The Bermuda Olympic Association (“BOA”) announced, as a consequence of Hurricane Nicole, the Youth Sports Clinic that was to have been hosted by Jackie Joyner-Kersee on October 15th, at the National Sports Center is cancelled.
Joyner-Kersee’s travel to the island was delayed due to the storm and she will not be on-island in time to host the Clinic. However, Joyner-Kersee will be in attendance at the BOA’s 80th Anniversary Gala at the Fairmont Southampton.
Also going ahead is the unveiling of the Olympic Wall. Members of the BOA and the National Sports Governing Bodies, along with local dignitaries will officially unveil the Wall, which displays the names of all of Bermuda’s Olympic athletes, at 11:00am, Saturday, October 15th.
Judy Simons, President of the BOA, said, “It’s very unfortunate that Hurricane Nicole disrupted our plans for the Youth Sports Clinic, and that we’ve had to cancel the Clinic. I’ve been in touch with Jackie and I know she is disappointed she won’t have the opportunity to interact with Bermuda’s young athletes at the Clinic. But we are very much looking forward to her address at the Gala, and to seeing everyone there.”