The Bermuda Olympic Association (BOA) today officially announced the names of the athletes who will represent Bermuda at the V Commonwealth Youth Games, which are being held from 5 September to 11 September 2015 in Apia, Samoa.
Four (4) athletes will represent Bermuda in two (2) sports. They are:
Athletics: David Darrell Tahje Taylor Tiara DeRosa
Squash: Susanna Armano
The above athletes, along with Chef-de-Mission Calvin Simons and officials, comprise the Bermuda team.
Commenting on the upcoming Commonwealth Games, Judy Simons, President of the BOA said, “The Commonwealth Youth Games are a fantastic opportunity for our younger athletes who may be on the path to elite status to compete internationally and test their skills against some of the best young athletes in the world. The Games will also provide these four, young Bermudians with a unique opportunity to meet and interact with peers from around the globe. We know David, Tahje, Tiara and Susanna will do us proud.”
The Samoa Commonwealth Youth Games will be the fifth iteration of the Games, the first of which were held in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2000. Bermuda first sent a team to the 2004 Commonwealth Youth Games in Bendigo, Australia, and competed in subsequent Games in India (2008) and the Isle of Man (2011). Up to 1,000 athletes aged 14 to 18 from the 53 nations that comprise the Commonwealth are eligible to compete in the Games, which are held every four years.
Hamilton, Bermuda—19 June 2015: The Bermuda Olympic Association (BOA) today announced details of 2015 Olympic Day Celebrations in Bermuda.
On the afternoon of Tuesday, 23 June 2015 (from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.), to mark international Olympic Day, the BOA in cooperation with the Bermuda Hockey Federation, the Bermuda Football Rugby Union and the Bermuda School Sports Federation will hold an interactive sports demonstration and educational programme for primary school students at the National Sports Centre.
Under the theme “Move, Learn, Discover”, approximately 100 students aged 10 to 13 will learn about Olympic values and the role of sport in society. This will include information on the many opportunities—for travel, education and recognition— that are opened up to young people who pursue sporting accomplishments. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn about the games of Hockey and Rugby and try their hands at these sports after demonstrations from representatives from each sport.
Olympic Day events are held annually in 160 countries to mark the birth of the modern-day Olympic movement on the anniversary of the founding of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on 23 June 1894. National Olympic Committees around the world design sporting celebrations and educational events for youth to encourage healthy, active lifestyles and promote the Olympic values of fun, fairness, respect, personal growth, leadership and peace.
BOA’s JUDY SIMONS APPOINTED TO ANOC EVENTS WORKING GROUP
Hamilton, Bermuda—18 May 2015: The Bermuda Olympic Association (“BOA”) today announced that BOA President, Judy Simons, has been reappointed to the Association of National Olympic Committees’ (“ANOC”) Events Working Group for 2015.
The ANOC Events Working Group is one of nine Commissions and Working Groups introduced by ANOC under the leadership of Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah. The Commissions and Working Groups seek to protect and advance the collective interests of the 205 National Olympic Committees (“NOCs”) that make up the Association, by ensuring that finding solutions to the most important issues facing the NOCs is kept at the very forefront of ANOC’s agenda.
The ANOC Events Working Group is focused on introducing, developing and managing sporting festivals and events recognising advancements and excellence in athletics and Olympism across the NOCs, such as the ANOC Gala Awards and the World Beach Games. The 2015 Working Group is chaired by Timothy Fok of Hong Kong, and has representatives from nine NOCs.