Repeating Islands

The Bahamas will be hosting significant international Track & Field events, the Carifta Games in 2013 and the World Relays in 2014 and 2015. Alpheus Finlayson marks the fortcoming events with this history of sports competitions in the Bahamas, which appeared in the bahamas weekly.com/

According to our records, a team from Jamaica which included superstar Keith Gardner, was the first foreign team to participate in The Bahamas when the 1953 Coronation Meet was held.

That was a year after the founding of the Bahamas Association of Athletics Associations.

It took another twenty-three years until the country hosted a regional competition, The Carifta Games in 1976.

The Bahamas participated in the second Carifta Games, held in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago in 1973. At the second Games in Jamaica in 1974 the BAAA, under the presidency of Winston Cooper, were taking a look at whether The Bahamas could…

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