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BSSAC athletes rewarded

Barbados’ top junior athletes were recognized for their outstanding performances during a prize-giving ceremony for the 2018 Barbados Secondary Schools Athletics Championship (BSSAC), hosted this afternoon at the home of defending boys’ champions Christ Church Foundation School. In the presence of their principals, school peers and sponsors, the athletes were celebrated with prizes that included […]

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‘Region ignoring wealth in athletics’

Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Sir Hilary Beckles wants Barbados and the rest of the Caribbean to start cashing in on the success of regional athletes. Addressing the university’s annual council meeting at the Cave Hill Campus last Friday, Sir Hilary said while the Caribbean was in the top three when […]

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Satisfactory only

Barbados has been traditionally strong in certain events but somewhere along the way they have given up too much ground to Jamaica and other regional counterparts, says CARIFTA head coach Alwyn Babb. Describing this year’s performance as satisfactory at the just concluded 47th FLOW CARIFTA Games in Nassau, Bahamas, Babb told Barbados TODAY that plans must […]

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CARIFTA Games climaxes

NASSAU, Bahamas – Barbados finished an overall fourth on the medals table as Jamaica once again dominated at the 47th staging of the CARIFTA Games in the Bahamas. Barbados copped 13 medals inclusive of three gold, five silver and five bronze. But Jamaica proved irresistible on the track and field accumulating a mammoth 82 medals […]

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Bajan gold medalist disqualified

Kyle Gale’s CARIFTA glory has been shortlived. Following last night’s final at the Thomas Robinson Stadium, he was disqualified today after a jury reviewed his gold medal performance in the Under 17 400 metre dash and found that he had infringed rule 163 (3a) which specifically states that “in all races run in lanes, each […]

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Barbados wins CARIFTA gold

Kyle Gale has won CARIFTA glory for Barbados. Earlier tonight, the St Michael School student not only won the island’s first gold medal in the regional three-day tournament at the Thomas Robinson Stadium in the Bahamas, but he also smashed retired Jamaican sensation Usain Bolt’s Under 17 400 metre record in the process. With a […]

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