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Hamilton, Bermuda—21 May 2019

The Bermuda Olympic Association (BOA) today announced that BOA President, Mrs. Judy Simons, has been re-appointed a member of the Olympic Education Commission by International Olympic Committee (IOC) President, Thomas Bach effective 13 May 2019. Mrs. Simons was previously named to the Education Commission in June 2015.

The Olympic Education Commission advises the IOC President and Executive Board on the promotion of Olympic values-based education, and provides strategic direction on IOC programmes and activities related to the education of youth through sport.

Specifically, commissioners advise on the development and implementation of an Olympic values education strategy, advocate for physical education as part of school curricula, promote sport as a valuable part of youth development, and focus on the development of resources for educators on Olympic values and life skills. The Commission also works to integrate values education into IOC and partner programmes, including the Athlete Career Development Programme.

Mrs. Simons said, “I am honoured to have been selected to serve again on the IOC Education Commission, and I look forward to contributing my energy and ideas to the Commission’s important work to promote the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect through education. As a former athlete, and through my work with the BOA and IOC for many years, I know that sport is a valuable tool for character development. Participation in a sport provides a conduit into which a young person can focus his or her energy, and enjoy the rewards and recognition that come with hard work. Competing internationally provides young people with the chance to forge friendships with people from different places, a broader perspective, and an appreciation for other cultures. I am excited about working with my fellow Commission members to help make those opportunities available to more young people around the world through the IOC.”

Lima

Hamilton, Bermuda—9 May 2019:

The Bermuda Olympic Association (BOA) today released the names of Bermuda’s athletes who have qualified for and are eligible to be ratified to represent Bermuda at the upcoming Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru.

Attaining the qualification standard thus far are:

ATHLETICS*

  • Shaquille Dill (800m)
  • Dage Minors (800m)
  • Jah-Nhai Perinchief (High Jump)
  • Tyrone Smith (Long Jump)

BOWLING

  • Gloria Dill
  • Earlene Tucker
  • Damien Matthews
  • David Maycock

CYCLING

  • Caitlin Conyers (Road Cycling)

ROWING

  • Michelle Pearson (Women’s Single Sculls)

SAILING

  • Cecilia Wollmann (Nacra 17)
  • Michael Wollmann (Nacra 17)
  • Malcolm Smith (Laser)

SQUASH

  • Noah Browne
  • Micah Franklin
  • Nicholas Kyme

TRIATHLON

  • Flora Duffy
  • Erica Hawley
  • Tyler Smith

*The qualifying period for Athletics is still open (until 26 June).

Athletes who have qualified to represent Bermuda in SWIMMING will be confirmed on 14 June.

The Pan American Games are the world’s third largest international sporting festival (surpassed only by the Olympics and the Asian Games). The XVIII Pan American Games will run from 26 July to 11 August, and will host 7,000 athletes from 41 nations competing in over 400 events across 39 sports. Bermuda has competed in all Pan Am (summer) Games since 1967, taking home a total of 9 medals. The Bermuda Pan Am Team will be officially ratified by the Executive Board of the BOA at the end of June. Branwen Smith-King will be Bermuda’s Chef de Mission at the Games.

Judy Simons, BOA President, said “We congratulate all of Bermuda’s athletes who have met the qualifying standards for their respective sports.  They are talented, committed athletes who have trained hard for the right to represent Bermuda at the Pan Am Games in July, and we are proud of each and every one of them.  The BOA looks forward to officially confirming the team next month.”

Complete Press Release is here


 

The Bermuda Olympic Association (BOA) today acknowledged and thanked three Bermudian Olympians for representing the country at a recent international athletes forum in Lausanne, Switzerland organised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

The Bermuda Olympic Association (BOA) Executive Board has taken note of the RG article relating to the Court of Arbitration (CAS) ruling involving the BOA and Jillian Terceira.  Although the BOA has no intention of retrying this matter in the public domain, we provide the following statement:

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