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Middle Tennessee wins the Prime Minister's Cup at 2021 Bahamas Bowl - Dec 22, 2021 - 12:06:52 PM

The 2021 Bahamas Bowl kicked off at noon, December 17, 2021 pitting Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders of Conference USA against the Toledo Rockets of Mid-America Conference at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium.  Winner of the Prime Minister's Trophy was Middle Tennessee 31-24.  Pictured holding the Prime Minister's Trophy is Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Head Coach, Rick Stockstill, centre, with Prime Minister Philip Davis at centre right, and Deputy Prime Minister Chester Cooper, centre left.  Next to the Deputy Prime Minister is Offensive Player of the Game Nick Vattiato...
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Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture announces sports is back - Dec 6, 2021 - 8:50:07 AM

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Mario Bowleg visited Grand Bahama on Thursday, December 2 and announced that sports is back. While the 1st Annual IL Cares Basketball Challenge is being held at St. George’s Gym, the Minister said sports is getting back to some sense of normalcy.  Tournament organizer, Norris Bain said safety and health protocols are in place and the event is being held with no spectators, however, it is being streamed online...
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Director of Sports Welcomes return of Gold-Medal-Winning Bodybuilding Team - Aug 17, 2021 - 4:00:46 PM

On behalf of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture and Minister the Hon. Iram Lewis, Director of Sports Timothy Munnings welcomed Team Bahamas back from the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness' (IFBB) 48th Annual Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships -- that was held in San Salvador, El Salvador -- at the Lynden Pindling International Airport, on August 16, 2021.  The team returned with 2 Gold, 3 Silver and 3 Bronze medals.  (BIS Photos / Eric Rose)...
Basketball Camp fosters more than talent with CWCO backing - Aug 11, 2021 - 10:37:12 AM

On the heels of national celebrations for various Bahamian sporting achievements, over fifty campers are now better equipped and motivated to make their basketball stardom dreams a reality.

Prior to amended COVID-19 Emergency Orders prohibiting summer camps, the D-Squad Summer Basketball Camp - sponsored by Consolidated Water (Bahamas) Limited (CWCO) - welcomed boys and girls ages seven to 17 to not only learn the rules of the sport, but develop their overall character...
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Minister Lewis, Sports Director show up for Young Runners - Jul 2, 2021 - 10:15:06 AM

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Iram Lewis and Director of Sports Timothy Munnings, interacted with coaches and track athletes, who were practicing their relay baton passes at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, on June 29, 2021.  They were preparing for the Blue Marlin Last Chance Track Meet of later that evening.  General Manager of the National Stadium Quinton Brennen also joined Minister Lewis and Director Munnings, who are both former Olympians in relay teams, in talking with coaches Ednol Rolle, Rupert Gardiner...
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Congratulations to Michael ’Mike‘ Strachan on being drafted into the National Football League as a member of the Indianapolis Colts - May 4, 2021 - 10:10:31 AM

The Hon. Iram Lewis, on behalf of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture is pleased to congratulate Grand Bahamian native, Michael Strachan on achieving his dream of playing football in the National Football League (NFL) by being drafted by the Indianapolis Colts during the 2021 draft held on May 1, 2021. 

Selected in the seventh round, Strachan becomes the latest Bahamian athlete to join an impressive pool of NFL athletes...
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Grand Bahama island still considered a hot spot for sports tourism - Apr 15, 2021 - 9:42:24 AM

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, Grand Bahama Island is still considered a hot spot for Sports Tourism, having been selected to host the proposed Island Relays Bahamas.

Founder of the event Joyce Johnson and group toured several sites including hotels, local restaurants and the Grand Bahama Sports Complex, which they have identified as the venue for  a collegiate event scheduled for March 18-20, 2022...
University of The Bahamas UBFIT 5K/10K Race exceeds participation goal - Apr 13, 2021 - 11:20:33 AM

More than 350 persons participated in the University of The Bahamas (UB) Virtual UBFIT Fun Run Walk Bike Skate Push 5K/10K race that happened over the weekend in a tangible display of support for wellness and the University.

In its fourth year, but the first in a virtual format, the UBFIT race attracted participants in Exuma, Andros, Long Island, New Providence...
RBDF concludes Health and Fitness Month with One-Mile Relay - Apr 9, 2021 - 9:16:26 AM

Members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force concluded its month of health and fitness awareness with a one-mile relay competition on Friday, March 26, 2021, at HMBS CORAL HARBOUR.

In an effort to promote and aid in a healthier lifestyle which is in line with Commander Defence Force, Commodore Raymond King’s strategic mission of a fit, fighting Force, the Training Department held several initiatives...
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Minister Lewis Attends Inter-School Golf Championships Opening - Mar 23, 2021 - 8:43:54 AM

Minister of Youth Sports and Culture the Hon. Iram Lewis took the first ceremonial stroke, on March 22, 2021, during the opening of the inaugural 2021 Bahamas Inter-school Golf Championships, held at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex Golf Range.  Also present from the Ministry were Permanent Secretary Eugene Poitier, Under Secretary Montez Williams, and Director of Sports Timothy Munnings.

The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture and the Ministry of Education, in conjunction and collaboration with Bahamas Golf Federation...
The Tennis Love at the Johnson Memorial Tennis Tournament - Feb 16, 2021 - 9:30:47 AM

The tennis community showed overwhelming support of the tournament organized and sponsored by the Executive Board of the National Tennis Centre(NTC) in aid of the Johnson family. Brent and Eulona Johnson who were both Directors previously on the Board of the NTC have made tremendous contributions to Tennis in the Bahamas. This tournament was only a small token of the tennis community's love and appreciation for these two wonderful individuals who have passed...
The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association: "Play Tennis" Strong - Jan 20, 2021 - 12:35:50 PM

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...
BLTA matchplay Tennis Series - Jan 14, 2021 - 8:48:25 AM

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...
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Celebrating National Sports Heritage Month 2020 - Nov 11, 2020 - 1:25:23 PM

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...
‘Bowl Season’ announced as New Name of College Football’s Postseason - Oct 24, 2020 - 11:35:38 AM

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

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...
Cancellation of the 34th GBPA Conchman Triathlon - Sep 1, 2020 - 4:34:10 PM

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...
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism announces Virtual Golf Shootout on YouTube - Aug 10, 2020 - 6:27:57 PM

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...
Bahamas Professional Golfers Association elects New Executive Committee - Jul 16, 2020 - 11:15:43 AM

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...
Back on the Water: Nassau Rowing Club confirms 7th Annual Learn to Row Camp - Jun 19, 2020 - 9:45:46 AM

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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