British Virgin Islands at the
1984 Winter Olympics
IOC codeIVB
NOCBritish Virgin Islands Olympic Committee
Websitebviolympics.org
in Sarajevo
Competitors1 (man) in 1 sport
Flag bearer Erroll Fraser
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

The British Virgin Islands sent a delegation to compete in the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia from 8–19 February 1984. This was the first time the territory had participated in Olympic competition. The British Virgin Islands delegation consisted of a single speed skater, Erroll Fraser. His best performance in any event was 40th in the 500 metre race.

Background

The British Virgin Islands Olympic Committee was recognized by the International Olympic Committee on 31 December 1981.[1] The 1984 Sarajevo Games were the first Olympics, Summer or Winter, the British Virgin Islands ever competed in.[2] While their participation at the Summer Olympics has been steady, it would take 30 years before the British Virgin Islands participated in another Winter Olympic Games, in 2014.[2] The British Virgin Islands delegation to Sarajevo consisted of a single athlete, speed skater Erroll Fraser.[3] He was the flag bearer for the opening ceremony.[2]

Speed skating

Main article: Speed skating at the 1984 Winter Olympics

Erroll Fraser was 33 years old at the time of the Sarajevo Olympics, and is a native of the British Virgin Islands.[4] On 10 February, he took part in the 500 metres race, setting a time of 43.47 seconds, which was a little over 5 seconds behind the gold medal time.[5] He finished in 40th place, out of 42 competitors.[5] In the 1,000 metres race, held on 14 February, he finished with a time of 1 minute and 30.59 seconds, which put him next to last in 42nd position.[6]

Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Erroll Fraser 43.47 40
1000 m 1:30.59 42

See also

References

  1. ^ "Virgin Islands, British – National Olympic Committee (NOC)". International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 16 July 2018. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "British Virgin Islands". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 4 January 2018. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  3. ^ "British Virgin Islands at the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 19 July 2018. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Erroll Fraser Bio, Stats, and Results". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 10 July 2017. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Speed Skating at the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Games: Men's 500 metres". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 22 February 2018. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Speed Skating at the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Games: Men's 1,000 metres". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 22 February 2018. Retrieved 29 July 2018.