Sports

Etienne honored as Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
Etienne honored as Big Ten Distinguished Scholar

July 03, 2020

Bahamian collegiate high jumper Jyles Etienne has yet another accolade under his belt, but this time it’s on the academic side as opposed to athletics...

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Minor league season canceled
Minor league season canceled

July 02, 2020

After months of waiting for the start of the Minor League Baseball (MiLB) regular season, Bahamian players got confirmation that their seasons have been officially canceled...

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IOC and Intel to provide support services to athletes globally
IOC and Intel to provide support services to athletes globally

June 30, 2020

As part of its mission to empower and support athletes around the world, the IOC, in partnership with Intel, is to extend life-coaching, mentoring, and learning and development services to athletes...

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Wilson takes part in virtual high jump competition clears 2.18m

June 26, 2020

Bahamian high jumper Jamal Wilson finished third in a virtual competition jump session dubbed "Italy versus the rest of the World" yesterday afternoon...

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World’s biggest digital Olympic workout introduces half a billion people to StayActive on Olympic Day
World’s biggest digital Olympic workout introduces half a billion people to #StayActive on Olympic Day

June 25, 2020

Olympic champions, rising stars, world figures and fans young and old came together across five continents and 20 time zones on Olympic Day 2020, 23 June, with an innovative, global 24-hour digital workout. Olympic champions, members of the IOC Refugee Olympic Team, sporting legends and Tokyo 2020 hopefuls came together to do what Olympic Day is famous for: getting people active.

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#HEALTHYTogether: The IOC, the World Health Organization and the United Nations join forces to fight the COVID-19 pandemic - with athletes helping to spread the word

June 23, 2020

On Olympic Day, 23 June 2020, the International Olympic Committee, the United Nations and the World Health Organization are launching a partnership to encourage individuals and communities around the world to take action so that we can all be #HEALTHYTogether...

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Olympic Day 2020 - the world’s biggest online Olympic workout

June 19, 2020

The annual celebration of sport and Olympic values on 23 June will bring together Olympians from around the world...

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Colin Kaepernick: Roger Goodell encourages NFL teams to sign quarterback
Colin Kaepernick: Roger Goodell encourages NFL teams to sign quarterback

June 16, 2020

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says he would "encourage" a team to sign former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick...

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IOC Coordination Commission praises Beijing 2022 progress

June 10, 2020

The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission for the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 praised the progress being made by the Beijing 2022 Organising Committee today...

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CrossFit CEO Greg Glassman quits after George Floyd remarks
CrossFit CEO Greg Glassman quits after George Floyd remarks

June 10, 2020

The chief executive of CrossFit has quit after causing offence with remarks about the death of George Floyd and the resulting protests...

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Resolution of the IOC Executive Board with regard to racism and inclusion

June 10, 2020

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) condemns racism in the strongest terms...

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Sports cut by more than 5 million

June 04, 2020

Sports was cut across the board as all major sporting federations and government agencies and programs are expected to suffer a major reduction in funds for the 2020-2021 fiscal year...

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Kai Jones ready for sophomore year
Kai Jones ready for sophomore year

June 04, 2020

It was a year of learning for Bahamian collegiate men’s basketball player with the University of Texas Longhorns, Kai Jones. Despite the setback from COVID-19, the Bahamian center said he is ready to get his sophomore campaign underway...

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IOC Coordination Commission and Paris 2024 agree to examine new Games delivery opportunities
IOC Coordination Commission and Paris 2024 agree to examine new Games delivery opportunities

June 03, 2020

The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission for the Olympic Games Paris 2024 met today (3 June 2020) by video-conference with the Paris 2024 Organising Committee and its partners, including representatives from the City of Paris, the Métropole du Grand Paris, Département de la Seine-Saint-Denis, Région Ile de France and the French Olympic and Paralympic Committees...

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Swimming nationals postponed
Swimming nationals postponed

June 02, 2020

This month was set to be a busy one for the Bahamas Aquatics Federation (BAF), but the presence of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced a postponement of the 2020 BAF National Swimming Championships...

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Female membership of IOC Commissions reaches an all-time high of 47.7 per cent - two new female chairs
Female membership of IOC Commissions reaches an all-time high of 47.7 per cent - two new female chairs

May 29, 2020

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced today the composition of its commissions for 2020. The composition has once again shown a year-on-year progression towards gender equality, with 47.7 per cent of positions across the 30 commissions now held by women, coming from 45.4 per cent in 2019.

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Incoming BFA technical director arrested
Incoming BFA technical director arrested

May 25, 2020

Incoming Bahamas Football Association (BFA) Technical Director Marc Bircham, English born, was arrested in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Friday, for alleged aggravated battery. News broke out about the arrest in the media on Saturday.

Bircham posted on Twitter on Saturday: “Want to thank everyone for the love and support I’ve received off them all, it means so much.”

BFA Secretary General Fred Lunn said the BFA does not have a contractual agreement with Bircham, but rather a signed letter of intent.

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Another academic accolade for Bastian
Another academic accolade for Bastian

May 25, 2020

Known for his prowess in the pool, Bahamian Izaac Bastian, a sophomore swimmer for the Florida Southern University (FSU) Seminoles, has earned a spot on the 2020 Academic All-District At-Large teams chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA)...

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IOC and WHO strengthen ties to advocate healthy lifestyles
IOC and WHO strengthen ties to advocate healthy lifestyles

May 18, 2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic that continues to affect people’s lives around the world, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are strengthening their efforts to promote healthy lifestyles, including physical activity, sport and active recreation, as a tool for health across the globe.

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Resumption of Training for Professional Athletes per COVID-19 Update

May 15, 2020

By promulgation of the Competent Authority, and in accordance with the COVID-19 Update of May 3rd, 2020, ³3URIHVVLRQDO $WKOHWHV´ have been granted permission to resume their training with immediate effect...

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