News from the Caribbean:
February 25, 2017
ST JOHN’S, Antigua --A record number of runners on the international, regional and national running scenes are expected to register by February 28 to receive a special rate for the third annual Run in Paradise, hosted in beautiful Antigua and Barbuda. Run in Paradise, which is set for May 28...
February 22, 2017
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- Ato Modibo Stephens has been extradited from the United States to the Cayman Islands to face allegations of sexual abuse while he worked as a coach there. The 37-year-old Olympic athlete, who is married to Cayman’s track star Cydonie Mothersill...
February 21, 2017
TORONTO, Canada -- Grenada’s Prime Minister Keith Mitchell has made a special request of his Jamaican counterpart, Andrew Holness to get Jamaica’s superstar multiple Olympic gold medalist, Usain Bolt, to Grenada for the inaugural invitation track and field meet on April 8 in St George's.
February 3, 2017
It’s a matter of public record that doping among Jamaican Track and Field athletes is nearly as pervasive as it is among their Russian counterparts. For example, 30 Jamaicans have tested positive for banned substances in recent years, including every notable Olympic champion … except Usain Bolt.
January 28, 2017
PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD -- Trinidad and Tobago's track and field relay team will soon have another gold medal -- nearly nine years after they ran the race. The stunning news that Nesta Carter -- part of the four-man relay team that powered through to win gold in the 4x100m event at the...
August 17, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- One plunge across the finish line on Monday brought pure gold to the islands of The Bahamas as Shaunae Miller claimed the crown as the fastest female quarter-miler in the world! Miller won The Bahamas’ 13th Olympic medal on Monday night and sixth gold.
August 16, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Jamaica’s Usain Bolt flew into the history books on Sunday evening winning, for the third consecutive time, the men’s 100m at the Olympic Games. And, of course, he did it in fine style, clocking 9.81 seconds, coming from behind to beat the USA’s Justin Gatlin.
August 16, 2016
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (GIS) -- Prime minister of Grenada, Dr Keith Mitchell, has described the success of Kirani James and Bralon Taplin in reaching the finals of the Olympics 400m as one of the proudest moments in the history of Grenadian life. Mitchell, who was attending several...
July 1, 2016
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The 12th Annual CARICOM 10K race takes place this Sunday at 6:00 am in Georgetown, Guyana, under the Theme ‘Promoting Healthy and Peaceful Societies’. The CARICOM 10K race is held to coincide with the regular meeting of the conference of...
April 19, 2016
NASSAU, Bahamas -- Olympic 400 metres champion Kirani James of Grenada kicked off his 2016 season with a world-leading time at the Chris Brown Bahamas Invitational Meet at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium in Nassau on Saturday. James powered his way across the finish...
March 3, 2016
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The Puerto Rico Marathon and Half Marathon will take place on Sunday, March 13, starting at Parque del Tercer Milenio in San Juan. The Puerto Rico Marathon and Half Marathon is one of the most important and impactful sports events in the island.
December 31, 2015
NASSAU, Bahamas -- It is now no secret that the prime Bahamian sports group mentioned in an Al Jazeera documentary entitled “The Dark Side” that surfaced over the weekend is The Bahamas' beloved “Golden Girls”, and the anchor for that team in both 1999 in Seville and again in 2000...
December 8, 2015
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- A brand new event comes to Grenada on Saturday. The Run de Spice will include Grenada's first ever Marathon, a half marathon, a 5km and a fun mile. For a unique twist on this event, all races will take place in the dark, and all athletes will have LED lights and glow sticks.
November 24, 2015
NASSAU, Bahamas -- World sprint champions Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce copped the major titles as Jamaica won five of the six categories in the second Annual Caribbean Sports Awards, organised by the Caribbean Sports Journalists’ Association (CASJA). Bolt was unanimously chosen as...
November 13, 2015
Putin and his cronies used the $51-billion Sochi Olympics as an egregious kickback scheme. Nothing betrays this fact quite like Sochi already looking like a crumbling, desolate North Korean settlement just weeks after the end of the Games. I wrote the above in part to vindicate my abiding assertion that...
October 24, 2015
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- The staging of the 2016 CARIFTA Games in Grenada will cost about EC$2 million (US$740,000), according to organisers of the 45th edition of the annual regional track and field championships. Addressing the live televised official launch of CARIFTA Games 2016 on Friday...
September 5, 2015
CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Saint Lucia Tourist Board (SLTB) is once again lending logistical and technical support to the staging of the third annual Digicel Tri St Lucia triathlon to be held on Saturday, November 21, 2015. Tri St Lucia 2015 will be the culmination of a week-long festival of fun activities.
February 14, 2015
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The region’s best triathletes are expected to go head to head once again when they meet in Antigua and Barbuda, for the fourth annual non-profit AUA Tinman Rohr Triathlon slated for Saturday, March 28. The first half-iron distance triathlon to be held in the English-speaking...
December 11, 2014
HAVANA, Cuba -- Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has credited Cuba with assisting Jamaica to become a world leader in athletics, noting that the GC Foster College, which was a gift to Jamaica from Cuba in the 1970s, has been responsible for training many of Jamaica´s outstanding athletes and coaches.
November 26, 2014
CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Martinicans have landed – and abducted nearly all the honours at the second Saint Lucia International Triathlon on Saturday. In fact, the only winner in the adult races not representing the French dependency was so delighted he went down on one knee to propose to his girlfriend.
October 16, 2014
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Grenadians Jerry Bascombe, Dennis Mason and Anderson Simon will have the experience of a lifetime when they take part in the TCS New York Marathon on Sunday, November 2, 2014. They will navigate the 26.2 mile run, through five boroughs and over five bridges.
September 13, 2014
CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- As the 2014 multisport season draws to a close, the Nevis Triathlon, an international Half Iron, Olympic and sprint distance competition played out on the glorious and challenging terrain of the Caribbean island of Nevis will be staged on Saturday, November 15, 2014.
August 26, 2014
NANJING, China -- Suriname athlete Miquel van Assen claimed gold in the men’s triple jump on Monday at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. On Friday, the Surinamese youngster became the favourite to cop the gold medal when he qualified for the finals with a 16.29 meters jump.
August 20, 2014
CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- September 19 is celebrated as Independence Day on Nevis and, at that time, sports enthusiasts are expected to descend on the Caribbean island over the one-week period from September 15 to September 22 for three world class sporting events.
July 5, 2014
LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Olympic 400 metres champion Kirani James, fresh from his recent win at the IAAF Diamond League Meeting in Lausanne, is now turning his attention to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, starting later this month.
July 2, 2014
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Trinidad and Tobago’s Tonya Nero won the women’s leg of the CARICOM 10K Road Race for the third time in a row, when the event was held in St John’s, Antigua on Sunday. Guyanese national Cleveland Forde excelled in the men’s section, clocking 34 minutes, 52 seconds.
May 14, 2014
NEW ROCHELLE, USA -- Marathon runners, who like to collect passport stamps along with their completion medals, can set their sights on the Marabana Havana Marathon and half-marathon this year. Insight Cuba, is offering Americans the exclusive opportunity to legally participate.