Marathon Globetrotters To Take Part In Marathon Bahamas
- Nov 22, 2014 - 3:22:57 PM
Running Club Will Hold Annual Meeting
At British Colonial Hilton
that travels the world to run in marathons is about to leave its footprint on
another country – The Bahamas.
will be holding its annual meeting and club reunion at the British Colonial
Hilton on January 17, 2015, a day before Marathon Bahamas takes place.
Globetrotters is a running club, which was founded in February by five runners
from the United States and one from Sweden.
4 gold medals for Vanderpool-Wallace at CAC Games in Mexico
- Nov 21, 2014 - 4:08:48 PM
Mexico - The Central American and Caribbean Games women's 50m freestyle
event saw a familiar face finishing in its top spot as Bahamian Arianna
Vanderpool-Wallace earned another gold with a time of 25.24. This gold will
go along with her other 3 gold medals earned during this competition.
this week she won the 50m and 100m butterfly races, and the 100m
freestyle. Puerto Rico's Vanessa Garcia took silver in the 50m with
25.63, and Mexico's Liliana Ibanez (Mexico) took bronze at 26.04.
24-year-old Arianna trains with Coach David Marsh at SwimMACElite, and swims collegiately in the USA for Auburn University.
Bahamas' Joanna Evans claims her 2nd silver in Veracruz
- Nov 20, 2014 - 11:42:03 PM
VERACRUZ, Mexico - Bahamas swim team continues to excel in Mexico at the
Central American and Caribbean Games’ (CAC)
with all the medals coming from two female swimming athletes, Arianna
Vanderpool Wallace (3 Golds) and Joanna Evans now with 2 Silver medals.
new national record was set last night in Veracruz by Evans who came
second with 8:39:61 in the women's 800m freestyle. Adreina Pinto of
Venezuela claimed gold, with Mexico's Natalia Jaspeado with bronze.
Bertram Cowboy Musgrove Tour de New Providence held over the weekend
- Nov 20, 2014 - 2:36:11 AM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Bertram Cowboy Musgrove Tour de New Providence was held over the the
weekend of 15th and 16th of November, 2014 in the west portion of
On Saturday the short 10 miles sprint race was held and later the short
8.4 miles individual time trial was stage. On Sunday the road race was
stage 15 miles sprint road race started and finish at the caves West
Excitement Marks COB Caribs vs. Florida Memorial Game
- Nov 13, 2014 - 11:04:29 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - The College of The Bahamas
played with fierce resolve against the Florida Memorial Lions on Friday
night during the COB 40th Anniversary Basketball Game held at the
Kendal G. L. Isaacs Gymnasium, but the team lost by 5 points to the
Eivind Melleby, the pride of Norway, returns for his second Star Sailors League Finals in 2014
- Nov 8, 2014 - 1:11:43 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Born in Olso and Viking of
stance, Eivind Melleby is both a superb athlete and a great person.
Sitting 10th on the Star Sailors League Ranking List, he finished ninth
in the first Finals in the Bahamas last year, fourth in the Star at the
London Olympics in 2012 and third in the Worlds this year at Malcesine
with Bruno Prada. Melleby is married with two children and also a
Since the finish of the Star Sailors
League Finals 2013, Eivind has been focusing almost entirely on his
career. He has been working hard on the start-up of a mobile marketing
business with a company called TargetEveryOne (www.targeteveryone.com).
He says he finds the project immensely exciting and the service was
successfully launched last spring with the result that the company’s
product is now available in 130 countries worldwide...
Conchman Triathlon 2014 Results
- Nov 7, 2014 - 2:49:50 PM
Grand Bahama Island - The
28th annual Conchman triathlon and Iron Kids took place Saturday
November 1st, 2014 amidst beautiful weather for the annual family
sporting event which takes place annually on the first Saturday in
Taino Beach, Freeport.
The Conchman Triathlon is a 1K
swim, followed by a 25K bike ride and
5K run. The kids'
course includes a 200M swim, 5K bike ride, and
Awards took place in the evening at Port Lucaya Marketplace...
Building The Imperial Arena for Battle 4 Atlantis
- Nov 7, 2014 - 2:11:26 PM
PARADISE ISLAND, The
Bahamas - Lights are low as rumblings of excitement and anticipation
fill the air. A spotlight shines as national anthems are sung. Then,
lights flash and music crescendos as Atlantis, Paradise Island’s big
event begins to unfold. However, this is neither a concert nor a
banquet; it is the Imperial Ballroom, one of the resort’s event spaces
that transforms into the Imperial Arena for a few days of the year. This
half-million dollar temporary stadium serves as home to the most
exhilarating Division I men’s early-season college basketball
tournament, Battle 4 Atlantis.
To make this transformation from
ballroom to basketball arena a reality, two powerful teams come together
from over 3,000 miles apart. The teams from Atlantis, Paradise Island,
and Angel City Designs (ACD),,,
Greeks Papathanasiou and Tsotras in their first Star Sailors League Finals at Nassau
- Nov 7, 2014 - 12:43:49 PM
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...
- 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.
Tourism officials visit USF to prepare for Popeyes Bahamas Bowl college football event
- Nov 7, 2014 - 12:41:15 PM
Representatives from the National Stadium
Authority (NSA), Ministry of Tourism (MOT) and Conference USA recently
visited the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando in
preparation for the upcoming Popeyes Bahamas Bowl on December 24 at noon
at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium.
The goal of the trip was to experience the pre-game production for a college football game.
is the second largest university in the US, and a team from the school
will be working with Conference USA to produce Popeyes Bahamas Bowl...
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
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.
their four-day visit to Nassau, Elias Sosa and Armando Rios paid a
courtesy call on...
30th Annual Father Marcian Peter's Basketball Invitational set for Dec 5-13
- Nov 7, 2014 - 2:38:30 AM
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.
New York Yankee talks baseball with Bahamas Prime Minister
- Nov 6, 2014 - 11:33:01 PM
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
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.
Clayton Bain Achieves a Bahamas Sculling Three-Peat
- Nov 5, 2014 - 10:37:05 PM
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.
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
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
Bahamians Give Personal Best at World Judo Juniors Tournament
- Oct 29, 2014 - 9:53:37 PM
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
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...”
NPMAFC Placed in the Top Three in Miami Competition
- Oct 29, 2014 - 2:21:50 PM
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,
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...
Star Sailors League finale returns to The Bahamas in December
- Sep 26, 2014 - 5:15:36 PM
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.
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.
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.
2013 BAAA Competition Calendar
- Feb 23, 2013 - 11:55:10 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The first meet of the year was held in Nassau on January 5th.
The Odd Distance Track and Field Meet began the 83 day
countdown to CARIFTA 2013 and will act as a measuring stick by coaches
and athletes to test fitness and progress going into the new season.
Athletes home for the holidays were expected to compete in the event, which had over 400 entries.
See the 2013 BAAA COMPETITION CALENDAR within...
Star World Champion 2014 Robert Stanjek in the SSL Finals with Claus Olesen: “It is probably the most impressive entry list since the last Olympic Games”
- Nov 20, 2014 - 10:22:43 AM
Nassau Bahamas - Robert Stanjek will be
attempting to bring a stunning 2014 season to a fittingly impressive
conclusion in the big upcoming Finals in Nassau in two weeks’ time. The
second half of the year has proved particularly rewarding for the German
sailor. In July, he and his friend and companion in many sailing
adventures, Fritjhof Kleen (who is being replaced in the Bahamas by Dane
Claus Olesen because of an injury) won the Star World Champion title,
triumphing in a fleet of 87 boats at Malcesine on Lake Garda, and
earning themselves a place in the annals of the sailing greats.
Stanjek’s name was engraved on the cup that already sports many of the
most famous names in sailing. The legendary likes of North, Elvstrom,
Conner, Blackaller, Melges, Straulino, Cayard and many Star Sailors
League Finals 2014 competitors, including Scheidt (3 times), Loof and
Rohart (twice) and Grael (once), Kusznierewicz and Szabo, have won it,