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istatsint160804Bermuda Olympic Sailor Ceci Wollmann represented Bermuda and the entire Americas Region earlier today as the Olympic Torch passes through the Village.

Wollmann dressed in the Olympic Torch Bearer uniform wore a huge smile as she carried the Torch that will light up the games come tomorrow night.

Read more: http://www.islandstats.com/sport.asp?sport=40&photoeventid=0&assoc=1&newsid=37287

duffyFlora Duffy will be among those competing for the $60,000 in prize money up for grabs at this weekend’s Montreal ITU Triathlon World Cup.

Duffy is among an elite group of Olympic-bound athletes using Sunday’s event as a final dress rehearsal for the Rio Olympics, which officially get under way tomorrow with the opening ceremony.

Expectations will be high for Duffy who presently tops the world rankings.

However, the Bermuda triathlete will have her work cut out competing against a formidable field that includes Australians Ashleigh Gentle and Erin Densham, the 2012 Olympic bronze medal winner, Kirsten Sweetland and Yuka Sato.

 
Read more: http://www.royalgazette.com/runningtriathlon/article/20160804/duffys-final-test-before-going-for-gold

SmithDaleyElan Daley won a total of nine medals at the weekend Canadian National Swimming Championships in Calgary, Alberta, where she also placed second overall in the 12 and under girls age group.

Daley, 11, swam in 12 individual events as well as five relays, reached ten finals, achieved 14 personal best times and medalled in six of the ten events.

She had a total of 22 individual swims over the five days of competition and broke both the Ontario provincial record and a 26-year-old Canadian Age group record when she touched the wall in 27.07 seconds in the 50 metre freestyle event.

Read more: http://www.royalgazette.com/swimming/article/20160803/smith-excited-by-what-future-holds-for-daley

2016 OLYMPIC ChannelNew digital-first platform will be available anytime, anywhere and on any device, at the conclusion of the Olympic Games Rio 2016 Official Olympic Channel social media handles and olympicchannel.com pre-launch site now live!

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced the launch date for its ground-breaking new media destination, the Olympic Channel, where fans can experience the power of sport and the Olympic Movement all year round. Starting Sunday 21 August, after the Closing Ceremony of the Olympic Games Rio 2016, the Olympic Channel platform will be available worldwide via a mobile app for Android and iOS devices and at olympicchannel.com. In addition, athletes and fans can follow the Olympic Channel on its newly launched social media handles on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube, and sign up for Olympic Channel updates at olympicchannel.com. IOC President Thomas Bach said: “The launch of the Olympic Channel on 21st August is the start of an exciting new journey to connect the worldwide audience with the Olympic Movement all year round. Fans will be able to follow sports, athletes and the stories behind the Olympic Games. The Olympic Channel will inspire us all and reach out to new generations of athletes and fans.”

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