Tag Archives: track and field

  1. Sterling and Stewart shine at UWI’s Vice-Chancellor’s Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year Awards 2020

    The strategic decision by The University of the West Indies (The UWI) to establish a Faculty of Sport is bearing fruit. The University’s decision, led by Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, to bring sport into the Triple A paradigm of its 2017-2022 strategic plan, has brought the rich in talent youth of the region to […]

    November 12, 2020AthleticsNo comments
  2. Ryan Brathwaite joins CGF as Regional Development Manager for the Caribbean & Americas

    The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) is delighted to announce Ryan Brathwaite as the new Regional Development Manager for the Caribbean and Americas regions. Ryan, who is joining the CGF via a secondment supported by Commonwealth Games Barbados, will play a key role in providing operational and strategic support across all areas of the development programme. […]

    September 18, 2020AthleticsNo comments
  3. The Barbados Lottery congratulates all Barbados’ athletes who participated in the 2019 Pan Am Games

    The Barbados Lottery congratulates all Barbados’ athletes who participated in the 2019 Pan Am Games. Support the Barbados Olympic Association and Barbados’ Olympic athletes at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with each purchase of The Barbados Lottery’s Going for Gold instant scratch game. #GoingForGold @Olympicbb

    August 23, 2019Athletics, Breaking News, Photo GalleryNo comments
  4. #IDSDP Celebrated with Multi-Sport Rally

    Peace was in the air when the Barbados Olympic Association Inc. (BOA) and their partners, the U.S. Embassy, UNICEF, the National Sports Council, and the Barbados Lotteries hosted the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) flagship event, the Multi-Sport Rally for community groups at the White Hall Playing Field St. Peter. The […]

    April 20, 2019OlympicsNo comments
  5. Barbados Runner Lands Spot In World 110m Hurdles Final

    BARBADOS HURDLER Shane Brathwaite has qualified for the World Championships 110m hurdles final. The Bajan won his semi final with a time of 13.26 seconds which is a season’s best. Brathwaite threw off Jamaican Hansie Parchment (13.27) and Devon Allen of America (13.27) to land a place in Monday’s final. The Barbados ace said: “My […]

    August 7, 2017Athletics, Breaking News, FeaturedNo comments
  6. 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
  7. 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
  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. 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
  10. 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
  11. Scotiabank Joins the Powerade Barbados Secondary Schools’ Athletics Championships (BSSAC) as Sponsor

    Track and field in Barbados has a new supporter in Scotiabank, which has come on board as a sponsor of the Powerade Barbados Secondary Schools’ Athletics Championships (BSSAC). The bank will sponsor the Scotiabank Opening Parade at the championships on the first day of the finals which are set for Thursday, March 27th and Friday, […]

    March 26, 2014AthleticsNo comments
  12. 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
  13. Nevis Sports Minister expresses satisfaction with first MaccaX Nevis International Triathlon

    Deputy Premier of Nevis and Minister responsible for Sports Mark Brantley registered satisfaction with the first MaccaX Nevis International Triathlon on November 16, 2013, which saw Multiple Ironman winner Australian Chris “Macca” McCormack capture the top spot in just over three hours. The race which is named after McCormack, attracted just over 60 entrants from […]

    November 21, 2013Athletics, TravelNo comments
  14. “Grenadian athletes to invade Guyana for regional meet” By Rawle Nelson

    A number of top Grenadian athletes are expected to invade Guyana on August 17th and 18th for the staging of the fourth Boyce & Jefford Track and Field Classic. The two-day historic meet will see other regional athletes primarily from Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and host Guyana competing for prize money that total over USD […]

    August 1, 2013AthleticsNo comments
  15. Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) executive meeting at Hilton Barbados

    Mario Vázquez Raña, President of the regional continental Olympic body, the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO), will preside over an Executive Board Meeting starting on Sunday, July 14, at the Hilton Barbados Resort. The two-day meeting is considered an important catalyst in determining which city will have the honour of hosting the 18th edition of […]

    July 13, 2013OlympicsNo comments
  16. Springer Memorial, Queen’s College take part in Scotiabank International High School 4×100 Relay Championship at the Toronto International Track & Field Games

    Scotiabank congratulates the Springer Memorial and Queen’s College relay teams on their participation in the Scotiabank International High School 4×100 Relay Championship at the Toronto International Track and Field Games; Springer Memorial’s team placed 6th in the girls’ schools relay in a time of 48:40 while the Queen’s College boys placed 7th with a time […]

    June 29, 2013AthleticsNo comments
  17. The Barbados Olympic Association (BOA) urges Barbadians to “Move, Learn, Discover” this weekend on Olympic Day

    The BOA, in collaboration with the National Federations and several corporate sponsors, has issued a ‘call out’ to Barbados to participate in the Olympic Day celebrations to be held at Brandons Beach this Sunday, June 23. According to Ytannia Wiggins, member of the Olympic Day Planning Committee, the beach will definitely have something for everyone; […]

    June 21, 2013Athletics, EventsNo comments
  18. Jamaican Olympic Team doctor to provide medical support at the True Blue Soccerfest 2013 – March 16, 2013, Miramar, Florida

    Dr. Michael Douglas, founder of Douglas Chiropractic, will be providing support for all the athletes participating in the True Blue Soccerfest & Ziadie Cup memorial match on March 16th, 2013 in Miramar, Florida. “I am really excited about providing medical support and advice for everyone at this years event” said Dr. Douglas, “Weekend warriors are […]

    March 14, 2013Health, OlympicsNo comments

    Media outlets generally consider politicians first when evaluating individuals who are eligible to be “Person of the Year.” TIME Magazine, which started the Person of the Year honor, frequently chooses politicians and statespersons. For 2012, in the Caribbean, the task was easy. There was no Anglophone head of government deserving to be Person of the […]

    December 27, 2012OlympicsNo comments

    Digicel showed that its lightning fast 4G speed not only relates to its telecommunications network but also to its staff when it dominated the recent Run Barbados Series’ Digicel 4G CEO Challenge. On Sunday 9 December 2012 Digicel came away triumphant in the inaugural challenge, which was incorporated within the Run Barbados Series’ 5K event. The […]

    December 12, 2012Athletics, BusinessNo comments

    A mere 4 weeks ago Damon Gerard Corrie had an idea, the kind of idea that consumed his thoughts and denied him sleep that night; inspired by the 2012 London Olympics in which for the first time ever a member of his Lokono-Arawak tribe in Guyana (a young man by the name of Raul Lall […]

    October 5, 2012Athletics, Video Gallery2 comments
  22. Montego Bay Dominates PanCaribbeanBank Jr Classic Tournament 2012

    Over 100 high ranking athletes from across the island competed earlier this month at The PanCaribbeanBank Junior Classic Tournament at Tryall Club in Hanover. Leah Brown, Brand Manager, PanCaribbeanBank was delighted at the support from players of regions outside of the corporate area. “PanCaribbeanBank is a long standing supporter of the sport in Jamaica and […]

    September 28, 2012Athletics, BusinessNo comments
  23. Sous Chef Rochelle Grindley: A key ingredient of Usain Bolt’s Tracks & Records

    At 23 years of age, Rochelle Grindley is one of the youngest sous chefs on the local food landscape – a career she takes very seriously. The Usain Bolt’s Tracks & Records employee remembers wanting to work in the kitchen from as early as seven, when she was at home with her mother and brother. […]

    September 25, 2012Agriculture, EducationNo comments
  24. GRENADA’S GOLDEN BOY KIRANI JAMES RETURNS HOME: First Visit Since Winning Gold at London Games

    World and Olympic 400m champion Kirani James finally returned to his native Grenada this week following his record-breaking performance at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Professional commitments and his studies delayed his return to Grenada. The celebration concluded with a rally at the National Stadium in St. George’s. Continuing with the festivities, on Sunday September […]

    September 2, 2012Olympics, TravelNo comments
  25. Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson, Paralympian, writes ahead of the London 2012 Paralympic Games

    I will never forget the emotional moment when London was awarded the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. I was alongside Sebastian Coe at the IOC meeting in Singapore in July 2005 which made the decision – and when London won, there were wild celebrations at home and in the hall. Since 2005, the focus has […]

    August 28, 2012Olympics, TravelNo comments