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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

James Named To Canada’s Winter Olympic Team

James Named To Canada’s Winter Olympic Team

Figure skaters Vanessa James and Eric Radford have been named to the Canadian team for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, which will take place next month in Beijing, China. Ms James — who lived in Bermuda as a child and has Bermudian family — has previously made three Olympic appearances for France and she, along with previous partner Yannick... Read more of this article

New BOA President On Plans, Athletes & More

New BOA President On Plans, Athletes & More

 [Written by Stephen Wright] Peter Dunne has outlined his vision for his three-year term as the president of the Bermuda Olympic Association, insisting his main focus is prioritising the needs of the island’s top athletes. Dunne succeeded Judy Simons at the helm after she opted not to seek re-election last month. While Dunne said he aims to build... Read more of this article

Olympic Association Pays Tribute To Mike Sharpe

Olympic Association Pays Tribute To Mike Sharpe

The Bermuda Olympic Association has paid tribute to Olympian Mike Sharpe, noting he was a world-class sprinter and horizontal jumper, and said his “legacy as an Olympian is a part of our proud history and his support of the Bermuda sporting community has extended far beyond his years as a competitor.” A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda... Read more of this article

Dunne Elected Olympic Association President

Dunne Elected Olympic Association President

[Updated] Bermuda Bicycle Association President Peter Dunne has been elected the President of the Bermuda Olympic Association following their Annual General Meeting. Dunne who was the second Vice President faced off against the first Vice President Brenda Dale in a run off for the leadership position vacated by Judy Simons who was not seeking re-election. Update... Read more of this article

Flora Duffy Donates Racing Suit To Museum

Flora Duffy Donates Racing Suit To Museum

The racing suit worn by Flora Duffy during her historic Olympic gold medal winning performance will be on display at the National Museum of Bermuda. The Museum tweeted this image, saying, “Last month Duffy generously donated her 2020 Olympic race suit to the National Museum of Bermuda [NMB]. In July, Duffy won Bermuda’s first Olympic gold medal... Read more of this article