Bridgetown, Barbados, 04/07/2007 – The Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) will offer live broadcast coverage of the region’s best under-18 athletes as they compete against the world’s finest at the Fifth IAAF Track & Field World Youth Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic from July 11-15th.

Caribbean sports stars from 15 territories, which include Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, the Bahamas, Barbados, the British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, and the US Virgin Islands will contend for athletic honours amongst approximately 1,477 athletes from 175 countries around the world. 

“Coverage of the event is historic for the CMC because this is the first time we are offering a ‘live’ broadcast of the IAAF World Youth Track & Field Games”, said the CMC’s Director of Sports, Lance Whittaker. “I encourage viewers to watch and take notice of our regional stars at this meet because many of them are likely to become the world’s next Olympic champions.” 

Trinidad & Tobago’s Darrel Brown and Jamaica’s Usain Bolt and Veronica Campbell, who is also an Olympic 200-metre champion, have all secured a place in the history books as previous winners at the under-18 world meet.

The CMC has offered to regional stations live broadcast coverage of the IAAF World Youth Track & Field Games during the following schedule:

BROADCAST SCHEDULE

July 11th

12th

13th

14th

15th

4-7:30 am

4-6:00 am

4-7:00 am

4-6:00 am

10:00-1:00 pm

9:45-2:30 pm

10-1:00 pm

10:30-2:00 pm

9:45-2:00 pm

 

* All times East Caribbean. Subtract 1-hour for Jamaica.

For more information on availability and programming, contact the CMC at (246) 467-1000.