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Bahamas to host FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in 2017 - Dec 19, 2014 - 4:45:38 PM

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The International Federation of Association Football / The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has announced today that The Bahamas has won the bid to host the 2017 Beach Soccer World Cup.

The FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup is a bi-annual international beach soccer competition contested by the national teams of the member associations of FIFA, the sport's global governing body. The tournament has taken place every year since its establishment in 1995, when it was originally supervised by Beach Soccer World Wide (BSWW) and was called the Beach Soccer World Championship...
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GB Minister Opens Christmas Invitational Basketball Tournament - Dec 19, 2014 - 9:27:18 AM

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FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville, when officially opening the 39th annual Christmas Invitational Basketball Tournament on Thursday, told students "the ball is in your court" at St. George's High School Auditorium.

The Minister was referring to their educational opportunities, "I remind you all of the importance of academics, as your grades will also help to determine the possibilities for scholarships, and your future...
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Bahamas American Football Federation to play active role in Youth Clinic at the first Popeyes Bahamas Bowl - Dec 18, 2014 - 12:33:26 AM

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NASSAU, Bahamas –The highly anticipated inaugural Popeyes Bahamas Bowl is set for noon EST at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2014, in Nassau, Bahamas. The game will be televised live on ESPN, featuring the Central Michigan University Chippewas from the Mid-American Conference against the Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers from Conference USA. However, the youth of the Bahamas will not be left out of events leading up to the big game.


A youth football clinic is scheduled for Monday, December 22, from 3-5 p.m. at the Roscow A.L. Davies Field in Nassau. The clinic is open to kids ages 7-13 and will be held...
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Bahamian Sporting Greats Inducted into National Hall of Fame 2014 - Dec 17, 2014 - 11:07:44 PM


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NASSAU, The Bahamas – Sporting greats of The Bahamas were inducted into the National Sports Hall of Fame 2014 on Friday evening, December 12, 2014 at Government House. It was the culmination of Sports Heritage Week conducted by the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture during which the sports legends were treated to various activities including a special luncheon at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium.

Photos show the athletes with supportive family and friends at the induction ceremony at Government House; and in formal assemblage with the Governor General, Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling and Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Dr. Daniel Johnson.

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Popeyes Bahamas Bowl To Reach Over 110 Million Viewers - Dec 14, 2014 - 8:26:37 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas –Over 110 million eyes are expected to be on The Bahamas come Christmas Eve as college football teams the Western Kentucky University (WSU) Hilltoppers and the Central Michigan University (CMU) Chippewas faceoff in the first ever Popeyes Bahamas Bowl at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium.

The Hilltoppers are under the Conference USA, while the Chippewas come under the Mid-American Conference (MAC).

The teams collectively will bring over 200 football players and their fans to the shores of The Bahamas and ESPN will bring sole live coverage...
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Bahamas National Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2014 Honoured - Dec 12, 2014 - 4:21:04 PM


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NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture celebrated the Class of 2014 National Sports Hall of Fame Honourees with a week of activity that included, on Wednesday, December 10, a courtesy call at the House of Assembly; participation in a C.R. Walker Secondary School “Memories of Treasured Knights” Special Assembly, where the honourees were introduced; and a luncheon at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium.

At the luncheon, there was a special guest appearance by Karl McCartney, Bahamian football linebacker for the Calgary Stampeders – recent winners of the coveted ‘Grey Cup,’ the equivalent of the US Super Bowl, in the Canadian Football League Championships.

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Bahamas Baseball Federation offers condolences on the passing of James Wood - Dec 11, 2014 - 1:52:51 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - The following is a statement from the Bahamas Baseball Federation:

On Behalf of President Craig KEMP, BBF Executives and its Membership:  

We wish to extend our condolences to the Family and the BBA Administration on the passing of Mr. James 'Jim' Wood.

May the Lord continue to guide and strengthen the family during this most difficult time. 

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(Video) Central Michigan goes wild learning it’s bound for Bahamas Bowl - Dec 11, 2014 - 12:21:47 AM

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Watch a video of how Central Michigan used a fabulous way of revealing to their Chippewas players how they will be traveling to The Bahamas for the first ever Popeyes Bahamas Bowl. The team will play Western Michigan.

The program’s staff gathered the players in a room and showed six potential bowls on a screen. They narrowed it down to Detroit and The Bahamas, all while playing the Jeopardy! theme song to add to the suspense. When the players found out they were getting a winter break trip to Atlantis in The Bahamas, they went wild!

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Bahamas Olympic Committee On the Passing of Mr. James "Jim" Wood - Dec 10, 2014 - 4:37:47 PM

The Bahamas Olympic Committee mourns the sudden passing of Mr. James "Jim" Wood, President of the Bahamas Baseball Association an Associate Member of the Committee.

Jim as he was affectionately called in the sporting fraternity was a mild mannered giant who was passionate about sports and the sport of baseball.
Secretary General, Romell Knowles who worked closely with Jim over the pass months said, " Jim and I had many meeting in the last few months , discussing the future of baseball in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Admittedly the meetings were at times contentious and lively but always respectful, It was at these meetings I got to know President Wood...
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Mendelblatt and Fatih rules the waves in Nassau at Star Sailors League Finals - Dec 10, 2014 - 2:56:39 AM

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Nassau, Bahamas - The last day of the second Star Sailors League Finals in the tropical waters of the Bahamas held plenty of surprises. The direct elimination rule and shifty winds made the course extremely tactical. The defending champion, Brazilian supremo Robert Scheidt and SSL ranking list number 1, Italian Diego Negri, both paid the price. Neither made it to the final which featured the four top qualifiers: Mendelblatt, Loof, Kusznierewicz and Zarif who finished in that order.

10 teams raced for the Quarter Finals with the top six yachts joining Freddy Loof and Anders Ekstrom in the semi. After two general recalls, the fleet finally got away. In the first few metres of this unforgettable day, the right-hand side seemed the place to be. But Negri/Lambertenghi and Gaspic/Sitic didn’t get off to a great start. The Croats then chose to go to the far right of the...
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Nassau Junior Sailors Sail with the Stars - Dec 9, 2014 - 4:35:14 PM

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NASSAU, Bahamas - Twenty youngsters ages 12 - 16, members of the junior division of the Bahamas National Sailing Club, 'mixed it up' on the high seas of Montague Bay over the weekend with a number of world class champion sailors. Competing over the last four days in the world Finals of the Star Sailors League in waters off the Nassau Yacht Club (NYC), several of the champion sailors showed the youngsters winning skills and maneuvers in the Star Class sail boats.

Robert Dunkley director and coach of the Bahamas National Sailing Club and Sindy Gay, Regatta Desk Chief in the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources which has local sailing and Regattas in their portfolio...
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Greeks Papathanasiou and Tsotras in their first Star Sailors League Finals at Nassau - Nov 7, 2014 - 12:43:49 PM


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Nassau, Bahamas - Greece too will now be represented at the 2014 Star Sailors League Finals at the Nassau Yacht Club in the Bahamas between December 2nd and 7th. Just like the Caribbean islands, the Eastern Mediterranean nation is one of the world’s most beautiful and famous yachting destinations, particularly for sailing. This is a country that lives on and by its sea, and is home to myriad stunning islands. Greece’s cultural and holiday tourism accounts for around one fifth of its GDP, in fact. It has also produced high profile sailors of the likes of Emilios Papathanasiou and Antonis Tsotras.

The Greek skipper with the highest ranking in the Star Sailors League (currently 11th) has five Olympics to his credit, four in the Finn (best result: fifth at Athens as well as three World silvers and one European Championship) and one in the Star at London...
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U.S. Embassy Bahamas Partners with Junior Baseball League of Nassau and Major League Baseball for Youth Outreach Clinics - Nov 7, 2014 - 2:42:10 AM


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From October 30 to November 2, the United States Embassy and the Junior Baseball League of Nassau (JBLN) partnered to host a series of youth baseball clinics and presentations conducted by former Major League Baseball (MLB) players Elias Sosa and Armando Rios. Elias Sosa currently serves as the Latin American Coordinator for MLB International. He was a MLB pitcher for twelve years and has worked as a Minor League pitching coach for several teams. Armando Rios is a youth baseball league coach, scout, recruiter and hitting instructor for professional baseball players. He is also the instructor for MLB’s International Envoy Program for Latin America and has played for the San Francisco Giants, Pittsburg Pirates and Chicago White Sox.

During their four-day visit to Nassau, Elias Sosa and Armando Rios paid a courtesy call on...

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30th Annual Father Marcian Peter's Basketball Invitational set for Dec 5-13 - Nov 7, 2014 - 2:38:30 AM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Director of Sports in the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture Mr. Timothy Munnings speaks with Mrs. Oria Woods-Knowles, Senior Sports Officer in the Ministry, following a press   conference Tuesday, November 4, on plans for the 30th Annual Father Marcian Peter's Basketball Invitational to be held December 5 -13.

The invitational will be held at the Kendal G. L. Isaacs Gymnasium...
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New York Yankee talks baseball with Bahamas Prime Minister - Nov 6, 2014 - 11:33:01 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas – Antoan Richardson, Bahamian professional baseball outfielder for the NY Yankees, made a special baseball presentation to the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, November 5, at the Office of the Prime Minister. 

Pictured, ‘talking baseball,’ are from left: the Hon. Michael Halkitis, Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance; Antoan Richardson; the Prime Minister; Senator the Hon. Gregory Burrows, Founder of Freedom Farm Baseball League; and Permanent Secretary, Office of the Prime Minister, Creswell Sturrup.
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Clayton Bain Achieves a Bahamas Sculling Three-Peat - Nov 5, 2014 - 10:37:05 PM


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Nassau, Bahamas – Over the weekend, sculling fans from both near and far gathered along the shoreline at Fort Montagu beach to see if Clayton Bain would once again emerge as the sculling champion. For the 3rd year in a row, he proved that he is indeed the champion.

“The trash talking started hours before the race,” exclaimed Lynden Johnson, Bahamian Brewery Director of Sales and Marketing. “The scullers were all bragging about their ability and the spectators wondered who would be crowned the champion. The atmosphere at Montagu Beach was fantastic for sculling and we couldn’t hope for the day to have gone any better...”

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Bahamians Give Personal Best at World Judo Juniors Tournament - Oct 29, 2014 - 9:53:37 PM

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Eight Bahamian athletes competed against 72 other countries at the Judo World Juniors tournament in Miami Florida. They received draws against tough competitors with impressive records. They put up a good showing but in the end no one made it past the first round.

All fighters performed at their personal best, looking competitive in the matches and many of them lasting over two minutes of the four minute matches. “It was a good experience” said Cynthia Rahming, who fought top seeded Brazil for 2 minutes and 57 seconds. “It’s definitely an improvement on my Commonwealth Games performance against a more seasoned opponent. Although I trained to win...”
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NPMAFC Placed in the Top Three in Miami Competition - Oct 29, 2014 - 2:21:50 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas - On October 19, 2014 the New Providence Martial Arts & Fitness Centre, lead by Instructors Sensei Chin and Sensei Evanstraveled witha team of 13 young Bahamians to compete in the Miami Taikai Karate Tournament in Miami, Florida.

The NPMAFC was invited by Sensei Luis Sanchez, Director of Miami Taikai to participate in the one-day competition, which was held at the Double Tree Inn Convention Center...

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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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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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