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Video: CARIFTA Swimmers Win 32 Medals

Video: CARIFTA Swimmers Win 32 Medals

The Bermuda CARIFTA Swimming Championship team arrived back home tonight [April 4] with every member wearing medals and being greeted at the airport by friends, family and Minister of the Cabinet Office with Responsibility for Government Reform Lovitta Foggo on hand to congratulate the team on their performance. The 11-minute live video replay is below:The... Read more of this article

‘Very Excited About Games Being In Bermuda’

‘Very Excited About Games Being In Bermuda’

[Written by Don Burgess] Bermuda beat out Guyana to be the hosts of the 2020 Carifta Games. And Bermuda National Athletics Association President Donna Raynor is confident that our island “will put on an even better show than we did in 2012,” when Bermuda last hosted the contest. Initially, four other countries put in bids – Trinidad &... Read more of this article

CARIFTA Swimmers Win Eleven More Medals

CARIFTA Swimmers Win Eleven More Medals

A fantastic performance came to an end for Bermuda’s swimmers at the CARIFTA Swimming Championships in Jamaica as they claimed 11 more medals on the final night of competition. Elan Daley won the 11-12 Girls 200m Backstroke Gold Medal with a time of 2:29.11, the 11-12 Girls 50m Freestyle Gold Medal was won by Daley who was clocked at 26.59, and... Read more of this article

Video: CARIFTA Track Team Return Home

Video: CARIFTA Track Team Return Home

Members of the Bermuda CARIFTA track & field team arrived back in Bermuda this evening [April 3] with Minister of Social Development & Sports Michael Weeks and Minister of the Cabinet Office with Responsibility for Government Reform Lovitta Foggo on hand to congratulate the team on their performance. Team captain and high jumper Sakari... Read more of this article

Minister Weeks Congratulates CARIFTA Athletes

Minister Weeks Congratulates CARIFTA Athletes

Minister of Social Development & Sports Michael Weeks congratulated Bermuda’s swimmers on their “superb performance,” Sakari Famous for her medal win, and all of Bermuda’s CARIFTA athletes for their “hard work and gallant effort.” High jumper Sakari Famous won bronze at the CARIFTA Games in the Bahamas, and Minister... Read more of this article

Bermuda To Host 2020 CARIFTA Games

Bermuda To Host 2020 CARIFTA Games

Bermuda has won the bid to host the 2020 CARIFTA Games, Bermuda National Athletics Association Donna Raynor has confirmed. Bermuda last hosted the CARIFTA Games in 2012, and also hosted them in 2004, 1980 and 1975. When Bermuda hosted the event in 2004, it saw the start of the rise of super sprinter Usain Bolt of Jamaica who became the first junior... Read more of this article

Bermuda CARIFTA Swimmers Win 21 Medals

Bermuda CARIFTA Swimmers Win 21 Medals

Bermuda swimmers continue to make an excellent showing at the CARIFTA Swimming Championships in Jamaica, racking up a total of 21 medals. Elan Daley has won multiple gold medals:On the third day of action, Elan Daley added to her gold medal count as she captured the 11-12 Girls 200m Individual Medley gold, Daley would then capture the 11-12 Girls... Read more of this article

Video: Sakari Famous Wins CARIFTA Medal

Video: Sakari Famous Wins CARIFTA Medal

Bermuda’s Sakari Famous continues her streak of winning CARIFTA medals, with the high jumper claiming a bronze medal yesterday in the Bahamas after finishing third in the Under 20 Girls High Jump with a top leap of 1.79m. Speaking to Antoine Jones, Ms. Famous said, “Right now I’m just glad to be over the competition, it was a lot of... Read more of this article

Youth Chess Team Competes At CARIFTA

Youth Chess Team Competes At CARIFTA

Bermuda’s youth chess team recently competed at the 2018 CARIFTA Junior Chess Championship in Paramaribo, Suriname, with five island players taking part. A spokesperson said, “The final round of the 2018 CARIFTA Junior Chess Championship in Paramaribo, Suriname concluded after seven long rounds of competition. “Bermuda’s five-player... Read more of this article

Swimmers Win More Medals At CARIFTA Games

Swimmers Win More Medals At CARIFTA Games

Bermuda’s great showing at the 2018 CARIFTA Swimming Championships in Jamaica continued with the island’s swimmers winning six more medals, taking their overall count up to an impressive tally of thirteen. Bermuda’s swimmers not only claimed three gold, two silver and one bronze medal, they also shattered two more CARIFTA records. Elan... Read more of this article

CARIFTA Athletes Continue In The Bahamas

CARIFTA Athletes Continue In The Bahamas

Bermuda athletes were back in action on the second day of the 2018 CARIFTA Track & Field Games taking place in the Bahamas. Taylor Hines finished 4th in Heat 4 of the Under 17 Girls 200m preliminaries clocking 26.00, which saw her finish 19th overall. Video report from In The Know’s youth reporter Antoine Jones on the first day of CARIFTA... Read more of this article

Video: Track Athletes In Action At CARIFTA

Video: Track Athletes In Action At CARIFTA

[Updated with video] The track and field portion of the 2018 CARIFTA Games is now underway in the Bahamas, with Bermudian athletes in action. Taylor Hines competed in the Under 17 Girls 400 Meter Dash Final, finishing 6th in heat 2 of the preliminaries clocking 59.65 finishing 14th overall. Clevonte Lodge advanced to the Under 17 Boys 400 Meter Dash... Read more of this article

CARIFTA Swimmers Win Medals & Set Records

CARIFTA Swimmers Win Medals & Set Records

Bermuda’s swimmers made a very impressive start at the 2018 CARIFTA Swimming Championships in Jamaica, winning two gold medals in record setting style, as well as one silver medal and four bronze medals. Highlights of the morning session saw Elan Daley break Emma Harvey’s CARIFTA record in the 50m Backstroke clocking 31.62, while both Giada... Read more of this article