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Commentary: Gatlin wins 100m, becomes skunk at Bolt's farewell party

August 11, 2017
Commentary: Gatlin wins 100m, becomes skunk at Bolt's farewell party Bolt insisted this would be the final individual race of his storied career – his swan song. This is why everyone was so anxious for him to go out on a high note. Alas: Olympic champion and world record holder Usain Bolt finished third in the men’s 100 meters in 9.95 seconds at the IAAF World Championships.

Jamaica's superstar sprinter comes in third to an old, unloved rival in his final race

August 8, 2017
Jamaica's superstar sprinter comes in third to an old, unloved rival in his final race LONDON, England -- After the excitement of his final race on Jamaican soil at Kingston's National Stadium, Jamaicans at home and abroad were filled with nervous anticipation – and a sense of celebration – as their adored champion sprinter Usain Bolt entered the Olympic Stadium in Stratford...

'I don't think, I've ever been that nervous!' - Usain Bolt as he finished his final race in Jamaica

June 13, 2017
'I don't think, I've ever been that nervous!' - Usain Bolt as he finished his final race in Jamaica KINGSTON, Jamaica -- It was his last official race in Jamaica: Before Usain Bolt finishes his career as the fastest man alive in 2017 in London, he said farewell where everything began: In Kingston, Jamaica. Bolt had his last official race in Jamaica at the JN Racers Grand Prix at the National Stadium.

Guyana and Suriname score medals at Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku

May 29, 2017
Guyana and Suriname score medals at Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku BAKU, Azerbaijan -- Guyana and Suriname each earned three medals – one silver and two bronze – at the fourth Islamic Solidarity Games, which concluded last week in Baku, Azerbaijan, thereby ranking joint 30th among the 55 countries competing. For Suriname, Miguel Van-Assen scored silver...

Antigua-Barbuda's Run in Paradise half-marathon set for May 28

February 25, 2017
Antigua-Barbuda's Run in Paradise half-marathon set for May 28 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...

Trinidad Olympic athlete extradited to Cayman Islands in sex-crime case

February 22, 2017
Trinidad Olympic athlete extradited to Cayman Islands in sex-crime case 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...

Grenada PM requests Bolt's participation in inaugural Invitation track and field meet

February 21, 2017
Grenada PM requests Bolt's participation in inaugural Invitation track and field meet 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.

Commentary: Doping charge strikes Usain like a lightning Bolt

February 3, 2017
Commentary: Doping charge strikes Usain like a lightning Bolt 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.

Trinidad and Tobago wins 2008 Olympic gold after Jamaican athlete found guilty of doping

January 28, 2017
Trinidad and Tobago wins 2008 Olympic gold after Jamaican athlete found guilty of doping 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...

Bahamas Shaunae Miller wins Olympic title in women's 400 meters

August 17, 2016
Bahamas Shaunae Miller wins Olympic title in women's 400 meters 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.

Jamaica's Usain Bolt flies into the history books

August 16, 2016
Jamaica's Usain Bolt flies into the history books 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.

Grenada Olympians represent proudest moment, says PM

August 16, 2016
Grenada Olympians represent proudest moment, says PM 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...

Athletes compete for CARICOM 10K title on Sunday

July 1, 2016
Athletes compete for CARICOM 10K title on Sunday 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...

Season debut is a work in progress, says Grenada's Kirani James

April 19, 2016
Season debut is a work in progress, says Grenada's Kirani James 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...

Fourth edition of Puerto Rico marathon and half marathon to take place this month

March 3, 2016
Fourth edition of Puerto Rico marathon and half marathon to take place this month 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.

Bahamas 'Golden Girl' speaks out on doping documentary

December 31, 2015
Bahamas 'Golden Girl' speaks out on doping documentary 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...

Grenada's first Marathon to take place this Saturday... and it's at night.

December 8, 2015
Grenada's first Marathon to take place this Saturday... and it's at night. 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.

Jamaicans Bolt, Fraser-Pryce big winners at CASJA Sports Awards

November 24, 2015
Jamaicans Bolt, Fraser-Pryce big winners at CASJA Sports Awards 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...

Commentary: In Putin's Russia even Athletics is a criminal doping enterprise

November 13, 2015
Commentary: In Putin's Russia even Athletics is a criminal doping enterprise 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...

CARIFTA Games 2016 in Grenada to cost EC$2 million

October 24, 2015
CARIFTA Games 2016 in Grenada to cost EC$2 million 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...

St Lucia triathlon set for November 21

September 5, 2015
St Lucia triathlon set for November 21 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.

Antigua and Barbuda Triathlon attracts Caribbean top athletes

February 14, 2015
Antigua and Barbuda Triathlon attracts Caribbean top athletes 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...

Cuba credited with assisting Jamaica's athletics success

December 11, 2014
Cuba credited with assisting Jamaica's athletics success 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.

Martinique takes nearly all honours in St Lucia International Triathlon 2014

November 26, 2014
Martinique takes nearly all honours in St Lucia International Triathlon 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.

Three Grenadians to run their first ever New York marathon for charity

October 16, 2014
Three Grenadians to run their first ever New York marathon for charity 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.

Nevis hosts 14th international triathlon in November

September 13, 2014
Nevis hosts 14th international triathlon in November 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.

Suriname claims triple jump gold at Youth Olympics

August 26, 2014
Suriname claims triple jump gold at Youth Olympics 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.

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