Jaime Annexy Fajardo (born on 11 December 1927 in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico – died on 8 August 2000 in Tarpon Springs, Florida) was a Puerto Rican hammer thrower who competed in the 1952 Summer Olympics.Jaime Annexy Fajardo served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War, lived in Puerto Rico after college until 1977, settled in Florida, and established Eureka Insurance Brokers. Jaime Annexy Fajardo was buried at the Puerto Rico Memorial Cemetery in Carolina, Puerto Rico.
Fajardo is a town and municipality in Puerto Rico located in the east region of the island, facing the Atlantic Ocean, north of Ceiba and east of Luquillo. Fajardo is spread over 7 barrios and Downtown Fajardo, which serves as the administrative center. It is both a principal part of the Fajardo Metropolitan Statistical Area and the San Juan-Caguas-Fajardo Combined Statistical Area.
Carlos Alberto Arroyo Bermúdez is a Puerto Rican former professional basketball player, and reggaeton singer. Arroyo had previously played in the National Basketball Association with the Toronto Raptors, Denver Nuggets, Utah Jazz, Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic, Miami Heat, and Boston Celtics.
Antonio Rafael Barceló y Martínez was a Puerto Rican lawyer, businessman and the patriarch of what was to become one of Puerto Rico's most prominent political families. Barceló, who in 1917 became the first President of the Senate of Puerto Rico, played an instrumental role in the introduction and passage of legislation which permitted the realization of the School of Tropical Medicine and the construction of a Capitol building in Puerto Rico.
Sharif Karim Fajardo Blanding is a Puerto Rican former professional basketball player. Fajardo has played in the CBA, NCAA, and the National Superior Basketball League of Puerto Rico (BSN) with Santurce Crabbers, Quebradillas Pirates and the San Germán Athletics. Fajardo has played internationally in France, Italy, and Greece. Fajardo participated in the 2005 Pre-Season Training Camp of the Toronto Raptors of the NBA. Fajardo was a member of the Puerto Rican National Basketball Team, most notably the 2004 Puerto Rican National Basketball Team that defeated the United States at the 2004 Olympic Games in Greece.
The Inter American University of Puerto Rico is a private Christian university with its main campus in San Germán, Puerto Rico. It also has campuses in Aguadilla, Arecibo, Barranquitas, Bayamón, Fajardo, Guayama, Ponce, and San Juan. The university also has three professional schools: School of Optometry, School of Law, and the School of Aeronautics. The Inter offers academic programs in 11 teaching units. It was founded in San Germán in 1912. The San Germán campus is also the home to the Inter American School, a private co-educational college-preparatory school.
Georgie Torres Dougherty is a Puerto Rican former professional basketball player. He is a well known former BSN basketball player. Torres broke the record for the most points scored in a career at that league, with over 15,800 points scored. He was the first player to reach that number of points. The Puerto Rican professional basketball league only holds 30 to 34 games each year; players who score over 5,000 career points there are usually considered to be among the great Puerto Rican basketball players.
Jesús David "Jesse" Vassallo Anadón is a former competition swimmer and world record-holder who participated in the 1984 Summer Olympics for the United States. In 1997, he became the first Puerto Rican to be inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame. From 2004 to 2009, he served as the president of the Puerto Rican National Swimming Federation.
Puerto Rico competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. 53 competitors, all men, took part in 37 events in 10 sports.
Puerto Rico competed at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. 32 competitors, 30 men and 2 women, took part in 29 events in 8 sports. The Games were hosted from 11 to 24 October.
The Puerto Rico Olympic Committee is the National Olympic Committee for Puerto Rico. It oversees Olympic-sports in Puerto Rico, and selects the Olympic team which represents the island. It was founded in 1948 by Julio Enrique Monagas.
The Puerto Rico Tip-Off is preseason college basketball tournament owned and operated by ESPN Regional Television that takes place in late November of each year, usually the week before Thanksgiving.
Puerto Rico competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics which was held in Beijing, People's Republic of China from August 8 to August 24, 2008. The American territory with a population of four million people qualified 22 athletes in eight different sports. The appearance of the Puerto Rican delegation at the Beijing Olympics marked the commonwealth's sixteenth consecutive appearance at the Summer Olympics, and its twenty-second appearance at any Olympic games, since its debut at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, England. Of its competitors participating in events that involve progression by heats, six athletes advanced at least one round in their events, and two advanced at least two rounds, with Asunción Ocasio almost medaling bronze in taekwondo. However, there were no Puerto Rican medalists at the Beijing Olympics. McWilliams Arroyo, a boxer, bore Puerto Rico's flag at the ceremonies.
Dato Marsagishvili is a male wrestler from Georgia, born in Stepantsminda.
Dr. Liston (Lin) D. Bochette III, is an American athlete and artist, and an Olympian for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
Aníbal Meléndez Rivera is a Puerto Rican politician and was mayor of Fajardo.
José Barbosa was a Puerto Rican pole vaulter who competed in the 1948 Summer Olympics.
Jaime Frontera is a Puerto Rican former basketball player who competed in the 1964 Summer Olympics and in the 1968 Summer Olympics. He was the flag bearer for Puerto Rico in the 1968 Summer Olympics. He was one of the torch lighters of the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games. He is a member of Phi Sigma Alpha fraternity.
Héctor Cotto González is a Puerto Rican athlete specializing in the 110 meters hurdles. He was a graduate of Green Hope High School in Cary, North Carolina in 2002, where he had been a football player and member of the track & field team. He went on to graduate from East Carolina University before beginning his Olympic career. As of 2015 he coaches track & field at William G. Enloe High School in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Jaime Yusept Espinal Fajardo is a Dominican-born Puerto Rican freestyle wrestler. In 2012 he became the first Olympic medalist in wrestling for Puerto Rico by winning a silver medal in the 84 kg division.
Puerto Rico competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. This was the nation's eighteenth consecutive appearance at the Summer Olympics.