Sports in Barbados are many and varied. The large Barbadian diaspora across the globe and wide-scale availability of International television covered on the local cable service and DirecTV has meant that Barbadians have always been up to date on international trends. Barbadians now follow a wide cross-section of sport from across the world. In recent years the Barbadian government has implemented a policy of sport-based tourism. Including the hosting of the 2007 Cricket World Cup and various other events locally. Beyond this the Barbadian calendar is full of many sporting events throughout year.
^Toppin, Sherrylyn (2009-08-05). "Tourism thrust". Nation Newspaper. Retrieved 2009-08-05. "GREATER EMPHASIS will be placed on sports tourism, especially in the satellite offices of the Barbados Tourism Authority (BTA) across the world. Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy made this revelation during the opening of the third annual Barbados Sports Camp at the 3Ws Oval yesterday morning. Making the link to the camp, which was set up to improve visitor arrivals in the lean period after the Crop-Over Festival, Sealy said Barbados had several advantages over its neighbours."[dead link]