Commemorative panels unveiled in honour of the former boxer Clarence Hill

Earlier today as a tribute to Mr. Clarence Hill, Bermuda’s first Olympic Medalist, the Minister for the Cabinet Office, Wayne Furbert unveiled two commemorative panels in honour of the former boxer.

The panel photos are images from the Royal Gazette’s archives.

I want to welcome you all here today for this momentous occasion, and I especially welcome Mr. Clarence Hill, Bermuda’s first ever Olympic Games medal winner.

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 honor 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.

The panel photos are images from the Royal Gazette’s archives.

The video of today’s event can be found here:

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