Photos: Bermuda At Winter Olympics Opening

February 9, 2018

Bermuda’s Winter Olympian Tucker Murphy is taking part in the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang today [Feb 9], with the cross-country skier making his third appearance at the Winter Olympics.

As is tradition, Dr. Murphy sported Bermuda shorts among athletes dressed mostly in warm winter gear given the chilly temperatures, and the ceremony included a large display of the Bermuda flag, as with all nations competing.

A USA Today story said, “It wasn’t the first time that the delegation from Bermuda had worn bright red shorts for the opening ceremony of an Olympics and not the first time that cross-country skier Tucker Murphy had caused a stir with them.

“It was the first time, however, that the natty Bermuda shorts synonymous with the Caribbean territory had gotten an appearance in temperatures that dipped into the 20s at the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium.”

Dr. Murphy will compete in the Men’s 15K Free Individual Start cross-country ski event. He is accompanied by his Coach Pepa Miloucheva, and Assistant Coach/Waxer Jeff Shaw, as well as Chef de Mission Lawrence [Mike] Murphy, and Sean Field-Lament who will be representing the Executive Board of the BOA.

The Winter Olympics will be held from today [Feb 9] through February 25 and will mark the eighth Winter Olympics that Bermuda will participate in.

Dr. Murphy is the first Bermudian to compete in Olympic skiing, and the third Winter Olympian from the island following Simon Payne and Patrick Singleton, and this year marks the eight consecutive appearance by Bermuda in the Winter Olympics.

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  1. JCS says:

    What is the person on the left wearing? Certainly not Bermuda shorts! Would be nice if USA today were told we aren’t a Caribbean territory either.

  2. John says:

    Bermuda is not Carribbean!