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After Strong Start, USVI Falls 3-2 to Cuba in Olympic Qualifying Game

The Virgin Islands U-23 Men’s National Team got an early lead but was unable to hold on against Cuba in the opening game of...
The territory's U-23 team receives instruction during the June training camp at the new Bethlehem Soccer Complex on St. Croix. (Source photo by Kyle Murphy)

V.I. Hosts First Round of Olympic Qualifying for Group B Soccer

The road to the soccer portion of Tokyo 2020 begins at the new St. Croix Bethlehem Soccer Complex for the Virgin Islands, Cuba and Barbados in Group B of the first round of Olympic Qualifiers on Wednesday.

USVI Soccer Association Executive Committee Holds Elections

The candidates for the various positions are nominated by the membership at least a month before the meeting. The term of service on the executive committee is four years, and there are no term limits.

Lawmakers Meet With Officials From Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Olympic Town Host Program

The purpose of the meeting with visiting Japanese and V.I. Olympic officials was to consider the participation of the USVI in next year’s Tokyo Olympics, the Paralympic Games and the Olympic Town Host Program.

Bryan Wins 31st Bastille Day Kingfish Tournament With 43.45 Pound Catch

Matthew Bryan was one of 168 anglers, including 30 junior anglers, on 554 boats who fished in this Northside Sportfishing Club-hosted tournament, which National Geographic magazine earlier this week named as one of the world’s ‘9 Bastille Day bashes that celebrates French Culture!’

V.I.’s Nicholas D’Amour Excels at World University Games

St. Thomian Nicholas D'Amour completed his first-day qualification in archery at the 2019 Summer University Games in Naples, Italy, on July 9
Haiti celebrates after scoring a goal against Costa Rica during group play in the CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer tournament. Photo by Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports)

Caribbean Nations Making the Most of Gold Cup Expansion

CONCACAF expanded the field in the bi-annual Gold Cup competition to allow more Caribbean nations to compete, and the islanders are making the most of the opportunity. Three island nations are preparing for quarterfinal appearances this weekend.

USVI Soccer Association Announces Slate of Games in July

The new Bethlehem Soccer Complex in St. Croix will host the first round of Olympic Qualifier games for men’s soccer, the U.S. Virgin Islands Soccer Association announced Tuesday.
Taylor Canfield of St. Thomas is 'flight controller' onboard the USA SailGP Team F50. (Photo by Matt Knighton for SailGP)

STT Sailor in New York for Second SailGP Race

Top-ranked racing sailor Taylor Canfield, who hails from St. Thomas and helped pioneer the sailing program at Antilles School, is in New York City preparing for his second race in the SailGP series with the U.S. team.
Nicolas Claxton, right, battles for a rebound during his V.I. Senior National Team Debut on June 28, 2018, versus the Bahamas. (Photo by FIBA Basketball)

V.I. Basketball Team Member Claxton Expected to go in Draft’s First Round

After two years of top level college basketball competition, Nicolas Claxton of the U.S. Virgin Islands national team may hear his name called Thursday during the first round of the NBA draft, according to various sports news sites.





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