Minister for the Cabinet Office, Wayne Furbert unveiled two commemorative panels in honour of Bermuda’s first Olympic Medalist, Clarence Hill yesterday in honour of the former boxer.
Speaking at what he described as a “momentous occasion”, the Minister said: “Today, we are here to commemorate that glorious moment when Clarence Hill put tiny Bermuda on the Olympic map by winning a Bronze medal in the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games. In doing so, Clarence Hill etched his name in the annals of Bermuda’s sporting history and forever became a global icon for us.
“In recognizing Clarence Hill’s outstanding achievement 46 years ago, we thank him for being a wonderful ambassador for our country.
“We honour him today for that achievement with the unveiling of two posters that capture the essence of that stunning moment when Clarence Hill brought the world’s attention on Bermuda.
“I want to thank the Postmaster General, for organizing the posters for today’s event. Mr. Hill, on behalf of the government and people of Bermuda, I am pleased to unveil these posters in honour of your historic Olympic achievement.”