Mixed Relay Event New to World Relays Schedule
- Feb 18, 2017 - 9:07:21 AM
Organizers of the International Association of Athletics Federations
(IAAF) World Relays Bahamas 2017 are hopeful that the newest feature on
the schedule will garner a lot of interest, and create a lot of
excitement, building on the momentum it gained from its inaugural run at
the world youth championships two years ago.
The mixed 4x400 meters (m) relay is being introduced on the senior
level, and will be ran at this year’s IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2017,
replacing the distance medley events. The IAAF World Relays is set for
Team Bahamas Gearing Up for 2017 CARIFTA Games
- Feb 17, 2017 - 2:27:44 PM
The Ministry of Youth, Sports
and Culture held a press conference on
Wednesday, February 15, at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium to
the public aware of, and garner support for, Team Bahamas in its quest
first place at the 2017 CARIFTA Games. Coaches say their participants
are ready to propel the country to the number 1 spot.
take place April 5-9 at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium; CARIFTA Water Polo
will be held April 7-9 at the Betty Kelly Kenning Swim Complex; CARIFTA
Swimming, April 15-19 at the Betty Kelly Kenning Swim Complex and
CARIFTA Track and Field in Curacao, April 14-16...
Bahamian Gymnasts Take a Big Bite in the “Big Apple”
- Feb 17, 2017 - 9:53:42 AM
The “Big Apple” felt a big bite
from a small squad of gymnasts who competed in the 2017 Manhattan Classic over
the weekend of January 28. The team,
sponsored by Bahamas Star Gymnastics and Bahamas Gymnastics Parents Booster
Club, filled a tall order to test out a competitive meet for the first time and
left proof of their participation in the score books. Level 1’s Krismerlyn
Nixon and Malia Strachan teamed up with Level 2’s Aemerie Curry and Level 3’s
Rhianna Smith and Taevia Wright to endure the nipping winds of Manhattan in
exchange for nipping other competitors on the medal podium.
The Level 1 team duo of Nixon and
Strachan tied for first place All Around with a score of 37.025 (of 40) and
medaled on all four apparatus. Nixon secured first place finishes on uneven
bars and balance beam with Strachan taking the lead for first place on vault
and floor exercise...
Brazil, Paraguay, Ecuador secure tickets to The Bahamas
- Feb 16, 2017 - 12:41:25 PM
CONCACAF Qualifiers one week away
Brazil, Paraguay and Ecuador are Bahamas bound having
secured their spots in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 at
the CONMEBOL Qualifier Asuncion in Paraguay over the weekend.
defeated Argentina 7-1 in Saturday’s semi-final. The four-time FIFA
Beach Soccer World Cup champions have appeared in every edition of the
Competition is Key to Improvement, Darville Tells Grand Bahama School Basketball Players
- Feb 15, 2017 - 10:09:10 AM
Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville reminded a gym
filled with primary school basketball players that competition is the
key to improvement, academically and athletically.
“If you do not
compete, then it will be difficult to progress and do well,” added
Minister Darville. “So the same way you compete in the classroom is the
way you ought to compete on the basketball court...
IAAF Officials Inspect Thomas A. Robinson Stadium
- Feb 14, 2017 - 2:41:08 PM
Officials from the International Association of Athletics Federation
conducted a walk-through of the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium on
Thursday where the IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2017 will be held April 22 –
April 23. IAAF officials have established that IAAF “Established
Practices and Approved Guidelines” are being adhered to.
Local Organizing Committee held a press conference recently to update
the media and The Bahamas on preparations for IAAF World Relays Bahamas
IAAF Head of Event Operations, Carlo de Angeli, part of the
official team who came to inspect preparations for the IAAF World Relays
Bahamas 2017, makes it clear that The Bahamas is going in the right
direction in preparing for the Relays...
7th annual Grand Bahama Open set to tee off March 4th & 5th
- Feb 11, 2017 - 8:26:17 PM
On Thursday, February 9th, the Northern
Region of the Bahamas Golf Federation held a press conference to
announce the 7th Annual Grand Bahama Open Golf Tournament, March 4th –
5th, 2017 at the Lucayan Reef Golf Course.
The event, which
was initially scheduled for October of 2016, was rescheduled due to the
passage of Hurricane Matthew at the beginning of October.
Grand Bahama Island is no novice to professional golf, local organizers
are optimistic of the continued partnership with the Ministry of Tourism
3rd Annual Blue Marlin Cove Wahoo Classic Underway
- Feb 10, 2017 - 3:54:04 PM
On Thursday, February 9th, the Ministry of Tourism held a Welcome
Reception for the participants of this year’s 3rd Annual Blue Marlin
Cove Wahoo Classic, scheduled for February 9th – 11th, 2017.
were a total of 22 boats scheduled participate in this year’s
tournament, however due to inclement weather, 13 boats sailed into the
Marina with eager anglers, ready to compete in the three-day event, and
raise funds for the West End Eco Camp.
Manager for Sports
Tourism, Nuvolari Chootosingh, explained that the host property, Blue
Marline Cove, is running at full occupancy this weekend, despite the
cancellation of some of this year’s expected participants...
Shaunae Miller featured in Essence Magazine
- Feb 10, 2017 - 2:02:08 PM
One of the best parts of getting married is
having your girls by your side to help you celebrate the moment to the
Bahamian Olympic star, Shaunae Miller tied the knot last
Saturday and Essence Magazine has published an incredible spread of
photos taken before her big day with her bridesmaids, titled "Olympic
Gold Medalist Shaunae Miller and Her Bridal Party Slay Their Bahamas
Photo Shoot." The article was published on February 6th.
"These ladies are definitely flawless and in formation for Miller's big day. Squad goals!
Hole-in-one wins $46,460 Ford Escape at Grand Bahama American Women’s Club Golf Classic
- Feb 9, 2017 - 1:35:08 PM
The Grand Bahama American Women’s Club is hosting the 14th Annual
Philanthropic Golf Classic at The Reef Golf Course February 18th. All
proceeds from the tournament fund the club’s philanthropic endeavors to
benefit the children of Grand Bahama.
The Tournament, played in a
Four Ball Scramble, Blind Draw format, begins with a Shotgun start at
12 noon. A 2016 Ford Escape, valued at $46,460.00, sponsored by Freeport
Jetwash and The Art of Giving, is the Grand Prize for a hole-in-one on
Grand Bahama School Teams Given Volleyball Jerseys
- Feb 8, 2017 - 11:09:57 AM
Freeport Restaurant Company Ltd. donated team jerseys to four
volleyball teams at the Ministry for Grand Bahama on Monday, February 6,
The presentation was made for the senior boys and girls of
Tabernacle Baptist Christian Academy, Eight Mile Rock High girls, and
Jack Hayward High boys. These teams were the winners of the Grand Bahama
Secondary Schools Athletic Association Championships in December.
Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville noted that
"Grand Bahama is a leader when it comes to developing and producing the
most skilled and talented individuals in the area of sports..."
Volunteers Ready for IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2017
- Feb 6, 2017 - 9:10:39 PM
A major sporting event such as the IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2017 can
only be successful with the integration of volunteers. For this year’s
event the LOC is expecting more than 800 volunteers who will give of
their time and talent to make the 2017 edition the best edition of the
The hundreds of volunteers have been busy ironing
out the logistical details for the relays including accreditation,
attachés, translators, helpers and the like.
“An event of this
magnitude just doesn’t happen,” IAAF World Relays Communication
Director, Jerome Sawyer said. “It is an intricate dance where many
different partners and volunteers are a major participant in this dance.
Without them we can’t have a successful event...”
Garcia cruises to victory in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic
- Feb 5, 2017 - 9:44:58 AM
Sergio Garcia lifted the Omega Dubai Desert Classic trophy as he
sealed his 12th European Tour win with a three shot victory over Open
Champion Henrik Stenson taking a $2,650,000 prize.
got off to a flying start on the final day at the Emirates Golf Club,
picking up a birdie at the first hole en route to a three under par 69,
to make it 19 under for the tournament.
After closing out the
third round in near darkness on Saturday night with a birdie apiece on
the 18th, the final round was set up for a fascinating battle...
Women, Like Men, Making Inroads in the Relays
- Feb 2, 2017 - 10:05:55 AM
When it comes to athletics, The Bahamas is a nation of relays, and
although it’s been the men’s 4x400 meters (m) relay that has been the
cream of the crop in recent times, the women’s unit has made significant
The Bahamas men’s 4x400m relay team has finished second
at two successive world relays, and is gearing up for a third straight
strong appearance at home this year. The women’s 4x400m relay team is
optimistic about this year’s world relays coming off two strong global
appearances and a national record without its fastest runner...
Extreme Kayak Fishing Tournament set for Grand Bahama in April
- Feb 1, 2017 - 11:11:54 AM
he countdown has begun for the Extreme Kayak Fishing Tournament taking place in Grand Bahama, April 20-23, 2017.
Some 300 persons are expected to participate in the event, which
combines big game fishing with kayaking for a $10,000 prize and
experience of a lifetime in the pristine waters of The Bahamas.
Fish caught during the tournament will be given to the Grand Bahama
Children’s Home, Flamingo Bay Hotel and Marina, and volunteers assisting
with the project...
Official FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas Match Ball Revealed
- Jan 31, 2017 - 6:55:48 PM
The official match ball for
the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
was revealed to the public on Arawak Cay beach Friday, January 27,
during a launching ceremony.
The Adidas Praia ball was presented to
Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Perry Christie by soccer
team member Lesley St. Fleur in a unique way, showcasing the culture
beauty of The Bahamas: a traditional Bahamian scull boat brought St.
Fleur and the ball to shore as as a local band played Bahamian music...
IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2017 Tickets Now Available
- Jan 31, 2017 - 10:56:25 AM
The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of The IAAF World Relays Bahamas
2017 today released ticket prices for the third edition of the event set
for April 22-23, 2017 at The Thomas A Robinson National Stadium.
session tickets range from 15 dollars to 70 dollars and can be
purchased at the stadium or online. The ticket prices for general
admission is 15 dollars, silver is 40 dollars, bronze is 50 dollars and
the gold section is priced at 70 dollars.
The 2017 program includes heats and finals for the 4x100m, 4x200m...
Ocean Club Golf Course kicks of its 2017 Junior Scholarship Programme
- Jan 31, 2017 - 8:22:39 AM
Thirteen local young golf enthusiasts will
take to the greens this year as part of the Junior Golf Scholarship
Programme at Ocean Club Golf Course (OCGC). The youngsters – aged 9 – 17
years old – and their parents were hosted to an introductory meeting at
the course Saturday during the third round of the Pure Silk-Bahamas
LPGA Classic. OCGC General Manager Robbie Leming gave them a brief
rundown of what their year would be like, along with the rules and
regulations, while pro-golfers Brooke Pancake and Marissa Steen spoke to
the kiddies and their parents about their careers and offered
encouraging words for the year ahead...
Brittany Lincicome defeats Lexi Thompson in playoff to win Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic
- Jan 29, 2017 - 7:41:14 PM
Brittany Lincicome, who had struggled in playoffs throughout her career,
birdied the first extra hole on Sunday at the Ocean Club Golf Course
and defeated fellow American Lexi Thompson to win the $1.4 million Pure
Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic.
Lincicome two-putted from 20 feet at
the par-5 18th hole and then watched as Thompson missed a tying birdie
try from 12 feet. It was Lincicome’s seventh LPGA victory and she won
for just the third time in 11 career playoffs. Thompson, who held a
share of the 54-hole lead with Stacy Lewis, lost in her first playoff
Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic 3rd Round: Lewis, Thompson Share Leads After 54 Holes
- Jan 28, 2017 - 7:29:50 PM
SUNDAY TEE TIMES MOVED UP BECAUSE OF POTENTIAL FOR BAD WEATHER
Seeking her first victory since 2014, Stacy Lewis
finished birdie-eagle Saturday at the Ocean Club Golf Course and jumped
into a tie for the lead with Lexi Thompson after 54 holes of the Pure
Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic. The two players finished at 23-under-par 196
with Lewis carding a 10-under 63 and Thompson, after a record 61 on
Friday, coming back with a 7-under 66.
Both players shattered the
54-hole tournament mark of 204 set by Na Yeon Choi in 2014, and they
came up one stroke shy of the LPGA record of 24-under by Annika
Sorenstam in the 2003 Mizuno Classic at Seta Golf Course in Otsu-shi,