Huge Turnout For Atlantic Medical’s “Sweet 16” Funwalk
- Apr 15, 2014 - 11:16:33 AM
Bahamas – Oniel Williams, who has spent the last six months training in Kenya
with Olympic champions and Mackey Williams, a runner who has been participating
in marathons since 1986, were the first runner and walker to cross separate
finish lines at Atlantic Medical’s 16th Annual Funwalk on Saturday.
The men were just two of 2,000 participants who
turned out for the annual event, which brings awareness to chronic diseases
like cancer and diabetes...
IOC Injury and Illness Prevention Conference hailed a success with record participation in Monaco
- Apr 14, 2014 - 3:18:09 PM
The 2014 IOC World
Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport came to a close
on 12 April, in Monaco. Dr. Rickey Davis represented the Bahamas Olympic
Committee as Chair of its established Medical Commission.
meetings, described by many delegates as the most constructive yet for
researchers and practitioners in the field of sports medicine and
prevention, were attended by a record 980 participants from 81
countries, and included 113 speakers, 5 keynote lectures, 24 symposia,
76 workshops and 202 abstracts; a remarkable increase at all levels from
the last edition in 2011. The Conference was the second organized by
the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and was attended by HSH
Prince Albert II of Monaco...
Grand Bahama Supercampers to Get Big Match Treat!
- Apr 12, 2014 - 5:48:26 PM
Freeport, Bahamas - Four deserving kids at this year’s Grand Bahama soccer camp
will be getting their sporting experience of a lifetime this August.
To mark the 10th year of the island’s
best-supported summer camp, the English Premier League is going to treat the
youngsters to an all-expenses-paid trip to Miami to watch two of the world’s
best pro teams in action.
The two boys and two girls will be getting top-price tickets
to the final of the Guinness International Champions Cup, a tournament being
played between eight leading European clubs...
IAAF 2014 World Relays press delegate pleased with preparations
- Apr 11, 2014 - 10:33:37 AM
Nassau, Bahamas – The
International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Press Delegate
and Local Organizing Committee (LOC), Director of Event Media Services
are both pleased with the media set up as well as the overall
development of the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium.
who gave two thumbs up, after completing a press site visit last week
made the revelation during a press briefing which was held at the
“I am pleased with what I’ve seen. All the plans are
really up to IAAF standards and we do have very high standards at the
IAAF,” IAFF Press Delegate, Anna Legnai said...
Hector Picard recaps his Triathlon for Grand Bahama's Beacon School
- Apr 4, 2014 - 3:21:10 PM
Double-arm amputee puts in a 2.4 mile swim - 112 mile bike ride - 26.2 mile run
in Grand Bahama
paratriathlete, Hector Picard has returned back to the USA after
spending a good week or so in The Bahamas where he participated in the Great Abaco Fitness Weekend
and then led his own triathlon in Grand Bahama in aid of The Beacon
School. The following are his own words recapping the event which took
place last weekend in Freeport:
The Triathlon for the Beacon
School was a complete success. I arrived on Grand Bahama island on the
24th and for 5 days I presented at various venues throughout the island
that included churches, schools and support groups. I inspired with my
story, but more importantly I made those that attended, aware of The
Beacon School and the special children there...
Commander Defence Force Fun, Run, Walk Results
- Apr 4, 2014 - 2:46:04 AM
The officers and marines of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force hosted
their Annual Fun Run Walk meet on March 31st. The month is declared
their health and fitness month for the members of the Defence Force. A
variety of sporting activities were planned by the organization,
culminating with the 3. 2 miles Fun Run Walk meet.
Final Results-Overall Results:
Bahamas Heineken Cup Rugby Playoffs
- Mar 27, 2014 - 5:05:48 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - A message from Steve Johnson, Chairman of the BRFU:
This Saturday's semi final game could possibly be the last of the season in Nassau. A Cuckoos and a Freeport win will move the finals to Freeport.
The Bahamas have a very active after season...
Jonathan Gouthro Memorial Golf Tournament in Grand Bahama, May 4th
- Mar 26, 2014 - 2:28:30 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Jonathan Gouthro
Memorial Golf Tournament Sunday 4th, 2014 at Grand Lucayan Reef Golf
Course 7a.m. Shot Gun Start
4 Person Team-Net Aggregate of 2 Best Ball Scores of the Team
Event to aid: Jonathon Gouthro Scholarship Fund...
Eleuthera Softball Association 2014, "We're back!"
- Mar 11, 2014 - 11:21:36 PM
The Eleuthera Softball Association
held its General Meeting Thursday March 6th, 2014 at Andy Deal’s
pavilion, Palmetto Point, Eleuthera.
The purpose of the meeting was to elect the ESA Executive Team for the years 2014 -2015.
softball player and Executive Romell Fish Knowles was elected a third
non-consecutive time to lead the once prestigious softball association
in the country...
Eleuthera Jr Baseball League of Rock Sound: Week 5 Results
- Mar 11, 2014 - 3:01:50 PM
Rock Sound – the Eleuthera Junior Baseball
League of Rock Sound played week #5 games in Rock Sound.
In game #1 -
Tee Ball Division- the Tarpum Bay Nippers just nipped the Rook Sound Sea
Grapes 18 to 17 in an excited match for the youngsters although the
parents seemed to enjoy it more.
Then in game #2 Coach Pitch Division,
the Spanish Wells Hook n’ Jook out lasted the new comers Tarpum Bay
Mosquitoes in their first game by the score of 13 to 11 The Tarpons
promises to be the team that gives the Hook n’ Jook a run for the
In game #3 - Junior Division - the Rock Sound Stingrays doubled
up the Spanish Wells Sting-Rays 8 to 4 to tie their series at 1-1...
Grand Bahama 5th Annual Ride for Charity
- Mar 7, 2014 - 10:07:36 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Healthy Lifestyle
has been the watchword in the Bahamas for the past several years. Pollo
Tropical, since opening its doors in April 2009 has brought to the Grand
Bahama community the availability of Fresh Food Serve Fast prepared
nutritiously and with the finest ingredients.
As Pollo Tropical
prepares to celebrate its 5th year in the Grand Bahama Community, we
will host our 5th annual Ride for Charity on Saturday April 12th 2014.
This year The Beacon School has been selected as the recipients of the
proceeds from the event...
Shaunae Miller advances to the 400m finals in Sopot
- Mar 7, 2014 - 5:38:53 PM
SOPOT, Poland: Shaunae
Miller had to work extra hard to get through her women's 400 metres
semifinal at the IAAF World Indoor Championships. She had to even wait a
little longer than expected to see whether or not she got into the
Just by the skin of her teeth, she was was listed with the
third and final spot by one tenth of a second over Russia's Kseniya
Ryzhova. While Miller was timed in 51.63 seconds, Ryzhova did 51.64 for
fourth. The IAAF World Youth and Junior champion can now relax a bit as
she prepare for Friday's final at 1:40 pm in the Ergo Arena.
Bahamas' Paul De Souza qualifies for 2014 Youth Olympic Games
- Mar 7, 2014 - 11:55:36 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - 14
year old St. Andrew's student, Paul de Souza, has joined a world class
group of young sailors who have qualified their country for the Youth
Olympic Games to be held in Nanjing, China, August 14-28, 2014.
total, only 30 sailors worldwide will be selected through continental
championships and the World championship to compete in the Youth Olympic
Games. Paul trained very seriously for the North American Championships
with his sailing coach, Robert Dunkley, from the Bahamas National
Sailing School, and his fitness trainer, Emilio Bullard, from Sweat
Therapy, to obtain one
of the 4 North American qualifying spots.
The challenge of selecting teams for the IAAF World Relays
- Mar 7, 2014 - 8:13:35 AM
Although the addition of the IAAF World Relays Championships has
caused challenges for the selection of national teams, numerous federations
have resorted to various options for solution.
Most national championships occur either at the end of June or during
July after the World Relays Championships.
Only federations in the southern hemisphere like Australia and South
Africa have their national championships prior to the World Relays.
An exception to this is Cuba, just miles south of The Bahamas. They
always hold their national championships earlier than any other nation
Results of the Bahamas Heart Association's Fun Run Walk
- Mar 5, 2014 - 10:38:40 PM
Nassau, New Providence -
The Bahamas Heart Association hosted their Annual Fun/ Run Walk on
Saturday March 1, 2014. This event culminates Heart Month and was a
great success. In the words of Tina Lightbourne, Vice President, "It was
well attended. We were happy about the turn out".
It is also the
event to start March, the month The Association host the March Appeal,
encouraging people to become members of the Bahamas Heart Association.
The proceeds from the membership dues are donated to The Sir Victor
Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Foundation to help repair the hearts of
Hanna could be fastest Huskie ever
- Mar 5, 2014 - 10:11:49 PM
Saskatchewan, CANADA - Kenrick Hanna was as raw as a fresh-picked carrot when Brian Towriss saw him on a Saskatoon football field for the first time.
Bahamas native, who attended high school in Florida before heading last
year to a cold-weather province he'd never seen, needed plenty of work
on a long list of football skills.
But he had one down pat - legs that flew faster than anything Griffiths Stadium had ever seen.
Bahamas National Sailing School holds 2nd Annual Art Show at 1Er
- Mar 5, 2014 - 12:41:20 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Bahamas National Sailing
School held their 2nd Annual Art Show at
1 er Cru (Premier Cru) on Gladstone Road on March
exhibiting artists were Malcolm Rae, Sonia Isaacs, Toby Lunn, Scott
Aranha, Quentin Minnis, Judith Pavillion (from Andros), Jo Ann Bradley
(from Abaco) and Robert Dunkley.
A generous percentage of sales were donated to the sailing school.
The show is aimed
at raising funds for the BNSS's junior sailing program and helping to
send some of our top young sailors to represent The Bahamas at major
Bahamian teachers step into organized wrestling ring
- Mar 3, 2014 - 9:21:36 AM
school teachers got an introduction to scholastic wrestling recently in
the first move to establish extracurricular wrestling in schools.
Education teachers assigned to public schools learned the basics of
scholastic wrestling in a one-day workshop conducted by the Bahamas
Amateur Wrestling Federation. The teachers took part in the workshop as
part of their ongoing professional development efforts...
Bahamas softball veterans tell rising stars, "Positive attitude and good grades get scholarships"
- Feb 28, 2014 - 9:48:56 AM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama…More athletic
opportunities are lost because of poor attitudes than poor grades two
veterans of the softball diamond emphasised young ladies of the Rising
Stars Girls Softball Development League during the opening of their 2014
season at the Grand Bahama Softball Diamond this past weekend.
Sophie Rolle-Smith and Ms. Candace deGregory-Clarke, both of whom have
gone on to enjoy success after softball, encourage the school girls ages
7-18, some from as far away as West End, “To sleep eat, and drink
softball because that is what we did and must maintain good grade
averages to get those scholarships.”
Opti Valentine's Day Regatta showcases Bahamas Junior Sailors
- Feb 27, 2014 - 1:29:28 PM
This year the Bahamas
Sloop Association, spearheaded by Eleazor Johnson, again invited the
Bahamas National Sailing School’s junior sailors to join them in their
Valentine’s Day Regatta that took place last weekend, February 15. It
was a great opportunity for them to be with the “big boys” to show off
their sailing skills. Our juniors are kids ages 8 to 16 who come from a
variety of social backgrounds with just one thing in mind – SAILING.
youngsters raced around a very short but fun course close to the
Montagu Beach shore. As one of the spectators commented, “It is amazing
to see such young sailors handling these boats so well“ and for many who
don’t know about the junior sailing program, this would be a surprise...