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2022 Birmingham Commonwealth

 

•  BBC continues long and proud association with the Commonwealth Games which dates back to 1954
•  2022 coincides with the BBC’s own centenary celebrations
•  Agreement announced as Birmingham 2022 confirmed as first major multi-sport event in history to award more medals to women than men

The BBC has signed up to be the Domestic Broadcast Rights Holder for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The deal means the corporation will broadcast Birmingham 2022 events on television and radio and provide online coverage for the home nations, offering unparalleled coverage of the UK’s largest sporting event since the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The BBC has a long and proud association with the Commonwealth Games which dates back to 1954. With the longstanding history between the BBC and the Games, the organisation will bring an unrivalled experience of covering Birmingham 2022.

The deal marks a particularly significant moment as 2022 coincides with the BBC’s own centenary celebrations. The partnership also reinforces the BBC’s longstanding connection with Birmingham and the Midlands, as one of the oldest regional arms of the broadcaster.

The announcement comes on the day that Birmingham 2022 unveiled the Games’ medal event programme, confirming that the competition will be the first major multi-sport event in history to award more medals to women than men.

In addition, Birmingham 2022 will host the largest ever integrated para sport programme, as well as a record number of mixed events including diving, swimming relays and para-athletics relays.

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will be held from 28 July until 8 August 2022.

clarence hill bermuda boxer medalThe Olympic Tokyo 2020 website has highlighted Bermuda’s Clarence Hill, whose medal winning performance in 1976 gave the island the distinction of being the smallest nation in the world to win an Olympic medal.

A story in the Tokyo 2020 website said, “While winning an Olympic medal is a personal goal for thousands of athletes, for 24 nations it is a dream that has only ever come true once.

“Growing up as a troubled teenager in Newark, New Jersey, Clarence Hill diverted his energy from the streets to the ring.

“Moving back to Bermuda in 1972, he started his amateur boxing career at the Pembroke Youth Centre training under Stanley Trimm.

“From early on, Hill had dreamt of becoming “the heavyweight champion of Bermuda” and wanted “to win an Olympic medal”.

“At that time, Bermuda had never won an Olympic medal despite sending athletes to every Olympic Games since 1936 with the exception of Moscow 1980. The closest they came to medalling was at Tokyo 1964 when Bermuda finished fifth at the Dragon sailing event.

“Sadly, many didn’t believe in Hill’s dream of winning an Olympic medal, but the youngster, who was in his early 20′s when he took up boxing, knew he had the heart to do it and was going to prove them wrong.

“To date, Hill is the only Bermudian to win an Olympic medal and it made the small British Overseas Territory – the least populated nation [53,500 in 1976] to ever win a medal at the Summer Olympics.”

You can read the full story here on the Tokyo 2020 website.

Article & Story courtesy of BERNEWS


 

Bermuda Olympic CMYKEstablished in 1936, the Bermuda Olympic Association (BOA) is the sole representative of the International Olympic Committee, Pan Am Sports, the Central American & Caribbean Games, and the Commonwealth Games Federation and oversees all matters pertaining to Bermuda and these international sporting festivals.


We are a registered charity with a mission to promote the ideals of the Olympic movement and support elite athletes in representing Bermuda at Regional, World and Olympic Games. With a membership of 26 National Sports Governing Bodies, we encourage and support the development of quality, drug-free athletes and officials to achieve their potential and are committed to sharing their skills and contributing positively to the fabric of Bermuda society.
We are looking for a volunteer Treasurer to the Board, who is familiar with QuickBooks. The day to day accounting is outsourced to a CPA and the audit is conducted by KPMG. We anticipate that the person will need to consider a time commitment of 7-10 hours per month to serve in the role. 

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