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WILLEMSTAD, July 15 (Reuters) - Anyone closely watching the starting line of the Beijing Olympics 100-metre sprint may notice the flash of a gold tooth emblazoned with the letter "C". Churandy Martina's smile surrounds the "C" that stands for his name, his island home of Curacao and his ambition -- champion.
PHILIPSBURG - The ITF Junior Tennis Tournament came to an end saturday at the Port de Plaisance Hotel. Following ar the final results of the tournament.
PHILIPSBURG - Saturday will be the final day of the ITF Junior Tennis Tournament here on St. Maarten. The tournament which attracted representation from accross the region including North America and Europe, is expected to conclude at 11:30AM on Saturday.
PHILIPSBURG - The following are the results of Thursdays games in the ITF Junior Circuit Tournament being played on St. Maarten.
PHILIPSBURG -In what is being dubbed as a success, the Anguilla Cycling Association hosted the annual Organization of Eastern Caribbean States cycling championships over the weekend.
PHILIPSBURG - After he had successfully defended his title at the FBK Games in the Netherlands and being the fourth place occupant in Berlin, Olympic athlete Churandy Martina's burden of a slight injury was put to rest.
On Saturday, July 5 Churandy was however, fully justified on the running track in Madrid, where he participated in the sprint at the 100m against celebrities like Francis Obikwelu (Portugal) and Kim Collins (St. Kitts).
After a false start Churandy stole the first round by finishing second just behind Francis Obikwelu. He had a time of 10.11 seconds which is a good time taking into account his rehabilitation and also the strong headwind.
In the finals Saturday evening at 21.30 pm, Churandy ran into orbit 4 with a headwind of -1.1 m / s. The next game for Churandy is the Golden League of Rome (Italy) next Friday, July 11, 2008.
PHILIPSBURG - The Anguilla Cycling Association will be hosting their annual John T. Memorial 78 miles cycling race. The annual event, which already has the confirmation of participants from Antigua, Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Guyana, Guadeloupe, the U.S Virgin Islands, St.kitts, Nevis, St.Lucia, St.maarten, Tortola and hosts Anguilla, is scheduled for Sunday July 6th.
PHILIPSBURG - The St.Maarten Body Building and Fitness Association will be holding an international judges seminar. The conference will be held on Wednesday July 2nd and on Thursday July 3rd respectively with the possibility of a run off on Friday. The workshop is carded to take place at the Sports Federation's office and will start from 6:30 to 9:30.
PHILIPSBURG - The St. Maarten Sports Federation in collaboration with the Netherlands Antilles Olympic Committee successfully hosted their annual Day Run/Walk on Sunday.