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Thomas Robinson remembered as “Sir Tommy” Jason Byrne Dec 4, 2012

THOMAS Augustus Robinson was remembered as “Sir Tommy, Daddy, Gus, a gifted athlete, the Great One, a leader, a mentor and a giant of a man” as tributes were heaped upon him during a memorial service at the new Thomas A Robinson Track and Field Stadium that he helped to create over the past five years. (via

Charlton Chooses Clemson Jason Byrne Nov 27, 2012

Nassau sprint and hurdle sensation Devynne Charlton has made her decision! After the spring track season is complete, she will be attending Clemson University.

Anthonique Strachan wins Rising Star award Jason Byrne Nov 27, 2012

If the Olympic semi-final appearance by young sprinter Anthonique Strachan was not enough to validate her arrival on the big stage, then the Rising Star award given to her by the world’s governing body for track and field, should definitely seal the deal. (via

BAAA Elections: Mike Sands Jason Byrne Nov 15, 2012

The upcoming 2012 BAAA Elections are set for this Saturday (17 November).  The leadership race for president will see president Mike Sands, the incumbent, challenged by newcomer, Iram Lewis and past president Curt Hollingsworth.  Read Mike Sands' launch statement.  (via

Today: The Race from High Rock to Freeport Jason Byrne Nov 10, 2012

All systems are go for the High Rock to Freeport Road race, this Saturday, November 10. The road race took a one-year hiatus last year, but will be back this year, with even more excitement among participants.  (via

Big plans for BAAAs moving forward Jason Byrne Nov 7, 2012

Members of the Grand Bahama Amateur Athletic Association got together on Saturday morning to hear from the slate of officers vying for positions in the Bahamas Amateur Athletic Association this year.(via

It's election time again ... BAAA general election Jason Byrne Oct 25, 2012

Here comes the BAAA general election held every three years and the Bahamas Olympic Committee's (BOC) general election held every four years. About 30 years ago, the Bahamas Amateur Athletic Association, which was founded in 1952, held elections every year. At some point, the president was able to serve for four years. Sometime in the 80s, the elections were changed to every two years, the odd years. (via

Superman Returns Sep 18, 2012

Precisely one month and a week after having surgery to repair his patellae tendinitis at the Homerton University Hospital in Homerton Row, London, Leevan ‘Superman’ Sands returned home yesterday walking on crutches to a surprise welcome reception at the Lynden Pindling International Airport. (via

Organisers searching for Carifta title sponsor Sep 13, 2012

In just under 200 days (less than six months) the Bahamas will host the the region’s top junior athletics meet to debut the new Thomas A Robinson National Stadium to the world, and the local organising committee continues to seek a title sponsor for the event. (via

The changing of the guard in women's track and field Jason Byrne Aug 17, 2012

The Olympic Games served much the same task as the ceremony in London. Golden Girl Debbie Ferguson competed in one of her last individual races, unable to advance to the semis for the first time. Meanwhile, youngsters Sheniqua Ferguson and Anthonique Strachan stepped up and made the semis thus handing the baton off to the next generation of Bahamian tracksters. (via

Bahamas to host inaugural World Relays meet Jason Byrne Aug 10, 2012

The IAAF Council has decided to create a new competition called the 'IAAF World Relays' with the first editions taking place in Nassau, Bahamas in May 2014 and 2015. This new two day competition will (via

Atkins, Miller qualify for semifinals in London Jason Byrne Aug 4, 2012

LONDON — Dickinson State alumni Derrick Atkins and Ramon Miller each finished second in their respective heats Saturday morning during the Summer Olympics at Olympic Stadium. Their finishes qualified the Bahamas sprinters for Sunday's semifinals. (via

Shaunae injured, Arianna in semis Aug 3, 2012

Shaunae Miller's bid for Olympic glory in the 400m came to an abrupt end yesterday after she suffered an injury during the race, while Arianna Vanderpool Wallace qualified for tonight's 50m Freestyle semifinal. (via

Will Debbie go for another sprint double? Jul 30, 2012

LONDON, England — Every year as she approaches another Olympic Games, Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie indicates that she’s only going to concentrate on her specialty, the women’s 200 metres. (via