Skeete retains Independence 400m crown

The Leonora Track And Field Center was a buzz of activity over the weekend as young athletes showed up to compete in the Independence Track and Field Meet organized by the Guyana Overseas-Based Sports Association. Athletes both old and new dominated the competition with a number of close wins, while Director of Sport, Christopher Jones,…

Inaugural Linden Games begin Friday

The Linden Youth Leaders Group with support of Mayor Carwyn Holland will be hosting the first ever Linden Games set to run off from February 9 to 11. The undertaking by the non-governmental organization is geared towards encouraging fitness, healthy living, sports tourism, Linden’s hospitality and engaging their constituencies in celebrating the Region’s love for…

Education & Humanities dethrone Social Sciences

UG/Inter faculty Track & Field Championship The Leonora Track and Field Facility, West Coast Demerara was in uproar on Friday last as the Faculty of Education and Humanities proved that their challenge for the Champion Trophy at the Inter faculty Track & Field Championship of the University of Guyana (UG) was not just talk but…

UG sports in on March 24 at Leonora

The date is finally set and the University of Guyana (UG) will finally be hosting their annual Track and Field Championships next Friday. As was customary, students from UG would normally participate in the Inter-Faculty feud in the first semester but due to circumstances the event was pushed back until now. The decision to postpone…

Bolt wins but hurdler Harrison takes the glory

LONDON (Reuters) Usain Bolt delivered on his top billing by winning the 200metres at the London Diamond League on Friday but the Jamaican was upstaged for once as American sprint hurdler Kendra Harrison broke one of the oldest world records in the book. Bolt, running his first 200metres race for a year in his last…

Forde wins fifth title to extend domination

CMC – Guyanese Cleveland Forde edged out Trinidadian Curtis Cox to pick up his fifth CARICOM 10k title in the 12th edition of the event staged here yesterday. In the race held under the theme ‘Promoting Healthy and Peaceful Societies’, the 31-year-old Forde clocked 32.29 minutes as he crossed the line first at the Guyana National…

Young Sprinter Medas-King continues dominance in USA

“It seems like U-10 sprinter Kcaysha Medas-King and Brenessa Thompson have a few things in common, they keep getting better and better as the season goes on,” those were the thoughts of Kcaysha’s father Andy. Medas-King motored her way to three titles at the USATF New York Junior Olympic Track & Field two-day Championship at…

GOA plans activities for Olympic Day celebration

Olympic Day was first celebrated on June 23, 1948 with the goal of celebrating the Olympic movement and the Olympic ideals.  It continues to be celebrated on June 23rd of each year and all National Olympic Committees (NOCs) have been encouraged to organise Olympic Day activities.  Olympic Day Runs were introduced in 1987 and are…

Overseas athletes impressed with local synthetic track

A NUMBER of the overseas athletes who participated at the recently concluded Aliann Pompey (AP) Invitational noted how pleased they were with their performance on the synthetic track of at the National Track and Field Centre in Leonora. USA’s Philippe DeRousier, who has been competing since early 2000, says Guyana’s only synthetic track facility holds a…

D’Andrade, Johnson on podium in Trinidad

Guyana’s distance running duo, Lionel DAndrade and Kelvin Johnson were on podium again last Sunday in the 2016 Edition of the Oilfield Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU) annual Labour Day Butler 20km Classic Road Race in Fyzabad, Trinidad. Johnson was second behind Trinidad’s Curtis Cox, who ran 1:11.37 to win the game. Johnson ran 1:12.56, while D’Andrade (1:14.240 was third.…