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Department of Sports, Parks, and Recreation Commissioner Calvert White testifies during Thursday’s Finance Committee meeting. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, USVI Legislature)

Courts, Parks and Public Spaces Will Soon Receive a Facelift

Work on the U.S. Virgin Islands' parks and public spaces is in disarray, but Sports, Parks and Recreation Commissioner Calvert White told the Senate Finance Committee the department has obtained significant funding and is prepared to proceed – carefully.

Olympic Committee Continues Push for Sports Complex

The global COVID-19 pandemic has slowed the realization of a Virgin Islands Olympic Committee headquarters, which would serve a dual purpose as a sports complex and FEMA approved shelter.

Team with V.I. Players Selected For The Basketball Tournament

War Tampa, one of the 24 teams from 120 applicants that was selected for The Basketball Tournament this summer, has plenty of Virgin Islands connections.
Ball fields around the territory remain closed while officials work out how to make them safe. (Source photo by Kyle Murphy)

Coaches Adjust Their Approaches as Opening of Ball Fields is Delayed

Without clear guidelines in place, the Department of Sports, Park and Recreation will indefinitely push back the opening of baseball fields for practice.

Members of V.I. Men’s Basketball Look to Take on $2 Million...

Four Virgin Islanders aim to play on Tampa 20/20 in this year’s edition of The Basketball Tournament, typically a 64-team single elimination tournament where the winning team takes home $2 million.
Konner and Karson Kendall hold up the Virgin Islands Flag at a recent CONCACAF Nations League game. (Photo provided by Konner Kendall)

Sports in Pandemic: V.I. Soccer-Playing Brothers Share Their Experience

Konner and Karson Kendall grew up on St. Thomas and have represented the U.S. Virgin Islands Senior Men’s National Team. They were playing soccer in the U.S. when COVID-19 shut down sports.
Runners line-up to get to the start line in Cruz Bay. (Source photo by Kyle Murphy)

Almost 1,100 Take Part in 24th Annual 8 Tuff Miles

Asher Delmontt, of Lebo, Kansas, took first place Saturday in the 24th annual 8 Tuff Miles on St. John, covering the 8.3-mile course from Cruz Bay to Coral Bay in 52:34 minutes, a pace of 6:17 minutes per mile.
Participants in the 2017 8 Tuff Miles near finish line (Gary Metz photo)

St. John’s 8 Tuff Miles Road Race Saturday Morning

About 1,000 people are expected to participate in the 24th annual 8 Tuff Miles race, which runs 8.38 miles from the V.I. National Park Ballfield along Centerline Road to Coral Bay Ballfield.
Walter Hodge battles through Cuban defenders to throw up a shot in Monday's game. (Source photo by Kyle Muprhy)

Slow Start Dooms the V.I. in Cuba Rematch

Cuba defeated the U.S. Virgin Islands, 91-64, at the UVI Sports and Fitness Center Monday night in FIBA AmeriCup qualifying action in front of approximately 2,000 fans.
USVI point guard Walter Hodge battles past a pair of Cuban defenders in Friday's game in Havana. (Photo by FIBA)

USVI Hosts Cuba Monday After Winning Opening Match

The Virgin Islands men’s basketball team will play Cuba Monday night at the UVI Sports and Fitness Center in their second AmeriCup Qualifier, with tipoff set for 7 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door. In the opener in Havana, USVI beat the Cubans.

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