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IAAF-Barbados takes silver in men’s 4x100m relay

IAAF-Barbados takes silver in men’s 4x100m relay

If you can keep your head when all around are losing theirs, then yours is the world relays title. Okay, that wasn’t exactly how Rudyard Kipling put it all those years ago, but never did the English writer’s words ring as true as in Nassau on Saturday night as the United States’ men’s 4x100m squad […]

Athletes ready for Sunday’s triathlon

Athletes ready for Sunday’s triathlon

This Sunday the Spring Garden Highway will be abuzz with activity with the staging of the Barbados Federation of Island Triathletes’ CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Cup Series. At a media briefing this morning local federation president Darren Treasure said the triathlon would see entrants competing in the age group category, as well as elite men […]

Olympic silver medallist killed

Olympic silver medallist killed

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The international track and field fraternity was in mourning after Jamaican-born Olympian Germaine Mason was killed in a motorcycle crash earlier Thursday. Police reported that the athlete, who switched allegiance to represent Great Britain in 2006 and won silver in the high jump at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, crashed along the Palisadoes main […]

Marathon cheat faces Kenyan wrath

Marathon cheat faces Kenyan wrath

Teammates of Kenya’s Olympic marathon champion Jemima Sumgong have condemned her after she failed an out-of-competition drugs test. Sumgong was supposed to run at the Virgin Money London Marathon this Sunday (April 23), where she would have been defending the title she won 12 months ago.  Instead, she is facing a four-year suspension after testing […]

Kenyans dominate Boston Marathon

Kenyans dominate Boston Marathon

Geoffrey Kirui and Edna Kiplagat produced a Kenyan sweep at the Boston Marathon, winning the men’s and women’s races Monday by conquering the race’s hilly final miles to establish their dominance. Kirui finished in two hours nine minutes and 37 seconds after holding off a challenge by American Galen Rupp in the race’s final stretch down […]

Green House repeat as champs

Green House repeat as champs

The Barbados Seventh-Day Adventist Primary School held their annual inter-house sports Thursady at Oldbury, St Philip, with defending champions Green House retaining the title for a third consecutive year. Green House tallied 470 points to narrowly overcome Red House with 464 points. Blue House copped third position with 404 points and some distance behind in fourth […]

Big support for school athletes

Big support for school athletes

The final day of the Barbados Secondary Schools Athletics Championships (BSSAC) was an intense battle on and off the track and field. As athletes from the island’s secondary educational institutions faced off for the male and female titles, students in the stands at the National Stadium cheered for their respective schools. But the fervour was […]

It’s all St Michael School

It’s all St Michael School

The St Michael School dominated in both boys and girls’ categories on Wednesday’s second day of action in the Frank Blackman Zone of the Barbados Secondary Schools Athletics Championships at the National Stadium. The girls of the Martindale’s Road, St Michael institution tallied 383 points, which was comfortable daylight between themselves and the second-placed Lester Vaughan […]

NAPSAC glory

NAPSAC glory

The Usain Bolt Sports Complex’s motto speaks to the making of champions and victor ludorum Daniel Duncan of Bayley’s Primary with a sensational performance attested to that fact Wednesday. Duncan in his final year at the 2017 Pine Hill National Primary Schools Athletics Championship, was unstoppable on the Ryan Brathwaite track for Bayley’s which amassed […]