Category: Athletics

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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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Seniors off to Utah

Twenty-six senior athletes left Barbados today for Utah to compete at the Huntsman World Senior Games.  Barbados’ participation in the games was made possible through the sponsorship of the Ministry of Social Care and it represents the 14th time the country is involved in the prestigious annual games. Speaking to Barbados TODAY prior to their departure at […]

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van Niekerk eyeing Bolt’s record

Wayde van Niekerk shocked the world with his record run of 43.03 seconds in the 400 metres at the Olympics. Now, the speedy South African has his eye on another record, the 200-metre standard held by Jamaican sprint great Usain Bolt None other than Bolt himself says van Niekerk could possibly better his mark of […]

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CARICOM praises region’s paralympians

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Caricom Secretary General Irwin LaRocque has said the region can beam with pride at the achievements of its athletes at the just concluded Paralympics in Rio Brazil. A statement from Ambassador LaRocque said Caricom was proud of the athletes especially the world record setting gold medal winner Akeem Stewart of Trinidad and […]

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Gold rush on Day 8 of Paralympics

RIO DE JANEIRO – Day eight of the Rio Paralympics Thursday saw 54 gold medals awarded across eight sports, including canoeing’s Paralympic debut. Australian amputee sprinter Scott Reardon charged to gold in the T42 100m final, setting a new Paralympic record 14 years on from the brutal accident that could have ended his sporting life for […]

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