Joanna Evans takes gold in 400m freestyle at CACs
- Jul 20, 2018 - 10:13:31 PM
Bahamian Joanna Evans of Grand Bahama won the first gold for Team
Bahamas at the 23rd Central American and Caribbean Games in
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...
Bahamas Fed Cup team wins big over #1 seeded Bolivia
- Jul 19, 2018 - 2:40:53 PM
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.".....
BAWF introduces young athletes to wrestling through Miami Inner City Wrestling Club
- Jul 19, 2018 - 2:25:22 PM
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
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...
BUD FIFA Winner returns after Moscow World Cup Games
- Jul 16, 2018 - 10:16:51 AM
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...
Shaunae Miller-Uibo sets Meeting Record for Women's 200m in Rabat
- Jul 14, 2018 - 1:24:45 AM
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.
BLTA - Junior Tennis Nationals Close Out In Stride
- Jul 12, 2018 - 2:39:00 PM
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.
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
Olympic Committee enters new marketing age
- Jul 4, 2018 - 10:00:32 AM
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
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
Peace at the Crease: Cricket to promote peace and development
- Jul 3, 2018 - 8:16:19 AM
Representatives of government, diplomats, celebrities and religious
leaders will help the Commonwealth kick-off a new cricket initiative
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
Bud Bahamian Winner Front and Center at FIFA World Cup
- Jun 28, 2018 - 1:24:29 PM
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...
Sir Jack Hayward Soccer Camp Quickly Approaching
- Jun 14, 2018 - 5:15:16 PM
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...
3rd annual Bahamas Poker Run attracts over 400 boaters
- Jun 10, 2018 - 2:25:02 PM
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.
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)...
GBPA Named Title Sponsor of Conchman Triathlon for Third Consecutive Year
- Jun 7, 2018 - 7:25:17 PM
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
The 2018 Bahamas Davis Cup Americas Zone 3 winners return home
- Jun 3, 2018 - 6:00:06 PM
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"...
To the victor goes the spoils; Bahamas promoted to Zone 2 in Davis Cup!!
- Jun 2, 2018 - 9:27:35 PM
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
Students selected to represent the Bahamas in Moscow, Russia
- May 28, 2018 - 3:16:29 PM
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...
2 Top Female Junior Tennis Players awarded Scholarships at Prestigious Colleges
- May 24, 2018 - 10:57:01 AM
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...
34th Annual Frank "Pancho" Rahming Primary School Track and Field Championships Launched
- May 17, 2018 - 2:20:11 PM
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...
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.
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)...