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Sport in Bermuda

Bermuda is a tiny island with a population of just 65,000 people. It is a relatively isolated area so most of their pastimes are spent through sports.

Football and cricket are the most popular sports due largely to the British influence on the island. As a matter of fact, cricket has its own holiday called Cup Match. It is a two-day event where the Somerset Cricket Club in the west end go up against the St. George's Cricket Club from the east end. It’s a bit like the East vs. West in the NBA. This tradition was introduced in the late 40’s and has been going on until today.

Other sports that have conquered the people of Bermuda are rugby, squash, tennis and golf. Golf is quite popular as well and as a matter of fact, Bermuda has highest golf course density per square mile of any island in the world and they have some of the most challenging courses even for professional golfers.

Bermuda started participating in the Olympic Games since 1936 and has been sending athletes for the Summer Olympics since then except for when they joined the U.S.-led boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games. But they only started participating in the Winter Olympic Summer Games since 1992. The first Bermudian to take home an Olympic medal was boxer Clarence Hill who won the bronze medal in the 1976 Olympics held in Montreal. In 2021, triathlete Flora Duffy won the women's triathlon event, giving the country their first-ever gold medal.

The biggest international event to be held in Bermuda will be the 2017 America's Cup sailing competition, which will bring a lot of international sporting attention to this small nation.

Below are details of sports, sporting events and sports people related to Bermuda. Is there something missing? If you know of something that should be listed here, please let us know.

Popular sports of Bermuda

Bermuda Sporting Success

Great athletes from Bermuda

Bermuda Sports trivia

Bermuda at major events

Past sporting events hosted in Bermuda

Upcoming sporting events in Bermuda

Annual sporting events held in Bermuda

Sporting Facilities in Bermuda

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