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Joanna Evans takes gold in 400m freestyle at CACs - Jul 20, 2018 - 10:13:31 PM

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Bahamian Joanna Evans of Grand Bahama won the first gold for Team Bahamas at the 23rd Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, Colombia. 

In the 400 m freestyle Evans clocked a time of 4:11.15, setting a new meet record.

This was The Bahamas first medal  of the event, and a games' record breaking performance...
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Bahamas Fed Cup team wins big over #1 seeded Bolivia - Jul 19, 2018 - 2:40:53 PM

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The Bahamas Fed Cup Team has gotten off to a blazing start!  The Bahamas faced the number one seeded country in the tournament, Bolivia. In the first match of the day, Danielle Thompson opened up competiion with a strong performance against Daniela La Fuente Strassburger of Bolivia.  Bahamain Danielle won in straight sets 6,3 6,2.  Danielle expressed that there were some nerves at the beginning but she wanted to come out strong.  "Representing my country with the letters on my back and my teammates cheering me on was really good" said Danielle.  She said she played to the best of her ability and left it all on the court.  She wanted to set the tone for the day. And the tone was set from her fine performance hot out of the gates.  Teammate Kerrie Cartwright said that "Danielle came out aggressive and eager and I loved her energy and also loved watching her play.".....
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BAWF introduces young athletes to wrestling through Miami Inner City Wrestling Club - Jul 19, 2018 - 2:25:22 PM

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Dozens of young athletes got an introduction to the sport of wrestling through a summer clinic offered by Miami’s Inner City Wrestling Club (ICW) in association with the Bahamas Amateur Wrestling Federation (BAWF).

Coach Wilbert Johnson, ICW program manager, led a team of coaches and other volunteers to Nassau, where they gave lessons in core wrestling skills. Instructors included Earl Hall, a four-time Florida wrestling champion and former wrestler for Iowa State University; Dr. Joey Miller, a college female champion; and Mervin Ford, a USA Wrestling official...
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BUD FIFA Winner returns after Moscow World Cup Games - Jul 16, 2018 - 10:16:51 AM

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Nassau, Bahamas – Fresh from his trip to the World Cup Games in Moscow, Russia, Anthony Bullard is back on home soil and sharing his incredible journey with the media. “It truly was a trip of a lifetime” gushed Bullard, “there’s no better way to describe it. The entire trip was an amazing experience from start to finish. I have so many incredible memories that I know will last a lifetime and I’m so happy to have been lucky enough to win”.
 
Ahead of this year’s World Cup games, Budweiser Beer in partnership with the Bahamian Brewery & Beverage Company Ltd., launched a promotion giving one lucky soccer enthusiast the opportunity to see one of the most anticipated international...
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Shaunae Miller-Uibo sets Meeting Record for Women's 200m in Rabat - Jul 14, 2018 - 1:24:45 AM

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Bahamas' Shaunae Miller-Uibo competed in the women’s 200m on July 13 and set a meeting record of 22.29 in the Women's 200m at the 2018 Meeting International Mohammed VI in Rabat, Morocco.

Dina Asher-Smith of Great Britain placed second with 22.40, and in third was Jenna Prandini of the USA with a time of 22.60.  

Miller-Uibo was the only Bahamian at the event in Rabat.
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BLTA - Junior Tennis Nationals Close Out In Stride - Jul 12, 2018 - 2:39:00 PM

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Congratulations go out to the Winners and Runners-up of our recently held Junior Nationals. Approximately 70 entrants participated in the annual tournament.  Also, scores of family members, friends, and tennis enthusiasts came out to cheer for their favourite player.  Special thanks go out to Tournament Director Wesley Rolle, and Ceron Rolle & Steve Taylor who rendered assistance. Appreciation is also extended to  Christina Galanos, LLb for sponsoring the trophies;  Michelle Telecanos for ensuring that the courts and facility were in order and Nadine Munroe who assisted with Registration.
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DNA seek answers over IAAF World Relays cancellation - Jul 9, 2018 - 3:23:40 PM

The recent news that the Government of The Bahamas has cancelled the IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2019 was met with much dismay and disappointment by several Bahamians and sports enthusiasts. This announcement sent shock waves across the nation and the global sports community with just 10 months before the event was scheduled to take place...
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Olympic Committee enters new marketing age - Jul 4, 2018 - 10:00:32 AM
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The Bahamas Olympic Committee (BOC) plans to implement stronger marketing strategies now that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has better equipped it to recruit and deliver maximum value to corporate partners.

Clarence Rolle, a vice president of the BOC, attended the Olympic Marketing Seminar in Samorin, Slovakia that was presented by the IOC’s Television & Marketing Services unit in late June. The seminar brought together representatives from dozens of national Olympic committees to be updated on tools for helping the corporate world better understand the Olympic movement and cooperate in the development of athletes...
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Peace at the Crease: Cricket to promote peace and development - Jul 3, 2018 - 8:16:19 AM
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Representatives of government, diplomats, celebrities and religious leaders will help the Commonwealth kick-off a new cricket initiative next month.

Dubbed Peace at the Crease, the programme will use the popularity of cricket as a tool to promote peace, bring communities together and support progress and development.

This new initiative will be launched in London at an inter-faith match at Lords Cricket Ground on 6 July, and will include a series of special exhibition matches...
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Bud Bahamian Winner Front and Center at FIFA World Cup - Jun 28, 2018 - 1:24:29 PM

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Football (soccer) enthusiasts from around the world have been glued to their screens as the FIFA World Cup action heats up in Russia. Heralded globally as the most prestigious association tournament in the world, the FIFA World Cup has, and continues to attract millions of viewers surpassing even the Olympic Games.

Ahead of this year’s games, a new partnership between Budweiser Beer and the Bahamian Brewery & Beverage Company, gave lucky Soccer fans here in The Bahamas the opportunity to receive the ‘trip of a lifetime’ to watch a FIFA World Cup game live in Otkritie Arena, in Russia...
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Sir Jack Hayward Soccer Camp Quickly Approaching - Jun 14, 2018 - 5:15:16 PM

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With school coming to a close and summer in full swing, the Freeport Rugby Football Club invites youth from around the island to sign up for the Sir Jack Hayward Soccer Camp.

The weeklong camp begins on Monday, June 25 and finishes on Friday, June 29. Each day begins at 9 a.m. and finishes at 3 p.m. During that time, participants will get the opportunity to work alongside international coaches, including several current college coaches from the United States...
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3rd annual Bahamas Poker Run attracts over 400 boaters - Jun 10, 2018 - 2:25:02 PM

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The Bahamas Poker Run co-founders, Jordan Lampkin and Shane Freedman, have concluded that by all accounts the 2018 Third Annual edition was a huge success.

Announced on Thursday, June 7th at the official cheque presentation, Bahamas Poker Run (BPR) committee members were elated at the turnout and support for this event, resulting in the event being able to this year make a sizeable $10,000 donation to the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) in support of the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park (ECSP)...
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GBPA Named Title Sponsor of Conchman Triathlon for Third Consecutive Year - Jun 7, 2018 - 7:25:17 PM
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The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) is delighted to be the title sponsor of the 2018 Conchman Triathlon event, for the third consecutive year.   Since inception, the Conchman Triathlon always takes place on the first Saturday of November each year and is a successful and long-standing event on Grand Bahama Island.  This year marks the 32nd Annual GBPA Conchman Triathlon, which will be held on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 at Taino Beach. 

Sarah St. George congratulated Chris Baker, Ravanno Ferguson and their team for organizing this 32nd Annual Conchman Triathlon. 
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The 2018 Bahamas Davis Cup Americas Zone 3 winners return home - Jun 3, 2018 - 6:00:06 PM
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The Director of  Sports, Tim Munnings, The Bahamas Olympic Committee Secretary General Derron Donaldson,  Sports Liason Officer for Tennis in the Ministry of Sports Kevin Colebrooke were all on hand to welcome back Team Bahamas on their stellar performance in Escauza, Costa Rica.  The 2018 Davis Cup team consisted of the #1 seeded Baker Newman, #2 seeded Philip Major Jr., Jody Turnquest and the Player/Coach Marvin Rolle.   The entire team expressed joy and exuberance at the win and stated that all they wanted to do was "make their country proud"...
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To the victor goes the spoils; Bahamas promoted to Zone 2 in Davis Cup!! - Jun 2, 2018 - 9:27:35 PM
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The Bahamas has been promoted once again in Davis Cup Competition after the stellar performance displayed in tournament play by its world class athletes.  The Bahamas who presently sits in the The Davis Cup, Americas Zone III in 2018 had just been relegated after playing in Zone II in 2017.   Therefore the mission was clear: our guys had to work hard to ensure that The Bahamas would earn the right to enter into Zone 2 competition in 2019.  Mission Accomplished!

The Bahamas Team came into tournament play today undefeated and at the top of their pool.  They played Honduras, Antigua & Barbuda, Jamaica and Bermuda.  They were matched against a rowdy hometown crowd in Costa Rica...
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Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations Youth and Junior National Championships - May 31, 2018 - 7:15:52 PM

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-Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations Youth and Junior National Championships: June 15th ad June 16th.

Senior National Championships: June 22nd and 23rd


Meet times Friday 5:30pm Saturday 12 noon Thompson Blvd. Thomas A. Robinson Stadium
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Students selected to represent the Bahamas in Moscow, Russia - May 28, 2018 - 3:16:29 PM
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The Bahamas Football Association, the governing body for soccer in the Bahamas, announced the names of young Bahamian football players who will participate in this summer’s FOOTBALL FOR FRIENDSHIP program in Moscow, Russia. The youth centered empowerment program is sponsored by Gazprom, a major sponsor of FIFA.

The youngsters selected are Aliah Rodriguez, who attends Temple Christian School and plays with Cavalier FC and Jordin Wilson who attends, Lyford Cay School and plays with Western Warriors FC. The youngsters will be accompanied on their trip by chaperones Mrs. Saskia D’Aguilar and Mrs. Simone Wilson...
Community
2 Top Female Junior Tennis Players awarded Scholarships at Prestigious Colleges - May 24, 2018 - 10:57:01 AM
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The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association(BLTA) is proud of the awarding of tennis scholarships from top college institutions in The United States to two of our top female juniors in the Bahamas: Afrika Smith and Sierra Donaldson.  Both ladies have toured the junior circuit over the past few years and have attained much success including quarterfinals, semifinals and finals appearances in the international tennis arena.  Both ladies have soared to high heights in USTA and ITF tournaments. Sierra and Afrika have proudly represented the Bahamas on national teams including World Juniors, Junior Fed Cup and other team competitions... 
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34th Annual Frank "Pancho" Rahming Primary School Track and Field Championships Launched - May 17, 2018 - 2:20:11 PM

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The Department of Sports in the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture held a press conference Wednesday, May 16, to make the public aware of the upcoming 34th Annual Frank "Pancho" Rahming Primary School Track and Field Championships to be held May 23-26, 2018.

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard said the Ministry will fulfill its mandate of supplying ground transportation, accommodations and breakfast and lunch for the participants. He said that he is still hopeful that corporate Bahamas will assist in that regard... 
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Bahamas Men's National Program Players Announced - May 16, 2018 - 4:12:38 PM

The Bahamas Football Association would like to announce the list of players who have been invited to the Bahamas Men’s National Program.

From this program, the Bahamas Men’s National Team will be selected to represent The Bahamas in matches against Belize (September), Antigua and Barbuda (October), Anguilla (November), and Dominica (March)...

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