Call for more info on Stadium

08 September 2016

THE ATHLETICS ASSOCIATION of Barbados (AAB) isn’t running the same race as Minister of Sport Stephen Lashley. And its vice-president Noel Lynch yesterday called on Lashley to furnish the sporting fraternity with more information on plans for a new multi-million dollar... Read More


No Rio!

29 July 2016

THE SWEETHEART of local athletics is now the heartbreak of a nation. SADA WILLIAMS’ Olympics dreams have become one hell of a nightmare, as the sprint sensation has been officially sidelined from the Rio Games after her right leg injury was diagnosed as a Grade 1... Read More



27 July 2016

THE BRONZE BOY IS BACK. Mario Burke, Barbados’ lone medallist at the World Under-20 track and field championships in Poland, returned home yesterday beaming with pride. The 19-year-old sprinter, who won bronze in the 100 metres, was met at the Grantley Adams International... Read More


Positive Sada

27 July 2016

SADA WILLIAMS is still upbeat about making an impression at the Rio Olympics. Speaking after returning home yesterday following the disappointment of pulling up in the 200 metres final at the World Under-20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland, the 18-year-old sprinter... Read More


Sada Williams pulls up in 200 final

23 July 2016

SADA WILLIAMS pulled up in the final of the women’s 200 metres at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland today. Williams did not cross the finish line in the event where she expected to win or at least place. It is not clear if it was cramp... Read More


Harrison breaks women’s hurdles record

23 July 2016

LONDON – American Kendra Harrison earned some consolation for the heartache of missing out on the Rio Olympics when she broke a 28-year-old world record by winning the 100 meters hurdles in 12.20 seconds at the London Diamond League on Friday. Harrison, who finished... Read More


Sada Williams into World Juniors 200 final

22 July 2016

WORLD LEADER SADA WILLIAMS has set a very high goal as she prepares to run for gold at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Earlier today, Williams qualified for the final of the women’s 200 metres in 23.35 seconds, winning the first of the... Read More


Straight To Rio

22 July 2016

IF YOU ARE HOPING to purchase locally a jacket, shirt or even a pair of socks similar to what will be worn by the Barbados Olympic team, you can forget about it. Every single piece of the Puma-sponsored gear has been shipped straight to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, because... Read More


Nicholls fades in hurdles final

22 July 2016

MICHAEL NICHOLLS was near his best again, but it wasn’t quite good enough this time. Barbados’ promising sprint hurdler had to settle for sixth yesterday after running an encouraging 13.45 seconds in the final of the 110 metres hurdles at the IAAF World Under-20... Read More


Bronze for Burke in Poland

20 July 2016

MARIO BURKE HAS WON Barbados’ first medal at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Burke took bronze in the men’s 100 metres, clocking 10.26 seconds in the final event on the programme this evening. Noah Lyles of the United States won gold... Read More


Burke tops Caribbean qualifiers

20 July 2016

BYDGOSZCZ – Mario Burke of Barbados led a quartet of Caribbean qualifiers in the men’s 100 metres in the morning session of the first day of the IAAF Under-20 Championships in Poland yesterday. Burke was the fastest of the Caribbean qualifiers, winning his heat in... Read More


Aregawi not picked for Rio

18 July 2016

STOCKHOLM – Abeba Aregawi will not be selected for next month’s Rio Olympics despite having her doping suspension lifted following a positive test for meldonium, the Swedish Athletics Association (SAA) said on Sunday. Aregawi has not competed in 2016 due to her suspension,... Read More


Barbados finish second at CUT

18 July 2016

THE GOLDEN efforts were limited when it mattered most in the relays leaving Barbados’ junior athletes to play second fiddle once again to regional track and field powerhouse Jamaica by a mere four points. Jamaica predictably dominated the relays to overtake the Barbadians... Read More


CUT Games 2016: Day 1 results

16 July 2016

Results from the first day of the 2016 Caribbean Union of Teachers Games in Tortola, British Virgin Islands. Under-13 Girls’ High Jump: 1. Sikia Best (Barbados) 1.44 metres, 2. Ayazmia Dolphin (St Kitts) 1.41, 3. Kayla-Gray Clarke (Jamaica) 1.38m Under-13 Boys’... Read More


Gold and silver to start NACAC

16 July 2016

BARBADOS WON GOLD AND SILVER on the opening day of the 9th NACAC Under-23 Championships in El Salvador. Akela Jones, who has qualified for the Rio Olympic Games, won the women’s high jump with a new championship record of 1.91 metres. In besting the field, she... Read More


Gold rush to start CUT Games

15 July 2016

TEAM BARBADOS cleaned up the morning session with seven gold medals as the 2016 Caribbean Union of Teachers Games got underway today in Tortola, British Virgin Islands. Of the eight events contested, Barbados won seven gold and one silver to make an emphatic start... Read More


Blake wins 100, Bolt injured

02 July 2016

KINGSTON – Yohan Blake won Jamaica’s men’s 100 metres Olympic trials in 9.95 seconds on Friday after world and Olympic champion Usain Bolt pulled out minutes before the final with a hamstring injury. Bolt handed in a medical exemption after aggravating in Friday’s... Read More


Out of time

29 June 2016

THEY’VE BEEN SHORT on times all season. Now Barbados’ best hurdlers may be out of time. The clock has all but run out on Ryan Brathwaite, Shane Brathwaite and Greggmar Swift after the Athletics Association of Barbados (AAB) named an initial seven-member squad to... Read More


Burke leading team to World Juniors

29 June 2016

BARBADOS’ fastest junior Mario Burke is set spearhead a strong seven-member World Juniors athletics team that also includes CARIFTA Games’ double medallists Sada Williams and Jonathan Jones. Burke, who will run both the 100 and 200 metres, will be joined by fellow... Read More


Rio too soon

28 June 2016

CARL LEWIS has other plans in mind for Mario Burke. World Juniors plans. Track and field’s greatest Olympian isn’t quite targeting a spot for Burke at the Summer Games as he wants his ward to focus on becoming the 100 metres champion at the IAAF World Junior Championships.... Read More


Gittens books 200 spot

28 June 2016

RAMON GITTENS can hardly put a foot wrong now. Literally. Barbados’ best sprinter now has his choice of events to do at Rio, having also qualified for the Olympics in the 200 metres following Sunday night’s title-winning effort at the National Stadium. It was... Read More




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