Work on the Olympic Wall has begun at the National Sports Center facility, with workmen pouring the foundation.
The Olympic Wall, will be in a beautifully landscaped setting, at the entrance to the facilities Track and Pool, it will have a fortified concrete base with six standing granite tablets of varying heights which will be engraved with the names of all of Bermuda’s Olympic Games participants to date, including those who recently represented the Island in Rio de Janeiro.
Olympians’ names will appear on both sides of some of the tablets which will be designed to accommodate the names of future Olympians also. The Wall will be a permanent tribute to those who have had the privilege of competing and participating in the Olympic Games and, it is hoped, will serve as an inspiration to future generations of Bermudian Olympians.
Multiple Olympic medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee of the US, will do the unveiling of the Olympic Wall as part of the Bermuda Olympic Association's 80th Anniversary celebrations.