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Helema Olympics

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Helema in London Olympics 2012

Helema from Manihiki

Today she will pick up the key to her little Olympic home by the sea.

Then, 11 days later, she will move up to the capital to carry the flag of the Cook Islands, at the head of an 11-strong team, including three officials, into the world spotlight of the brand new Olympic Stadium in London.

She is Helema Williams, 20-years-old with five elder brothers, a younger sister, and two immensely proud parents. She speaks quietly, ...

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Opening Ceremony 2012

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Opening Ceremony Olympic Games, London 2012

Helema Williams of the Cook Islands Olympic sailing team carries her countires flag during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England.
(July 26, 2012 – Source: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images Europe)

WITH THE WORLD WATCHING…

Women’s laser radial sailing competitor, Helema Williams leads Team Cook Islands into London’s Olympic stadium at the official opening ceremony.  She’s one of 8 athletes representing the nation. ...

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Points Silver Fleet AM

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Racing Results 17.04.2012 AM

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Points Silver Fleet PM

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Racing Results 17.04.2012 PM

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Four Star Pizza ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship

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Four Star Pizza ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship

Tricky Breeze Challenges Four Star Pizza ISAF Youth Worlds Fleet

If conditions were challenging yesterday, they were even more so on day two of the Four Star Pizza ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Dun Laoghaire.

A westerly to southwesterly breeze, blowing off the picturesque town on the outskirts of Dublin, was making the wind both shifty and gusty out on the water for the 343 future Olympic potentials, all under 19 years of age, who have congregated in the Emerald Isle ...

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