The British Virgin Islands will receive support from iFOREX ©Getty Images

The British Virgin Islands Olympic Committee (BVOIC) has partnered with global financial broker iFOREX to support its team for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

iFOREX will act as a sponsor of the British Virgin Islands’ team at the Games, following the agreement.

The company joins sportswear manufacturer Puma as one of the BVIOC’s two official sponsors for the Games.

"As a company licensed in the British Virgin Islands, we have first-hand awareness of the spirit and potential of this exceptional team," an iFOREX spokesperson said.

"We are proud and excited to support the athletes in their remarkable efforts to bring home the Territory’s first Olympic medal.

"By lining up with Puma, known for its history of performance and athletic support, we’re proud to help the BVI’s athletes to represent their country with devotion and determination."

The BVOIC said that iFOREX has been one of the largest and most respected firms in the financial technology industry for the past 23 years.

The company is considered an industry leader in technological innovation, with a dedication to trust and excellence, it was also said.

Pan American Games gold medallist Chantel Malone is among the British Virgin Islands' Tokyo 2020 hopefuls ©Getty Images
Pan American Games gold medallist Chantel Malone is among the British Virgin Islands' Tokyo 2020 hopefuls ©Getty Images

As part of the sponsorship, iFOREX will show its support of the Olympic team with online content showing the team’s journey from their training camps to the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The team’s results will also be available to iFOREX clients and staff on its website.

"The BVIOC is delighted that a respectable and successful investment firm such as iFOREX has identified the potential of the BVI team for Tokyo 2020," said Ephraim Penn, BVIOC President.

"We believe that together we can make history and see a first Olympic medal won by an athlete competing for the Virgin Islands."

The BVIOC says its team will likely consist of four athletes at Tokyo 2020.

Men’s 400 metres hurdler Kyron McMaster and shot putter Eldred Henry have already secured places at the Games.

McMaster will head into the Games as the reigning Commonwealth Games champion, while he also won gold at the Central American and Caribbean Games in 2018.

The BVIOC is also hopeful Pan American Games long jump champion Chantel Malone and 400m sprinter Ashley Kelly will qualify for the Games in the coming months.