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Chef De Missions Named For 2023 & 2024 

Chef De Missions Named For 2023 & 2024 

The Bermuda Chef De Missions have been selected for the CAC, Commonwealth Youth, PanAm and Olympic Games in 2023 and 2024, with Jon Beard, Ashley Yearwood, Julia Hawley and Katura Horton Perinchief all set to serve. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Olympic Association is happy to announce the selected Chef de Missions [CDM] for the upcoming 2023... Read more of this article

Caitlin Conyers Targets Olympic Qualification

Caitlin Conyers Targets Olympic Qualification

[Written by Stephen Wright] Caitlin Conyers admits her upcoming cycling season will determine her future in the sport as she aims to become the first Bermudian female cyclist to qualify for the Olympic Games. Conyers begins her bid for Paris 2024 in April at the Pan American Road and Track Championships in Panama City, Panama, where two spots will... Read more of this article

BOA To Host “Women In Formation” Event

BOA To Host “Women In Formation” Event

The Bermuda Olympic Association will be hosting an event entitled “Women in Formation” to celebrate Women in Sport in Bermuda. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Olympic Association will be hosting an event entitled “Women in Formation” on Saturday November 12th at Tucker’s Point, to celebrate Women in Sport in Bermuda. “This... Read more of this article

Celebratory Dive 18 Years After Making History

Celebratory Dive 18 Years After Making History

[Written by Stephen Wright] Katura Horton-Perinchief rolled back the years with a celebratory dive to mark her eighteenth anniversary of becoming the first Black woman in the world to compete in diving at the Olympic Games. She performed the dive yesterday at the Aquatics Facility at the National Sports Centre, where she holds her Star Diving Camp... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Clarence Hill Posters Unveiled

Photos & Video: Clarence Hill Posters Unveiled

“Today we are here to commemorate that glorious moment when Clarence Hill put tiny Bermuda on the Olympic map,” Minister of the Cabinet Office Wayne Furbert said as commemorative posters featuring Mr Hill were unveiled at the Post Office in Hamilton. Minister Furbert said, “I want to welcome you all here today for this momentous occasion,... Read more of this article

BOA  Announces Team For Caribbean Games

BOA Announces Team For Caribbean Games

Mikal Dill, Ryan Outerbridge, Liam Flannery, Alexander Miller, and Nicholas Narraway will be representing Bermuda at the inaugural Caribbean Games, which will be held starting later this month in Guadeloupe. The Bermuda Olympic Association said, “The inaugural Caribbean Games will take place in Guadeloupe from June 27th – July 3rd, 2022. The... Read more of this article

BOA Elect Chairperson And New Members

BOA Elect Chairperson And New Members

The Bermuda Olympic Association [BOA] Athlete Commission recently organized an election, and the top five candidates elected were Jessica Lewis [para athletics], Julian Fletcher [swimming], Dage Minors [athletics], Caitlin Conyers, [cycling] and Tyler Butterfield, [triathlon]; with Julian Fletcher re-elected as Chairperson and Jessica Lewis elected... Read more of this article

AP Highlights Figure Skater Vanessa James

AP Highlights Figure Skater Vanessa James

Vanessa James — whose father is Bermudian — “is the only Black figure skater competing for any nation in Beijing” and “carries not just the hopes of Canadian and French skaters, but also Black girls and women, boys and men across the world who strain to see themselves represented on the ice and slopes during the Winter Games.” This... Read more of this article

Photos: Vanessa James Competes In Olympics

Photos: Vanessa James Competes In Olympics

Figure skater Vanessa James — whose father is Bermudian — and her partner Eric Radford are now competing in the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games. Ms James, who along with her former partner Yannick Bonheur were the first Black couple to compete in figure skating at the Olympic level, is making her fourth Olympic appearance, this time representing... Read more of this article

Video: Vanessa James Proud To Be A Trailblazer

Video: Vanessa James Proud To Be A Trailblazer

“I may be the only Black figure skater at the Olympics, which is an honour and a privilege,” Vanessa James said, adding that she feels “so proud to be a trailblazer for young Black girls and boys in figure skating.” Ms James, who along with her old partner Yannick Bonheur were the first Black couple to compete in figure skating... Read more of this article

James & Radford Crash With Other Skaters

James & Radford Crash With Other Skaters

Vanessa James and Eric Radford were involved in a crash with another figure skating couple during a practice session at the 2022 Winter Olympics in China, according to the NBC Olympics website. The story said, “Sports can be dangerous, ice can be slippery, and not much good can come from four elite athletes heading toward each other at high speeds... Read more of this article

Caribbean Nations In 2022 Winter Olympics

Caribbean Nations In 2022 Winter Olympics

Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and Trinidad & Tobago will be the Caribbean nations represented in the upcoming Winter Olympics in China, with Haiti making their Winter Games debut. The Panam Sports website said, “In total, nearly 3,000 athletes from 86 countries will participate in 15 sports during 17 days of competition. Panam Sports will be represented... Read more of this article

No Bermuda Team In 2022 Winter Olympics

No Bermuda Team In 2022 Winter Olympics

The 2022 Winter Olympics will get underway next month and Bermuda — which despite our sub-tropical climate and small size has produced Winter Olympians before — will not have a representative this year. Bermuda Olympic Association [BOA] President Peter Dunne told Bernews, “Bermuda will not have any athletes or representatives at the... Read more of this article