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Bahamians Give Personal Best at World Judo Juniors Tournament - Oct 29, 2014 - 9:53:37 PM

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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 round.

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...”
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NPMAFC Placed in the Top Three in Miami Competition - Oct 29, 2014 - 2:21:50 PM

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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, Florida.

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...

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Grand Bahama Tennis & Squash Club to host U.S. instructors in upcoming skills clinic - Oct 25, 2014 - 1:08:11 PM

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Freeport, Bahamas - E arlier this year The Grand Bahama Tennis & Squash Club (GBTSC) held a successful junior squash clinic which ran for two months, introducing the game to over 23 young players, many of whom continue to play regularly every Saturday morning.

The Club now aims to expand its outreach with an upcoming squash skills training weekend slated for juniors on Saturday, November 8th and Sunday, November 9th for adults at 10am each day.

The event will boast a special guest coach from the USA, Wendy Bartlett, 30 year veteran Women’s Head Squash Coach at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, one of the top three college teams in the USA.

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Tribute to Bahamas Olympic Gold Winners, Sir Durward and Cecil Cooke - Oct 24, 2014 - 1:28:39 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas – It was 50 years ago...in Tokyo...when Sir Durward “Seawolf” Knowles and the late Cecil Cooke won Olympic Gold -- representing a first for The Bahamas. They won the Star Class Sailing in those Summer Olympics.

The Bahamas Olympic Committee along with the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture paid tribute to the accomplishment of Sir Durward and Cecil Cooke at a banquet at Atlantis on Thursday, October 23, and to their sparking a tradition of excellent performance of The Bahamas at the Olympic Games...
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Grand Bahama Junior Rugby Boys off to Key Biscayne - Oct 24, 2014 - 10:35:32 AM

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Grand Bahama Island, The Bahamas - Over 30 local boys from Freeport, are off on their first Rugby tour to Florida to play the local Rugby Rats.  Two teams are traveling from Freeport to South Florida for the weekend to represent The Bahamas in USA sanctioned games in Key Biscayne.  For the last two years the Key Biscayne Rats Jr. team have traveled to Freeport to play and now the GB Club is excited to travel to Florida. 

“Thanks to many local sponsors we were able to take this trip with so many of our players,” said Nigel Kirkby Bahamas Rugby Chairman. “The boys have been practicing every weekend and are really excited to be able to travel to the US to play against their friends...
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Australian finishes record swim between Eleuthera and New Providence - Oct 24, 2014 - 2:48:48 AM

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Bahamian team from The Island School supports marathon swimmer

NASSAU, Bahamas –  She's done it!  After departing from Eleuthera on Tuesday morning, 29 year old Australian swimmer Chloe McCardel has successfully completed a 78-mile swim from Eleuthera to Nassau, New Providence.  She reached Nassau around 1am on Wednesday, October 22nd.

According to her team this is the longest continuous marathon swim in history. The open-water solo took 42.5 hours.

McCardel made the trek under Marathon Swimmers Federation rules, which meant she was not allowed to intentionally touch her support boat or hold on to anything.
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Three American Star greats to compete in Bahamas at SSL Finals 2014 - Oct 23, 2014 - 11:32:54 AM

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Nassau, Bahamas - The United States will be the second most heavily represented nation at the SSL Finals when they take place at Nassau in the Bahamas between December 1st and 7th next.

Reflecting the consistency, quality and number of sailors involved in the Star class, the United States has the largest representation in the Star Sailors League with 294 skippers (out of a total of 1,001) and 376 crew (out of 1,435). Three of the American skippers - Augie Diaz, George Szabo and Mark Mendelblatt - are in the top 12 and automatically qualified once again for the second edition of the SSL Finals.
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Sports World Ministry returns to The Bahamas with Michael Cobb - Oct 21, 2014 - 8:46:52 PM

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Nassau, New Providence - For the second consecutive year, Sports World Ministry is bringing its Go Positive Tour to the Bahamas.


This year, the Go Positive Tour will be back from October 27-30 and representing Sports World will be Michael Cobb, a graduate of Michigan State University who was drafted in the NFL in the first round in 1977 by the Cincinnati Bengals, but went on to play for the Chicago Bears (1977-81) and then in the United States Florida League with the Michigan Panthers (1983-84) and the Birmingham Stallions (1984-85)...
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Grand Bahama Darts Association announce new board - Oct 17, 2014 - 5:00:09 AM

Freeport, Bahamas - The Grand Bahama Darts Association help their Annual General Meeting on August 19th,2014. The 2014-2015 season was opened October 7th, 2014 at which time a new slate of officers was elected.

Information about upcoming registration and the upcoming commencement of the new season will be announced soon.

The new president is
Anishka Maycock and
Maria Thompson is vice president. See other officers listed within...
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Two-time Finn World Champion Giles Scott to make Star debut in the SSL Finals 2014 at Nassau - Oct 15, 2014 - 11:26:13 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - The list of champions taking up the invitation to the second Star Sailors League Finals, organised by the Nassau Yacht Club for December 1st to 7th 2014, is getting longer by the week.

After the recent announcement of the first 12 competitors, who gained automatic access to the SSL Finals because of their positions in the Skipper Ranking, and the first guest star, London 2012 gold medallist, Freddy Loof, it is the turn of the very young but also very promising Giles Scott. Now virtually a certainty for the British Olympic squad, the rising star is also seen as a natural successor to Ben Ainslie who has retired from that side of the sport to devote himself full-time to the America’s Cup...
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Battle 4 Atlantis Keeps Getting Better! - Oct 14, 2014 - 3:47:45 PM

Paradise Island, The Bahamas - Since its arrival in 2011, following what resort officials describe as the highly successful ‘dress rehearsal’ Battle At Atlantis, Battle 4 Atlantis has grown in leaps and bounds. From the high caliber teams who enthusiastically travel to The Bahamas to play the tournament to the huge number of fans and local spectators who make it a point to take it all in, cheering on their favourite teams and witnessing the fast-paced court action up close and personal, to the amazing transformations of the Imperial Ballroom to the Imperial Arena and, most notably, the continued rise in room nights and business in what was traditionally known as a slow period for local hospitality industry, B4A has translated into total success! And it just keeps getting better! Atlantis President & Managing Director George Markantonis recently went on record to say that resort officials anticipate a 2014 Thanksgiving sell-out...

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Meeting for Bahamas 2014 Track and Field and Softball Classic - Oct 14, 2014 - 12:09:12 PM

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The Baptist Sports Council will hold a joint meeting on Saturday at 10 am at the Jordan Prince Williams Baptist College for all Churches interested in participating in the 2014 Track and Field and Softball Classic. All interested Churches are requested to have two members represent.

The track and field classic, sponsored by Rubis Bahamas Limited and Buttons Formal Wear, is set for Saturday, November 1 at the Thomas A. Robinson Track and Field Stadium. It will feature competition in the men and women 5-and-under, 10-and-under, 15-and-under, 20-and-under, open and masters divisions.

Additionally, the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations has agreed to combine with the BSC as they stage a few events for those...
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Bahamas Teams Up to Select National Baseball Players - Oct 9, 2014 - 9:53:26 PM

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The Bahamas Baseball Association (BBA) & Bahamas Baseball Federation (BBF) held a joint PRESS CONFERENCE along with the Ministry of Sports today to announce a joint working Relationship Document for the Selection process of Bahamas National Baseball Teams to compete at IBA/F World Tournaments.

This significant milestone will allow for a working framework for All Bahamian Baseball Players, no matter their affiliation to try-out and be selected to BASEBALL - TEAM BAHAMAS...
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40 Grand Bahama soccer coaches earn NSCAA Level 1 & 2 diplomas - Oct 9, 2014 - 11:38:37 AM

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Freeport, Bahamas -
The Grand Bahama Girls’ Developmental Soccer League sponsored forty coaches from Grand Bahama for a three day coaching course from September 23- 25, 2014. Participating coaches were awarded two qualifications,  Level 1 and Level 2 National Coaches Soccer Association (NSCAA) diplomas.

The Level 1 Diploma is designed to help coaches implement developmentally appropriate training games to improve skill levels in a fun and safe environment.  The diploma has three parts, classroom with theory of coaching U6-U8; field work with coaches; and field work with U6-U8 players. Coaches not working at this age group still benefited greatly from an appreciation of the developmental abilities and needs of this important age group...
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Volleyball Pros “Dig The Beach” in Nassau, Bahamas - Oct 7, 2014 - 3:57:12 PM


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Scores of professional volleyball players and fanatic fans from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida took over the beach at SuperClubs Breezes for an action-packed volleyball tournament September 26-28th.

Dig The Beach Volleyball Series was founded in 1991 and is the longest standing and largest volleyball series in the United States.

Dig The Beach Representative Diogo Sousa said that the series group is aggressively trying to expand overseas and The Bahamas is the first stop. “The beach, the sand, the view, the people and the weather. Why would we not choose The Bahamas,” said Sousa.

“I’ve played all over the world and nothing can compare to The Bahamas. It’s great people, great weather, and all of that makes for a better game,” says pro-volleyball player Neil Mayo.

The participants truly enjoyed themselves with competitive volleyball matches in the sand, dancing, delicious food and drinks at the all-inclusive resort, but the fun did not stop there...

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Bahamas swimming star gives verbal commitment to University of Texas - Oct 3, 2014 - 6:01:50 AM

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SwimSwam.com reports on Grand Bahama's Joanna Evans:

Joanna Evans, a distance freestyler from The Bahamas, has made a verbal commitment to the University of Texas beginning with the 2015-16 season.

Evan represented The Bahamas at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing this past summer. She was the bronze medalist in the 800m free with 8:39.75. She went into the meet with a seed time of 8:57 from Charlotte Grand Prix in February. In the 400m free, Evans dropped more than five seconds to finish fifth with 4:12.14. She was only 9/10 behind gold medalist Hannah Moore of the USA and 2.9 seconds ahead of the sixth-place finisher.

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Grand Bahama based body builder en route to Central American Championships - Oct 3, 2014 - 2:19:15 AM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama – Bernard Davis, a member of The Bahamas Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation will represent The Bahamas in the Central American Championships (CAC) being held in St. Marten slated for early October. Mr. Davis, deemed as Mr. Bahamas 2014 has received a donation from The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA) to compete in the upcoming event.

Pleased to receive the contribution, Mr. Davis said, “I am appreciative of GBPA's sponsorship and support in my bodybuilding career.  I do consider body building as much like other sports, in that in order to be successful you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet and mental approach."
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Bahamas Anglican Churches to Hold 4th Annual Track & Field this Saturday - Oct 2, 2014 - 1:42:02 PM

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The Anglican churches of the Northern Archdeaconry will hold their 4th Annual Track & Field meet this coming Saturday, October 4 at the Grand Bahama Sports Complex. The 10 parishes which comprise the archdeaconry include congregations from Abaco, Bimini and the 7 churches in Grand Bahama.

The meet is designed to maximize the participation of all members of the parish and events are scheduled for competitors ranging from pre-school age to persons who are considered young-at-heart and are in their 50s, 60s and even older. Additionally, there are “fun” events planned which include the traditional “egg & spoon” and three-legged races. Events for “co-ed” or mixed teams are also on the line-up; members of the Vestry will have their exclusive category and of course, there is the ever popular Clergy race which tends to be more entertaining than any of the other specialty events...

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BOC's Romell Knowles to present at International Olympic Committee Forum - Sep 30, 2014 - 5:05:24 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Romell Knowles, Secretary General of the Bahamas Olympic Committee and International Softball Federation Hall of Fame designate will represent the Bahamas at the International Olympic Committee Forum on  "Basic Principles  of Good Governance."

Knowles, who holds an Executive Master's Degree in Sports Organization Management was invited by the International Olympic Committee to be one of the presenters and will speak on the topic:

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NPCA road cycling race results from September 28th - Sep 30, 2014 - 2:02:06 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Results of  the New Providence Cycling Association 32 miles Road Race held on Sunday 28th September, 2014
 
Overall Results are enclosed.

Please note  the Bertram Cowboy Musgrove  aka  Tour De New Providence is coming up 25th and 26th October, 2014 . This is a Three Stage race and there will be three Levels/Divisions...
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