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Regular Registration to End May 15 for International Optimist Regatta, Clinic and Team Race

The International Optimist Regatta (IOR), presented by EMS (Electronic Merchant Systems) Virgin Islands – one of the first and largest regattas in the Caribbean to promote youth sailing -- plus kick-off TOTE Maritime Clinic and TOTE Maritime Team Race, will take place June 13-19.

Muhammad Halim Sets Personal Record Qualifying for Rio Olympics

Muhammad Halim had the best triple jump of his life last week at the Morgan State Legacy Meet in Baltimore, Md.; his 16.99m effort broke his V.I. National Record and qualified him for the Rio Olympic Games, his second games. The mark tied him for the third best jump in the world.

Neither Storms Nor Stings Stop the Iron Man

Mother Nature appeared to be doing her best to foil Captain Morgan Ironman 70.3 Triathlon Sunday, but organizers and participants were not going to let that happen.

Cadets Mark 100th Anniversary of JROTC With 5K Run

Across the nation, the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp program is celebrating its 100th Anniversary in many ways, including hosting one of the largest runs in military history. In the territory, four school programs took part in the worldwide run.

Athletes, Residents Get Primed for St. Croix Ironman

The Captain Morgan Ironman 70.3 St. Croix Race doesn’t start until Sunday at 6:30 a.m. but the activities kicked in Friday at the Fort Christiansvaern lawn as athletes prepared for the big race.

Youngster Wins Top Angler in Dolphin Derby

The catch of a 29.4-pound dolphin (mahi-mahi) earned St. Thomas junior angler Robbie Richards, 9, the title of Top Angler and a $1,000 cash prize Sunday at the Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club’s 21st Annual Dolphin Derby.

VICF Holds Gladfelter Challenge Road Race

Although the weather was nearly perfect on Sunday morning, the road surface was somewhat of a challenge for several cyclists. Six competitors caught flats in the Gladfelter Challenge Road Race, which took place at Rust Up Twist on St. Croix's North Shore Road.

V.I. Olympics Committee Unveils New Logo

With preparations under way for the Olympic Games this summer in Brazil, the V.I. Olympic Committee on Tuesday unveiled a new logo that will identify the territory's athletes and supporters.

V.I.Pace Runners to Hold 18th Children Run Christiansted

The Virgin Islands Pace Runners announced today that The 18th Annual Children Run Christiansted will be held on April 29. This foot race kicks-off the annual Triathlon Jump-up and is for boys and girls 13 and under.

Athletes Make Saturday’s Games Special

Though fewer in number in recent years, the athletes at Saturday’s Special Olympics at the St. Croix Renaissance field were as enthusiastic as ever, whether or not they won their event.

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