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Media Fact Sheet for 2017 Flow CARIFTA Games – Curacao

Turks and Caicos, March 28, 2017 – Providenciales

  • Flow has signed a three-year partnership with the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC) to be the exclusive broadcast partner and sponsor of the CARIFTA Games.
  • The event is now known as the Flow CARIFTA Games.
  • Curacao will host the 46th CARIFTA Games on Easter Weekend between April 15th and 17th; more than 650 athletes and officials have confirmed their participation; this is the first time that Curacao will host the CARIFTA Games.
  • Flow Sports will broadcast the 46th CARIFTA Games in High Definition (HD) across its network in the Caribbean on its premium sports channel, Flow Sports Premier
  • Coverage will feature commentary from veteran Caribbean journalists from across the region, including Nadine Liverpool, internationally renowned sports broadcaster and host of Flow Sports Premier Weekly, and Dalton Myers, Director of Sports at the University of the West Indies. Also newly added to this year’s line-up are well-known OECS Sports journalist, Terry Finesterre from St. Lucia and former Caymanian star athlete, Kareem Streete-Thompson, an Austin Sealy Trophy holder and CARIFTA record-holder in the long jump.
  • Flow, which was also the region’s exclusive broadcast partner for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, will present more than twenty hours of live coverage during the three-day event in Curacao. NACAC has commissioned 6 Gear to do the production of the event.
  • The Flow CARIFTA Games will be shown in ten (10) countries around the Caribbean on Flow Sports Premier; Flow will once again broadcast the Games live in HD across the region, offering customers the best-possible viewing experience of one of the region’s most important home-grown sporting events.
  • Sports fans can access the Flow Sports Channel in Antigua, Barbados, The Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Curaçao, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Vincent, St. Lucia and in Trinidad.
  • Flow is once again raising the bar for sports viewership by providing fans with anytime, anywhere access with the new Flow Sports App; simply download the Flow Sports app on Android or iOS smart devices, or visit the online microsite at flowsports.co from any lap top or tablet device.
  • Flow’s sponsorship and broadcast of the Flow CARIFTA Games is another way for the Company to further demonstrate its support for up-and-coming Caribbean athletes, as well as solidify Flow Sports’ commitment to become the ‘home of sports’ in the Caribbean.
  • More than 35 collegiate coaches from North America are likely to be in attendance at the 2017 Flow CARIFTA Games to scout and recruit some of the region’s best young athletes.
  • The Flow CARIFTA Games adds to an ever-growing line-up of exciting sport partnerships Flow has signed over the past year including the CONCACAF 2018 World Cup Qualifiers, Rio 2016 Olympic Games and the hugely popular English Premier League football.
  • Flow also has an expanding list of Olympian brand ambassadors including Rio 2016 gold medalist Elaine Thompson (100m & 200m – Jamaica) & Silver Medalist Kirani James (400m – Grenada), Gold Medalist Shaunae Miller (400m –Bahamas) , Machel Cedenio (400m – Triidad & Tobago), Ashley Kelly (400m – BVI) Delano Williams (200m – Great Britain), Lavern Spencer (High Jump – St. Lucia), Khalifa St. Fort (100m – Trinidad & Tobago), Darian King (Tennis – Barbados) and Jason Wilson (Triathlon – Barbados).
  • Flow believes that the heightened exposure of the Flow CARIFTA Games will ultimately raise the bar for these significant regional championships, from which many Caribbean athletic champions have already emerged.
  • Flow invites you the “Watch the Future” as the Caribbean’s best and brightest Junior athletes take center stage. The Flow Carifta Games have been the launching pad for the careers of some of the Region’s brightest athletic stars.
  • Flow is also the headline sponsor of the Boys and Girls ‘CHAMPS’ in Jamaica, the largest high school athletics championships in the Caribbean.
  • Tweet us @MyFlow using the hashtag #FlowCarifta

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