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Saturday, January 20, 2018
Bermuda English Professional Footballers Round Up


Anthony Martial's third goal in as many Premier League matches earned second-placed Manchester United a 1-0 victory against Nahki Wells and his Burnley teammates as they kept up the pressure on leaders Manchester City.

Having failed to register a shot on target in the first half, Martial fired the winner in off the crossbar nine minutes after the break as United picked up their second win since City's first top-flight loss of the campaign at Liverpool last Sunday.

Wells came off the bench in the 89th minute of the match,


Stevenage extended their unbeaten home run to 10 games with a 0-0 draw against Reggie Lambe and his Carlisle United teammates.

Loanee goalkeeper Tom King made a number of good saves throughout for the hosts, most notably parrying Danny Grainger's powerful free kick from 25 yards in first-half stoppage time.

United striker Sam Cosgrove shot straight at the Stevenage goalkeeper with an attempted chip when through on goal after 30 minutes, in what proved to be the game's best chance.
Friday, January 19, 2018
Five Bermuda Athletes Receive Olympic Scholarships

The Bermuda Olympic Association (BOA) announced that five elite Bermudian athletes have received Olympic Scholarships through the International Olympic Committee’s Olympic Solidarity programme in support of their bids to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Summer Games.

Flora Duffy (Triathlon), Cecilia Wollmann (Sailing), Tyrone Smith (Athletics), Tre Houston (Athletics) and Jah-Nhai Perinchief (Athletics) will each receive funding to support them as they train for the Games at approved training facilities, as well as up to an additional $5,000 in funding to cover their transportation costs for participation in Olympic qualification competitions.

Olympic Solidarity is the IOC commission responsible for administering and managing the National Olympic Committees’ (NOC) share of the broadcast rights from the Olympic Games. It redistributes these funds through programmes according to the needs and priorities of the NOCs and their Continental Associations. Programmes are divided into four areas: Athletes; Coaches; NOC Management; and Promotion of the Olympic Values. Athletes’ programmes are structured to enable the NOCs to provide technical and financial assistance to athletes at all levels who are preparing for international competitions.

Scholarship awards are prioritized to assist athletes from countries that have traditionally sent smaller delegations to Olympic Games. Scholarships are tenable until such time as an athlete fails to qualify for the Tokyo Games, at which point funding would be discontinued.

BOA President, Judy Simons, said, “To perform at the elite level requires an athlete to commit himself or herself to almost full-time training, which requires a substantial financial commitment. The BOA is pleased to be able to assist Duffy, Wollmann, Smith, Houston and Perinchief as they train and compete to earn the right to represent Bermuda on the world stage at the Tokyo Games.”

The Games of the XXXII Olympiad are to be held from July 24th to August 9th 2020 in Tokyo, Japan.

Thursday, January 18, 2018
James & Cipres Finish 4th in Free Skating Program

Vanessa James and Morgan Ciprès did not have the performance they were looking for in the Pairs - Free Skating Program during the European Figure Skating Championships in Moscow.

The pair would finish 4th with a score of 134.65.

The judges would score them a 63.60 as a Technical Element Score, 71.03 for their Program Component Score 8.82 for their Skating Skills, 8.71 for Transitions, 8.86 for the Performance ad 8.96 for the Composition.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
FIFA President Visits Premier's Office
FIFA President Gianni Infantino accompanied by other FIFA Officials as well as the Bermuda Football Association President Mark Wade and First Vice President Shannon Burgess paid a visit to the Cabinet Office early this morning.

The Bermuda Football Association yesterday sent the media an invite to a Press Conference and in that release they indicated that Infantino’s was the first FIFA President to visit Bermuda in more than 30 years.

Infantino is only expected to be in Bermuda for a few hours before continuing his journey to the Caribbean for a Summit Meeting.

Infantino was recently in Amsterdam for the Fifth FIFA Executive Football Summit, twenty-one associations from three confederations discussed shaping world football, with the discussions focusing on the FIFA Forward programme as well as youth and women’s competitions.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Francis Wins Midlands U20 Shot Put
Kiarra Francis competed at the National Sports Center on January 6th during the Bermuda versus Canada Track Meet.

Seventeen year-old Francis competed in the Under 20 Women’s Shot Put finishing 4th with a top toss of 10.85m.

Francis is seeking to meet the Qualifying Standard of 11.90m for the Carifta Games.

Francis who moved to England in 2016 in a bid to further her Education and Throwing Abilities was crowned the Midlands Indoor Under 20 Women’s Shot Put Champion.

Francis travelled to Loughborough University where she won the Championship with a top toss of 10.89m.

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