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Bahamas swimming star gives verbal commitment to University of Texas - Oct 1, 2014 - 6:01:50 PM

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SwimSwam.com reports on Grand Bahama's Joanna Evans:

Joanna Evans, a distance freestyler from The Bahamas, has made a verbal commitment to the University of Texas beginning with the 2015-16 season.

Evan represented The Bahamas at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing this past summer. She was the bronze medalist in the 800m free with 8:39.75. She went into the meet with a seed time of 8:57 from Charlotte Grand Prix in February. In the 400m free, Evans dropped more than five seconds to finish fifth with 4:12.14. She was only 9/10 behind gold medalist Hannah Moore of the USA and 2.9 seconds ahead of the sixth-place finisher.

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BOC's Romell Knowles to present at International Olympic Committee Forum - Sep 30, 2014 - 5:05:24 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Romell Knowles, Secretary General of the Bahamas Olympic Committee and International Softball Federation Hall of Fame designate will represent the Bahamas at the International Olympic Committee Forum on  "Basic Principles  of Good Governance."

Knowles, who holds an Executive Master's Degree in Sports Organization Management was invited by the International Olympic Committee to be one of the presenters and will speak on the topic:

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NPCA road cycling race results from September 28th - Sep 30, 2014 - 2:02:06 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Results of  the New Providence Cycling Association 32 miles Road Race held on Sunday 28th September, 2014
 
Overall Results are enclosed.

Please note  the Bertram Cowboy Musgrove  aka  Tour De New Providence is coming up 25th and 26th October, 2014 . This is a Three Stage race and there will be three Levels/Divisions...
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Star Sailors League finale returns to The Bahamas in December - Sep 26, 2014 - 5:15:36 PM

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The Star Sailors League is pleased to announce that its second grand finale once again takes place in Nassau in the Bahamas between December 2nd and 7th.

Reigning champions Robert Scheidt and Bruno Prada will be tackling 19 very competitive teams in this second edition, two more than last year, with a purse of 200,000 dollars on the table. The top-ranked crew at the end of the event will take home 40,000 dollars, in fact.

Aside from the winners’ prize (sponsored by the Symonette family), there will also be trophies for teams that, over the course of the year, dominated the special ranking lists drawn up by the Star Sailors League.
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Bahamas Tourism in talks with New York Yankees - Sep 26, 2014 - 4:29:11 PM

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NEW YORK CITY, New York: The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism is looking to ‘get on base’ with the New York Yankees, seeking a partnership with the popular Major League Baseball (MLB) team.

The two sides recently began exploratory discussions on cobranding efforts that would expose millions of baseball fans to The Islands of The Bahamas brand. Director of Sports Tourism Greg Rolle led a team of sports representatives to New York to meet with New York Yankee executives Tuesday evening.

“New York is one of our major target markets and if we can establish a relationship with the Yankees that will help us penetrate the market, it could result in a boost in our visitor numbers,” Rolle said.
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Grand Bahama Gears up for Soccer Season - Sep 26, 2014 - 1:49:16 AM

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Freeport, Bahamas - The Grand Bahama Girls' Soccer Developmental League is starting soon, and the final day for registration is Saturday, September 27th from 2 - 4pm.

The league caters to girls ages 5 - 16 years.  Great family-fun every Saturday afternoon at the Freeport Rugby Football Club.

Grand Bahama YMCA Soccer League begins Saturday, October 4th with a Meet & Greet Session with the coaches from 10am to 12noon at the YMCA...

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Bahamians Take Gold at Florida Judo Tournament - Sep 26, 2014 - 12:05:39 AM

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Three members of the Bahamas Judo team produced outstanding performances at the Florida Yudanshakai (Black Belt tournament) held in Orlando this weekend. Cynthia Rahming 20, won two golds in the womens lightweight and middle weight divisions. Kentico Forbes 18, won a gold and a silver in the Mens middleweight and heavy weight division and Joshua Mcfall 18, won two bronzes in the mens lightweight and middleweight divisions.

"I am particularly pleased with Kentico's performance as he has only been training for 9 months." Said Coach D'Arcy Rahming Jr. "All three athletes trained in Cuba over the summer. Cynthia also took what she learned from the Commonwealth Games in Scotland along with her training with Olympians in the US during the summer and turned in an extremely impressive performance."

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New Champions Crowned At the Baark! Powerade Potcakeman Triathlon! - Sep 25, 2014 - 9:10:33 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - The second annual Potcakeman Triathlon was a thrilling morning at Jaws Beach on Saturday September 20th 2014. Over 200 participants took part in the 750m swim,21km bike and 5k run or the shorter distanced ‘puppy tri’. Featuring chip timing sponsored by Purina, the first person over the finish line was part of the Freeport based team ‘Executive Marine’. Kelly Kramp was crowned overall men’s winner finishing with a time of 1:12:08 and newcomer Ashleigh O’Mahony won the women’s division in 1:19:20. The new champions were presented with dog-bone shaped trophies plus an Ironman Watch donated from John Bull and a Kenneth Cole leather bag from The Shoe Village...
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Bahamas ESA team and league standings as of September 13, 2014‏ - Sep 17, 2014 - 10:52:57 AM

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Eleuthera, Bahamas - Enclosed league statistics and standings from the Eleuthera Softball Association:

Ladies Teams Wins /Losses

Tees R Us Stitchers 11 0
Dynasty Ladies 6 5
Asue Draw Phillies 1 13

Men’s Teams Wins/ Losses
AG Construction Jets 11 1
Big Tuna Construction 8 5
Triple A Razorbacks 7 3...

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Bahamian Volleyball players polishing skills under renowned Brazilian coach - Sep 17, 2014 - 10:35:31 AM

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Elite Bahamian volleyball players and national team members will benefit from a month of practice clinics under renowned Brazilian coach Augusto Sabbatini.  Coach Sabbatini is in The Bahamas as a result of sponsorship by the International Volleyball Federation and NORCECA, the North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation, through The Bahamas Olympic Committee.  Coach Sabbatini praised The Bahamas Volleyball team and its “high quality players and high potential”.   Bahamas Volleyball has had considerable regional success this year, with three team medals at various regional qualifying events.  Volleyball Team Bahamas won gold in French St. Martin; Silver in Cuba and Bronze in Puerto Rico.  The team also placed fifth at the Continental Championships in Canada...
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Bahamian Gymnasts invited to Pan Am Toronto 2015 - Sep 17, 2014 - 10:26:14 AM

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Representatives from The Bahamas Gymnastics Federation are to take part in the Pan American Games being held in Toronto, Canada in 2015.  It is the first time that The Bahamas has been invited in Gymnastics to the high-level regional competition and comes after Gymnastics was among the smaller Olympic sports in The Bahamas selected by The Bahamas Olympic Committee (BOC) to participate in the Pan American Sports Festival.  BOC Secretary General Romell Knowles said that “the invitation to Pan Am Games for gymnastics is a dividend return from Bahamas Olympics' decision to invest in some of the country’s smaller sporting Federations by sending them to the Pan American Sports Festival.”

The Festival is a multi-sport event organized by the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) for athletes from the Americas as a development and training event to aid countries with their preparations for the larger Games competitions....
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Bahamas Praised For HBCUX Classic: TSU defeats CSU - Sep 17, 2014 - 12:42:54 AM

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Nassau, Bahamas – There were over 8,000 tickets sold at this past weekend’s HBCUX Classic – the first-ever American college football game held in The Bahamas.

The game, held at the Thomas A. Robinson stadium, saw Texas State University (TSU) and Central State University (CSU) square off.

But in the end, TSU defeated CSU 30-16.

TSU player Daveonn Porter said he was pleased to be in The Bahamas playing the game he loves...
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Remembering Keith ‘Seven-Footer’ Mullings - Sep 16, 2014 - 11:55:34 PM


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The Grand Bahama Sports Council joins with the Grand Bahama Basketball community in offering condolences on the passing of Keith R Mullings this past weekend.

Grand Bahama has lost a sports legend and we will forever remember Keith “Seven Footer” Mullings and the game he loved.

An avid athlete during his younger days, Keith contributed much to the game of basketball on Grand Bahama both at the local and national level. He was one of the pioneer players who helped to develop the YMCA basketball league while playing for the Citi Bank Chargers...

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Bahamian Woman Boxing Coach Off on Training - Sep 16, 2014 - 6:30:26 PM

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Kayla Johnson of The Bahamas Boxing Federation leaves next week for a high-level training course in Mexico. 

Coach Johnson was cited as a ‘history-maker’ by Bahamas Olympic Committee and Bahamas Boxing Federation President Wellington Miller.  “…this is an historic first for women’s boxing and boxing generally in The Bahamas,” said Miller; “Women’s boxing is a fast growing sport around the world and when Coach Johnson returns, we hope that she will be able to capture the imagination of young Bahamian women and attract some of them into the fine art and the sweet science of boxing.” 
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American HBCUX football hits Bahamas this weekend: Ticket Prices Reduced - Sep 11, 2014 - 4:53:33 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Every sports fan that wants to enjoy the much-anticipated American HBCUX football game at Thomas A. Robinson this weekend can now do so at a lower cost.

The tickets for the game have now been reduced to $10, $20 and $50.General admission is now at $10, while platinum tickets are just $50.HBCUX, an American football game, is being held on September 12-14 at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium.

Central State University (CSU) and the Texas Southern University (TSU)-two historically black colleges- will square off in the first college football game ever held in The Bahamas....

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Grand Bahama Darts Association's 2012-13 weekly results - Oct 20, 2013 - 12:43:01 PM


Freeport, Bahamas - The Grand Bahama Dart Association's League 2012/13 Season Results.

Dart Results for Week 1. Scores and highlights within.

For more Information about the League email...

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2013 BAAA Competition Calendar - Feb 23, 2013 - 11:55:10 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - The first meet of the year was held in Nassau on January 5th. 

The Odd Distance Track and Field Meet began the 83 day countdown to CARIFTA 2013 and will act as a measuring stick by coaches and athletes to test fitness and progress going into the new season.

Athletes home for the holidays were expected to compete in the event, which had over 400 entries.

See the 2013 BAAA COMPETITION CALENDAR within...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Prime Minister Christie congratulates Antoan Richardson - Sep 25, 2014 - 7:05:43 PM

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While in New York City to address the UN on climate change, Prime Minister Christie and his delegation attended a congratulatory dinner for the newest Bahamian Major League baseball player, Antoan Edward Richardson who plays Center Field for the New York Yankees. The dinner was held in New York on 24th September 2014.  

Pictured from left are Youth, Sports and Culture Minister, Hon. Daniel Johnson; Foreign Affairs Minister, Hon. Fred Mitchell; Prime Minister Christie; Environment and Housing Minister, Hon. Ken Dorsett; Bernadette Christie, wife of the Prime Minister; Rev. Jesse Jackson; Antoan Richardson; and Tourism Minister, Hon. Obie Wilchcombe...

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September New Providence Cycling Association Schedule - Sep 9, 2014 - 2:57:59 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - New Providence Cycling Association's  Youth Development Cycling Program  is held at the Cycling Track located at Queen E Sports Centre every Wednesday evening from 5:40pm to 7pm.

There are rides for Adults as well, short/brief cycling bike handling skill drills and training rides for all.   Please come check us you and become be a part of the 242 cycling nation.

Here's what's coming up...
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Atlantis supports BBF Summer of Thunder - Sep 8, 2014 - 11:57:15 AM

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PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas -  The games are in the history books and Atlantis, Paradise Island is pleased to have been a part of such a fun and worthwhile event which could potentially have a tremendously positive impact on The Bahamas for the future, in more ways than one!

The Bahamas Basketball Federation’s (BBF) Summer of Thunder event held August 2nd  – 25th provided the opportunity for local basketball coaches and athletes to be exposed to the fast-paced, action-packed level of play seen at Atlantis’ Battle 4 Atlantis. Teams from U.S. Colleges, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico signed on for the chance to play in these NCAA Division I Men’s basketball games as teams from The Bahamas attempted...
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