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Bermuda Olympic Association

The Bermuda Olympic Association was formed through the keenness of local swimmers and the initiative of men such as John King, Chummy Hayward and Jim Murray.  A move to obtain recognition from the International Olympic Committee was started in 1934.  After a great deal of work and correspondence final approval of the formation of the Bermuda Olympic Committee was received on February 13th, 1936.  An invitation to take part in the 11th Olympiad in Berlin was received shortly thereafter.  The Bermuda Olympic Association is one of 199 National Olympic Committees worldwide.  It is committed to the development of athletes and supports the development of "sport for all" programs and high performance sport in Bermuda  

The Bermuda Olympic Association's objectives as an NOC are:

  • to promote the fundamental principles of Olympism at the national level within the framework of sports

  • to ensure that Bermudian athletes attend the Olympic Games (only an NOC is able to select and send teams and competitors for participation in the Olympic Games) and other regional games, such as Pan Am Games, Commonwealth Games, and CAC Games.