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Sport in Barbados

Barbados is a well-known summer destination and their government has implemented a sports-based tourism starting with them hosting the 2007 Cricket World Cup.

Cricket is almost like a religion for many Barbadians. Barbados has produced many cricketers that have since made a name for themselves like Sir Everton Weekes, Sir Clyde Walcott, Sir Garfield Sobers and Sir Frank Worrell. Other well-loved sports in Barbados are football basketball, volleyball and rugby. Barbadians also have done well in athletics which makes a lot of sense since it is their traditional sports.

As far as the international stage, Barbados has been participating in the Summer Olympic Games since 1968 under their own flag except in 1980 when they joined the boycott of the Olympic Games led by the United States. The only time that Barbados has won an Olympic medal was through sprinter Obadele Thompson (bronze) in the 100 meter dash at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. However, Barbados did compete as part of the British West Indies Federation in the 1960 Rome Olympics and James Weddeburn who was from Barbados was one of the team for the 4 x 400 meter relay which snatched the bronze. Barbados has never participated in the Winter Olympics mainly because they do not have any athlete and the facilities to train for such an event.

Below are details of sports, sporting events and sports people related to Barbados.

Popular sports of Barbados

Traditional or Regional Sports of Barbados

Barbados Sporting Success

Great athletes from Barbados

Barbados Sports trivia

Barbados at major events

Past sporting events hosted in Barbados

Upcoming sporting events in Barbados

Annual sporting events held in Barbados

Sporting Facilities in Barbados

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