A design by young Caymanian Charles Gilman was chosen by the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee (CIOC) to create the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games pin for the Cayman Islands Team.
Cayman Islands team pins are always a hot commodity and these were no different at Sochi. 1,100 pins were traded by the Cayman Islands team while in Sochi and 400 remained at the CIOC for purchase. These pins, available for CI$5.00 locally or US$10.00 for overseas fans, were sold out within 4 weeks of them becoming available. The CIOC has ordered another small batch which will be available for purchase on April 1st 2014. All proceeds from the sale of pins and Cay-Fan merchandise goes directly to funding Caymanian athletes.
Charles Gilman also assisted the CIOC in developing the new CIOC Logo which is currently being reviewed by the International Olympic Committee (CIOC). Charles was able to put the ideas of the CIOC Executive into one contemporary design that ties the Cayman Islands culture with the Olympic movement. The CIOC presented Charles with a Cay-Fan T-shirt, 3 Sochi Pins and a personal thank you letter.
Pictured Left to right: Lori Powel (CIOC Vice President), Charles Gilman and Bernie Bush (CIOC Treasurer)