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Marion Jones Track Deteriorating

The Marion Jones track, installed in 2012, is cracking up and while there is some remedial work that can be done to salvage portions of it, eventually, the whole track [...]

Team Belize to Represent the Jewel at World Rugby Tournament

Rugby is not as popular a team sport in Belize as basketball, soccer or even volleyball.  In fact there are only six rugby teams in the entire country.  But that’s [...]

Belizean Cyclists Take Podium in Caribbean Championship

Earlier this week we reported that four cyclists would not be representing Belize in the Dominican Republic after testing positive for COVID-19. But the rest of the delegation did make [...]

Cycling Hopes Derailed by COVID-19 Test Results

Some cyclists who were set to represent Belize in the Dominican Republic this week were unable to join the larger delegation when they tested positive for COVID-19.  News Five has [...]

Basketball Camp Focuses on Fundamentals and Positivity

All of 2020, COVID kept us all under lockdown, robbing school children of their summer camps and any opportunity to engage in contact sports.  But this year, with proper guidelines [...]

Belizean Olympians Get Flowers from Minister of Sports

Belizean Olympian Shaun Gill is among several athletes representing the Jewel in the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.  While the track and field star placed fifth in his category of [...]

Belizean Olympians Grateful for Home Fan Support

In news from the Olympic Games, all three Belizeans sent to participate in the Tokyo 2021 Olympics competed over the weekend.  Amado Cruz made history from the start, by being [...]

Remember this? Simone Biles Christmas Visit to Belize 2016

Many Belizeans who have been following the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo were surprised when an athlete so many of us root for, Simone Biles, withdrew from events due to [...]

Further Delay for Contact Sports as COVID Numbers Rise

While with the Minister of Youth, Sports and E-Governance, we asked him about the possible resumption of contact sports since athletes and sporting associations have been clamouring for a further [...]

Belizean Athletes Gear Up for Tokyo Olympics

Three Belizean athletes are preparing for the Olympic Opening Ceremony on Friday in Tokyo.  News Five has confirmed that at least two of our athletics competitors, Shaun Gill and Samantha [...]

New App for Belizean Football

There seems to be an app for just about everything, and today the “Socaloca” mobile app and web-based system was launched by the Football Federation of Belize.  It is designed [...]

Safeguards in Place for Young Athletes on Virtual Platform

The platform is free for all users of the app because the intention is to provide a fair opportunity for all footballers.  But if you are wondering if it is [...]

Basketball Players Fund Raising for Las Vegas Draft Combine

The Orange Court Generals need your help to get to Las Vegas for a basketball pro camp.  There, the athletes will show off their skills to basketball coaches and scouting [...]

Golfing in Belize – a Move to Further Develop the Sport

It is a sport that has been played in Belize for decades and since 2004, the Belize Open has had participation from athletes from as far as England, Canada, Colombia, [...]

Shaun Gill Dreams of Olympic Games; Heads to Tokyo this Month

The 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games are only a few days away and Belizean athlete Shaun Gill will be representing Belize in the one-hundred-meter dash. Today, News Five spoke to Gill, [...]

Kaya Ready to Compete in Intelligentsia Cup 2021

Except for 2020, she has represented the country annually for the past four years in the Intelligentsia Cup in the U.S.  And next week, cyclist Kaya Cattouse travels to Chicago [...]

Bryton Codd Tapped to Play Professional Volleyball in Finland

History was made today for the volleyball sport when for the first time a Belizean athlete was signed to play professionally in Europe.  He is the third athlete from the [...]

Two Athletes Representing Belize at Tokyo Olympics

Two Belizean athletes will be representing Belize in the 2021 Olympics scheduled to be held from July twenty-third to August eighth in Tokyo, Japan. Shaun Gill will be representing Belize [...]

Belize Olympic Association on Assistance to Athletes

We also asked President Martinez about the Associations’ role in ensuring more Belizean athletes can participate and even qualify for future Olympic Games.   Hilly Martinez, President, Belize Olympic Association [...]

“Football in School” M.O.U. Signed

The Football Federation of Belize and the Ministry of Sports signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Education this afternoon to roll out the “Football in School” programme.  [...]

Jaden Dubon is Recruited to the U-Eighteen Men’s National Team

This week, Technical Development Director Philip Marin of the Football Federation of Belize has been visiting Portland Oregon College ID Camp in the United States.  The visit was to observe [...]

Football Gears Donated to F.F.B.

Technical Director Marin returns to Belize on Friday with a donation of football boots, shin guards and gloves. It’s a donation from the Dubon Family, Chris and Spencer Carl and [...]

MOU Signed to Improve Development of Football among the Youth

A memorandum of understanding was signed between the National Sports Council and the Football Federation of Belize to further the development of the sport among the youth. The official event [...]

Meet the Coaches for the Youth Football National Teams

The Football Federation of Belize recently announced the appointment of three head coaches to lead the continued development of the sport at the youth level. All are trained and licensed [...]

Son of Belizean Basketball Player Scores Big Win in Academics

And in news from the Belizean Diaspora, the son of well-known Belizean basketball star Darwin Carter was recently featured on KTLA News in Los Angeles.  Not for his basketball skills [...]