Video: Olympic Flag Raised On Front Street

June 21, 2012

During the Beating of the Retreat at Harbour Nights last night [June 20], a ceremony was held to raise the Olympic flag on Front Street.

Premier Paula Cox, Hamilton Mayor Graeme Outerbridge and Bermuda Olympic Association President Judy Simons all took part in the event. The Olympic flag was presented to the dignitaries by former Olympians and representatives of National Sports Governing Bodies that have athletes competing in the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games are scheduled to take place in London from 27 July to 12 August 2012. The athletes that will represent Bermuda include Tyrone Smith and Arantxa King in track and field, Tyler Butterfield and Flora Duffy in the triathlon, Jesse and Zander Kirkland in sailing, and Roy Allan Burch in swimming.

In addition, either Jillian Terceria or Patrick Nisbett will be selected for equestrian, while Jessica Lewis has qualified in the 100m and 200m for the 2012 London Paralympic Games.

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  1. Judy Simons says:

    Thanks for the great coverage of the official flag raising ceremony for Olympic Day. Please note that the official naming of Bermuda’s Olympic Team to participate in the London 2012 Games will be announced on July 5, 2012.