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Monthly Archives: August 2013

Dustin Tynes Shatters Bahamian Swim Icon’s Record

YOUNG Bahamian swimmer Dustin Tynes has shattered a four-year-old record that Jeremy Knowles set in 2008.

Dustin, competing in his second event in the men’s 50 metre breaststroke at the World Junior Swimming Championships in Dubai, lowered the record from 29.69 to 29.60 when he placed 28th overall for the best showing by a Bahamian male competitor at the championships.

In Saturday's Big T newspaper, read Dustin's...

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Inaugural world relays to serve as major qualifier for 2015 world championships

The site has been inspected, the logo has been approved, and sometime next month, official notification will be sent out.

The world is coming to The Bahamas, and it won’t just be a leisure trip, as eight world championships spots in each relay, in each gender, will be up for grabs. Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAA) President Mike Sands confirmed, on Sunday, that the top...

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Joanna Evans Makes History At World Championships – Sets New National Record And Reaches Top 16

BAHAMIAN swimmer Joanna Evans set a new national record time of 8:58.64 today in the heats of the girls 800 metre freestyle event at the World Junior Swimming Championships in Dubai. Continue reading “Joanna Evans Makes History At World Championships – Sets New National Record And Reaches Top 16” »

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BAAA 2014 World Relays Press Conference

The highly anticipated Inaugural 2014 World Relays Bahamas is scheduled for next year May 24th and 25th at the new Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium. According to the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA’s) President, Mike Sands, certain progressive planning events have not been happening as fast as they ought to.

However, the BAAA’s, the Ministry of Sports and the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) have all pledged their commitment to the event and have been working closely together, meeting several times via tele-conference and in Russia to ensure that the 2014 World Relays is a success. In fact, several Directors, General Secretaries and Council Members from the IAAF will be visiting The Bahamas during late September to have a series of fact-finding meetings. Agreeing that the athletes have a lot of work to do, Mr. Sands believes that the recent World Championships held in Russia would have shown both athletes and members of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) what is needed in order to meet the world standard for international events.

As the host team, Bahamian athletes and coaches will “kick into high gear” this season to ensure that our country is well-represented. As opposed to many other international track meets that are held over a multi-day period, the World Relays are held for only two days which does not harbor much recovery time for the athletes, requiring that many more Bahamian athletes will need to participate in these events.

If you’re looking to volunteer for the games, Mike Sands confirmed that there is room for many on the team and several posts have been made within the media for available positions. If you’re wondering why you have yet to see a logo for these events, Mr. Sands told Bahamas Athletics that the team is working hard alongside the Ministry of Sports on perfecting the logo and we can expect to see included, a graphic representation of the Bahama Islands, a sun and an athlete. Furthermore, the 2014 World Relays will certainly showcase The Bahamas as a hot tourist destination.

As opposed to many other games which only showcase the city (e.g. 2013 World Youth Championships Moscow), the 2014 World Relays will be showcased as the 2014 World Relays Bahamas. In our interview, Mike Sands said that this was a decision made based on the fact that “Bahamas” is easier identifiable/relate-able than “Nassau”.

Hinsey Joins Women’s Hoops as Director of External Operations

FAYETTEVILLE – University of Arkansas women’s basketball coach Tom Collen announced the addition of Simeon Hinsey as the director of external operations and student-athlete development for the Razorbacks this fall.

“We are very pleased to add Simeon to our staff,” Collen said.  “His experience in several areas makes him a perfect fit. He has spent a couple of years with the department as a graduate assistant in...

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An ankle sprain relegated Antoan Richardson to the disabled list for approximately three weeks, but the veteran outfielder made his return just in time as the Rochester Red Wings are set to make a playoff run.

Richardson returned to the lineup this week for the first time since August 3 as his team prepares to make a late season home stand. He flew out in his first at-bat in the Red Wings’ 7-0 win over the Louisville Bats as Rochester clings to a slim lead in the International League’s North Division. Continue reading “Richardson Back From Injury” »

The first game of the day between the #1 seeded BTC Lasers and the RBDF Cannons was cancelled due to a funeral. The mens games will resume tomorrow at 2:30PM.

In the women’s division, the RBPF Supporters were eliminated by the BPSU Strikers with a 22 – 8 victory. The Strikers opponent in the championship series can be determined tomorrow if the Royals are able to come out with a victory. The women’s game will start at 4PM on the south field. Continue reading “2013 BGDSA Playoffs Week 3 Schedule & Results” »