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May 17, 2010
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture to host Sports Leaders Summit

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon Charles Maynard announced that the Sports Department will host a Sports Leaders Summit Meeting at Wyndham Nassau Resort and Crystal Palace Casino, Saturday, May 15.

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The Challenge of Selecting Teams for the Inagural IAAF World Relays
March 07, 2014
The Challenge of Selecting Teams for the Inagural IAAF World Relays

Although the addition of the IAAF World Relays Championships has caused challenges for the selection of national teams, numerous federations have resorted to various options for solution...

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IAAF blood testing timely for BADC
August 27, 2011
IAAF blood testing timely for BADC

The decision by the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) to collect blood samples from all of the athletes participating in the 13th World Championships presently going on in Daegu, South Korea came at an opportune time for The Bahamas Anti-Doping Commission.

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August 02, 2011
CBC president 'impressed' withBBF's hosting of tournament

CARIBBEAN Basketball Confederation president Usie Richards was quite impressed with what he saw from the Bahamas Basketball Federation in the hosting of the men's championship last week.

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January 21, 2012
BOC President Miller reflects

It's another Olympic Games year! It seems like just a short while ago, but it has been nearly four full years since the International Olympic Committee (IOC) stepped into the long-standing impasse between the previous administration and former president Sir Arlington Butler who appeared more closely associated at the time with member federations.

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January 13, 2012
Senior Baseball IsOn The Way Back!

Executives in the Bahamas Baseball Federation (BBF) got their first 'grand slam' of the year yesterday, when they presented Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Charles Maynard with the drawings for a complex they are expecting to call home shortly.

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International Judo clash this weekend free lessons too
August 05, 2010
International Judo clash this weekend (free lessons too)

Fighters from Barbados, the U.S. and The Bahamas will battle at Loyola Hall on Gladstone Road on Saturday.

The Bahamas Judo Open starts at 1pm, lasts three hours and costs $10.

D'Arcy Rahming, president of the Bahamas Judo Federation, said the the competitors have been preparing all summer.

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Male spikers ready to take the next step!
September 05, 2013
Male spikers ready to take the next step!

Now that two new faces have been added to the men's national volleyball squad, quite a bit of shuffling around is expected to be done, in an attempt to raise the level of play at the NORCECA 2013 Men Continental Championships...

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CONCACAF Statement
August 22, 2013
CONCACAF Statement

The Football Federation of El Salvador has recently announced that they have temporarily banned 22 players for a period of 30 days as a provisional disciplinary measure in order to provide the best environment to conduct an in-depth investigation on alleged match manipulation incidents...

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July 18, 2011
The Bahamas junior girls finish fourth in Puerto Rico

A separate program is needed in order to develop and prepare the country's junior players for higher level of competition, revealed Bahamas Basketball Federation (BBF) President Lawrence Hepburn yesterday.

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July 15, 2011
BBF facing gym issues ahead of CBC Championships

Just eight days before the official tip-off of one of the biggest regional basketball tournaments, set to be held in The Bahamas, the main venue for play is still not ready.

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July 03, 2013
BBF releases statement on recently completed championships

The Bahamas Baseball Federation (BBF) does not condone and deeply regrets the actions of the Freedom Farm Baseball League (FFBL) at the recently completed 11th Annual Andre Rodgers BBF Championships. The championships were held June 20-23, in Freeport, Grand Bahama.

The BBF statement read: "It is most unfortunate what occurred, and as far as the BBF is concerned, did not have to happen had cooler heads prevailed. We wish to state the facts as they transpired over the weekend leading up to this most unfortunate state of affairs..."

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CONCACAF Congratulates Sonia Bien-Aime for her FIFA position
June 13, 2013
CONCACAF Congratulates Sonia Bien-Aime for her FIFA position

Executive Committee Co-opted.
The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football today congratulated Sonia Bien-Aime for being voted into the FIFA Executive Committee in a co-opted position. Bien-Aime was welcomed into the highest ranks of soccer’s governing body on Friday, May 31 at the 63rd FIFA Congress in Mauritius...

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CONCACAF Names DataFactory Official Statistical Service Provider
July 08, 2013
CONCACAF Names DataFactory Official Statistical Service Provider

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) today announced a strategic partnership with DataFactory, naming the company the official provider of statistics for the Confederation.

“In DataFactory we have found a strategic partner that can provide us with an innovative statistics product, complete with user friendly interfaces structured to give fans relevant and immediate information during games,” said Enrique Sanz, General Secretary of CONCACAF. “This information will also be instrumental for our Technical Study Group (TSG) in their detailed analysis of our games and tournaments...”

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Incumbent BOC President Miller not Worried About 'rumors'
April 11, 2013
Incumbent BOC President Miller not Worried About 'rumors'

Days before executive members in the Bahamas Olympic Committee (BOC) head to the polls, president Wellington Miller tried to clear the air on a number of matters. Miller said he is not listening to anything on the "rumor mill" and is asking persons to not spread or create stories, especially without...

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Knowles Optimistic Softball and Baseball Can Return
April 09, 2013
Knowles Optimistic Softball and Baseball Can Return

With only one spot available for inclusion into the 2020 Olympic program, the sporting disciplines of baseball and softball have joined forces in an attempt to be re-instated for the biggest sporting competition in the world. They were both voted off the Olympic program, following the 2008 Olympic Games...

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March 12, 2013
Boxing Organizations Sign on With Anti-Doping Body

The connection between the Bahamas Anti-Doping Commission (BADC) and sports entities around the country is getting cemented. On Saturday, key items on the agenda of the symposium organized by the Amateur Boxing Federation of The Bahamas (ABFB), was the signing of...

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Gold Cup Magnifies United Nations HIV Prevention Awareness Crusade
July 08, 2013
Gold Cup Magnifies United Nations HIV Prevention Awareness Crusade

In support of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) will reach out to the football community throughout the 2013 Gold Cup tournament in a pledge to ensure they protect themselves and lead healthy and productive lives.

“CONCACAF is keen to partner with the United Nations in the framework of our social responsibility initiatives throughout this edition of Gold Cup,” said CONCACAF President and FIFA Vice President, Jeffrey Webb. “We deem it important to extend our support to UNAIDS’ main objective of expanding HIV prevention messages to the football family towards a healthier society, for football is passion and health...”

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March 13, 2013
The Bahamas to Host the 2013 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship

First Ever Caribbean Host Nation to Welcome Regional Qualifying Tournament for the 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup at the New Beach Soccer Facility in Nassau, May 8-12
MIAMI (Monday, March 11, 2013) - The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), the Bahamas Football Association and Beach Soccer Worldwide announced today that The Bahamas will host the 2013 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship, the qulalifying competition for the 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, May 8-12, at the recently opened beach soccer facility in Nassau.

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Gold Cup Magnifies United Nations HIV Prevention Awareness Crusade
July 05, 2013
Gold Cup Magnifies United Nations HIV Prevention Awareness Crusade

In support of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) will reach out to the football community throughout the 2013 Gold Cup tournament in a pledge to ensure they protect themselves and lead healthy and productive lives.

“CONCACAF is keen to partner with the United Nations in the framework of our social responsibility initiatives throughout this edition of Gold Cup,” said CONCACAF President and FIFA Vice President, Jeffrey Webb. “We deem it important to extend our support to UNAIDS’ main objective of expanding HIV prevention messages to the football family towards a healthier society, for football is passion and health..."

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November 24, 2011
Cornish Bows Out Of BVF Presidential Race

A strong foundation where the growth and development of athletes can be built upon, is what president of the Bahamas Volleyball Federation (BVF) Don Cornish said he's leaving in place for his successor.

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National records broken at RBC swim nationals
June 24, 2013
National records broken at RBC swim nationals

Even though a number of the top swimmers in the country were missing at this year's Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Bahamas Swimming Federation's (BSF) National Championships, the meet was still dubbed a splashing success by federation president Algernon Cargill.

Missing out on the meet were Olympians Vereance Burrows and Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace, who had a college commitment. Vanderpool-Wallace's absence was noted but it cleared the lane for a few swimmers who had their eyes set on qualifying for top regional and international meets, to be held this summer. Along with many qualifiers, a handful of national records were broken this past weekend, at the swim meet, which was held at the Betty Kelly-Kenning National Aquatics Center...

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Vibrant New Providence Athletic Body Necessary
November 30, 2012
Vibrant New Providence Athletic Body Necessary

There was a time in this country when associations in New Providence governed the various sporting programs throughout the country. This was understandable and a necessary part of the national building process.

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BBF checking to do list
July 23, 2011
BBF checking to do list

Bahamian basketball officials were given a to do list that needs to be completed before the Caribbean Basketball Confederation Championships (CBC) tip off today.

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July 26, 2011
Caribbean Basketball Championships now underway

The Caribbean Basketball Confederation has announced that it is in receipt of intentions to participate in the 2011 CBC Senior Men and Women Championships in Nassau, Bahamas from some thirteen (13) National
Member Federations. The event is set for July 25th to August 5th in Nassau, Bahamas.

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April 29, 2011
Four new judges for BBFF

The four new Bahamian certified international judges will get their first test, locally, at the annual Bahamas Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation’s (BBFF) Novice Championships.
Trevor Bethel, Simone Sawyer, Derrick Bullard and Maurice Hall will be among the field of judges at the June 4 championships, set to take place in New Providence. President Danny Sumner confirmed that the quartet recently received their international certification from the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB), after sitting the exam last year at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Bodybuilding Championships. “We are pleased to announce that these four persons were ab ...

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September 21, 2011
Still no word

Young female volleyball players continue to train, despite not knowing when they will compete in the Junior Caribbean Volleyball Championships (JCVC).
The biennial volleyball tournament caters to national teams from around the region. It was postponed because no country under the Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association's (CAZOVA) umbrella agreed to host the female championships. The junior men's tournament was held in Jamaica, July 21-28. The Bahamas placed sixth overall.
Executives in the governing body for the sport in the country, the Bahamas Volleyball Federation (BVF) encouraged the squad to continue training, stating that a window of opportunity is still there.
"I heard from the CAZOVA president, who told me that hosting is a problem, because of the economic downturn worldwide," said Joseph Smith, first vice president in the federation. "A lot of countries are bowing out.
They just can't sustain it, financially.
"The original host was Jamaica. They turned around and said they couldn't do both, and was opting out of both, but they went to their government and was able to host one. They are still in the process of trying to find a host for the women. But no country has stepped forward as yet, because these tournaments are becoming very expensive. But there is a window, from this date to January."
If the championship is canceled, the BVF plans to send the squad to several tournaments. Smith said it is the plan to keep the girls together, even though they are not affected directly. He said that the junior program is in a rebuilding stage ever since the age was changed.
He added: "Not going doesn't mean that they won't be going anywhere. I am still working with Jason and, hopefully, they can get a tournament in before the end of the year. (It's) at least a yardstick to see where they are at.
"When you are rebuilding, it will take you about two or three years to do so successfully. You don't have that leeway in the juniors like that, because they are constantly changing the age. So every time they drop the age, the junior athletes become inactive when they become 18 years old. That is more detrimental to the sport than traveling. I will say the age change hurt us more because you have to continue to rebuild."
Training sessions for the female team is held at the DW Davis gymnasium, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays. The developmental program is headed by Jason Saunders, who is assisted by Shedrick Forbes and Kurtwood Green Sr.

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September 21, 2011
BBF IN BASEBALL PLAYERS' GOV'T SUBVENTION TALKS

By RENALDO DORSETT

Sports Reporter

rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

BASEBALL in the Bahamas has experienced a resurgence in recent years with milestones at both the local developmental and international level. Now the local governing body seeks assistance for their elite athletes in the sport.

With the ascension of Antoan Richardson to the Major Leagues, the Bahamas Baseball Federation has engaged in dialogue to add baseball players to the list of athletes receiving subvention from the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture.

BBF president Craig Kemp said the BBF would make formal declaration to the Ministry in the near future to offer financial assistance to the federation's elite athletes.
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April 15, 2011
Sports in Brief

CYCLING

JR TEAM OFF

* THE Bahamas Cycling Federation will have a five-member team in Miami, Florida competing in a two-day meet to help groom them for future international meets.

The team is comprised of Roy Colebrooke Jr., Anthony 'Biggie' Colebrooke, Antinece Simmons, Justin Minns and Petron Lightbourne.

Federation president Roy Colebrooke and New Providence Cycling Association's president Barron 'Turbo' Musgrove will travel as the manager and coach.

CRICKET

BAHAMAS FAILED TO QUALIFY

* THE Bahamas men's national cricket team failed to qualify for the playoffs at the International Cricket Council Division II Tournament that was played in Surinam.

After posting a 2-1 ...

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October 28, 2011
BBF to elect new officers

By RENALDO DORSETT
Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

ONE of the most high profile sporting federations in the country is set to usher in a new era this weekend when they stage elections for a new executive board.
The Bahamas Basketball Federation is expected to welcome a new group of elected officers when they host elections at the Kendal Isaacs Gym on October 29.
Vying for the top post of president will be candidates Charlie "Softly" Robins, Edgar Pickstock and Randy Cunningham.
Robins, nationally renowned as a player in his prime and as a coach and administrator, said his platform will have a central focus on expanding the game of basketball to a wider demographic, including a yout ...

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