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Athletes speak up

Athletes speak up

The various concerns of athletes and their sports associations took the spotlight as several of them met with Minister of Sport Stephen Lashley at his Sky Mall, Haggatt Hall, St Michael office today. Addressing some of those concerns during a media conference that highlighted Barbadian athletes who had done well in their disciplines, Lashley said […]

Bolt cuts short his 2014 season

Bolt cuts short his 2014 season

Olympic 100m champion Usain Bolt has brought his 2014 season to a premature end, organisers of the Diamond League have confirmed. The Jamaican world record holder – who ran 9.98 seconds indoors in Poland on Saturday – will not compete in Thursday’s final event in Zurich. The decision was made by the 28-year-old’s coach, Glen […]

Akela beating the odds

If there is one person who knows all too well about challenges it would have to be Akela Jones.   At one point they were her best friends. But through them all she has remained determined. She set goals for herself and she was resolute that nothing could get in her way. In fact, if you […]

Wood: Don’t bash everyone

Wood: Don’t bash everyone

It is unfortunate to bash and paint everyone with one brush, says president of the Badminton Association of Barbados (BAB), Kevin Wood. His comments came in response to president of the Barbados Olympic Association (BOA), Steve Stoute, who was quoted last Friday in Barbados TODAY stating that the local badminton and cycling associations continued to […]

Not cutting it!

Not cutting it!

President of the Barbados Olympic Association (BOA) Steve Stoute says he does not believe all the Barbados competitors at the recently concluded Commonwealth Games in Glasgow gave of their best and there is a need to examine the way forward. Stoute in an interview told Barbados TODAY they would look in the future to evaluate […]

A learning experience

A learning experience

Among the athletes who arrived at the Grantley Adams International Airport from Glasgow, Scotland yesterday was martial artist Onoah Obsie-Okey who represented Barbados in judo. The 19-year-old attended her first ever Commonwealth Games and almost came close to bringing back home a bronze medal but unfortunately the medal was awarded to another country. “It was […]

Silver lining

Silver lining

Sixty-one athletes and one bronze medal to show, but deputy team manager Gail Craig-Archer says the Barbados contingent performed admirably at the just concluded Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Speaking at Grantley Adams International Airport this afternoon on the arrival home of most of the team, Craigg-Archer told Barbados TODAY that considering their preparation and […]

Cadogan after Oba’s record

Cadogan after Oba’s record

Barbadian sprinter Levi Cadogan says he has every intention of breaking Obadele Thompson’s 100m record set by the 2000 Olympic bronze medalist back in 1994 in El Paso. Cadogan who placed fourth in the 100m dash at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon in a time of 10.39 seconds, arrived at the Grantley Adams […]

Bajans cop 38 medals

Barbados amassed 38 medals at the 2014 Caribbean Union Of Teachers Games held over the weekend at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Trinidad and Tobago at the 15th Biennial Athletics Championships. Barbados, the champions from 2012, won eight gold medals, 17 silvers and 13 bronzes. Representing Barbados in the Under-9 division was Shelanie Augustin who […]