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Beach Festival buzz

MIKE KING, mikeking@nationnews.com

Added 04 November 2019


LET THE GAMES BEGIN: Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Creative Economy, Culture and Sports, Jehu Wiltshire, lighting the flame next to BOA president Sandra Osborne, badminton player Nia Callender, who delivered the athletes’ oath, and Preston Parris, who delivered the officials’ oath. (Picture by Kenmore Bynoe.)

AQUATHLON, volleyball, football and handball are among the sports earmarked for a major Beach Festival next year under the auspices of the Barbados Olympic Association (BOA).

BOA assistant secretary general Cameron Burke made this disclosure on Sunday night at Pirates Cove on Bay Street, following the opening ceremony at this year’s BOA Independence Invitational Games (BiiG).

Burke told NATIONSPORT he will be seeking to have discussions today about the “international style” Games targeted for next October that could mirror the hockey festival.

“Looking forward, we are thinking about doing a beach festival where we will now have more competition. It will probably start with about seven or eight sports on this same beach area. These Games will have morning and evening sessions.” (MK)

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