Sports in Barbados are many and varied. The large Barbadian diaspora around the globe and wide-scale availability of International television covered on the local cable service and DirectTV 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 the year.
Barbados' basketball team has a unique history of international accomplishments. It was the only Caribbean team that qualified for the 2006 Commonwealth Games and celebrated several surprising victories. Overall, the team finished 5th, leaving behind South Africa, Scotland and India.
Barbados is popular destination for kitesurfing and Windsurfing. Wind is blowing most of the year, and its best at December to March. Barbados has great wave for kitesurfers and windsurfers, and there are no flat water spots. Main kite and windsurf beach is Silver Rock at the south tip of the island.
^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]