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Olympic champ wants to inspire others to achieve greatness

Eight-time Olympic medalist Veronica Campbell Brown has taken on a new mission to inspire others to achieve their full potential. This morning the elite Jamaican track and field sprinter signed copies of her book ‘Inside Out: Activate the Power Within You’ at Pages Bookstore in Cave Shepherd on Broad Street. She told the audience the […]

National Senior Games launched

The phrase age is just a number was evident on Saturday as scores of senior athletes representing 15 disciplines paraded through historic Bridgetown for the launch of the 2019 National Senior Games. The senior athletes, some in their 80s, marched from Jubliee Gardens to Independence Square, with placards for their representative sports such as dominoes, […]

Barbados athletes win special olympics world games gold

Barbados picked up two gold medals on Saturday afternoon, on the first day of the athletics competition in the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Abbygaile Mayers claimed the first medal for her country when she ran the 200m in a time of 26.25 seconds at the Dubai […]

BFIT focused on youth development

The Barbados Federation of Island Triathletes (BFIT) today announced its continued commitment to the future of triathlon on the island, highlighting the recent implementation of a range of youth-oriented activities designed to strengthen the skills of up and coming triathletes. Commencing late last year, elite local triathlete Matthew Wright held two separate triathlon camps aimed […]

Boldon named Sports Illustrated’s Best Television Analyst of 2016

FLORIDA, United States — The successes of retired Trinidad and Tobago track star Ato Boldon have continued off the track. Boldon, a four-time Olympic medallist and T&T’s most decorated track athlete of all time, has been named as one of the best television analysts of the year by Sports Illustrated. The 42-year-old former sprinter, who […]

Successful Run Barbados Series

Tourism officials are beaming over the just concluded successful weekend Run Barbados Series. Participation of both local and visiting athletes as well as keen interest shown on the road by spectators were noticeably quite high this year and head honcho at the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI), Billy Griffith, said yesterday he was pleased with […]

Burke making strides in US

If one sophomore on the Cougar track and field team is able to get his already impressive 100m dash time down to 10 seconds flat by the time he graduates, he will be in company with many world-class sprinters. The goal time would make him the fastest person in his home country, top 10 in […]

Bolt on IAAF, career

Usain Bolt has acknowledged the efforts by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to reform itself in the wake of the scandal that has beset the sport within the last year. Speaking ahead of the IAAF Athlete of the Year awards, where he was overwhelming favourite to collect a record sixth title ahead of […]

Bolt among world nominees

Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt, Britain’s distance running superstar Mo Farah and South Africa’s Rio 2016 hero Wayde van Niekerk have been announced as the three finalists for the 2016 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Male World Athlete of the Year award. Bolt is chasing a record sixth male crown after completing the “triple […]

Big marathon weekend

This year’s Run Barbados Marathon series promises to be bigger and more lucrative than ever before. That was the word Tuesday from organizers during a media briefing at the office of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI), 1st Floor of the Warrens Office Complex, Warrens, St. Michael, to discuss plans for the December 2 – 4 […]

Bolt heading Down Under

Sprinting superstar Usain Bolt has given his backing to a new event called Nitro Athletics which has pledged to “revolutionise” global track and field. The Jamaican, a nine-time Olympic gold medallist, will compete for and captain the “Bolt All-Stars” in the team event which will be held in Australian city Melbourne in February next year. […]

de Grasse: Sorry when Bolt quits

Canadian sprinter Andre de Grasse is hopeful world’s fastest man Usain Bolt will reconsider his planned retirement from the sport of track and field next year. Bolt the nine-time Olympic gold medallist has announced that the 2017 World Championships in London will be his last competitive meet, leaving many to speculate on the impact his […]

IAAF wants Bolt’s services

KINGSTON, Jamaica – IAAF President Sebastian Coe has underlined the importance of Usain Bolt’s continued involvement in international track and field after he retires and again pointed to Jamaican athletics as a valuable element in the efforts to build a positive global image for the sport. Coe, who is in the middle of a campaign […]

Bolt in line for top honour

World record holders and Olympic champions dominate the World Athletes of the Year shortlist unveiled Tuesday by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). Jamaican sprinting supremo Usain Bolt will be chasing a record sixth male crown after completing the “triple triple” of 100, 200 and 4×100 metres relay titles for a third successive Games. United […]

Seniors cop 92 medals

A contingent comprising twenty-six athletes and three officials returned home today with a record 92 medals from the Huntsman World Senior Games held in St. George, Utah, USA from October 3 to 15. The Barbados team competed in the disciplines of track and field, basketball, table tennis, archery, cycling and lawn tennis. The team improved […]

Positive drug test blamed on sex

World pole vault champion Shawn Barber was cleared to compete just two days before his competition at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro after the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada ruled a positive test for cocaine was caused inadvertently through an encounter with a woman he met on personals site Craigslist. The 22-year-old, […]

Athletics cheats caught out

Russian high jumper Anna Chicherova was officially stripped of her 2008 Beijing Olympics bronze medal after she tested positive for banned substances in re-tests of samples, the International Olympic Committee said today. Chicherova, who won gold in the high jump at the 2012 Olympics, is among several athletes to have been stripped of their Olympic […]

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