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New Sports Film Festival to Screen, The Trailblazer: The Mychal Thompson Story - Mar 26, 2015 - 3:00:26 AM

TORONTO, Canada –  Indy Sportz Film Fest Experience (ISFFE), a non-profit event, launches in April with sports celebrities, international films and community outreach. The ISFFE takes place on Friday April 24, 2015 from 4 pm to 8 pm (Fan Experience, Alexandra Park Community Centre) and Saturday April 25, 2015 from 11 am to 11 pm (Screenings, Jackman Hall Theatre Art Gallery of Ontario).

The Trailblazer: The Mychal Thompson Story will be screened at the Art Gallery of Ontario (Jackman Hall Theatre) on Saturday April 25th from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm.When Mychal “Sweet Bells” Thompson started playing organized basketball at the age of 16 in his ...
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Bahamian sprinter eager for IAAF World Relays - Mar 25, 2015 - 4:14:07 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - After sitting in the stands at the new Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium with an injury at the inaugural IAAF World Relays last year, sprinter Warren Fraser is eager to come home and help the Bahamas improve on its performance as this year's meet next month.

Fraser, now training in Tallahassee, Florida, is slowly making his transition from a 2013 graduate of Clemson University to a full-time professional athlete.

"After I graduated from college, I feel more relaxed because the college system is quite different from the professional system..."
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Local Grand Bahama Women Make a Run for a Good Cause - Mar 25, 2015 - 1:37:16 PM

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Freeport, The Bahamas - On May 2, 2015 runners, joggers, walkers and dogs will take to the roads in Grand Bahamas’ for the First Dog Days Half Marathon Run, 5k and One Mile Fun Run/Walk. Participants of all ages and even four legged friends are encouraged to participate in this fun filled day. The events will begin and end at the Bahamas Adventures beach club located on Jolly Rodger drive in the Freeport Lucaya Area.
Through disappointment rises determination and that is exactly why Nikki Waugh and Siobhan Antoni-Bates have taken action to benefit their community. After hearing the news that the proposed March International Half Marathon for Grand Bahama was postponed...
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First Five Companies Assist IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2015 - Mar 25, 2015 - 1:06:37 PM


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NASSAU, The Bahamas -- The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Relays Bahamas 2015 announced the first five companies to assist with the second edition of the World Relays during a press conference March 24 at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium.

With 39 days before the world relays to be held May 2 & 3, Mike Sands, chief executive officer and vice-chairman of the (LOC) named Caribbean Bottling Company (Coca-Cola) and Atlantic Medical as returning national partners, and Commonwealth Brewery Limited and Bahamas Waste as returning national suppliers with the National Sports Authority (NSA) joining at the national supplier level.

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Bahamas Men’s National Beach Soccer Team Announced - Mar 24, 2015 - 10:45:04 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Weeks of preparation have come to a conclusion, and with only 9 days before the team departs for El Salvador for the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship, March 28 – April 4, 2015. The Bahamas Football Association confirms the names of the players who will represent the country. Under the direction of Head Coach Roberto Ceciliano and Assistant Coaches Stephen Bellot and Julian Smith.

The team has been in training for several with intensive training sessions conducted on weekend by the coaching staff. According to Roberto,” the team is well prepared and we expect to advance to the final round.”
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2015 Easter Monday Potter's Cay Dock Boat Show Announced - Mar 24, 2015 - 3:29:22 PM


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NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Advancing the Sloop Sailing Sport to bring awareness of a Bahamian tradition, the Ministry of Agriculture, Marine Resources & Local Government is sponsoring a one-day boat show in honour of Captain Emmett Munroe, a well-known Boat Captain, Engineer and Sloop Sailing pioneer, who championed many sailing competitions over the last 40 years.

Minister of Agriculture, Marine Resources & Local Government, the Hon. V. Alfred Gray on Monday announced the opening of the Potters Cay Boat Show in the Ministry’s Conference Room at the Island Traders Building, East Bay Street, as the start of the summer...
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Bahamas vs Bermuda in an Epic Rugby Battle - Mar 23, 2015 - 8:52:47 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas – The Bahamas’ mens national rugby team took on the national team from Bermuda this Saturday at the Winton Rugby Ground in Nassau. It was an epis battle played between the two teams that had polar opposite game plans. Bermuda was methodical with lots of straight running while The Bahamas was free flowing and innovative, always trying to release their players with pace. The lead changed throughout the game with a back and forth battle culminating with The Bahamas being the eventual winners holding a 21-15 lead, through a concerted attack in the final minutes by Bermuda...
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IAAF World Relays “Bahamazing” experience starts with logistics team at the airport - Mar 20, 2015 - 2:01:01 PM

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The “Bahamazing” experience for the international guests coming to these shores for the second International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) World Relay Championships, actually starts with their arrival at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) in early May, and carries straight through until their departure.

D’Anne L. Barrett, the Senior Director of Logistics for the IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2015, said that her department is looking forward to a smoother process this year having gone through it a year ago. The logistics personnel are in charge of meet and greet at the airport, all airport services, accreditation of everyone with the exception of the local and international media, and transportation just to name a few...
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Team Gin Gin of Pompano Beach takes top honours at Wahoo Smackdown VI - Mar 19, 2015 - 9:12:35 PM


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ALICE TOWN, BIMINI, The Bahamas - Pompano Beach’s Team Gin Gin, Captained by Fred Genestra, took top team honors and a $5,000 winner’s check in the Wahoo Smackdown VI tournament hosted this past weekend at the Bimini Big Game Club Resort & Marina.

The winning team, based on aggregate weight over two days, also took home an original wahoo painting by celebrated marine artist Carey Chen, an accomplished angler who was on hand as the tournament’s Grand Marshal. A Carey Chen original is typically valued at $15,000 or more. Finishing second was Team Reel Laxin and taking third ...

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Bahamas Star Gymnastics Return with Trove of Medals - Mar 19, 2015 - 8:15:07 PM


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The star power of the gymnasts of Bahamas Star Gymnastics (BSG), sponsored by Bahamas Gymnastics Parent Booster Club, mingled with Bahamian pride boosted the team to a treasure-trove of medals, most of which were first place medals. The twelve member team competed in Lake Mary, Florida over the past weekend at the 2015 Leprechaun Classic which promoted an Irish St. Patrick’s Day theme.

Three petite and dainty gymnasts sparked the trend of first place individual and All-Around finishes. In the first session, Rhianna Smith in her age division, sprinted and completed handstands for first place on Vault each scoring 9.20 (of 10). Teammates Tanitra Armbrister and Taevia Wright in another age division duplicated Smith’s score of 9.20 and tied for first place on Vault...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Tabernacle's record-setting boys' relay team off to Penn Relays - Mar 19, 2015 - 7:56:35 PM

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Freeport, The Bahamas - Tabernacle Baptist's 4x1 senior boys relay team set a new national record at the recent National High School Track and Field Championships in Nassau. As a result of their success, Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville and Mike Sands, president of the Bahamas Amateur Athletic Association, were on hand on Monday to present the winners with a cheque for $5,000 on behalf of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture.

The cheque will assist the team's travel to the Penn Relays in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia in April...
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NCAA March Madness Touches Bimini With Arrival of Legendary Basketball Hall of Fame Members This Weekend - Mar 18, 2015 - 7:31:56 PM


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ALICE TOWN, BIMINI, The Bahamas  -  While 68 Men’s Division I teams compete for the NCAA title this month in a coast-to-coast tournament known as March Madness, legendary college coach and Basketball Hall of Famer Bob Knight will be chasing grey ghosts off the Bimini flats with former Ohio State teammate John Havlicek and top-notch angler Stu Apte courtesy of the Bimini Big Game Club Resort & Marine and Horizon Hotel Group.

It was the Bob Knight led Indiana Hoosiers squad in 1976 that finished the season undefeated with an NCAA Men Division I basketball championship—the last team to accomplish the feat some 39 years ago. Top seeded Kentucky will challenge that record as they head into the 2015 tournament undefeated...

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'Torpedo' Thompson eyes more T&T success at IAAF World Relays - Mar 17, 2015 - 11:53:53 PM

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad - Richard "Torpedo" Thompson was responsible for one of the most memorable moments at the inaugural IAAF World Relays, in Nassau, Bahamas, last year. In the men's 4x100 metres final, the Trinidad and Tobago track star overhauled Great Britain's Dwain Chambers on the anchor leg, turning bronze into silver.

"It's always a blessing getting the stick around in a relay," Thompson told the Trinidad Express, "and an even bigger blessing when we win a medal....
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Grand Bahama Girls' Soccer Developmental League Results - Mar 14, 2015 - 12:27:37 PM

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Freeport, The Bahamas - The Grand Bahama Girls' Soccer League current season began in September 2014 and culminated on February 28th, 2015.
The league caters to girls ages 5 - 16 years and through volunteer coaches and refs, and enthusiastic parents skills training and games took place every Saturday at the Freeport Rugby Football Club.

A new older league has been launched with approximately 60 players with 4 squads representing Chelsea, Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, and Real Madrid, and with all players wearing authentic club kit. The players range in ages from twelve years to the mid-twenties...
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IAAF World Relays 2015 volunteers gathered - Mar 14, 2015 - 10:46:47 AM


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Nassau, Bahamas - Some 100 International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) World Relays 2015 volunteers gathered recently for a "milestone" event in the build-up to the international event– their first orientation and training event.

The sessions held at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, on Saturday February 28th 2015 was attended by some 144 volunteers from across New Providence.

IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2015, Local Organizing Committee (LOC) Director of Volunteers, Tarahan Mackey, said the training marked...
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Bahamas to play Bermuda in March in qualifier for 2018 World Cup - Mar 13, 2015 - 3:00:01 AM

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MIAMI (AP) — Just eight months after the 2014 World Cup final in Brazil, the Bahamas will play Bermuda in March in one of seven pairings as qualifying starts for the 2018 tournament in Russia.

The governing body for North and Central America and the Caribbean held the first draw Thursday night. The other first-round pairings are Barbados-U.S. Virgin Islands; Belize-Cayman Islands; British Virgin Islands-Dominica; Curacao-Montserrat; Turks and Caicos Islands-St. Kitts and Nevis; and Nicaragua-Anguilla.

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Bahamas Star Gymnastics competes in Jacksonville, Florida - Mar 12, 2015 - 8:07:20 PM

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“Promises are easy to make and hard to deliver” but Pete Deveaux easily delivered on a promise made to the “Sensational Six” gymnasts from Bahamas Star Gymnastics who competed at the Gymnastics Around the World competition hosted last October in Jacksonville, Florida. Deveaux, owner of The Island Game, was on hand at the event to support his daughter Madisson, a Level 4 gymnast, and her teammates.

After witnessing the brilliant performance of the “Sensational Six”, Deveaux delivered his promise, “improve at your next meet and I will pay you $100 for each score on each apparatus and the All Around score”. The gymnasts did not take him seriously and received the challenge as “light encouragement...”
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Bahamian, Jonquel Jones named Atlantic 10 Player of the Year - Mar 6, 2015 - 2:29:51 PM

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Grand Bahama has a lot to be proud of with the skyrocketing progress of Jonquel Jones! The 21 year old George Washington’s 6-foot-4 junior post player was just named by Atlantic 10 coaches, the league’s Player of the Year and its Defensive Player of the Year.

On the school's website, her coach wrote, “It’s a great honour that Jonquel was recognised as Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year because of the impact that she has on both ends of the court.  I’m incredibly proud of her."

Colonials coach Jonathan Tsipis describes Jones as an 'unselfish superstar,' and said...
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Jordan prince attends Grand Bahama girls' soccer league kickoff - Mar 6, 2015 - 2:14:22 PM

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FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- HRH Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan, a leading figure from FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association), the governing body for world soccer attended the launch of the new Grand Bahama women’s champions league on Sunday, March 1st held at the Freeport Football Rugby Club. He went on to Nassau after his visit in Grand Bahama.

Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein, third son of the late King Hussein, is vice president of the organisation’s Asia region and hit headlines round the globe when he announced in January he was to challenge Sepp Blatter for the presidency in an election in May.
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Guy Harvey’s 2015 Wahoo Bonfire Festival and Tournament Comes to Old Bahama Bay - Feb 26, 2015 - 11:13:20 PM

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WEST END, Grand Bahama Island- Get ready to experience the aquatic magic of the Island’s capital. This weekend, February 26th- March 1st, Guy Harvey Outpost will excite the grounds of picturesque Old Bahama Bay Resort and Yacht Harbor, a proud member of the Guy Harvey Outpost Expedition portfolio, for a fun filled time of parties and events in celebration of Wahoo season. With twenty-five registered boat entries, and over $30,000 in cash and prizes, the two day Wahoo Bonfire Festival and Tournament will be this weekend’s hot spot.

The action will consist of fast paced, high flying kiteboarding demonstrations and the aerial theatrics of the Island Extreme Ventures skydiving team, climaxing with the Guy Harvey Outpost signature Burning Wahoo Sculpture by artist Bobby Little...
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