Carifta 2020 Medals Unveiled at the National Sports Center
With the Carifta Games some 7 months away, the Local Organizing Committee from the Bermuda National Athletics Association today unveiled the Medals for the Games.
Minister of Sports Lovita Foggo, Bermuda National Athletics Association President Donna Raynor and Domico Watson the Local Organization Committee Marketing Coordinator was on hand at the National Sports Center to display what the athletes who take to the podium on April 10th – 13th will receive.
The Medals have been designed specifically for Carifta 2020 by Watson.
The Medals were created by the company Running Imp in the UK who creates the London Marathon Medals.
Raynor said, “The 2020 Carifta Games are drawing near and we are deep in preparation. Where the games are concerned, we have strict criteria as to the running of the event but for each country there is flexibility on everything else outside of the track and it can be designed based on your countries’ culture.
This weekend we had our Technical and Organizational delegate on island to discuss our preparation thus far. I have to say that we received a pass for where we are at this point and time in relation to the date of the Games.”
Watson said, “The CARIFTA 2020 Bermuda medallions are a visual representation of our slogan ‘We Move Together’. The overall design reﬂects the unity that these games will represent for Bermuda and our visiting CARICOM nations. While the medals utilize very simple design they were entirely inspired by our island. The graphic shapes featured on the medals depict the horizon line formed when our sun and crystal blue waters unite. The use of lines and triangles were inspired by the classic architecture of Bermuda roofs and patterns within Bermuda kites. A color ring was placed on the front of the medals to represent the connection Bermuda and these games have with various cultures and communities. Each medal was given one of our 3 oﬃcial CARIFTA 2020 colors. The Bronze features the blue seen in our skies and ocean. The Silver displays pink indicative of our sand and coral reefs. Our Gold Medal uses purple chosen speciﬁcally as a symbol for the Games, standing for the future and our island-wide uniﬁcation.”