Bermuda wore shorts to the Winter Olympics in 20-degree weather — and people are loving it

Bermuda shorts winter olympics 2018

2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony took place on Friday in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
The 92 teams wore warm outfits to support their countries.
The team from Bermuda wore Bermuda shorts.
They’ve done this before.
People love the sartorial choice.

The 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony took place Friday at 8 p.m. in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The delegations from 92 participating nations across the world came out to represent their home countries in their warmest, patriotic best.

Emphasis on warmest because the Winter Olympics in South Korea this year are extremely cold — cold enough to break skis — and the 35,000-seat, open-air venue does not help shield athletes and spectators from the chill.

Luckily, the opening ceremony had slightly warmer weather at over 20 degrees Fahrenheit. But while many nations wore long pants and thick jackets, the delegation from Bermuda wore shorts, lead by athlete Tucker Murphy who is participating in cross-country skiing at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Lots of people were confused and impressed with the sartorial choice, especially given the weather.

Bermuda. The hard men of the Winter Olympics. #Pyeonchang2018

— Neil Davidson (@NeilMDavidson) February 9, 2018

LOL Bermuda. Hahahaha! 😂 #OpeningCeremony

— julia (@myukinot) February 9, 2018

Love the Bermuda Shorts #WinterOlympics

— Robert Vinet (@RobertVinet) February 9, 2018

Wtf!! Bermuda in shorts, did they not get the memo about the cold

— Jane Burrows (@blondbubbly) February 9, 2018

I love how no matter what, Bermuda always wears Bermuda shorts for the #OpeningCeremony that is a bold choice in 0°c

— Robyn Clost (@RobynClost) February 9, 2018

But it turns out, the athletes from Bermuda have worn Bermuda shorts at past Olympics opening ceremonies for the Parade of Nations. Here they are at the Sochi, Russia, 2014 Winter Olympic Games — where temperatures were below 40 degrees Fahrenheit — wearing those shorts:

And they also wore them at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Olympic Games.

The 2018 Winter Olympics are currently underway until February 25. You can see the full schedule here.

Want more? Read all of our coverage of the Winter Olympics here.

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