Death – Obituary News : Former President of NOCBERMUDA and member of the @thecgf Executive Board, Judy Simons, has passed away.

By | January 5, 2024

BREAKING NEWS: Former President of NOC Bermuda and Member of the CGF Executive Board, Judy Simons, Passes Away

In a tragic turn of events, it has been reported that Judy Simons, the former President of the National Olympic Committee (NOC) Bermuda and a respected member of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Executive Board, has passed away. The news has sent shockwaves through the sporting community, leaving many saddened by the loss of such a remarkable individual.

Judy Simons, known for her gentle nature and unwavering dedication to the Olympic movement, has left an indelible mark on the world of sport. Her tireless efforts in promoting the values of fair play, solidarity, and friendship have earned her the admiration and respect of athletes and officials alike.

As the news spread, tributes began pouring in from across the globe, highlighting the impact Judy had on the sporting community. Duncan Mackay, a renowned journalist, took to Twitter to express his grief. He fondly remembered her as a “lovely gentle person” and extended his heartfelt condolences to her family and friends.

Judy Simons’ contributions to the Olympic movement extend beyond her role as the President of NOC Bermuda. She was also a key figure within the CGF Executive Board, where she played a vital role in shaping the future of the Commonwealth Games. Her vision and leadership were instrumental in driving positive change, ensuring that the Games remained a beacon of unity and excellence.

Her passing leaves a void that will be difficult to fill. The sporting community has lost a true champion, someone who dedicated her life to promoting the values of sport and empowering athletes to reach their full potential. Judy’s legacy will undoubtedly live on, inspiring generations to come.

The Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have also expressed their condolences following this heartbreaking news. Recognizing Judy’s immense contribution to the Olympic movement, they both shared messages on social media, paying tribute to her remarkable achievements and sending their thoughts and prayers to her loved ones.

Judy’s impact reached far beyond the Olympic movement. Her unwavering commitment to promoting inclusivity and gender equality in sport made her a role model for aspiring athletes, particularly women. She tirelessly worked to break down barriers and create opportunities for athletes from all backgrounds, leaving an indelible mark on the world of sport.

The news of Judy Simons’ passing serves as a stark reminder of the fragility of life and the importance of cherishing every moment. As the sporting community mourns this tragic loss, it is crucial to remember the incredible legacy Judy leaves behind. Her unwavering dedication to the Olympic movement and her remarkable achievements will continue to inspire athletes and officials for years to come.

In this difficult time, our thoughts and prayers go out to Judy’s family, friends, and the entire sporting community that mourns the loss of a true icon. May she rest in peace, knowing that her contributions to sport will be remembered forever.
Source : @duncan_itg

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