As soon as Flora Duffy won her gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics triathlon in July, Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport the Honorable Dr. Ernest Peets called Bermuda’s only other Olympic medalist, boxer Clarence Hill to arrange that he and Ms. Duffy could meet up at the Cabinet grounds today.
“ Mr. Hill and Ms. Duffy are part of a very exclusive club of Bermudian Olympians who have won medals. Right now, they are the only two,” he said.
Minister Peets also confirmed that a statue of Ms. Duffy and a bust of Mr. Hill are both being commissioned and dispelled the rumor that Ms. Duffy was exempt from the standard COVID protocols when going through the airport today.
“ From the beginning, the Government was very adamant that all COVID protocols would be followed without compromise,” he said. “ There exists within the framework sort of a VIP status and we were able to get the VIP situation sorted out for Ms. Duffy, so I can personally guarantee that all COVID protocols were adhered to.”
Once disembarking off of the plane, Ms. Duffy, who happens to be vaccinated, was taken to a private area and got tested there, where the lab was also able to process her results. She is currently following the standard guidelines for vaccinated travelers entering Bermuda with a negative arrival test.
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