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BBC World News to Feature Bahamian Family - Apr 21, 2014 - 3:09:08 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - D'Arcy Rahming and his wife Benita and two of their children Cynthia and D'Arcy Jr, will be featured on BBC World News on Wednesday April 23rd. They were selected for their contributions in nation building through the use of sport.  The Rahmings have led the way in developing the sport of judo from community centers to elite level athletes. They will attend the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow Scotland. The father and children are all black belts in the sport of Judo.

Mark Beaumont is host of the BBC news segment on the Queen's Baton Relay which travels from country to country in the Commonwealth. The show finds unique stories and highlighted the Rahmings because of their community work and their development of a Commonwealth Game sport to international standards.
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Grand Bahama Supercampers to Get Big Match Treat! - Apr 17, 2014 - 5:48:26 PM

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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...
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Canadian and Mexican Gymnist Coaches to Instruct in Bahamas - Apr 17, 2014 - 1:58:26 PM

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The Gymnastics Federation of the Bahamas (GFB) is hosting a special coach’s teaching clinic to be held in Nassau from April 22nd through April 24thsponsored by the Federation of International Gymnastics (FIG) and will feature five sessions facilitated by two well known international gymnastics educators: Rick McCharles of Canada and Andres Llanos Gerardino from Mexico.

This clinic entitled “Age Group Camp” will demonstrate the basics of men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics taught in a fun and friendly environment. It is open to the public and is appropriate for any student, coach or teacher in the gymnastics/ cheer/ dance/ sporting community (must be over the age of 16). No prior experience is necessary.

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Bahamas Represented at Record-Breaking Conference in Monaco - Apr 16, 2014 - 11:18:09 PM

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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.

The 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...
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Jonathan Gouthro Memorial Golf Tournament in Grand Bahama, May 4th - Mar 26, 2014 - 2:28:30 PM

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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...
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Opti Valentine's Day Regatta showcases Bahamas Junior Sailors - Feb 27, 2014 - 1:29:28 PM

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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.


The 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...
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IAAF World Relay Tickets Now on Sale - Feb 19, 2014 - 3:38:33 PM

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Nassau, The Bahamas -- Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Dr. Daniel Johnson purchased the first two gold tickets February 13 to get sales rolling for the May 24 and 25 International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) World Relays Bahamas 2014 at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium.

The Local Organising Committee (LOC) also announced that there were 100 days left before the relays are held and that thousands of tickets; gold $50, silver $35, bronze $20 reserved seating and general admission $10 and $5 for persons 12 and under are now on sale and can be purchased at the box office at the stadium or online ...
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Hector Picard to participate in the Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend 2014 - Feb 19, 2014 - 1:09:46 PM

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Before arriving in Grand Bahama where American paratriathlete, Hector Picard will host the Triathlon for the Beacon School, he's stopping in to the Abacos to participate in the Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend.

Hector Picard became a bi-lateral amputee after almost losing his life in a work related accident in 1992.  He was told by doctor’s he would have to relearn everything he took for granted, such as buttoning his shirt or eating.  With the support of his family and friends, he was able to overcome obstacles placed in front of him and excel beyond anyone’s imagination.  He found ways to get back into his active lifestyle, and in 2009 he competed in his first triathlon.  He is currently a motivational speaker and competes in many different events, including Ironman distance triathlons...
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Bahamas National Sailing School's Art For Sail: March 1st - Feb 18, 2014 - 8:42:08 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - It is our pleasure to invite you to the second art show in aid of The Bahamas National Sailing School
Saturday March 1st, 2014.

Numerous acclaimed Bahamian artists will be exhibiting their work including:
Sonia Isaacs, Melissa Maura, Toby Lunn, Tiffany Barrett, Elvin Carey, Jo-Ann Bradley (Abaco), Quinten Minnis, Dion Lewis and Malcolm Rae.

A generous percentage of sales will be donated to the sailing school...
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The Eleuthera Junior Baseball League of Rock Sound played week #3 games in Spanish Wells - Feb 18, 2014 - 2:25:51 PM

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Spanish Wells, Eleuthera - The Eleuthera Junior Baseball League of Rock Sound played week #3 games in Spanish Wells.

In game #1 Coach Pitch Division, the Spanish Well Hook n’ Jooks defeated Rock Sound Coco Plums 6 to 2 in an exciting game.

Then in game #2 Minor Division the Spanish Wells Sluggers defeated the Green Castle Dragons 12 to 6. However, the Dragons showed tremendous improvement since last year. Luke Boykin went 3 for 3 and got the win for the Sluggers.

In game #3 Junior Division the Spanish Wells Sting-Rays defeated the Tarpum Bay Tarpons 8 to 1. The Sting-Rays held a 2 to 1 lead until the sixth inning. The Tarpum Bay Tarpons are new comers to the league this year but the made an impressive showing. Dominic Pinder got the win for the Sting-Rays...
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The Bahamas Athletics Tradition: Small Country, Great Athletes - Feb 18, 2014 - 10:58:20 AM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Even though The Bahamas did not become a member of the IAAF until 1952 and did not participate in international competition until the British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Vancouver in 1954 one Bahamian loomed large in our beloved sport in the late twenties.

Born in Nassau on April 17th 1904 Charley Major went to New York City to join his father at the age of thirteen and in 1927, while a student at St. Bonaventure University, won the Milrose Games High Jump at the Madison Square Gardens. His leap of 6’5-5/8” was just 5/8” lower than the Milrose record
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Potential Regional Athletes and Teams for the Inaugural IAAF World Relays - Feb 17, 2014 - 1:01:25 PM

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Based upon the historic performances of regional athletes as well as teams today we talk about those athletes and teams we anticipate to participate in the Inaugural IAAF World Relays in The Bahamas May 24th and 25th this year.

The world knows that the Central American and Caribbean region is one rich with great sprinters and few middle or long distance runners.

With that in mind it is anticipated that teams from the region will be strong in the 4x100m, 4x200m and 4x400m, but not the 4x800m or 4x1500m.

That does not mean that a particular country from the region might not have an outstanding 800m runner, like Cuba, Jamaica or Venezuela have had...
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100 days to the IAAF World Relays in Bahamas - Feb 16, 2014 - 5:09:51 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas–A leading insurance company, retail store and beverage company have been unveiled as the first three national partners for the inaugural International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) World Relays Bahamas 2014.

Today, thousands of Gold, Silver, Bronze level and general admission tickets went on sale to the general public for the World Relays which will be held on May 24th and May 25th. The announcements were made during a press conference to mark the 100-day countdown to the start of the IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2014.

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NFL Greats Joining the Teams for the $250,000 Hall of Fame Celebrity Billfish Invitational - Feb 14, 2014 - 10:35:56 AM

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BIMINI, THE BAHAMAS - The super bowl of billfishing is fielding a stellar squad of NFL Hall of Famers and Legends for a one-of-kind tournament that matches the country¹s best anglers and greats from the National Football League for some hard-hitting blue water action off this tiny Bahamian out-island.

The Tournament Committee today released the names of those former stars scheduled to participate in the tournament, which will be based at the historic Bimini Big Game Club Resort & Marina in Alice Town...
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Grand Bahama Girls' Soccer League scores as of February 8th - Feb 14, 2014 - 8:12:55 AM

Freeport, Bahamas - The Grand Bahama Girls Soccer Developmental League has just started a new season. The league has over 300 girls registered thanks to team sponsors and the dedication of many volunteers including coaches, junior coaches, referees, organizers and parents.

The league has grown again this year to six divisions and league play is each Saturday from 2 - 4pm at the Freeport Rugby Football Club. 

Enclosed are the current standings, and results of play from February 8th matches:
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Pan Caribbean Soccer League Informational Meeting, Feb 25th, 2014 - Feb 6, 2014 - 8:00:57 AM

The winds of regional integration are blowing among the Caribbean nations. The idea of greater regional integration in the Caribbean is a topic that has been gaining more attention in the news and at the political level within the Caribbean region. In line with this, there has been renewed interest in the creation of a Pan-Caribbean Soccer League. This year not one Caribbean nation will be representing the region in the 2014 FIFA World Cup™, a fact that has caused consternation among many in the region.

The Caribbean Football Trust Limited (CFTL) , a Barbados registered company with offices in Orlando, Florida and Toronto, Canada, is currently working to remedy this situation for future tournaments by establishing a new professional soccer league that will span the entire Caribbean region. As such, the CFTL is collaborating with Concorde Sports Agency

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Korda Shoots 7-Under 66 to Lead at Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic - Jan 24, 2014 - 6:00:44 PM

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Paradise Island, Bahamas – Jessica Korda battled the high winds at the OceanClub Golf Course to shoot a 7-under-par 66 and take a one-stroke lead over Paula Creamer, who tied for the low round of the day with a 65, after 36 holes at the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic.

Korda, a 20-year-old who is in her fourth year on the LPGA Tour, has an 11-under-par total of 135 heading into the weekend on the 6,644-yard, par-73 layout.

Michelle Wie, who tied for the low round of the day with a 65, and Jenny Suh, who earned her spot in the field as a Monday qualifier, are just two shots behind the leader at 137. Suh made seven birdies en route to a 66.
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Finlayson on the Inaugural IAAF World Relays in The Bahamas - Jan 24, 2014 - 1:55:47 PM

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Prior to 1983 the Olympic Games was Athletics’ championships.  A plan was set afoot to change this when under the presidency of the IAAF’s Adrian Paulen of the Netherlands the IAAF World Athletics Cup was held in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1977.

The World Cup consisted of teams from the world’s great powerhouses of athletics, at that time teams like the USA, Great Britain, East and West Germany, and the Soviet Union, plus The Americas (without the USA), Europe (without the powerhouses), Africa, Asia, South America, Oceania, etc.

That World Cup is now the Continental Cup.
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IAAF World Relays (Bahamas) Mascot Competition Heating Up - Jan 24, 2014 - 1:37:30 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas – School children across The Bahamas have only a few days to take advantage ofa once in a lifetime opportunity to design the official International Association and Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Relays Bahamas 2014, mascot. With an impressive number of entries being submitted from all across The Bahamas, a final surge is expected in the final week of the competition.

IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2014, Local Organizing Committee (LOC), Vice Chairman & President of the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA), Mike Sands said during a radio appearance on Hot 91. 7FM, on Friday, January 24th“Mascots play an integral part in the identity of all sporting events. There has been a fantastic amount of interest amongst children the length and breadth of The Bahamas and I’m looking forward to seeing one of the designs coming to life and representing the World Relays Bahamas 2014.

Arts & Culture
RBPF Band performs at Heat vs Lakers game in Miami - Jan 24, 2014 - 1:36:46 PM

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FLORIDA - The Royal Bahamas Police Force band played during half-time at the Heat vs. Lakers game in Miami on January 23rd.  They also put on a performance with some Junkanoo members at
the American Airlines Arena.

"It was a proud night for the Bahamas." said 560 WQAM's Jeff Fox from Grand Bahama who also sent in this photo of himself with Bahamian NBA Legend, Mychal Thompson.
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