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Friday, June 19, 2020
BOA Postpone Elections Until 2021
The Bermuda Olympic Association (BOA) has postponed the election to choose its Board and President until after the rearranged Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

The decision was confirmed at an online BOA general meeting, held with Bermuda sports federations, as an election was due this year.

Current President Judy Simons will remain at the helm, until the 201 Tokyo Olympics are concluded.

The vote to postpone the election, was by unanimous decision by membership.

Following the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games due to the coronavirus pandemic, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that it will adopt a flexible approach to the election cycles of National Olympic Committees (NOC).

Most NOCs hold their elections in the year after the Games, with Presidents and Executive Committee members serving four-year terms at a time. Organizations were subsequently set to vote on their leadership in 2021.

However, after the coronavirus pandemic forced the postponement of the Olympics and Paralympics to July 23rd to August 9th, 2021 and August 24th to September 5th, 2021 respectively, this cannot happen.

To help them address this challenge and considering that the main priority is to enable the NOCs to best prepare their respective teams for the Olympic Games, the IOC will let the NOCs decide, subject to their respective statutes, either to follow the four-year term of office or to follow the Olympic Games cycle and hold their elections after the Olympic Games in 2021, under certain conditions.
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