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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 […]

IOC investigates 28 more Russian athletes

ZURICH – Twenty-eight Russian athletes who took part in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi face disciplinary proceedings over possible manipulation of their urine samples, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Friday. The global skiing body (FIS) later announced that it had suspended six Russian cross-country skiers who were among those being investigated and […]

Tokyo 2020 looks for savings

Organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics have set a budget of $15.34b but want to make savings. The first official budget released on Wednesday is below a cap of $17.07b, but remains about six times more than the original estimate. However, Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike said: “I appreciate we have reached a very significant milestone.” […]

More athletes fall prey to hackers

Four-time Olympic athletics champion Mo Farah and 14-time Grand Slam winning tennis player Rafael Nadal are among another 26 athletes whose leaked data has been revealed by hacking group Fancy Bears after a cyber-attack on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Farah, who successfully defended his 5,000 and 10,000 metres titles at last month’s Games in […]

Paralympics gets going in Brazil

Ricardo Costa de Oliveira secured Brazil’s first Paralympic gold medal of Rio 2016 after triumphing in a dramatic T11 long jump competition at the Olympic Stadium today. The 34-year-old had led in the early stages of the competition but saw his best effort of 6.43 metres bettered by Lex Gillette in the fifth round, the […]

270 Russians cleared for Olympic Games

Olympic officials today cleared about 270 Russian athletes to compete at the Rio Olympics, just one day before the opening ceremony, the TASS news agency reported, citing the head of the Russian Olympic Committee. Russian boxers, tennis players, judokas and shooters were among those given the last-minute approval by an International Olympic Committee panel set […]

Obama snubs Olympics’ opening

United States Secretary of State John Kerry has been confirmed as the head of country’s Presidential delegation for the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony in Rio de Janeiro on Friday, with Barack Obama opting to stay away from the event. Kerry will lead the group, which will meet with American athletes due to participate at Rio […]

Seven Russian swimmers banned

MOSCOW – Seven Russian athletes have been banned from competing at next month’s Olympic Games by the International Swimming Federation (FINA) in the wake of the International Olympic Committee’s decision not to impose a blanket ban on the nation. Yuliya Efmiova, the 100 metres breaststroke world champion who harboured strong hopes of winning a medal […]

Determined dozen

Barbados’ contingent to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil, is one of the most diverse ever with a total of 12 athletes inclusive of five females and seven males. The official team announcement was made Wednesday morning by Barbados’ chef de mission, Dr Adrian Lorde. Also present were of Steve Stoute, president of the Barbados […]


There is an almost one hundred percent certainty that the Barbadian contingent of athletes headed to Rio will not be among those busted for performance enhancing drug use. That assurance has come from Barbados chef de mission to the Rio Olympics 2016, Dr Adrian Lorde, who told Barbados TODAY that leading up to his new […]