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Bahamian Athletes Make Waves through RBC’s 34 Year Partnership - Jun 23, 2017 - 2:06:18 PM

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RBC Royal Bank today announced its renewed commitment as the title sponsor of the RBC 2017 National Swimming Championships. Facilitated by the Bahamas Aquatics Federation, formerly Bahamas Swimming Federation, the National Swimming Championships will be held from June 22- 25, 2017. This year, over 350 athletes from 11 swim clubs, including international swimmers are scheduled to participate.

As part of its 100 plus year legacy in The Bahamas, RBC presented the Bahamas Swimming Federation $35,000 demonstrating its continued support of The National Swimming Championships, and the Academic All Bahamas Swimming Team Award...


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The Bahamas Bowl Draws Thousands - Jun 23, 2017 - 12:37:10 AM

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The third annual Bahamas Bowl drew thousands of visitors to The Bahamas and organizers are hoping to double that number, this year.

The bowl, touted as the highest rated live sporting event televised in The Bahamas, brought 1,865 total visitors to The Bahamas with an estimated number of 2,300 hotel rooms sold for the event. Within the 1,865 total visitors, 1000 were university alumni and fans and the remaining 865 were University and team officials, Popeyes Sponsors and Guests, ESPN events staff, NCAA Game officials and ESPN production...
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Grand Bahama Regatta and Homecoming set for July 28 - 30 - Jun 21, 2017 - 3:28:50 PM

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Freeport, Bahamas - The annual Grand Bahama Regatta is set for July 28-30 2017 at Taino Beach and has become one of Freeport's summer highlights.

The Grand Bahama Regatta and Homecoming Committee, headed up by Chervita Campbell, Chief Councillor of City of Freeport Council is working hard to delivery another great sport and cultural experience.

Stay tuned to TheBahamasWeekly.com as details about the event will be rolled out over the weeks to come...
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#WNBAVote Jonquel Jones to get her to Verizon WNBA All-Star 2017 - Jun 17, 2017 - 8:10:38 AM

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The Verizon WNBA All-Star 2017 match will take place on July 22nd in Seattle, Washington, and will be broadcast on ABC at 3:30pm. Voting presented by Verizon, is underway and Bahamians and fans of Jonquel Jones are encouraged to vote to help get her there.

“Its time to get in formation!" said Jonquel on her Facebook page. "This season has been great so far and while I’m never the one to boast, I’m playing at an All-Star level! The thing is I only become an All Star with your help!"
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Grand Bahama Women's Soccer Championship League Finals This Sunday - Jun 16, 2017 - 1:49:39 PM

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Borussia Dortmund and Chelsea FC both have something to fight for this weekend at the Freeport Rugby Football Club field. Coach Donnie Knowles and the Dortmund team and staff want to defend their title as League Champs from last year while, Coach Michael DosSantos and his Chelsea players and staff, want to regain the title they had in 2015.

The two teams have met on three occasions this year. They have defeated each other once and the last game resulted in a tie. This game is definitely the most highly contested match of the season. Both teams have one advantage. Chelsea has very experienced strong players and for the most part, are injury free. Borussia Dortmund leads the league standings with one point, meaning they would still win if the game is tied at the end of regulation time, and they have been plagued with injuries this year...
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Bahamas scores extra points with Redskins Alumni and Fans - Jun 13, 2017 - 3:22:20 PM

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The three-day inaugural Doug Williams and Legends Weekend held in Nassau, Bahamas on June 8 – 11 was a tremendous success and players and Washington Redskins fans are already looking forward to next year’s event.

The event is in partnership with the Islands of The Bahamas and aims to promote the islands while giving fans of the Redskins a chance to experience the country. The goal is to attract as many of the hundreds of thousands of Washington Redskins fans as possible.
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Bahamian karate students to compete in U.S. thanks to BTC - Jun 6, 2017 - 1:11:42 PM

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Smokey’s Karate School has been offering top notch martial arts training to Bahamians for over 15 years now. BTC has donated funds to enable karate students to compete in the 44th Annual U.S. Open ISKA (International Sport Karate Association) Championships. The annual championships will take place in Orlando next month.

“I want to thank BTC for their continued support of Smokey’s Karate School and helping us to excel in martial arts. We have been taking part in this competition for many years now and BTC has been there for us every step of the way,” said Ronald Martin, Master at Smokey’s Karate School...
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Shaunae Miller-Uibo breaks world record in women’s 200-meter - Jun 4, 2017 - 11:06:51 PM

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Bahamian Olympic 400m champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo broke Allyson Felix’s world record in the women’s 200-meter straight event on May 4th at the Adidas Boost Boston Games, running 21.76. Miller-Uibo held the Bahamas women’s 200m and indoor 300m national records.

Miller-Uibo blew past Olympian medalist Natasha Hastings of the United States, with a second place time of 22.50 and fellow American Kimberlyn Duncan,  placing third with a time of 22.81...
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Twin City Legends Receive Donation From BTC - Jun 1, 2017 - 11:08:30 AM

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The Twin City Legends have received a $1,500.00 donation to travel to Grand Bahama. Senior Manager for Eleuthera, Ms. Berthenia Knowles said, “BTC is always willing to partner with the community.

We want to ensure that the kids are happy and that we will support their endeavours no matter what they may be. At BTC, we’re all about encouraging our youth to unleash their limitless potential...
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Softball Federation Meets with Minister Pintard - May 31, 2017 - 1:40:11 PM

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Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture (MYSC) the Hon. Michael Pintard takes photo with representatives of the Bahamas Softball Federation and sports stakeholders from his Ministry during a courtesy call at the Ministry on May 29, 2017.

Pictured (from left): Arthur Johnson, Jeffrey Henfield, Sen. Jennifer Isaacs-Dotson, Minister Pintard, Federation President Ted Miller, MYSC Chief Sports Officer Kevin Colebrooke, Thomas Sears, and MYSC Director of Sports Tim Munnings...
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BOC President invited to Pan American Sports Organisation - May 30, 2017 - 4:01:05 PM

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Bahamas Olympic Committee President Wellington Miller has received a signal appointment to the Technical Commission of the regional powerhouse Pan American Sports Organisation (PASO). PASO is the international organisation which represents all National Olympic Committees of the Americas.

PASO's Technical Commission is charged with creating the technical programs that will help PanAmSports’ members to be more successful in Pan-American and world sports, including technical policies, training support and new competitions in the regions represented by PASO.

"It is a very great honour to be invited to participate at this level", said Miller. "The Bahamas has already distinguished itself on the field of competition; and now this is another signal that we as a country are continuing to make our mark in the technical side of organising major Games...
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Dan Marino and Friends Host Successful Bahamas Weekend 2017 in Nassau - May 29, 2017 - 11:04:02 PM

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Miami –Pro Football Hall of Fame Quarterback Dan Marino and Dolphins Alumni held their annual trip to Nassau on Memorial Day Weekend for the Dan Marino and Friends Bahamas Weekend 2017.

Throughout the weekend, guests mixed and mingled with notable Dolphins alumni, including Marino, Dick Anderson, Ronnie Brown, Mark Clayton, Mark Duper, Oronde Gadsden, Jim Jensen, OJ McDuffie, Terry Kirby, Sam Madison, Nat Moore, Joe Rose, Pat Surtain, Jason Taylor and Shawn Wooden.

“It’s always better in the Bahamas,” Marino said. “I look forward to this weekend each year, getting together with my former teammates and really enjoying the great hospitality of the Bahamian people while giving back...
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Miami Dolphins Legends Score Touchdown With Charity - May 29, 2017 - 9:44:25 AM

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Former Miami Dolphins players sought to give back to the local community with time, energy and words of wisdom during the three-day Dan Marino and Friends Weekend event held on May 25-27.

During the exciting weekend, the Miami Dolphins alumni and team cheerleaders held an exciting Youth Football and Cheer Clinic for kids ages 6-17 as well as a charity golf tournament to raise money for the Bahamas Resource and Education for Autism and Related Challenges (R.E.A.C.H.)...
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ALIV Supports Special Olympics Bahamas National Track and Field Meet - May 28, 2017 - 12:14:05 PM

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ALIV volunteers from throughout New Providence showed up on Saturday (May 27) to assist with Special Olympics Bahamas’ National Track & Field Meet. Earlier in the week Chief ALIV Officer, Damian Blackburn, announced to the press a three-year sponsorship with Special Olympics Bahamas valued at $45,000 per year.

Mr. Blackburn gave the official welcome during the opening ceremonies of the meet on Saturday telling the athletes that “they are all winners no matter the outcome.” Chief ALIV Media Champion, Johnny Ingle was also on hand for the meet a...
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Nassau: Free Miami Dolphin Led Football and Cheerleading Clinics This Weekend - May 26, 2017 - 5:55:34 PM

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Famed NFL quarter backer Dan Marino and several of the legendary Miami Dolphin alumni are here in Nassau, May 25-28, to celebrate the weekend and will on Saturday, May 27, hold a free football and cheerleading clinic for Bahamian boys and girls, 6-17 years old.  The clinic will begin at 9 am and run through 12 noon at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium. 

The youth can expect to receive one-on-one training on the fundamentals of football and motivational testimonials by some of the top professional players including Dan Marino, along with Miami Dolphins Alumni Dick Anderson, Mark Clayton, Mark Duper, Sam Madison, Twan Russell, Nat Moore, JasonTaylor, Shawn Wooden, Troy Drayton, Ronnie Brown, Orande Gadsden, Jim Jensen...
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Grand Bahama Soccer Camp: Don't Miss the Cut - May 26, 2017 - 9:36:45 AM

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Grand Bahama’s legendary Sir Jack Hayward Soccer Camp is just three weeks away – and the clock is ticking for those who want to sign up for this year’s limited entry. The message is simple: sign up now or be disappointed.

The lucky 100 who make the cut will enjoy the help of the best team of professional coaches the camp organisers have ever put together. Three have already been featured in this series and the fourth, Chris Clements, is fully up to the other’s very high standards...

Chris is not only head ladies’ team soccer coach at Hastings College, Nebraska, USA, but also the college’s assistant athletics director...
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Freeport International Junior Rugby Festival largest to date - May 25, 2017 - 12:14:09 PM

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Last weekend saw the largest Freeport Junior Rugby Festival, in its seven-year history, and some amazing games of rugby played the Freeport Rugby Football Club (FRFC). Both girls and boys played in matches on Saturday and Sunday from the Under 8’s division all the way up to the Under 18’s boys game.

Thirty -five matches were played on Saturday exhibiting some breath-taking games between girls and boys from five different touring sides. With over two hundred and eighty kids playing rugby from The Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Key Biscayne, Florida as well as Nassau and Freeport, making up the numbers to create the largest number of children playing rugby over a weekend anywhere in the Caribbean and Florida...
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U.N. ‘Slow Down, Save Lives” Movement Gains Momentum in Bahamas - May 18, 2017 - 11:34:47 AM

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They held up signs with lines like “Race Drivers Say Don’t Race” and “You Drink, I Drive.” They were the recruits joining the movement to reduce the number of road deaths and they took the pledge at the Mall at Marathon Saturday during the United Nations Road Safety Week May 8-14.

This is the fourth year the United Nations program has aimed at slashing the startling statistics that include the road crash death of a child somewhere in the world every 30 seconds. However it is the first year The Bahamas has participated, thanks to funding from the FIA, the World Governing Body of motor sport, and the presence and organization of FIA Bahamas Development Director David McLaughlin...
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7th Annual Junior Rugby Festival, a fun-filled weekend of competition - May 16, 2017 - 12:08:50 PM

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Over the course of three days, the 7th Annual Junior Rugby Festival took place at the Freeport Rugby Football Club, May 12th-14th.

The annual tournament, which was organized by the Freeport Rugby Football Club (FRFC), attracted players from the ages of eight to eighteen who wished to engage in a fun-filled weekend of friendly competition.

With visiting teams from Grand Cayman, Bermuda, New Providence, and Key Biscayne, Florida, a total of 321 youth players (both girls and boys) visited Grand Bahama Island to experience what it was like to play against international competition...
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(Video) Shaunae Miller-Uibo destroys the field in 49.77 WL Women's 400m in Shanghai - May 13, 2017 - 12:03:02 PM

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Shaunae Miller-Uibo is in great form at the start of the 2017 season.

The Bahamian Olympic Champion athlete took a new world lead in the 400m on Saturday at the Shanghai Diamond League meeting. The run was a personal best of 49. 77, relegating all her competitors by more than a second.

American, Natasha Hastings came second with 50.74 and Ukrainian, Olha Zemlyak was third with 50.89...
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