Top Bahamian Athletes Named to Rio 2016 Olympics Team
- Jul 22, 2016 - 3:49:37 PM
Nassau, New Providence - The Bahamas Olympic Committee today named the
national team travelling to represent the country at the Summer Olympic
Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The
team’s top sponsor since the 2012 London Olympics is The Bahamas
Telecommunications Company (BTC).
“We are extremely grateful to BTC for
again stepping forward to support Bahamian international sport”, said
Olympic Committee Secretary General Romell Knowles. “The athletes are
trained and approaching their high peak of fitness and readiness just in
time to compete at their best.”
team is led by returning Chef de Mission Roy Colebrook, also a Vice
President of the Olympic Committee. Team Manager is Ralph McKinney...
BBFF's Northern Bahamas Bodybuilding and Fitness Show: July 23
- Jul 22, 2016 - 1:24:40 PM
The Bahamas Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation’s Annual Northern
Bahamas Bodybuilding and Fitness Show will take place this Saturday,
July 23, 2016 at the Regency Theatre starting at 7pm. Prejudging starts
A competitors motorcade is set for Friday, July 22nd leading to the Port
Lucaya Marketplace where a public weigh-in will take place from 6 -
“This is the first year that the Northern Bahamas Show will be used as a
pre-qualifier leading up to The Bahamas Nationals, which will be held
on August 27, in Nassau, at the Melia Ball Room..."
Buddy Hield, Welcomed Home
- Jul 22, 2016 - 1:19:40 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Bahamian NBA basketball star Chavano "Buddy"
Hield arrived in Nassau, July 20, and will be honoured among other
national sports legends on Thursday
evening at special ceremonies during the nation's 43rd Anniversary of
Bahamas Independence celebrations. Minister of Youth, Sports and
Culture the Hon. Dr Daniel Johnson welcomed Buddy at a Press Conference
at Lynden Pindling International Airport, VIP Lounge, and Director
General of Tourism Joy Jibrilu made a presentation to the popular
athlete, who worked his way from the basketball courts of Grand Bahama
Island all the way to the NBA and the New Orleans Pelicans.
Grand Bahama teen becomes the country's youngest karate black belt
- Jul 22, 2016 - 11:35:15 AM
look at this picture and the words “shy and introverted” do not come to
mind, but they are exactly what set
Grand Bahama teenager Dereja Bain on the path to just becoming the country’s
youngest karate black belt.
Her lack of
confidence had impacted her school work as a Grade 3 girl at Sunland Baptist Academy,
but she was naturally strong and well-coordinated, and armed with those
qualities joined The Bahamas Martial Arts Academy. Just eight years later she made history.
15-year-old, who just completed Grade 10, not only has accomplished something
remarkable in her chosen sport, but is much more relaxed and confident in life
generally, and an excellent student who lists math as her favourite subject...
Davis Cup Winners Receive Heroes' Welcome in Bahamas
- Jul 21, 2016 - 11:05:01 PM
The 2016 Davis Cup Zone III Co-Winners returned home yesterday to a heroes’
welcome. The team, which includes player/captain Marvin Rolle, Baker
Newman, Spencer Newman and Kevin Major Jr. are still taking in their
gargantuan win in La Paz, Bolivia. The group played their last match on
Saturday where they defeated Jamaica 2-0. This win catapulted Team
Bahamas from Zone III to Zone II. In 2016 there was participation from
135 nations in the Davis Cup, making the Davis Cup the world’s largest
annual international team competition in sport!
The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association(BLTA) planned a special day which
included live radio interviews, call ins and open phone lines, newspaper
interviews, television recordings and a warm congratulatory reception
at the National Tennis Centre. The team had an opportunity to relay
their experiences to the general public and to share their special
moments in this year’s Davis Cup Competition...
BOC Names Women's 4x400 Relay Team for Rio Olympics
- Jul 21, 2016 - 11:00:19 PM
It was only this morning that The Bahamas Olympic Committee in
concert with the Bahamas Association of Amateur Athletic Associations
received communication from the IAAF inviting The Bahamas to enter the
4x400 women’s relay team to participate in the BTC Bahamas National Team
travelling to Rio de Janeiro.
The Bahamas Olympic Committee accepted the invitation and the following individuals have been named to the team: Christine Amertil, Lanece Clarke, Carmeisha Cox, Shaquania Dorsett, Shaunae Miller and Anthonique Strachan...
Bahamas Beach Soccer National Team Visits FIFA Headquarters
- Jul 21, 2016 - 11:47:17 AM
Zurich, Switzerland - It was an eventful day of football related
activities, as the Bahamas Beach Soccer National team visited the Fifa
headquarters, located in Zurich, Switzerland.
The day started
with a meeting with FIFA’s head of development for beach soccer and
futsal, Brent Rahim. Rahim was pleased to meet with the team, as he will
play a crucial role in the planning and execution of the 2017 FIFA
Beach Soccer World Cup...
Bahamas Beach Soccer Team earns third place finish in Nations Cup in Austria
- Jul 21, 2016 - 10:09:42 AM
Linz, AUSTRIA - As The Bahamas prepares to host the FIFA Beach Soccer
World Cup in 2017, the country's national squad is reaping the benefits
of a 6 week training camp based in Basel, Switzerland.
In the team's first competitive matches since April, the squad travelled to Linz, Austria to take part in the Nations Cup.
The first match put team Bahamas up against #36 ranked Czech Republic...
Buddy Hield Receives Hero's Welcome in The Bahamas
- Jul 20, 2016 - 7:31:45 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas — Chavano ‘Buddy’ Hield was bombarded by scores of
excited visitors and Bahamians at the Lynden Pindling International
Airport (LPIA) when he arrived yesterday afternoon.
rising Bahamian basketball star who was drafted sixth by the New Orleans
Pelicans at the National Basketball Association (NBA) draft, was met
with a Junkanoo rush out at the airport.
Tourists and locals rushed to greet him and take selfies with the Grand Bahama native...
BTC to Sponsor Haiti / Jamaica Soccer Match
- Jul 20, 2016 - 5:02:59 AM
Nassau, The Bahamas. July 19, 2016. BTC announced today that it will
title sponsor the National Sports Authority’s Soccer Match featuring
Haiti and Jamaica.
CEO Leon Williams was on hand today for the
announcement and commented saying that “BTC has enjoyed a longstanding
relationship with the sporting community. We have always placed our
money where our mouth is and stepped up to the plate in support of many
major sporting initiatives in this country. Just a year ago, we sat
right in this room as we announced a $250,000 sponsorship to the
IAAF/BTC World Relays...”
Contract Signed for Andre Rodgers National Baseball Stadium
- Jul 19, 2016 - 3:02:11 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture in
conjunction with the Ministry of Works and Urban Development held a
press conference and contract signing for the Andre Rodgers National
Baseball Stadium on Monday, July 18, 2016 at the Thomas A. Robinson
The contract in the amount of $21 million was
awarded to Woslee Construction, which was represented by company
president, Mr. Ashley Glinton. Work on the structure is scheduled to
begin around mid-August. The stadium is to be located opposite
Government High School...
2016 Sports Legends to be Recognized in Special Ceremonies
- Jul 18, 2016 - 6:41:50 PM
The nation’s newest NBA star Buddy
Hield, former Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Cynthia Mother Moxey Pratt, Women’s NBA
standout Jonquel Jones, and veterans like Leonard Boston Blackie Miller, Peter
Gilcud, Swim Coach Andy Knowles and Sports Administrators like Sir Arlington
Butler as well as the late Vince Ferguson are joined by the country’s only test
Cricketer Ivan Johnson in the 38 Sports Legends List as part of the country’s
Independence Anniversary celebrations.
The Hon. Obadiah Wilchcombe, MP and
Minister of Tourism serving in the capacity of Chairman of the 43rd
Independence Celebrations Secretariat, is pleased to announce on behalf of the
Government and People of The Bahamas, 38 honourees as National Sports Legends...
8th annual Sprite Basketball Tournament launch
- Jul 18, 2016 - 2:33:42 PM
New Providence, Bahamas - For the eighth year Caribbean Bottling Company
(CBC), the local producer of Coca-Cola products, has partnered with the
Royal Bahamas Police Force to bring together the nine districts of New
Providence in an annual Sprite Basketball Tournament. For four weeks
young men from across the island will work together in teams to win the
coveted title of “Sprite Basketball Champions”, while learning new
skills in a friendly, safe environment.
“Over the past eight
years the Sprite Basketball Tournament has become a highlight of the
summer camp, with the kids excited to compete and get involved in the
Urban Renewal Summer Basketball League Official Launch
- Jul 18, 2016 - 10:14:59 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Urban Renewal Summer Basketball League Official
Launch on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at Bacardi Road Park, Carmichael Road,
one of a number of Urban Renewal Commission summer activity programmes
for young people. Commission Co-Chair Cynthia Pratt gave the
Welcome message to the young basketball players and guests
was given by Commission Deputy Permanent Secretary Patricia Francis; and
Remarks by Commission Permanent Secretary Diana Lightbourne...
Bahamas Davis Cup Team Advanced and Promoted to Group II Americas
- Jul 17, 2016 - 10:48:26 AM
A splendid showing all around for The Bahamas in The 2016 Davis Cup
Competiton. Due to the consistent and excellent play, Team Bahamas has
been promoted to Zone II. With a final win over Team Jamaica today the
Bahamas reigns supreme as the only undefeated team in Pool B. They end
the competition with a 5-0 performance in the 2016 Davis Cup
Competition. How did they do it? They won by using all of the talent and
skills along with a mixture of experience and strategy. Led by
Captain/Player Mr. Marvin Rolle, The Bahamas defeated Honduras, Costa
Rica, Bermuda, Trinidad & Tobago and Jamaica.
Yesterday’s win over Jamaica had its share of drama and suspense and did not
come without some level of hard work and determination by our group of
Bahamian guys. Spencer Newman was up first against Damion Johnson and
lost in the first set 3-6...
The Bahamas Davis Cup team defeats Trinidad & Tobago
- Jul 15, 2016 - 1:24:36 AM
A clean sweep against Trinidad & Tobago today for The Bahamas Davis
Cup Team. The competition got off to a great start with Kevin Major Jr.
leading the way. Despite his first appearance on the court there were no
nerves present as Kevin sliced his way through the competition. In the
first set Kevin beat Luke De Caires 6-2. However, De Caires answered
with a win in the second 6-3. Nonetheless Kevin regrouped and
overpowered De Caires in the third set in splendid fashion 6-1. Spencer
Newman played next and dealt with Akiel Duke 6-3,6-1. With the win in
the bag, The Bahamas still give a good showing by winning the doubles
6-3 6-2. Spencer and Marvin Rolle continue to hone their chemistry and
was victorious over Chung and De Caires of Trinidad...
Historic BFA Women’s League Draft to be Held July 18 th
- Jul 14, 2016 - 6:26:39 PM
In an exciting move designed to expand and raise the standard of
play in women’s soccer, the Bahamas Football Association will be holding
a draft for the new Women’s League Monday at Roscow AL Davies Soccer
Centre in Nassau.
“This is a great thing for the BFA and women’s
soccer,” said Carl Lynch, co-project coordinator for the Bahamas
Football Association, the official football federation in The Bahamas.
“The majority of players entered so far are experienced players who are
either off in college, have aged out of the youth league or played years
ago and want to get back into the sport...”
2016 Battle 4 Atlantis Matchups Announced
- Jul 14, 2016 - 10:56:26 AM
PARADISE ISLAND, BAHAMAS - The highly-anticipated early-season college
basketball tournament begins on Wednesday, November 23, with the first
round of games. Appearing in the 2016 Battle 4 Atlantis are eight
top-tier teams, including Michigan State
of Louisville, Wichita State University, Baylor University, Louisiana
State University, Virginia Commonwealth University, St. John’s
University, and Old Dominion University.
Bahamian rugby teams attends Rugby Americas North tournament in Miami
- Jul 12, 2016 - 3:31:44 PM
26 Bahamian rugby players are in Miami, Florida for the Rugby Americas North Under 19's tournament.
"Out of the 26 players who
have traveled to Miami, 21 of the young men are from Freeport!" said a Freeport Rugby Football League statement.
achievement by all the coaches of our youth system. We wish the boys
well. Special thanks to Nigel Kirkby, Justin Lewis and Ben Powers for
getting the Freeport guys ready and Kyle Charlton for organizing the
All Andros & Berry Islands Regatta Winners
- Jul 11, 2016 - 2:13:38 PM
MORGAN'S BLUFF, NORTH ANDROS -- All Andros & Berry
Islands Regatta Winners, Morgan's Bluff, North Andros:
Class A winner
Running Tide with 13 points;
Class B winner Susan Chase with 12 points;
Class C winner Thunderbird with 14 points....