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Minister Travel Website: Trip To Rio Cost $31,566

Minister Travel Website: Trip To Rio Cost $31,566

A trip last month by Minister of Social Development & Sports Sylvan Richards and his Permanent Secretary to Rio for the Olympics cost $31,566, according to a recent listing on the Government’s travel webpage. Air travel was listed at just over $20,000, with $10,991 listed for accommodations. The trip duration was listed as from Friday, August... Read more of this article

Wall To Celebrate Bermuda’s Olympic Athletes

Wall To Celebrate Bermuda’s Olympic Athletes

[Updated] This year marks the 80th anniversary of Bermuda’s participation in the Olympics, and a celebration is planned for October 15th, which will see the unveiling of an Olympic Wall on the grounds of City Hall in Hamilton. The Olympic Wall will encompass six standing granite tablets of varying heights which will be engraved with the names of all... Read more of this article

Minister Extends Condolences: Guishard Family

Minister Extends Condolences: Guishard Family

[Updated] The Minister of Social Development and Sports Sylvan Richards joined those in the community in extending condolences following the passing of Phillip Guishard. The Sports Minister said, “On behalf of the Premier, the Government and my Colleagues, I wish to extend sincerest sympathies to the family of the late Phillip Guishard, one of the... Read more of this article

Photos: Olympic Athletes Return To Bermuda

Photos: Olympic Athletes Return To Bermuda

Throughout the week, Bermuda’s Olympic athletes have been arriving back home following their participation in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Sailors Cameron Pimentel and Cecilia Wollmann were the latest Olympians to arrive home, where they were greeted by Premier Michael Dunkley and Minister of Social Development & Sports Sylvan Richards. Sprinter... Read more of this article

Video: Houston Returns From Olympic Games

Video: Houston Returns From Olympic Games

Tre Houston returned home from the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio today [August 23], and speaking at the airport, Houston said the “experience was wonderful” and he “wouldn’t trade it for the world.” The sprinter — who made Bermuda’s first appearance in the 200m in twenty years — said he has worked hard... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s Olympic Swimmers Return To Island

Bermuda’s Olympic Swimmers Return To Island

Bermuda’s Olympic swimmers Julian Fletcher and Rebecca Heyliger returned to the island earlier today after competing at the recent Games in Rio, with Junior Minister for Social Development and Sports Nandi Davis on hand to welcome them home. Heyliger finished sixth in her women’s 50m freestyle heats in a time of 26.54, competing against swimmers... Read more of this article

12 Videos: Bermudians At The Olympic Games

12 Videos: Bermudians At The Olympic Games

The 2016 Olympic Games saw its closing ceremony take place, ending an event that saw Bermuda field a team of eight world class athletes. The Games saw long jumper Tyrone Smith mark his third Olympic appearance with a 16 place finish, while swimmers Julian Fletcher and Rebecca Heyliger made their Olympic debuts. Sailor Cameron Pimentel tested himself... Read more of this article

Olympics Come To End With Closing Ceremony

Olympics Come To End With Closing Ceremony

The 2016 Olympic Games came to an end last night [Aug 21], with the official closing ceremony featuring a distinct flavour that aimed to highlight Rio’s culture and monuments even as it paid homage to the Olympic tradition. The official Olympics 2016 website said, “In a style befitting the carnival traditions of the host city, the Rio 2016... Read more of this article

Photos: Flora Duffy Competes In Rio Olympics

Photos: Flora Duffy Competes In Rio Olympics

Flora Duffy had the best ever finish by a Bermudian in an Olympic triathlon when she crossed the line in 8th, and also delivered the first top 10 Olympic showing for Bermuda since sailors Peter Bromby and Lee White were eighth at the 2004 Olympics. Gwen Jorgensen of the US won the gold medal when she sprinted away from defending champ Nicola Spirig... Read more of this article

PLP: ‘Olympic Team Has Made Bermuda Proud’

PLP: ‘Olympic Team Has Made Bermuda Proud’

The PLP extended congratulations to Bermuda’s Olympic Team, saying they “represented us well and made Bermuda proud.” The 2016 Rio Olympics came to a close with the closing ceremony this evening, with Bermuda’s 8-strong team having completed competition, representing the island in five different sports. Shadow Minister of Health... Read more of this article

Flora Duffy Praised For ‘Magnificent Performance’

Flora Duffy Praised For ‘Magnificent Performance’

Today, on behalf of the Government and people of Bermuda, the Minister of Social Development and Sports Sylvan Richards extended congratulations to Flora Duffy on her “magnificent performance” in placing in the top ten in the women’s triathlon at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. “I am incredibly proud of Flora,”... Read more of this article

Videos: Flora Duffy Finishes 8th In Olympics

Videos: Flora Duffy Finishes 8th In Olympics

[Written by Don Burgess] Flora Duffy had the best ever finish by a Bermudian in an Olympic triathlon when she crossed the line in 8th today. The top 10 finish marked the end to two previous disappointing Olympics by Duffy where she did not finish in Beijing and was down in the pack in London. Overwhelming favorite Gwen Jorgensen of the US easily won... Read more of this article

Live Updates: Flora Duffy Places 8th In Olympics

Live Updates: Flora Duffy Places 8th In Olympics

[Updating] Flora Duffy competed in the Olympic women’s triathlon today, where the Bermudian athlete — who has a string of international wins — placed 8th, Bermuda’s highest finish of the 2016 Olympic Games.Original story: Local residents will likely be able to catch some of the race live on TV, and you can also download the Bermuda... Read more of this article