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Tag Archives: Olympics

  1. #Barbados #Rugby in Youth #Olympic #Qualifiers

    For the first time in Olympic history, Barbados will be represented at the Youth Olympic Games Qualifiers in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on March 1-2, 2018. The players and administrators are knee-deep in preparation for this international tournament. Both males and females will be representing Barbados in Las Vegas, and the young athletes have been […]

    February 14, 2018Featured, RugbyNo comments
  2. Molly’s Game – Idris Elba & Jessica Chastain with Kevin Costner

    The true story of an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target. Her players included movie stars, business titans and unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob.

    September 7, 2017Games, Video GalleryNo comments
  3. Flow lauds BOA for promotion of Olympic Values, Telecoms Provider tangibly renews support

    The local Olympic movement can continue to count on Flow. In an effort to help ensure the sustained development of sport, Barbados’ leading telecommunications provider has reiterated its commitment to the Barbados Olympic Association (BOA) to the tune of $750,000. “Just over a year ago we embarked on a strategic five year journey with the […]

    January 9, 2017Featured, OlympicsNo comments
  4. Olympian not ashamed for not pulling a medal first try & aiming for 2020 Games

    Olympian Akela Jones is not daunted by not earning a medal in Rio as she plans on attending the next Olympiad and training even harder. She said while many Bajans may have expected her to medal, she felt satisfied in her debut performance among a large number of more seasoned veterans, since as a first […]

    September 20, 2016Featured, OlympicsNo comments
  5. Flow providing front-row seats for Olympic fans

    Olympic fans are about to have a front row seat in Rio thanks to leading telecoms provider Flow. Flow, the region’s exclusive broadcast partner of the 2016 Olympic Games, will beam more than 2,000 hours of live, uninterrupted coverage to over fifteen markets throughout the Caribbean including Barbados. “As the excitement steadily builds, Flow is […]

    August 7, 2016Breaking News, Featured, OlympicsNo comments
  6. Flow Takes Inclusive Approach to Rio 2016 Olympic Games

    In the spirit of the Olympic Games, Flow – the Official Broadcast Partner and Exclusive Telecommunications Partner of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games – announced it will extend access of its broadcast rights to the upcoming Rio 2016 Olympic Games to facilitate other providers throughout the Caribbean to air the event. This means that Flow, […]

    June 19, 2016Breaking News, Featured, OlympicsNo comments
  7. Flow seeking Barbadian content for Sports channel

    As Barbadian viewers become more aware of sports through their smartphones in addition to tablets or traditional TV, the need for local content increases and one provider is making a clarion call for producers to come forward and offer programmes and features to fill the void. When a concern was raised over the new channel […]

    December 13, 2015OlympicsNo comments
  8. Rio 2016 Olympiad may only see Barbadian Track & Field competing: Brazilian envoy pledges all will be ready next year

    With a slim hope in the triathlon field, it appears Track & Field is most likely the only sport where Barbadians will compete at the 2016 Rio Olympics and Paralympics in Brazil. Barbados Olympic Association president Steve Stoute admitted to this serious fallback in Bajan prowess during a hand over of Barbados’ invitation to the […]

    August 14, 2015Featured, OlympicsNo comments
  9. CWC Begins Countdown to Rio 2016 – Telecoms Provider Pledges Commitment to Bring More Caribbean Olympic Content

    Rio 2016 Olympic Games is just around the corner, and C&W Communications (CWC), operators of Flow and LIME brands in the Caribbean, has pledged to bring more Caribbean Olympic content to regional fans. With just 361 days to go, C&W, the Exclusive Telecommunications Partner to the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC), has also […]

    August 10, 2015Featured, OlympicsNo comments
  10. SPECTACULAR OPENING TO SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD GAMES: Digicel SportsMax to carry highlights of the Games

    Contingents from 22 Digicel markets paraded before a packed Los Angeles Coliseum for the Opening of the Special Olympics World Games on Saturday, July 25 and were met with thunderous applause as they made their way along the red carpet to their respective seats. Over 500 athletes from Digicel territories in Latin America, Asia Pacific […]

    July 29, 2015OlympicsNo comments

    Digicel showed its appreciation to hundreds of families, volunteers and Local Organising Committees from 23 countries in a celebration event in Los Angeles, California at the Westin Bonavenure Hotel on Friday, July 24. The dinner, held on the picturesque rooftop of the hotel was held to acknowledge the tremendous effort made by their guests over […]

    July 26, 2015Featured, OlympicsNo comments

    Just as the Barbados Special Olympics Team is making its final preparations for the 2015 Special World Games in Los Angeles, they have received some additional financial support from ICBL. The island’s leading General Insurance and fastest growing Life Insurance provider made a donation to the Association to assist with the cost of sending its […]

    July 22, 2015Featured, OlympicsNo comments
  13. Digicel customers and all Barbadians must support Special Olympians going to Los Angeles

    Digicel Barbados’ new Chief Executive Officer Johnny Ingle urged Barbadians to acknowledge the over two dozen athletes who will represent the country at the upcoming Special Olympics in Los Angeles. The new CEO was recently personally introduced to the champions, and seized the moment to call on all Digicel customers and all Barbadians to offer […]

    July 22, 2015OlympicsNo comments
  14. Bajan Rugby Divas in Olympic Qualifier

    The Barbados Women’s Rugby Sevens Squad – the Bajan Rugby Divas – are bound for the 2015 NACRA Sevens Competition in Cary, North Carolina, USA. The weekend tournament serves as the regional qualifying bout for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This marks the first time that Rugby Sevens will be part of the […]

    June 14, 2015Featured, RugbyNo comments

    Barbados has selected its team for the 2016 Olympic and Hong Kong qualifier in Cary, North Carolina, USA, June 13/14, which is being staged by the North America and Caribbean Rugby Association (NACRA). The team has been training over the past two months at the Garrison Savannah where it has been playing games against local […]

    June 6, 2015RugbyNo comments

    Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) has been named the official broadcast sponsor – and the exclusive telecoms partner – of the 2016 Rio Olympics for the Pan-Caribbean region by CANOC Broadcasting Inc. (CBI), a subsidiary of the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees. The organisation has secured the exclusive Olympic content rights to all platforms […]

    April 21, 2015Featured, OlympicsNo comments
  17. Barbados Rugby Football Union (BRFU) promoting “Get Into Rugby”

    Internationally acclaimed training programme Get Into Rugby is coming to Barbados in 2015. After a very successful trial run from August to December 2014, involving approximately 25 children form both primary and secondary schools, the Barbados Rugby Football Union (BRFU) will be officially launching this activity later this month. The aim of the programme is […]

    January 7, 2015RugbyNo comments
  18. Unbroken – Coldplay Music Video: “Miracles” (2014) HD

    Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken is an inspiring story about the power of hope and human perseverance, as told through the real-life struggles of former Olympian and war veteran Louis “Louie” Zamperini. To help capture the spirit of Zamperini’s amazing story, the band Coldplay wrote “Miracles” specifically for the film. Hot on the heels of their three […]

    January 5, 2015Cinema, Music, Video GalleryNo comments
  19. “UNBROKEN” (Angelina Jolie directed feature – HD 1080p)

    A chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II.

    July 11, 2014Cinema, Olympics, Video GalleryNo comments
  20. Barbados Olympic Association urging Barbadians to Move this Olympic Day

    The BOA is issuing a call to action for all Barbadians to celebrate Olympic Day 2014 with a fun afternoon of activity at Trents Playing Field, Holetown, St. James this Sunday, June 22. Olympic Day is a major event on the Olympic calendar and is celebrated annually with a series of celebrations across the globe. […]

    June 20, 2014Olympics, Photo GalleryNo comments
  21. Barbados to take part in the Youth Olympics innovative Virtual Torch Relay

    Several months after welcoming the Commonwealth Baton to Barbados, yet another sporting icon is set to visit. On Monday, May 26, as part of the celebrations for the upcoming Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, the Nanjing 2014 Torch Relay will pass through the island. “This is only the second time in history that the […]

    May 22, 2014Olympics, TechnologyNo comments
  22. Frank Collymore Literary Endowment: Travesty or Opportunity? Is it time for Board to change?

    When it was announced that Kamau Brathwaite won the 16th edition of the Frank Collymore Literary Endowments, my first thought was if this is a programme to encourage upcoming talent for Barbadian Literature then why have you allowed Sir Garry Sobers to bat on the same field as amateurs? Are you discouraging them – while […]

    January 21, 2014Books, Review1 comment
  23. Barbadian Athlete more prepared for Rio 2016 thanks to C.O.B Credit Union

    Obadele Thompson of Barbados may have lost his bid in the 2000 Olympiad to earn Bronze for a first time for the lack of $100 USD to lodge a protest against Trinidad’s Ato Boldon for .01 of a second, but hopefully Andrew Hinds with his City Of Bridgetown credit union grant of $10,000 will not be so […]

    January 10, 2014Business, OlympicsNo comments

    {EDITOR’s NOTE: This is the same story which I spoke about HERE, but this is the nice, fluffy and flossed version…} Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has warned Barbadians about the danger of satisfying themselves with mediocrity, whether in the area of sport or any other sphere, saying it will not take the country forward. He […]

    September 12, 2013Education, OlympicsNo comments
  25. Bajan Reporter fights to gain Q&A with Prime Minister: Disturbing New Trend?

    Barbadian Media chose Froonzie touring the Barbados Olympic Association’s mini-Museum upstairs of their Wildey headquarters as their top story for either last night’s or this morning’s headlines – what they won’t admit, is how they have Yours Truly to thank for the chance at interviewing F. Jerome Stuart, 7th Prime Minister of Barbados… Between BGIS […]

    September 12, 2013Controversy, Political2 comments