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Bermuda at the 2014 Winter Olympics

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Bermuda at the
2014 Winter Olympics
Flag of Bermuda.svg
IOC code BER
NOC Bermuda Olympic Association
Website www.olympics.bm
in Sochi
Competitors 1 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 at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, from 7–23 February 2014. This was Bermuda's seventh appearance at a Winter Olympic Games, and cross-country skier Tucker Murphy's second consecutive Games as the only athlete. In the 15 kilometre race, he finished in 84th place.

Background[edit]

Bermuda first appeared in Olympic competition at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games, and debuted in the Winter Olympic Games at the 1992 Albertville Games. They have appeared in every Olympics since their respective debuts bar one; they were one of 54 nations who boycotted the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.[1][2] The only medal the territory has won so far is a bronze in the sport of boxing at the 1976 Summer Olympics.[1][3] The Bermudian delegation consisted of one cross-country skier, Tucker Murphy.[4] This was Murphy's second consecutive Olympics as Bermuda's only representative.[5][6] Despite the terrorist threats on the Sochi Olympics, there were no plans to withdraw unless Murphy felt unsafe, and the delegation ultimately competed as scheduled.[7] The delegation marched in the opening ceremony with their traditional Bermuda shorts.[8] Murphy was selected as the flag bearer for the opening ceremony, while a ceremony volunteer carried the flag for the closing ceremony.[9][10]

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Tucker Murphy skis at the 2014 Winter Olympics

The final quota allocations were released on January 20, 2014, and Bermuda had one athlete eligible for qualification.[11] Tucker Murphy qualified for the Olympics by meeting the "B" standard time at an event in Chamonix, France in January 2014.[5] He was 32 years old at the time of the Sochi Olympics.[4] Murphy finished his only race, the 15 kilometre freestyle, in 84th position with a time of 49 minutes and 19 seconds, improving on his 88th-place finish four years prior.[12][13][14] Four years later, Murphy would again represent Bermuda at the 2018 Winter Olympics.[15]

Distance
Athlete Event Final
Time Deficit Rank
Tucker Murphy Men's 15 km classical 49:19.9 +10:50.2 84

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "54 Boycotted in 1980". The New York Times. 10 May 1984. Archived from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 1 May 2018. 
  3. ^ "Clarence Hill Bio, Stats, and Results". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 9 July 2017. Retrieved 2 May 2018. 
  4. ^ a b "Bermuda at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 24 August 2017. Retrieved 12 July 2018. 
  5. ^ a b Wright, Stephen (9 January 2014). "Murphy set for Sochi Olympics". The Royal Gazette. Archived from the original on 13 January 2014. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  6. ^ Thompson, Collin (30 January 2014). "Murphy targets improved performance". The Royal Gazette. Archived from the original on 1 February 2014. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  7. ^ Thompson, Colin (21 January 2014). "Bermuda not deterred by terrorist threat". The Royal Gazette. Archived from the original on 26 January 2014. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "Murphy flies flag for Bermuda at Winter Olympics". Bermuda Sun. 7 February 2014. Archived from the original on 9 February 2014. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "Sochi 2014 Opening Ceremony – Flagbearers" (PDF). International Olympic Committee. Archived (PDF) from the original on 23 March 2018. Retrieved 9 July 2018. 
  10. ^ "Sochi 2014 Closing Ceremony – Flagbearers" (PDF). International Olympic Committee. Archived (PDF) from the original on 23 March 2018. Retrieved 9 July 2018. 
  11. ^ "Summary of Quota allocation as per 20.1.2014" (PDF). www.fis-ski.com. FIS. 20 January 2014. Archived from the original on 21 February 2014. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  12. ^ Thompson, Colin (15 February 2014). "Murphy 84th in Sochi". The Royal Gazette. Archived from the original on 25 February 2014. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  13. ^ "Tucker Murphy Finishes 84th In Sochi 15K Event". Bernews. 14 February 2014. Archived from the original on 26 February 2014. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  14. ^ Basu, Anand (14 February 2014). "Olympics-Cross Country-Men's 15 km classic result". Reuters. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  15. ^ "One of a kind: Meet Bermuda's only athlete competing in Pyeongchang". CTV News. 11 February 2018. Archived from the original on 12 July 2018. Retrieved 12 July 2018. 

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