Hamilton, Bermuda ─ 30 March 2017:
The Bermuda Olympic Association (BOA) today confirms that Stanley Douglas has been appointed BOA Secretary General, with administrative responsibility for the BOA and its various programmes.
Mr. Douglas fills the role previously held by Philip Guishard, who passed away in 2016.
Mr. Douglas has been involved with the BOA for more than twenty years in various capacities. He served as a member of the BOA Finance Committee from 2012 to 2016, and he continues to serve as a Member of the Technical Committee. He chaired the Olympic Day Celebrations Committee from 2008 to 2012, the Olympic Torch Relay Committee in 2012, and the Queen’s Baton Committee in 2010.
Mr. Douglas, who is a past President of the Bermuda Track & Field Association, also served as Chef de Mission at several international festivals in which Bermuda was represented: Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014; Olympic Games London 2012; Commonwealth Games Delhi, India 2010, Commonwealth Youth Games Pune, India 2008; Winter Olypmic Games Salt Lake City 2002; and Central American and Caribbean Games Puerto Rico 1993. Mr. Douglas was also Bermuda’s Team Manager, Athletics at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
Judy Simons, BOA President, said, “We are pleased to welcome Stan to the role of Secretary General. His extensive experience in sports, locally and internationally, and his involvement with the BOA over many years will be advantageous to all our stakeholders as he takes on this challenging and important role. We are lucky to have him as part of the BOA family.”
Hamilton, Bermuda─31 March 2017:
The Bermuda Olympic Association (BOA) today announced the major international sports festivals at which it anticipates Bermuda will be represented during the 2016-2020 quadrennial.
Those festivals are as follows:
- 2017 Youth Commonwealth Games – Nassau, Bahamas – 18-23 July 2017
(Chef de Mission: Ms. Mia Black)
- 2018 Winter Olympics, PyeongChang, South Korea – 9-25 February 2018
(Chef de Mission: Mr. Michael Murphy)
- 2018 Commonwealth Games – Gold Coast, Australia – 4-15 April 2018
(Chef de Mission: Ms. Katura Horton-Perinchief)
- 2018 CAC Games – Barranquilla, Colombia – 20 July-2 August 2018
(Chef de Mission: Mr. Jon Beard)
- 2018 Youth Olympic Games, Buenos Aires, Argentina – 1-12 October 2018:
- 2019 Pan American Games – Lima, Peru – 26 July to 11 August 2019
- 2020 Olympic Games – Tokyo, Japan, 24 July to 9 August 2020
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has set the Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s Baton Relay in motion during a star-studded commencement ceremony today at Buckingham Palace as part of Commonwealth Day celebrations.
Accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Earl of Wessex, The Queen placed Her message to the Commonwealth and its athletes inside the distinctive Baton.
The Queen’s Baton will now travel through the entire Commonwealth for 388 days, covering 230,000 kilometres to its final destination, the Opening Ceremony of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) on 4 April 2018.