Bermuda at the
2010 Winter Olympics
IOC codeBER
NOCBermuda Olympic Association
Websitewww.olympics.bm
in Vancouver, Canada
Competitors1 in 1 sport
Flag bearer Tucker Murphy
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

Bermuda sent a delegation to compete in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. from 12–28 February 2010. The territory sent one athlete, cross-country skier Tucker Murphy. This was the country's first appearance in a skiing discipline.[1] Murphy finished 88th in the 15 kilometre freestyle event, the only one he was entered into.

The delegation entering the stadium during the opening ceremonies.
The delegation entering the stadium during the opening ceremonies.

Background

Bermuda first appeared in Olympic competition at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games, made their Winter Olympic Games debut in 1992 at the Albertville Games; and have appeared in every Olympics since their respective debuts, excluding the boycotted 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.[2][3] The only medal the territory has won so far is a bronze in the sport of boxing at the 1976 Summer Olympics.[2][4] Cross-country skier Tucker Murphy was the only athlete representing Bermuda at the 2010 Winter Olympics, and the first time Bermuda had a representative in the skiing disciplines.[1] Murphy was only the third Winter Olympian ever sent from Bermuda.[5] Murphy was chosen as the flag bearer for both the opening ceremony and the closing ceremony.[6][7]

Cross-country skiing

Main article: Cross-country skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics

Tucker Murphy was born on 21 October 1981, making him 28 years old at the time of the Vancouver Olympics.[8] He was entered into only one event, the 15 kilometre freestyle race. The race was held on 15 February 2010.[9] Murphy recorded a time of 42 minutes and 39 seconds, which was a little over 9 minutes off the gold-medal pace.[9] He finished in 88th place out of the 95 athletes who finished the race.[9]

Athlete Event Final
Time Deficit Rank
Tucker Murphy 15 kilometre freestyle 42:39.1 9:02.8 88

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Tucker Murphy carries flag for Bermuda at Winter Olympics". Rhodes House, Oxford University. 15 February 2010. Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Bermuda". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 6 March 2018. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  3. ^ "54 Boycotted in 1980". The New York Times. 10 May 1984. Archived from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Clarence Hill Bio, Stats, and Results". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 9 July 2017. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Bermuda Olympic Athlete Tucker Murphy 2010 Vancouver Result". Bernews. 16 February 2010. Archived from the original on 1 June 2016. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Complete list of 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic flag-bearers". The Vancouver Sun. 12 February 2010. Archived from the original on 16 February 2010. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  7. ^ "The Flagbearers for the Vancouver 2010 Closing Ceremony" (PDF). International Olympic Committee. 28 February 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 April 2010. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Tucker Murphy Bio, Stats, and Results". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 7 July 2017. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  9. ^ a b c "Cross Country Skiing at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games: Men's 15 kilometres". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 5 December 2017. Retrieved 2 May 2018.