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Kamikazee's Adam Deane (above right) is shadowed by Diamonds BlackÕs Wayne Archer during the second chukka. Compliments of the Nation News

Kamikazee's Adam Deane (above right) is shadowed by Diamonds Black's Wayne Archer during the second chukka. Compliments of the Nation News

BARBADOS - sports 2008

QC's Kemar Jones (left) and Reco King (right) try to block Garrison's Jodie Williams

Top of the class. It was back to the summit for Queen's College when they reclaimed the National Sports Council's Under-16 Basketball League title on Wednesday July 21st 2007 at the Barbados Community College.

Seen here, QC's Kemar Jones (left) and Reco King (right) try to block Garrison's Jodie Williams, who goes up for two of his game-high 38 points.

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Cricket World Cup - News Flash

West Indies wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin going through a catching drill with assistant coach David Moore. (Picture by Gordon Brooks.) March 19th 2007 by HAYDN GILL in Jamaica Compliments of the Barbados Nation news

THE EVENTS of the past few days have demonstrated there are no predictable results in Cricket World Cup 2007.


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As West Indies prepare to face Zimbabwe at Sabina Park today, they would have sat back and taken note of what Ireland did to Pakistan and what Bangladesh did to India on Saturday.

The shock results have thrown the notion through the window that the majority of group stage matches were going to be predictable with results in favour of the eight leading international nations against the fledgling countries.

Against that background, West Indies captain Brian Lara is not under-estimating either Zimbabwe or Ireland.

"It's going to be very competitive. Zimbabwe and Ireland have shown they cannot be taken lightly," Lara said yesterday.

"We're going to play the game with the same gusto like we had against Pakistan. A win tomorrow [today] will put us into the second stage, but it doesn't mean we have any points as yet.

"We've got a very important two games left and we're going to take each game one at a time." < Read more >

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Kensington Park in Jamaica, Brian Lara and his men geared themselves mentally for their first mission of Cricket World Cup 2007  Compliments of the Nation NewsMarch 13th 2007 Compliments of the Barbados Nation News by HAYDN GILL in Jamaica

THE REHEARSALS and warm-ups are over. Today it is serious business. And following yesterday's final practice session at Kensington Park in Jamaica, Brian Lara and his men geared themselves mentally for their first mission of Cricket World Cup 2007 – beat the Pakistanis in today's lead-off first-round match of the tourney. Here (from left) Lara, Dwayne Smith, Kieron Pollard and Daren Powell going through a final exercise routine. (Picture by Brooks LaTouche Photography.) < Read more >

Click here for exclusive footage of Champion Jockey Jono Jones as he wins the Sandy Lane Gold Cup… and falls off his horse!

January 06, 2007 Compliments of the Nation News

THE 2007 ATHLETICS SEASON gets under way at 10 a.m. today with the odd distance and relays meet at the National Stadium. The season opener is an open offering the long jump, shot putt, discus, as well as the 60, 150, 300 and 600 metres, as well as the 4x100, 4x200, 4x400 and 4x800 metres relays. Local athletes who begin the season today will also get the chance to compete against their counterparts from Wartburg College, Iowa, who are here on a training stint. Registration will commence at 9:15 a.m. and all track events will be timed finals. (SAC)

Golf

Excellent Golf Courses, fabulous weather, great all round location Barbados is ideal for golfing holidays.

Barbados’ triumph in winning its first Hoerman Cup title is attributable primarily to better preparation. This is the view of team manager Charles Edey, who said that thanks to the support of management of the golf courses, the team was equipped to pull off its historic win.

Cricket

Cricket has been an integral part of the culture for many years.

MANAGING Director and chief executive officer (CEO) of ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 Inc. Chris Dehring says "everything (for the event) must be done to world-class standards the best Cricket World Cup ever, the cricketing world would be watching the Caribbean and depending on the region to deliver a first-rate event on all fronts, especially in hosting the 16 competing teams."

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Polo

Polo is one of the world's oldest sports, known as the sport of kings. It is a highly competitive sport that combines the speed and power of the mount with the skill of the rider.

Today's polo is of a very high standard and fiercely competitive, as can be seen at any of the matches of The Barbados Polo Club, which hosts an annual calendar of regional and international matches.

Barbados golf

Sandy Lane

Throughout the Caribbean, the name Sandy Lane is synonymous with affluence and grandeur offering the perfect synergy of top class golf facilities and luxury accommodation. Seen here the Sandy Lane Golf Club with its breathtaking landscape and magnificent greens.

 

Gold Cup

THE GOLD CUP IS HERE: Minister of Sport Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo (above second left) collecting the Gold Cup from British Airways Captain Brian Dawson. Next to her is Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy and (at right) is Sandy Lane CEO Michael Pownall. (Picture by Antonio Miller.)

Racing in Barbados

Horse racing

Top creole Kabul, with Paul Leacock up, pushing to victory in the feature race of the Barbados Turf ClubÕs Centenary Day of racing at the Garrison Savannah yesterday. Officer, with Rocco Bowen up, was second and Don Anglesonny, ridden by Lorne Keizer, third.

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Rally Racing

Roger Mayers and Max Ferri were crowned the champions of Rally Barbados 2005, the biggest motor sport event in the Caribbean.

Alpheus offer two Rally options for you to enjoy this fantastic Rally Carnival.

Football

In a region where cricket has traditionally had a stronghold, Football has gradually been making incursions into the consciousness of sports fans. Barbados is taking football seriously with an enthusiastic youth team that is doing well in international fixtures.

Volleyball

Volley Ball

Winning a set against the Barbados teams at the Caribbean Volleyball Championships is proving as difficult as getting a no-confidence motion passed against the Government.

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Tennis

Tennis

In Barbados tennis courts can be found throughout the island and tennis is played competitively at all levels.

In Barbados Sugar Bay properties enjoy the facilities of the David and John Lloyd tennis village at Sugar Hill.

Hockey

The Banks Hockey Festival always lives up to its reputation as one of the best of its type in the world. Hosted annually at the Wildey Astroturf this years Festival promises to be as competitive as the ones before.

The going is already tough for the Barbados contingent at the 18th Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia in March 2006. The women's hockey team, in their first ever appearance at the Games, were beaten 4-0 by Canada

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SPORTS NEWS

Let the work begin!" was the call of Stephen Alleyne, chief executive officer of World Cup Barbados, and workmen moved in with a giant machine and demolished the sightscreen in front of the Peter Short Media Centre at the Kensington Oval on June 18th 2005. At 10:13 a.m. the coral stone sightscreen at the Malcolm Marshall End of the Oval came tumbling down. It was the start of demolition of the Oval to make way for a new, ultra-modern 28 000-seat stadium which will host the final of the 2007 Cricket World Cup.

World Cup Barbados chief executive officer Stephen Alleyne ( below right), Prime Minister Owen Arthur (centre) and Sir Garfield Sobers showing their delight after Barbados was awarded the World Cup final.


World Cup Barbados chief executive officer Stephen Alleyne (right), Prime Minister Owen Arthur (centre) and Sir Garfield Sobers showing their delight after Barbados was awarded the 2007 World Cup final.

 

 

Barry Forde

Cycling - Barry Forde

The impressive Barry Forderode away with gold in the keirin at the Pan American Cycling Championships in Argentina delighting Keith Yearwood, president of the Barbados Cycling Union following his silver medal at the World Cycling Championships.

Sir Garfield Sobers

Sir Garfield Sobers

Garfield St. Auburn Sobers was a supreme batsman, he could bowl pace or spin and was a brilliant fielder as well as being a superb captain. He is without a doubt the worlds greatest all rounder.

 

Dwayne Smith

Dwayne Smith, the lively medium-pacer pressed into service because of the known inability of Dwayne Bravo to bowl similar stuff, doubled his number of Test wickets with three.

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Music/Entertainment

Music in Barbados covers a wide spectrum. From an early age Barbadians learn to appreciate calypso, soca and reggae, at school and special occasions they are introduced to the classics and at church, music is the expression of joy and faith.

The inaugural Barbados Music Awards was a resounding success and those in the music industry, the public and, importantly, the media have all been showering praise on Ronnie Morris and his team at Timeless Barbados Entertainment Agency..

Sandy Lane Real Estate

Real Estate

Barbados has many excellent properties for sale, some adjacent to world class golfing facilities, others that have private floodlit tennis courts or are situated on the polo ridge. There are also several beautiful country and historical properties set in the lush interior of the island as well as stunning luxury developments, both beachfront and inland, as well as marina real estate for sale.

This featured property sits on approximately 2 acres of land in a small cul-de-sac in the noted Sandy Lane Estate.

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Water Sports holiday

Barbados is blessed with contrasting conditions, ideal for a variety of watersports. The mighty Atlantic sends surfing waves fit for the champions that train there... while the sparkling Caribbean invites exploration above and below and provides a sunset moment that is always spectacular.

Catamaran cruises evoke the good life with a day or evening cruise that is both fun filled and relaxing.

Calm waters and brisk breezes make sailing an exhilarating experience,

Barbados Hiking

Eco tourism

Hiking in Barbados takes you through cane fields, gullies, tropical forests and coastal communities to explore the unique geological and social structure of Barbados. Along the way you will meet friends, enjoy healthy exercise and observe the delicate balance of the unique heritage and environment of Barbados Hiking tours are for all ages and levels of fitness!! Our friendly, knowledgeable guides will let you take Hikes at your pace and pace of your group, so ensuring that you will see and experience all the treasures of this small corner of paradise.

 
 
 
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