Judy Simons, President of the Bermuda Olympic Association ("BOA") today expressed her condolences on behalf of the BOA to the loved ones of Mr. Philip R. Guishard who passed away yesterday at the age of 74.
Mr. Guishard served as Secretary General of the BOA for the past eight years, overseeing the day-to-day functioning of the Association and liaising with the International Olympic Committee, Central American and Caribbean Sports Organisation, Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees, Association of National Olympic Committees, Pan American Sports Organisation and Commonwealth Games Federation. In 2012 he was elected to the Commonwealth Games Federation Sports Committee as the representative for the Americas Region.
Prior to becoming Secretary General in 2008, Mr. Guishard had served as a member of the BOA for 12 years.
During his involvement with the BOA, Mr. Guishard also served as Chef de Mission for the Bermuda teams at several Commonwealth Games and Olympic Games, and was the BOA's representative on the Bermuda Sport Anti-Doping Authority ("BSADA").
Mrs. Simons said, "Philip's knowledge of the Olympic movement was amazing. He had a passion for the Games and believed strongly in the benefits that sporting involvement by our young people could bring to their lives and to our community. As an athlete himself, Philip had admiration and empathy for our country's young athletes, and was an enthusiastic fan and a voice of support for all of them.
"As a longstanding member of the BOA, he was well known, respected and considered a friend by many of his peers within National Olympic Committees around the world. On behalf of the Board, staff and volunteers at the BOA, I'd like to express our deepest sympathies to Philip's family and friends. He was a man of integrity and a consummate professional, and we will miss him dearly."
What an AMAZING Olympic games! We are so PROUD of each and every member of #TEAMBERMUDA. You have represented our island very well, both inside and outside of competition.
• Harold ‘Tre’ Houston in Athletics
• Tyrone Smith in Athletics
• Julian Fletcher in Swimming
• Rebecca Heyliger in Swimming
• Michelle ‘Shelley’ Pearson in Rowing
• Cameron Pimentel in Sailing
• Cecilia ‘Ceci’ Wollmann in Sailing
• Flora Duffy in Triathlon
A special thanks to the Bermuda Olympic Association's team that travelled to Rio, with the athletes, to keep everything running smoothly.
We’d like to extend our deepest thanks to all of our sponsors, all businesses, friends and families, who have helped to make our athlete's “journey to success” a reality
We are excited to see what is in store for our athletes! Here's to their next challenge.
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