Olympic Pioneer Hadley Hinds, OLY Passes On

The Barbados Olympic Movement is mourning the untimely passing of former Olympian, Hadley Hinds, OLY, who died at the age of 76 on May 6, 2023.

Hadley was a member of the historic Barbados Olympic Team to Mexico City in 1968. It was the first time that Barbados competed at the Olympic Games with Hinds seeing action in the 200 m.

At the national level, he was a member of the powerful Coleridge & Parry School Team that dominated the inter-school sports in the late 1960’s. At Coleridge & Parry, he was a team-mate of the late Ezra Burnham, who was also a member of that first Olympic Team to Mexico.

Hadley’s son, Andrew, was on our team to the 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games in Cartagena, Colombia, winning a bronze medal for Barbados. He went on to compete at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Hadley Hinds, OLY did indeed write his name on history’s page and he is featured in our Museum at the Barbados Olympic Centre.

May he rest in peace.