November 2 - December 10, 2018
Beach Wrestling, Beach Rugby
Beach Soccer, Boxing Aquathlon, Cycling
Netball, Judo Kayaking, Orienteering
Table Tennis, Taekwondo
Water Polo, Weightlifting
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Barbados Independence Invitational Games (BiiG) hosted by the Barbados Olympic Association(BOA) looks to grow even more going into its third year of action. Hopes are high with the games scheduled to start with a two-day Beach Games festival on November 3 and 4.
The BOA’s Assistant Secretary General Cameron Burke highlighted the new partnerships formed with the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation to help broadcast and stream the events locally. Burke went on to inform that this years multi-sport event was intended to showcase the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect, over the next 40 days when 23 sports disciplines join forces to make the BiiG 2018 a success.
Sport was such a powerful social tool that it was included as a part of Nation’s 50th-anniversary celebrations in 2016. The Barbados Olympic Association Inc. was happy to join with National Sports Federations to create the BOA 50th Anniversary Independence Games.
The Games are intended to highlight the best of local sporting talent—both on the field, and in the administrative and coaching areas. They are also designed to expose Barbadian sports fans to live high-level competition between our best home based sporting talents.
It is the intent of the BOA to make this into a regular multi-sport event at Independence and to create opportunities for Corporate Barbados to invest in sport through sponsorship and partnership in the events. The BOA will take responsibility for the quality of the event and minimum qualification standards will be implemented both for the athletes and for the administration and presentation of the competitions.
The BOA will be responsible for the overall management and organization of the Games and for final disciplinary control.
All competitions will be under the management and technical control of the relevant National Sport Federation. The National Sport Federations will be responsible for venues and equipment.
The Competition rules must be submitted to the BOA’s organizing committee before September 30, 2016. There will be two different aspects to the Games. Beach games, featuring Beach Volleyball, Fencing, Handball, Kayaking, Open Water Swimming, Orienteering, Sailing and Surfing, and the traditional games of Badminton, Boxing, Cycling, Judo, Netball, Rugby Sevens, Swimming, Table Tennis and Weightlifting.
Sponsors have the opportunity to op-in for all sports or to sponsor only the Beach Games or even a particular sport. Sponsorship packages are flexible and can be tailored to the individual sponsor needs.