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XX Commonwealth Games Is a Wrap – Congratulations to All the Athletes Who Participated!

Veteran Sports reporter Mike King wrote that he “knew the 2014 Commonwealth Games would be a bridge too far for the various Barbados teams competing in Scotland,” in the Wednesday August 6, 2014, Midweek Nation Newspaper. A number of persons have echoed this sentiment. However, though King’s article has some merit, the bridge that has […]

Inspire>Aspire: Global Citizens In the Making Prizewinners!

Two students of the Hilda Skeene Primary School in St. Phillip are winners in the Commonwealth Games’ Inspire>Aspire Competition.  The Competition, part of the Legacy 2014 of the Games, was a unique Awards Programme to inspire and connect young people throughout the Commonwealth. Best in School and 1st prize for Barbados has been awarded to Aren Brathwaite. Sarah Patrick […]

A View From The Other Side

By Andrea Blackett,  Commonwealth Gold Medalist When I was given the opportunity to attend the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, I immediately accepted. There is nothing like being a part of such a grand event. As an athlete, you really don’t think about how much goes into putting on games of this magnitude but I […]

Netball 11th and Beckles in 100m Hurdles Final

The netballers saved their best for last as they easily dispatched St. Lucia 53-27 to finish 11th place at the XX Commonwealth Games in Scotland. St. Lucia placed 12th and Trinidad and Tobago 10th. Jamaica continues to be the highest ranked Caribbean Island, and they are still in the running for a spot in the top […]

Weightlifting Medal Snatched

A medal was within grasp on Day 7 of the competition at the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, but it was not to be as weightlifter Ivorn Mcknee failed to lift his starting weight in the clean and jerk event at the SECC. It was a major disappointment as McKnee was a clear favorite to […]

Barbados wins Bronze

Barbados won its first medal on Day 6 of the events, officially day 7 of the XX Commonwealth Games.  It is the country’s first track and field Commonwealth medal in 16 years. The 110m Hurdles men’s event was stacked in Barbados’ favour with Shane Brathwaite, Ryan Brathwaithe and Greggmar Swift all making the finals. It […]

Day 5 Track Dominates

On Day 5 all eyes were fixed on the track where two Bajan  athletes had qualified the previous day for the semi-finals of the 100m event, men and women. Jade Bailey was up first, but her below par performance saw her failing to advance to the finals. Ramon Gittens however ran well and was rewarded with a […]

Mixed Fortunes On Day 4

The gray skies and rainy, cold weather that is expected of Scotland has finally overtaken the warm sunshine that greeted visitors on Day One of the XX Commonwealth Games, but despite this, Day Four presented Barbados with a number of performances of which the country can be proud. In the morning Brian Best comfortably took […]

Barbados! Barbados!

Barbados! Barbados! This was the chant from about 40,000 patrons all around the Rangers Football Club every time the widely popular Barbados Rugby Sevens team touched the ball. The team may have lost the games on the field in Pool A on Day Three of the XX Commonwealth Games in Scotland, but they won the hearts of […]

Barbadians Clean

News from Dr. Adrian Lorde, Chairman, National Anti-Doping Commission of Barbados is that all the tests of our Commonwealth Games team prior to leaving Barbados have come back negative.  Lorde said that so far several athletes here have been screened in the CG pre-games testing. The tests were funded by the Caribbean RADO and the […]

A look at Badminton, Swimming and Table Tennis On Day 2

Day 2 was another sunny day in Scotland even if it was a tough one for the Barbadian competitors. The Badminton players were out early competing against Sri Lanka in the team competition. Andre Padmore lost his match 21-8, 21-7 while a heavily bandaged Mariama Eastmond lost a keenly contested match to T. Hendahewa 11-21 […]

Barbados Day 1 at the Commonwealth Games

Barbados was within reach of winning a medal on the first day of competition at the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow but had to settle for fourth place in the bronze medal contest between 19-year-old Onoh-Obasi Okey and her Australian opponent. Onoh-Obasi battled well and even won a point that was, unfortunately, disallowed. The Australian […]