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‘I want to compete at the next Olympics’

Bahamian amateur boxer Carl Hield said he’s still looking forward to continuing his long and illustrious career despite the postponement of the 2020 Olympic Games until 2021.

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Darling Jr making his presence felt on court

AFTER leaving the Bahamas as a two-sport athlete, Blaize Darling Jr has now found his niche and is making his presence felt as a basketball player.

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Burrows Sr first Bahamian able to call collegiate baseball games

MARTIN ‘Pork’ Burrows Sr added another accolade to his résumé as he has now become the first Bahamian to be able to officiate at collegiate baseball games.

Dwight Coleby ‘holding up well’ in Italy

ITALY has been one of the countries hardest hit by the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic and Bahamian pro basketball player Dwight Coleby remained in the country as his Lega Basket Serie A was suspended amid the nationwide lockdown.

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Bahamian Garvin Clarke named league co-Player of the Year

GARVIN Clarke’s offseason began with several regional awards as the senior point guard was recognised for a standout year in Cleveland, Ohio.

Joshua Dames gets offer from the Bulldogs

JOSHUA Dames has begun to garner attention from major Division I basketball programmes and received his first offer of what is expected to be an active recruiting process.

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Gardiner: ‘It’s devastating’ – athletes react to Tokyo Olympics being postponed

The International Olympic Committee and 2020 host country Japan officially announced the postponement of the Tokyo Games due to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak on Tuesday and prospective Bahamian Olympians reacted to the decision.

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Sprinter Tynia Gaither thrilled Olympic Games not cancelled

TYNIA Gaither, one of the leading ladies in the Bahamian short sprints, was hoping that the 2020 Olympic Games would have still taken place in Tokyo, Japan, in July. But she’s thrilled to know that it’s just being postponed until 2021 and not cancelled.

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Olympics postponed

It’s official now. The 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the world’s biggest sporting spectacle, has finally been postponed until 2021 because of the spread of the coronavirus pandemic around the world and the significant impact it was having on global athletes’ preparation for the multi-sporting event.

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A virus rages, a flame goes out: Tokyo Games reset for 2021

Not even the Summer Olympics could withstand the force of the coronavirus. After weeks of hedging, the IOC took the unprecedented step of postponing the world's biggest sporting event, a global extravaganza that's been cemented into the calendar for more than a century.

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Caribbean region joins plea to postpone or cancel Olympics

Newly elected North American, Central American and Caribbean President Mike Sands said the region is joining the World Athletics’ plea to the International Olympic Committee to either postpone or cancel the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

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Tokyo Games ‘not going to start on July 24’

AS pressure continues to mount from athletes, member federations and healthcare professionals, one International Olympic Committee official gave the first indication that the 2020 Tokyo Games will be postponed due to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.

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IOC member says Olympic Games will be postponed

With the spread of the coronavirus pandemic around the world, an International Olympic Committee member said on Monday the 2020 Olympic Games would be postponed, a decision that will affect the six Bahamian track and field athletes who have qualified so far.

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NBA telling teams to keep players, staff out of facilities

The NBA has told its teams to close its training and practice facilities to all players and staff starting Friday, saying the shuttering will last indefinitely in the latest response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Despite virus, IOC still intends to host Olympics

Despite the cancellation or suspension of virtually every major sporting event across the globe as a result of the novel coronavirus, the International Olympic Committee remains steadfast on its intention to host the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games as scheduled.