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The BLTA Coaches Course is in Session - Mar 23, 2019 - 5:30:21 PM

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Participants of the the Play Tennis Course (PTC) are in session this weekend at the National Tennis Center.  The participants are receiving technical and instructional knowledge; moving from the classroom setting
to the courts.

PTC is an introductory level tennis qualification. This course is being delivered through the Bahamas Lawn Tennis Associationion by the International Tennis Federation(ITF)...
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Sands make 9th Year Tournament one of giving back - Mar 20, 2019 - 8:00:22 PM

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As spring approaches, so do the hot days of The Bahamian sun, but thankfully The Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Company was able to enjoy a breezy and not too warm, Sunday on the greens for their 9th Annual Sands Beer Golf Tournament in Grand Bahama.

Joining forces with The Fortune Hills Golf Association the annual tournament was held on lucky St. Patrick’s Day, with lots of beer to go around. “It was good to see such a well-attended tournament on Sunday,” noted Nigel Kirkby, a local player who also won longest drive...
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Bahamians Kevin Major Jr.(Winner) and Philip Major Jr. (Quaterfinalist)In Tennis open championship in Florida - Mar 19, 2019 - 10:15:29 PM

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The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association congratulates Kevin Major Jr. on winning another tennis tournament in Florida. Kevin won open championships in Flamingo Park Florida only weeks after winning the BMW
Tennis Championships  in Pembrooke Pines.

Kevin was seeded 3rd in the tournament and fellow Bahamian Philip Major Jr. was seeded 6th in the tournament. Both Philip and Kevin would play superb to advance to the quarterfinals...
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World Junior Tennis Tournament in Santo Domingo: Day1 - Mar 19, 2019 - 6:15:22 PM

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The World Juniors Tennis Competition for top junior Girls U14 in the region is being held in Santo Domingo.

Team Bahamas started competition  after the opening ceremonies against the home crowd favorites. They fought but lost to the Dominican Republic.  Sierra Rodgers was up first and lost 0-6, 1-6. Kaylee Kanuka followed next and lost 1-6, 2-6...
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UB golf turns in solid performance at first ever international competition - Mar 19, 2019 - 2:00:50 PM

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The University of The Bahamas golf team turned in respectable scores after the team’s first ever international competition this weekend against Johnson and Wales University and Keiser University at the Miami Shores Golf Course.

Alex Gibson led the team with a 18-hole 90. John Hall shot 94 and Deangelo Stubbs shot 110.

 “There’s a lot of potential here with these guys,” head coach Jim Duncombe said. “They hit the ball pretty good but they just lack the experience other than that next time...
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Bahamas joins Caribbean wrestling initiative - Mar 19, 2019 - 7:15:31 AM

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The Bahamas Amateur Wrestling Federation will take part in the first Caribbean SuperWeek, an initiative to further develop Olympic-style wrestling throughout the Caribbean.

Caribbean SuperWeek kicked off in Barbados on Monday, March 18. The program, which was developed by United World Wrestling (UWW), the international federation for wrestling, offers training for athletes, referees, coaches and administrators of wrestling federations throughout the Caribbean...
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Team Bahamas set to compete at World Juniors this week - Mar 18, 2019 - 1:15:20 PM

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The Girls Competition begin on Monday at The World Juniors Tennis Championships.  Participating are top juniors in the U14 category from the region including countries such as El Salvador, Curacao, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Honduras, Bermuda,  Dominican Republic, Haiti, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Trinidad & Tobago and Suriname.

The event is being  held at Centro Nacional de Tenis, Parque del Este in the Dominican Republic...
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Conchman helps young Grand Bahama athletes get a fast start - Mar 18, 2019 - 9:45:52 AM

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As part of their mandate to support organizations that focus on Youth and Sports, the GBPA Conchman Triathlon began their donations with the Grand Bahama Amateur Athletic Association (GBAAA).   The GBAAA uses all its donations to help purchase track and field equipment as well as cover the athletes’ travel expenses to Nassau and other islands for competitions.

Chairman of the Conchman Committee, Christopher Baker, said “We are very pleased to be able to assist the Grand Bahama Amateur Athletic Association. The funds were used to purchase new starting blocks, a high jump bar and other equipment...
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Bahamas in Day 3 World Juniors Tennis Competition - Mar 13, 2019 - 8:30:58 PM

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In Day 3 of competition in Santo Domingo at The World Juniors Tennis Competition The Bahamas faced El Salvador.

Anthony Burrows Jr. was up first. He came out strong winning the first set 6 0. He lost the second set 6 7 but was able to get the win in the third set 6 3. Up next Michael Major Jr. played well but lost in two sets 1 6 2 6.  The doubles would be the determinant factor on which one of the countries would get the overall win...
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UB Women’s Volleyball team searches for players - Mar 13, 2019 - 1:15:39 PM

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The University of The Bahamas women’s volleyball program will host a recruitment exercise this weekend—Friday March 16 and Saturday March 17—at the Kendal Isaacs gym.  The sessions start 6:30 both nights.

Coaches and administrators will be evaluating players ahead of the upcoming volleyball season.

Women’s head volleyball coach Raymond Wilson said he’s looking for a diamond in the rough who is looking for a quality education at The University of the Bahamas...
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Lima 2019 names LATAM Official Airline of Pan American Games - Mar 12, 2019 - 5:45:23 AM

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Lima 2019 has named LATAM Airlines as the Official Airline of this summer’s Pan American and Parapan American Games. LATAM will be responsible for flying thirteen countries’ delegations of athletes, National Olympic Committee representatives and technical officials to and from Lima this summer.

The agreement was signed on Monday 11 March by Lima 2019 President Carlos Neuhaus, Panam Sports President Neven Ilic, and LATAM Airlines General Manager Manuel van Oordt...
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Day 1 for Team Bahamas in Santo Domingo - Mar 11, 2019 - 10:50:57 PM

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It was a tough fight for The Bahamas on Day 1 at The World Juniors Tennis Competition in Santo Domingo.

The Bahamas played Costa Rica but lost in singles matches.  Anthony Burrows was up first against Arayer of Costa Rica. He played hard but lost 2-6 3-6. Michael Major was up next against Quiros. He won the first set convincingly 2-6, and lost second and third sets 4-6 2-6. In the doubles matchup the Bahamas duo of Anthony and Dentry Mortimer fought but lost to Costa Rica 6-7 (6), 3-6...
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Lima 2019 inaugurates first sporting venue for Pan American Games - Mar 11, 2019 - 10:07:49 AM

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With approximately five months to go until the start of the Pan American and Parapan American Games, Lima 2019 has inaugurated its first new sporting venue – the baseball stadium in the Villa Maria del Triunfo district of Lima.

At the heart of the event, which took place this Saturday 10 March, was the Peruvian Baseball National Team who conducted a training session at the new state-of-the-art facility. The baseball stadium features a World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) approved field, changing rooms and seats for 1,800 spectators...
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Bahamian Judo Champion on Provisional Qualification list for Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Mar 10, 2019 - 7:59:00 PM

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After training and competing in Mexico, Israel, France and Bulgaria in February, Judo national champion Cynthia Rahming competed at the 2019 Peru Continental Open. She earned a fifth place finish defeating Kiara Arango of Peru along the way before losing in a controversial match to Shadi Ebrahimi in the medal rounds.

"The journey has been tough," said Cynthia. "It has taken me years to win at this level but I have not given up! I intend to win at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and I am grateful to God, my family, coaches and supporters who continue to train me and support me..."
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UB Athletics hires first full-time coach - Mar 3, 2019 - 3:53:04 PM

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UB Athletics has hired former track and field national team hurdler Ednal Rolle as the first full-time head coach at the institution. The internationally certified coach takes reins of the program starting March 4, 2019.

“We are excited to have such a high-caliber coach such as Ednal join the UB athletics team as the first full-time coach,” Athletics Director Kimberley Rolle said. “This is the first in what is anticipated to be several strategic hirings over the next two to three years to ensure consistency in recruitment, retention, and high level performances from varsity teams.”

Rolle pointed out the accomplishments Coach Rolle has had in the past—including coach numerous national team members and national record holders...
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Lima 2019 concludes legacy-focused visit to London - Mar 3, 2019 - 12:07:28 PM

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Senior officials from the Lima 2019 Organizing Committee have concluded a three-day visit to the UK this week to learn and apply lessons learnt from London 2012 to Lima in order to regenerate large parts of the Peruvian capital. 

As part of the visit, Lima 2019 Carlos Neuhaus, together with the newly elected Mayor of Lima Jorge Muñoz, toured London 2012 venues and met with officials who were influential in delivering one of the most successful Olympic Games in history...
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Mingoes Basketball hosts open tryouts this weekend - Feb 28, 2019 - 2:25:42 PM

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The UB Mingoes men’s basketball team will hold open tryouts 8am Saturday March 2, 2019 at The Kendal Issacs Gymnasium.

Coaches and administrators will be evaluating players as the team loses two starters to graduation at the end of this season.

Men’s basketball head coach Bacchus Rolle said the two graduating seniors have played big roles on the team and he’s looking to replace them in the system.
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Justin Roberts ranked 97 on the college tennis circuit - Feb 24, 2019 - 12:15:50 AM

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Justin Roberts is ranked No. 97, in college tennis. Roberts' ranking comes after defeating the No. 12-ranked player in the nation against Ohio State.

Justin's coach Hill stated "Rankings are a result of the work you put in and Justin's been putting in a ton of work".

Hill also said about Justin "He's been putting in a lot of work over the past couple months and he's been progressing really well."...
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Lima 2019 concludes successful Parapan American Chef de Mission seminar - Feb 22, 2019 - 6:00:27 AM

More than 30 participants from the National Paralympic Committees (NPC) across the Americas travelled to Lima for a two-day Chef de Mission seminar during which they visited Lima 2019 venues and discussed logistical planning ahead of the next Parapan American Games in August this year...
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Training Future Bahamian Olympians - Feb 18, 2019 - 4:35:10 PM

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Swift Athletics Head Coach Andrew Tynes said many sporting medals and trophies may well be in The Bahamas’ future thanks in part to the well of athletic potential within the B3A-sanctioned track and field club.

Tynes said, “Swift Athletics got its start four years ago. We normally take on about 40 kids but this year we have 55, and the amount of talent in that pool is undeniable.”

A former Olympian and NCAA champion himself, Tynes said he is proud of the effect the club has had, and also the support it has gotten from annual sponsors like Consolidated Water (Bahamas) Ltd. (CWCO)...
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