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Sport in The Bahamas

Known as one of the premier vacation spots in the world, The Bahamas is a beacon for many sports. If you are an avid sportsman, you can definitely find your poison here. You can play basketball (the most popular sport in the country), cricket, bowling, football, gymnastics; golfing, racing, rugby, softball, soccer, squash, track & field, tennis, volleyball and even water sports are pretty much anywhere.

You can easily find a place to have a friendly match whether with a friend you came in or maybe even some of the locals. With more than 700 islands, you can certainly have a great place to get your heart going in The Bahamas.

The Bahamian culture has a special place for sports. Their traditional sport is sloop sailing. It is in sailing that The Bahamas first won Olympic gold in 1964 when Durward Knowles and Cecil Cooke took the top spot in the sailing Mixed Two Person Keelboat event in Tokyo, Japan.

Basketball has become quite popular and the country has produced some great international talents like Dexter Cambridge, Ian Lockhart and Rick Fox, who have all played in the American National Basketball Assosciation (NBA). Associated football, soccer as it is known for the most part of the country, is also growing in popularity.

The second most popular sport in The Bahamas though is athletics (track & field) mainly due to their international success in the IAAF World Championships, Pan American Games, Commonwealth Games and of course the Olympic Games where Frank Rutherford took the bronze in 1992 and brought home the country's first-ever track Olympic medal.

Below are details of sports, sporting events and sports people related to The Bahamas. Is there something missing? If you know of something that should be listed here, please let us know.

Popular sports of The Bahamas

Regional or Traditional Sports

The Bahamas Sporting Success

Great athletes from The Bahamas

The Bahamas Sports trivia

The Bahamas at major events

Past sporting events hosted in The Bahamas

Upcoming sporting events in The Bahamas

Annual sporting events held in The Bahamas

Sporting Facilities in The Bahamas

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