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Photos: Olympic Wall Unveiled At Sports Centre

Photos: Olympic Wall Unveiled At Sports Centre

Past and recent Bermuda Olympians and their families were joined at the National Sports Center along with Members of the Bermuda Olympic Association and Government for the ‘unveiling’ of the Olympic Wall. Acting Governor Ginny Ferson, Premier Michael Dunkley, Minister of Social Development and Sports Sylvan Richards, Director Youth Sport... Read more of this article

Jackie Joyner Kersee Sports Clinic Cancelled

Jackie Joyner Kersee Sports Clinic Cancelled

The unveiling of the Olympic Wall at National Sports Centre will take place tomorrow [Oct 15] at 11.00am, however unfortunately the Youth Sports Clinic with Jackie Joyner Kersee has been cancelled in the wake of Hurricane Nicole. The Wall serves to help mark the 80th anniversary of Bermuda’s participation in the Olympic Games. A Bermuda Olympic Association... Read more of this article

BOA 80th Anniversary Events May Be Impacted

BOA 80th Anniversary Events May Be Impacted

Due to the impending arrival of Nicole – which is currently a Tropical Storm but predicted to strengthen into a Hurricane — the Bermuda Olympic Association [BOA] said they wishes to advise the public that their 80th Anniversary events scheduled for Saturday, 15 October may be impacted. The BOA said “Given the approach and potential... Read more of this article

Trust Welcomes BOA Plans For Olympic Wall

Trust Welcomes BOA Plans For Olympic Wall

The Bermuda National Trust today commended the Bermuda Olympic Association [BOA] on its “decision to drop plans to install the Olympic Wall on the grounds of City Hall on a temporary basis and instead to place it in its permanent location at the National Sports Centre immediately.” Earlier today, the BOA said, “Originally, the Wall... Read more of this article

Olympic Wall To Be At National Sports Centre

Olympic Wall To Be At National Sports Centre

The Olympic Wall, which was initially planned for the grounds of City Hall in Hamilton, will now be located at the National Sports Centre, the Bermuda Olympic Association said today. This year marks the 80th anniversary of Bermuda’s participation in the Olympic Games, with Saturday, October 15 earmarked as the day of celebrationMultiple Olympic... Read more of this article

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