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Gibraltar and Trinidad and Tobago have been praised for their strong bids for the 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games with the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) set to decide the host city for the event at their Board Meeting later this month.

After re-opening the Bid Process in July 2018, the Gibraltar and Trinidad and Tobago Commonwealth Games Associations (CGAs) submitted bids to the CGF ahead of the deadline of October 2018. The CGF Evaluation Commission attended site visits to both countries in January and February to assess both bids for the multi-sport competition.

The Evaluation Commission was chaired by CGF Head of Commonwealth Youth Games Rachel Simon and included CGF Chief Operating Officer Darren Hall, Commonwealth Games England Sport Director Don Parker and St Vincent and the Grenadines CGA Secretary General Keith Joseph.

Following the visits and a detailed review of the two bids, evaluation reports were produced for the CGF Executive Board on both CGAs.

The Executive Board will make a final decision on the host of the Commonwealth Youth Games at their Executive Board meeting on 20-21 June in Birmingham following presentations from both CGAs. The announcement on the host city will be made by the CGF on 21 June.

CGF President Dame Louise Martin DBE: “We are delighted to have two excellent bids from Gibraltar and Trinidad and Tobago. The evaluation reports make clear that both bids, in their own distinct ways, would make great future Commonwealth Youth Games hosts. We look forward to both CGAs presenting to our Executive Board in Birmingham.

“Finally, I would like to thank the respective Commonwealth Games Associations, Governments, partners and stakeholders for their work conducted to date and for supporting the Commonwealth Sports Movement.”

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BOA Olympic day 2019

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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


 

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