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Katura Horton-Perinchief appointed chef de mission for 2024 Olympic Games

Key role: Katura Horton Perinchief, chair of the Bermuda Olympic Association, has been selected chef de mission for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

The Bermuda Olympic Association has announced Katura Horton-Perinchief as chef de mission for the 2024 Olympic Games.

The former Olympian, who competed as a diver in Athens in 2004, is tasked with the smooth administration and management of Bermuda’s elite athletes for the Paris Games, which takes place from July 26 to August 11 next year.

“I’m humbled to have been appointed chef de mission for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games,” she said.

“It will be the first time I’ve had the privilege of returning to the Games since I competed in Athens in 2004.

“We have a number of talented Bermudian athletes on track and working hard to reach qualifying standards, so I anticipate the selection of a highly skilled, highly capable team ready to perform very well in Paris with Bermuda on their backs.

“It is my distinct honour to return to the Olympics in this capacity and to be able to continue to support our athletes as they compete at the pinnacle of sporting excellence.”

Horton-Perinchief’s appointment came in an announcement by the BOA, which confirmed the chefs de mission for a number of international championships in the coming months.

The first major event on the calendar this year is the Central American and Caribbean Games, which take place in El Salvador from June 23 to July 8, with Jon Beard taking up the role.

Ashley Yearwood has been appointed as chef de mission for the Commonwealth Youth Games in Trinidad & Tobago from August 4 to 11, while Julia Hawley will undertake the role for the Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile, from October 20 to November 5.

“What an honour to be selected as chef de mission for Pan Am Games in Santiago, Chile this year,” said Hawley.

“I am looking forward to providing all the help needed for Team Bermuda at these important regional games.

“I am sure Bermuda will have an excellent team of qualified athletes and I will ensure they, and the Bermuda team officials, are supported in the best way possible.“

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Published January 25, 2023 at 7:54 am (Updated January 25, 2023 at 3:16 pm)

Katura Horton-Perinchief appointed chef de mission for 2024 Olympic Games

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