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Daniel Bailey named Antiguan Sporting Ambassador, given land

ST JOHN’S, Antigua — The Antigua and Barbuda government has named the country’s superstar sprinter Daniel Bailey a Sporting Ambassador and given him land for his history-making achievement at the IAAF World Championship in Berlin, Germany.

Bailey became the first athlete from his country to contest an IAAF World Championship final when he ran 9.93seconds to finished fourth in the 100-metre event that went to his Jamaican training partner Usain Bolt, who won in a stunning world record of 9.58 seconds.

"I will advise Her Excellency the Governor General to officially appoint you as one of our new Sporting Ambassadors, conferring on you the title of Your Excellency," Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer told the 22-year-old during an elaborate homecoming ceremony for him on Sunday….Read More

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