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Olympic Tokyo Website Features Clarence Hill

Olympic Tokyo Website Features Clarence Hill

The Olympic Tokyo 2020 website has highlighted Bermuda’s Clarence Hill, whose medal winning performance in 1976 gave the island the distinction of being the smallest nation in the world to win an Olympic medal. A story in the Tokyo 2020 website said, “While winning an Olympic medal is a personal goal for thousands of athletes, for 24 nations... Read more of this article

Video: BNV Sports With Branwen Smith-King

Video: BNV Sports With Branwen Smith-King

The Secretary General of the Bermuda Olympic Association [BOA] Branwen Smith-King is joining host Earl Basden today [July 22] for the latest episode in a new Bernews News & Views series on sports. You can watch the live video below, and you can also tune in to the broadcast on Bernews YouTube channel, Facebook page, Periscope account and Twitter... Read more of this article

2020 Youth Olympic Games Postponed To 2026

2020 Youth Olympic Games Postponed To 2026

Due to the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2022 Youth Olympic Games will be postponed to 2026. The announcement said, “President Macky Sall’s proposal was welcomed by IOC President Thomas Bach, following in-depth discussions on the subject. This postponement meets the requirement of responsibility and the concern for efficiency imposed... Read more of this article

Reminder: BOA “Healthy Athlete” Webinars

Reminder: BOA “Healthy Athlete” Webinars

The Medical Committee of the Bermuda Olympic Association [BOA] is reminding the public that they will be hosting free webinars focused on the health and development of athletes. A spokesperson said, “This week’s session – The Nervous System and Mindfulness: Let’s Get Connected – hosted by Maureen Ryan is being held Wednesday at Barr’s... Read more of this article

Video: BNV With Katura Horton-Perinchief

Video: BNV With Katura Horton-Perinchief

Katura Horton-Perinchief — the first black woman in the world to compete in Olympic diving –  is joining host Earl Basden today [July 8] for the fifth episode in a new Bernews News & Views series on sports. Ms Horton-Perinchief made her historic Olympic showing in 2004, and has also represented Bermuda in numerous international... Read more of this article

BOA Presents “Healthy Athlete” Webinars

BOA Presents “Healthy Athlete” Webinars

The Medical Committee of the Bermuda Olympic Association [BOA] today announced that it will host a series of free webinars this month focused on the health and development of athletes. The series—entitled “The Healthy Athlete”—will feature local and overseas specialists covering a range of topics.  Each session will be moderated by Craig Brown,... Read more of this article

Flora Duffy On Postponement Of Olympics

Flora Duffy On Postponement Of Olympics

Bermudian triathlete Flora Duffy says that “it is a tough pill to swallow” hearing the Olympic Games will be postponed due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, but said “given the current situation in the world, it is the right call” and urged everyone to  ”stay inside and do your part to stop the spread.” In an online... Read more of this article

2020 Olympics & Paralympics Will Be Postponed

2020 Olympics & Paralympics Will Be Postponed

The Olympic Games and Paralympic Games will be postponed to next year, with the official announcement being made today that the Games “must be rescheduled to a date beyond 2020 but not later than summer 2021, to safeguard the health of the athletes, everybody involved in the Olympic Games and the international community.” This is the biggest... Read more of this article

Olympics: BOA In Favour Of Postponement

Olympics: BOA In Favour Of Postponement

The Bermuda Olympic Association [BOA] today announced that “whilst it will support the decision of the International Olympic Committee regarding the status of the Tokyo 2020 Games, with uncertainty regarding the duration and ongoing impact of the Covid-19 health crisis, it is in favour of the postponement of Games.” The BOA noted that the... Read more of this article

Video: BOA Announce Winning Bermuda Logo

Video: BOA Announce Winning Bermuda Logo

[Updated with video] The Bermuda Olympic Association [BOA] has announced the winner of its recent Team Bermuda Logo Competition. “The “Longtail Circle” logo submitted by Bermudian illustrator and graphic designer Frederick “Lee” Ingram received the largest number of votes among the shortlisted designs that were put to the public for their... Read more of this article

Annabelle Collins Is Heading To 2020 Olympics

Annabelle Collins Is Heading To 2020 Olympics

The Bermuda Equestrian Federation advised that the Federation Equestre Internationale [FEI] has “now confirmed that Bermuda is eligible to compete with one individual athlete/horse dressage combination at the upcoming 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.” “Although Annabelle and her the 11 year old Stallion, Joyero VG, have already achieved the... Read more of this article

No Plans To Cancel 2020 Tokyo Olympics

No Plans To Cancel 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have confirmed that the event will go ahead despite the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. A report on CNN said, “There are no plans to cancel the Tokyo 2020 Games despite the novel coronavirus outbreak in Asia, Olympic organizers have confirmed. “The virus has so far claimed the lives of 1,350 people... Read more of this article

BOA To Hold Athletes Forum On February 16

BOA To Hold Athletes Forum On February 16

The Bermuda Olympic Association Athletes’ Commission will hold an Athletes’ Forum on Sunday, February 16th, with the forum focused on providing detailed information about new trends in athlete development, the BOA Stars programme, and funding opportunities that are available through Olympic Solidarity. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Olympic... Read more of this article