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The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association: "Play Tennis" Strong - Jan 20, 2021 - 12:35:50 PM

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The recent session of The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association's "Play Tennis" featured an introduction to the backhand stroke. The backhand can be a one-handed or two-handed stroke. Many of the kids prefer the two-handed backhand.

Play Tennis has welcomed up to approximately 20 participants since its resumption at the beginning of the year, keeping in line with social distancing and safety protocols. The kids are very enthusiastic to learn the game of tennis in this safe and fun environment...
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BLTA matchplay Tennis Series - Jan 14, 2021 - 8:48:25 AM

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The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association(BLTA) has started a matchplay series to jumpstart tennis play for juniors. The matchplay was started in the last quarter of 2020 at the National Tennis Centre as competitive tournaments in The Bahamas were previously prohibited.

The BLTA's matchplay organizer Shayvon Clarke stated that "The players are playing with more confidence and learning the rules of the game...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Celebrating National Sports Heritage Month 2020 - Nov 11, 2020 - 1:25:23 PM

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The Ministry of Youth Sports and Culture is pleased to launch National Sports Heritage Month 2020 (NSHM 2020), under the theme, “We Rise - Sports Strong Throughout the Islands of The Bahamas.”  

Each year, the month of November is reserved for the celebration, promotion and awareness of activities designed to showcase the contributions of sports to the national development of The Bahamas...
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‘Bowl Season’ announced as New Name of College Football’s Postseason - Oct 24, 2020 - 11:35:38 AM

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The Football Bowl Association is getting a new name and brand: Bowl Season. The debut of the name change, logo and website for the organization is part of a major brand overhaul announced today by Executive Director Nick Carparelli.

The new Bowl Season tagline, “A Celebration of College Football,” embraces the grand tradition of the bowl system and its enduring value to student-athletes. Highlighting the broader university community, including spirit squads, marching bands, student athletic staff and fans, Bowl Season will work with all existing bowls to promote the benefits of the entire bowl system.
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
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...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
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...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
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)...
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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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