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2013 CARIFTA Report

Bahamas Athletics was in place as the Local Organising Committee of the Carifta 2013 games held their official wrap-up press conference yesterday October 9th, 2013.

Mr. Basil Christie, Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) brought opening remarks and was pleased to present the final comprehensive report inclusive of the financial details and also the consensus from participating countries that marked the event as a success....

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Increasing The Profile Of Distance Running In The Bahamas

MARATHON Bahamas has become a major staple on the Bahamas’ sports tourism calendar and now with the advent of the Bahamas Half, the relationship between the two events is set to further increase the profile of distance running in the Bahamas.

The Bahamas Half is all set to run off during the Thanksgiving weekend (November 24), in addition to the annual Marathon Bahamas race weekend which...

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Demetrius’ Olympic gold medal found; alleged perpetrator arrested

BRADENTON, Florida — Bradenton Police have made an arrest in the theft of Demetrius Pinder's Olympic gold medal on September 11, and have recovered it.

The Olympic gold, which hangs from a purple lanyard and has images representing the 2012 London Olympics on both sides with 4x400m inscribed on the bottom portion of the front side, was stolen from Pinder’s truck after he accidentally left it...

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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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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”.

Bahamas & BAAA Will Host 2014 and 2015 IAAF World Relay Championships

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It has been confirmed that the Bahamas and more specifically, the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations will be the hosts of the next IAAF World Relays, May 24th - 25th 2014.

Hearing this news, I can't help but thinking directly to the new Bahamar resort that is being built in Cable Beach in conjunction with all of the improvements that the...

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The Bahamas finishes in eight-way tie for 30th

MOSCOW, Russia – For the first time in 20 years - a string of nine straight world championships - The Bahamas will be returning from the biggest global biennial meet in the world without a medal. The 25-member team came up short in the medal chart of these 14th International Association of Athletic Federations’ (IAAF) World Championships here in Moscow, Russia, but team manager Ralph...

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