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Minister Rolle recognizes 20th Anniversary of 'Golden Girls' Olympics Win - Oct 1, 2020 - 10:07:52 AM

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In recognition of the 20th Anniversary of the “Golden Girls” gold-medal-winning performance at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle poses with “Golden Girls” team member representatives Eldece Clarke-Lewis (left of Minister Rolle) and double-gold Olympian Pauline Davis-Thompson (right of Minister Rolle), in front of the House of Assembly, on September 30, 2020.  Minister Rolle also recognized the Golden Girls in the House of Assembly that day...
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Cancellation of the 34th GBPA Conchman Triathlon - Sep 1, 2020 - 4:34:10 PM

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It is with a heavy heart that the Grand Bahama Conchman Committee has decided to cancel the 34th running of the GBPA Conchman Triathlon, which was to be held on November 7th this year. It will be the first time in its 34-year history that it will not be held.

With the recent announcements from the Government of The Bahamas that they do not expect The Bahamas borders to be opened before the end of October or the beginning of November...
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Bahamas Ministry of Tourism announces Virtual Golf Shootout on YouTube - Aug 10, 2020 - 6:27:57 PM

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The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism announced Monday, the launch of a first-of-its kind virtual Closest to the Pin golf shootout. This unique competition will feature LPGA Tour professionals and golf industry personalities going head to head live on YouTube.

The Islands Of The Bahamas Virtual Shootout will be held at 7 p.m. EDT Sept. 2 and will feature 16 contestants, among them two-time Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic Champion Brittany Lincicome...
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Bahamas Professional Golfers Association elects New Executive Committee - Jul 16, 2020 - 11:15:43 AM

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As The Bahamas celebrated their 47th Independence, the Bahamas Professional Golfers Association (BPGA) also welcomed new beginnings. On July 11, 2020, the BPGA held a golf shootout at the Ocean Club Golf Course to recognize its founder, golfing pioneer, the late Leroy ‘Roy’ Bowe, OBE and to hold the general election of new officers.

In 1973, just at the country had moved into its first independence, Roy Bowe, who founded the BPGA in 1968 hosted a tournament on July 11th on the then-named Paradise Island Golf Course...
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Back on the Water: Nassau Rowing Club confirms 7th Annual Learn to Row Camp - Jun 19, 2020 - 9:45:46 AM

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After months of quiet over the island and Lake Cunningham, Nassau Rowing Club (NRC) intends to kickstart the summer holidays with its 7th Annual Learn to Row Camp in accordance with Government and social distancing guidelines.

Beginning the week of 29 June 2020, NRC will teach another intake class of middle and high schoolers the basics of rowing under the careful guidance of Head Coach & Program Director KariAnne Kulig. She brings coaching and racing experience from top clubs such as Cambridge Boat Club...
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European tour announces resumption of 2020 season - May 28, 2020 - 9:55:07 AM

The European Tour today announces plans for the resumption of the 2020 season with the launch of a new six-week ‘UK Swing’ as well as the confirmation of new dates for four Rolex Series events.

Following the suspension of the season on March 8 due to the global Coronavirus pandemic, the European Tour will return to action initially behind closed doors in July and run through until December...
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Bahamian Michael Cooper graduates with a triple major - May 18, 2020 - 10:45:03 AM

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All around athlete, great academics, God-fearing and a gifted musician are a few of the attributes that Bahamian Michael Cooper possesses. Now Michael, a former BLTA Tennis Junior can add graduate to that list!

The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association(BLTA) would like to send hearty
congratulations to Michael on obtaining a Bachelors Degree with 3 majors in 5 years!
Michael was also a part of Drake's Athletic team running the 800 metres...
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UB Mingoes student-athletes still cautiously optimistic - May 4, 2020 - 12:15:11 PM

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Like the rest of the world, University of The Bahamas (UB) Mingoes student-athletes have had to balance disappointment with distancing in this COVID-19 environment, withdrawing from the very interactions that have been pivotal to their growth and success.

To stay conditioned, home life has been infused with the routines they used to do on the field, at the track and at the gym. The COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing protocols to curb the spread of the disease have led to the suspension of local sporting events and the closure of sporting venues and facilities.

“I’m just doing what I can at home,” says UB Mingoes basketball forward Kemsey Sylvestre. “All exercises that can be done out of gym I’m doing at home...
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Three Bahamas Bowl alumni selected in 2020 NFL Draft - Apr 27, 2020 - 3:45:27 PM

Two student-athletes who participated in last year’s Bahamas Bowl joined one other from 2018 as they were selected during the 2020 NFL Draft, held in a virtual format April 23-25.

Charlotte defensive end Alex Highsmith was selected in the third round (No. 102 overall) by the Pittsburgh Steelers, Charlotte offensive tackle Cameron Clark was selected in the fourth round (No. 129 overall) by the New York Jets...
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Bahamian Tennis players staying ready during the pandemic - Apr 10, 2020 - 7:20:29 PM

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The Bahamas Lawn Tennis is encouraging its athletes to stay ready duringthis global crisis.

We believe if our athletes continue to practise the drills, shadow their moves and condition their bodies they will come out stronger and ready to meet the challenges ahead.

Here are four featured athlethes who are staying ready...
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WNBA on the start of the 2020 regular season - Apr 3, 2020 - 11:00:05 AM

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WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert released the following statement:
 
“As developments continue to emerge around the COVID-19 pandemic, including the extension of the social distancing guidelines in the United States through April 30, the WNBA will postpone the start of its training camps and tip of the regular season originally scheduled for May 15.  While the league continues to use this time to conduct scenario-planning regarding new start dates...
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Postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Game - Mar 31, 2020 - 1:30:18 PM

On the 24th March, 2020, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced its decision to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as a result of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Further to this announcement The Bahamas Olympic Committee (BOC) advised the Ministry of its support for and compliance with this decision...
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WNBA on COVID-19 - Mar 12, 2020 - 11:35:22 AM

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WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert released the following statement: “The health and safety of players and employees – with our teams and at the league level – is of the utmost importance.  With regard to COVID-19, we are in touch with the teams, consulting with infectious disease specialists and monitoring guidance from the CDC and WHO. The WNBA is currently not in season, but together with the WNBPA and teams, we have been in close communication and will continue to connect with and offer resources to players in the U.S. and those playing overseas...
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Prime Minister Minnis attends the BAISS Annual Track and Field Championships - Mar 5, 2020 - 7:05:02 PM

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Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis attended the Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools (BAISS) annual track and field championships at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium, Thursday, March 5, 2020. 

(BIS Photos/Yontalay Bowe)...
Sports
2nd Annual Commodore’s Bowl Flag Football Tournament - Mar 3, 2020 - 10:13:36 AM

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Team Delta dominated and held on to beat Team Bravo during the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s 2nd Annual Commodore’s Bowl Flag Football Tournament on Friday past at the T.A. Robinson Stadium.

Coached by Petty Officer Crevin Anderson, Team Delta went into halftime leading 8-0, and won by a final score of 21-0. The double elimination format featured 4 co-ed teams making spectacular performances on the field...
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GBTA Junior National Tennis Tournament - Feb 24, 2020 - 10:30:37 AM

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The Grand Bahama Tennis Association(GBTA) Junior National Tournament was held this weekend in Freeport, Grand Bahama at the YMCA. The event sponsor was Bahamas Pure Water & Ice.

The event was sanctioned by The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association and is the first junior national calendar event held in Grand Bahama for 2020. President Darnette Weir of the BLTA was on hand at the Tournament Draw along with the President of the GBTA, Natishka Barrett and tournament directors Danny Rigby and MacArthur Rigby...
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Justin Roberts heads to the doubles procircuit semifinals - Feb 21, 2020 - 11:36:24 AM

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Justin Roberts is making his presence felt on the ITF World Tennis Tour Circuit. This week Justin teamed up with Antiguan Jody Magilney for doubles at the M15 in Cancun Mexico. The dynamic duo has already had a successful combination last year as doubles champions on the procircuit.

Yesterday, this Caribbean duo  won over Americans George Goldhoff and Alfredo Perez. In the first set the competition was stiff going to a tiebreak in favor of Justin and Jody 7-6 with the score of 12-10 in the first set tiebreak...
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Collegiate Tennis News -Abigail Simms & Sierra Donaldson - Feb 18, 2020 - 10:35:31 PM

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Abigail Simms from The Bahamas is playing as the #1 flight singles for her team Indiana Tech. In this position she faces the #1 ranked girls on the opposing teams On Saturday Feb 15th the Warriors took on the No. 23-ranked Cumberland University. Abigail lost in #1 singles 3-6,1-6 against Garrida. The second flight doubles of Abigail and partner Fabbrice was victorious 6-3. .l This win by Abigail and the Warriors was key to the upset win over Cumberland.

The Warriors return to action on Saturday, February 29 as they begin conference action against Aquinas...
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Bahamas Jr Fed Cup wins against Honduras - Feb 13, 2020 - 10:28:59 PM

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The Bahamas recorded a good win today at the Junior Fed Cup in El Salvador. The team consists of Peyton Anderson, Kinza Johnson and Kaylee Kanuka. The Team is coached by Chelsi Russell.

Kaylee Kanuka playing as the #2 won in straight sets 6-4, 6-1.

Peyton Anderson who played as the #1 lost the 1st set 1-6,but came back strong to win the second set 6-2. Peyton dropped the third set 2-6...
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Justin Roberts advances On The ITF Pro Circuit - Feb 13, 2020 - 10:45:22 AM

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Participating in the M15 at the Cancun Tennis Academy in Cancun, Mexico is Bahamian Justin Roberts.

In the R1(round of 1)Justin played Alexander Sarkissian winning in straight sets 6-4, 6-2. Justin was able to close out quickly and will face Juan Alejandro Serrano from Mexico in R2.

Justin had a great 2019 season. He won doubles and a singles pro circuit championship titles in 2019...
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