Bahrain

Salmeen, Ali Al Kowari win Friday competition
Oct 18

Salmeen, Ali Al Kowari win Friday competition

Manama : Mohammed Salmeen and Ali Al Kowari win the Awali Golf Club’s Friday competiton with a score of 40 points. Runners-Up were Ali Danesh and Mahmood Falamarzi with 39. Third place went to Rob Thompson and Jonathan Jane with 39, fourth place went to Hamad Al Qutami and Mohammed Faraj with 38, and fifth...

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Kooheji pursues Brave 9 in Russia
Oct 18

Kooheji pursues Brave 9 in Russia

Manama : Hamza Kooheji is undergoing his final phase of training leading to Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions in Russia. Hamza will be facing the top bantamweight fighter in India, Mohammed Farhad in Bahrain on November 17. KHK MMA fight team has also joined Hamza in his training camp at Russia. Hamza...

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Brazil confirms four fighters at Brave
Oct 18

Brazil confirms four fighters at Brave

Manama : Brazil has confirmed that four professional fighters will be set to compete in Bahrain at Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions. Brazil will be among the nations that are sending the maximum number of athletes for Brave alongside Jordan and India. Brave 9 will feature 16 professional fights involving...

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CBA Division C: Sultan beat Eagles
Oct 17

CBA Division C: Sultan beat Eagles

Manama : Sultan Palace defeated Muharraq Eagles by 37 runs in CBA Division C. After winning the toss, Sultans elected to bat first. Anoop scored a quick 63 in 28 ball including 6 consecutive sixes in an over which helped his team to reach 203 runs in 20 overs. Suresh and Anees scored 47 each for...

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Toyota win Japan as Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain nears at BIC
Oct 16

Toyota win Japan as Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain nears at BIC

Sakhir : Toyota Gazoo Racing earned a one-two finish at its home race in Japan on Sunday as the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) inched closer to the season-ending Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain. An eventful and rain-affected 6 Hours of Fuji marked the seventh round of the nine-meeting season, and it was...

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Omer confident to beat Cavalcante
Oct 17

Omer confident to beat Cavalcante

Manama : Alan Omer will make his second appearance for Brave Combat Federation and he will be fighting against veteran Gesias Cavalcante. Gesias had a legendary career with 21 victories out of his 34 appearances and is a former Titan FC lightweight champion. Cavalcante holds professional wins over Rani...

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BTC - Women Open Day Tennis
Oct 16

BTC - Women Open Day Tennis

Manama : Under the patronage of Shaikha Hayat bint Abdulaziz Al Khalifa, member of the Board of Directors of the Bahrain Olympic Committee, Chairperson of the Women’s Sport Committee of the Olympic Committee and President of the Bahrain Table Tennis Federation, Bahrain Tennis Club (BTC) organised a...

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Daniela Ryf wins third Ironman World Championship
Oct 16

Daniela Ryf wins third Ironman World Championship

Manama : Daniela Ryf has accomplished the hat trick, claiming the crown at the Ironman World Championship on Saturday for the third consecutive time.  She joins the ranks of Chrissie Wellington, Paula Newby-Fraser, Natascha Badmann, Dave Scott, and Mark Allen with three consecutive wins in Kona,...

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Racing season begins in style
Oct 16

Racing season begins in style

Sakhir  : The new national racing season flagged off in style on Friday as Shaikh Hamad bin Isa bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa stole the spotlight. Shaikh Hamad captured a fantastic double in the BIC 2,000cc Challenge, held as part of the first round of National Race Day organised by Bahrain International Circuit...

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BRAVE  introduces E-ticketing  gateway
Oct 16

BRAVE introduces E-ticketing gateway

Manama : Mohammed Shahid, President of Brave Combat Federation has announced that Brave Combat Federation will prioritise on an e-ticketing model to meet the rising demands in the entertainment and sports industry.  Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions will use a traditional offline model while promoting the...

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Preparations in full swing for  Amateur MMA championship
Oct 15

Preparations in full swing for Amateur MMA championship

Manama : Preparations are in full swing for the upcoming World Amateur MMA Championship that will be organised in the Kingdom of Bahrain next month.  This was announced by Khalid Al-Haj, Assistant Undersecretary for Sports Affairs and Facilities at the Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs, during his visit...

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MMA based online startups to surge in ME
Oct 14

MMA based online startups to surge in ME

Manama : Mixed Martial Arts based online startups witness growth at unprecedented pace in the Middle East. Having captured global attention by being the fastest growing sport in the world, the sport has also caused significant growth among online ventures focused on the sport. Bahrain based Brave Combat...

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Women’s Festival for National Day
Oct 14

Women’s Festival for National Day

Seef : A women’s festival marking the National Day celebrations has been scheduled for December 15, the Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) – the event organisers announced yesterday. The festival will include 10 sports activities including volleyball, 3x3 basketball, football, handball, table...

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Brave 9 reveals fight card
Oct 14

Brave 9 reveals fight card

Manama : Brave Combat Federation has announced the biggest-ever fight card for the organisation for Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions. The event is set to take place at the Khalifa Sports City Arena, Bahrain, on November 17th. Three title fights are announced with the main event being for the...

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BTC - Women’s Open Day
Oct 14

BTC - Women’s Open Day

Manama : Bahrain Tennis Club’s policy to spread the sport of tennis among women continues with the signing up of coach Jess Espinosa from the Philippines for the training of youth players and the supervision of training programmes for women and girls.  The club’s Ladies Programme Consultant Dr...

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Nibali: Froome wouldn’t have won his four Tours without Team Sky
Oct 14

Nibali: Froome wouldn’t have won his four Tours without Team Sky

Vincenzo Nibali has told Cyclingnews that he agrees with the idea of a salary cap in professional cycling to reduce the dominance of Team Sky in Grand Tours, firmly believing that Chris Froome would not have won the Tour de France four times without the support of such a dominant team. Nibali ended his 2017 season...

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BIC to host E K Kanoo Drag and Drift Night
Oct 13

BIC to host E K Kanoo Drag and Drift Night

Manama : Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) has set the stage for another exciting year-round campaign of activities, scheduled to take place on Monday in Sakhir. Sponsored by Ebrahim K Kanoo and powered by Motor City, Drag and Drift Night calls on drag racing and drifting enthusiasts alike to take their cars or...

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National Race Day set for exciting first round at BIC
Oct 13

National Race Day set for exciting first round at BIC

Manama : A brand new season of local racing blasts off today at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC), “The Home of Motorsport in the Middle East”, in Sakhir. Two of the island’s most popular motor racing championships will be taking to the tarmac as a part of BIC’s National Race Day....

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Three title fights in Bahrain at Brave
Oct 13

Three title fights in Bahrain at Brave

Manama : Brave Combat Federation has finalised that three major championship titles will be decided in the ninth edition of Brave scheduled in Bahrain. The fight card will be the biggest-ever witnessed in Middle East Europe and Africa. The event is set to take place at the Khalifa Sports City Arena, in...

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Scatizzi featured as brand ambassador
Oct 12

Scatizzi featured as brand ambassador

Manama : Brave Combat Federation made a huge splash into the fashion scene as Daniele Scatizzi from Brave Combat Federation gets featured in the launch of Timex as the face of Allied three GMT. The advertisement is directed by Michael Barnett for Pazzi Agency, Milan. Scatizzi, is from Rome but trains at Straight...

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Dutch physio to visit Bahrain
Oct 11

Dutch physio to visit Bahrain

Manama : Mike Steverding will touch down in Bahrain today to mark his first-ever five-day visit to the kingdom. The Dutch physiotherapist will be offering treatment services to citizens and expats alike from Thursday until next Monday in the field of physiotherapy and sports injuries. Holder of a physiotherapy...

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Jonathan Jane lifts Bill Brien Trophy
Oct 11

Jonathan Jane lifts Bill Brien Trophy

Manama : The Bill Brien Trophy marked the opening first 18-hole competition of the new Awali Golf Club (AGC) season, with new member Jonathan Jane (44 stableford points) lifting the trophy, which featured 72 players participating in warm and breezy conditions. Runner-up was Salem Khalifa Masood (42) on count-back...

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Gomma top player in singles entry list
Oct 11

Gomma top player in singles entry list

Manama : Egypt’s Mohamed Gomma ranked 390th in the world is the top ranked player in the boys singles entry list for the Ninth Bahrain ITF Juniors Championship which takes place from October 23 to 28 at the Bahrain Tennis Club premises in Juffair. Qualifiers for the boys singles will take place on the preceding...

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Daniela Ryf, Jan Frodeno ready for challenge
Oct 11

Daniela Ryf, Jan Frodeno ready for challenge

Manama : Bahrain Endurance 13 are fielding seven of its best athletes at the Ironman World Championship this Saturday including defending champions Daniela Ryf and Jan Frodeno. Triathlon statistician Thorsten Radde has published his annual Kona Rating Report, and both champions are massive favourites to defend their...

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Bahrain-Merida’s Nibali wins Il Lombardia
Oct 10

Bahrain-Merida’s Nibali wins Il Lombardia

Bergamo, Lombardy : Bahrain-Merida’s Vincenzo Nibali soloed his way to victory in Como to claim the title in Il Lombardia on Sunday. Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) was in second place, 28 seconds down, with Gianni Moscon (Team Sky) out-sprinting the chasers for third 10 seconds later. It was...

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Greenkeepers get revenge
Oct 10

Greenkeepers get revenge

Manama : A busy Friday at the Royal Golf Club (RGC) kicked off with the annual Greenkeepers Revenge event which gives the agronomy team the opportunity to set up the course in any which way they like, giving them the chance to get ‘revenge’ on the members of the Royal Golf Club.  Some of...

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Brave  featured on ‘Fighters Only’
Oct 10

Brave featured on ‘Fighters Only’

Manama : Brave Combat Federation is featured on ‘Fighters Only’ which is one of the prime platforms for mixed martial arts.  In less than a year of existence, Brave Combat Federation, the Bahrain-based Mixed Martial Arts promotion founded under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Khalid...

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Bahrain Triathlon team bags three medals
Oct 09

Bahrain Triathlon team bags three medals

Manama : Bahrain Triathlon Team has achieved the women’s gold medal at West Asia Championship in Aqaba, Jordan.The gold medal was won by Bahraini triathlete Samira Bittar who completed the 750 metres swimming, 20 kilometres cycling and 5 kilometre running distance within a record time of 66 minutes. Also,...

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‘Dartfish’ course planned
Oct 09

‘Dartfish’ course planned

Manama : Registration is underway for the movement analysis course, using computer programme ‘Dartfish’ which is scheduled to run from November 4 to 8 and open to coaches of different sports clubs and federations. The five-day course, is being organised by the Bahrain Olympic Academy, which is under the...

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ITF Juniors tennis begins  from October 23 to 28
Oct 09

ITF Juniors tennis begins from October 23 to 28

Manama : The Ninth Bahrain ITF Juniors Tennis Championship is set to take place from October 23 to 28 at the Bahrain Tennis Club (BTC) in Juffair, under the patronage of the Deputy Prime Minister, HH Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa. On this occasion, BTC President, Khamis Mohammed Al Muqla expressed his thanks...

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Brisk preparations for Combat Week
Oct 08

Brisk preparations for Combat Week

Manama : The Preparations are continuing to host the Brave International Combat Week, affirmed by Khalid Al Khayat, President of Bahrain Mixed Martial Arts Federation (BMMAF), Member of the Supreme Organising Committee and Head of the Executive Committee of the World Amateur MMA Championship. Organised under the...

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Second Umpire course concludes
Oct 08

Second Umpire course concludes

Manama : The second Umpires and Line-Umpires course, under the supervision of the international referee Bahrain’s Ahmed Al-Hawaj, was conducted yesterday at the BTC premises in Juffair, in the presence of Mirza Al Sammak, Vice President of the Bahrain Tennis Club (BTC), Khalid Ghuloom Ali, Managing Director...

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Rushikesh beats Zaidan, clinches title
Oct 08

Rushikesh beats Zaidan, clinches title

Manama : Indian Rushikesh Sunil clinched the 10 years and under category title and Saudi Arabia’s Haider Al Fareed took the 8 years and under category on the second and concluding day of the Bahrain Tennis Federation (BTF) Unisex Junior Tennis Championships yesterday under the slogan Rule The Court at its...

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Bahrain Merida cycling tour to  support Breast Cancer Society
Oct 08

Bahrain Merida cycling tour to support Breast Cancer Society

Manama : Under the directives of HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Work and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sport and President of Bahrain Olympic Committee, the Bahrain Merida Cycling Team organised a cycling trip in support of...

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Bahrain-Merida coach lectures on specific elements
Oct 07

Bahrain-Merida coach lectures on specific elements

Manama : Bahrain Merida Cycling Team Director and Coach Vladimir Miholjevic has delivered a lecture on the specific elements of cycling training and general rules in the daily diet at the Media Lounge of the Bahrain National Stadium. It was attended by many cyclists from Bahrain and outside the Kingdom....

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Rushikesh to face Zaidan
Oct 07

Rushikesh to face Zaidan

Manama : Rushikesh Sunil will face off with Hajar Zaidan into today’s 10 years and under final using the International Tennis Federation (ITF) approved green balls at 5.30pm in the two-day Bahrain Tennis Federation (BTF) Unisex Junior Tennis Championships at its courts at the Polytechnic University in Isa...

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Umpires training course today
Oct 07

Umpires training course today

Manama : The Bahrain Tennis Club (BTC) will organise its Second Umpire and Line Umpire Course today at its premises in Juffair. This is part of the BTC initiative and club policy to train and develop tennis referees and inform them of everything new in the tennis laws and held under the supervision of...

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Dubai Destroyers  lift T20 trophy
Oct 07

Dubai Destroyers lift T20 trophy

Manama : Dubai Destroyers won all seven of its matches to defeat Emirates Hurricane by 48 runs in the final to win the first-ever Arabian Cricket Carnival T20 2017 ten-day event which concluded last night at the Bahrain National Stadium in Riffa. Batting first, Dubai Destroyers scored 169 for five in its 20...

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Booth  to face Selawe
Oct 06

Booth to face Selawe

Manama : Carl Booth has announced his return to Bahrain in his latest interview held in the United Kingdom. Carl is set to face Jarrah Al Selawe on November 17th. Booth has visited Bahrain during the second edition of Brave which was also hosted in the Khalifa Sports City.  “The Kingdom of...

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Former England footballer Gascoigne to visit Bahrain
Oct 06

Former England footballer Gascoigne to visit Bahrain

Manama : Former England International Paul Gascoigne now aged 50 will be in Bahrain with “An Evening with Gazza” on 13 October at the Radisson Diplomat Hotel courtesy of SportsSpeaker MENA. It promises to be a fantastic evening of entertainment and footballing hilarity, insight and never heard before...

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Big win for Emirates Hurricane
Oct 06

Big win for Emirates Hurricane

Manama : Emirates Hurricane defeated Saudi Arab Rangers by 36 runs yesterday in the first semi-final match of the Arabian Cricket Carnival T20 2017 at the Bahrain National Stadium in Riffa. Batting first, Emirates Hurricane were dismissed for 197 in 18.4 overs with Dipesh Bhandari (43) top scoring with Mehran Khan of...

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Karting sprints set for fantastic first round
Oct 06

Karting sprints set for fantastic first round

Manama : Bahrain’s fastest racers are set to line up on the grid for another exhilarating season in the Bahrain Karting Sprint Championship (BKSC), hosted by Bahrain International Karting Championship in Sakhir. The opening round of the new campaign is scheduled for today and the BKSC is once again set to...

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BTF two-day mixed Junior tennis championship begins today
Oct 06

BTF two-day mixed Junior tennis championship begins today

Manama : Bahrain Tennis Federation (BTF) two-day mixed Junior Tennis Championships gets underway today at its courts at the Polytechnic University in Isa Town. The matches on both days will start from 4pm and is an opportunity to discover, identify and develop future talent under the supervision of the BTF coach...

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‘Bahrain,  Chechen  pioneers  in MMA’
Oct 06

‘Bahrain, Chechen pioneers in MMA’

Manama : HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa yesterday crowned the winners of the Chechen International Mixed Martial Arts Championship alongside President of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Akhmadovich Kadyrov. President of the Chechen Republic crowned the runners-up. Addressing the closing ceremony of the...

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Registration continues for MMA Championship
Oct 05

Registration continues for MMA Championship

Manama : Registration is continuing for the participating fighters in the World Amateur MMA Championship to be held in the Kingdom of Bahrain on November 12-19, under the patronage of HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Works and Youth Affairs,...

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Bahrain announces team for weightlifting championship
Oct 05

Bahrain announces team for weightlifting championship

Manama : Bahrain’s Weightlifting Committee have approved the squads including new team members to represent the kingdom in the West Asian Junior Weightlifting Championships for youth male and female participants to be held in Amman, Jordan from October 24 to 28. Preparations are continuing and...

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Tennis club to host open day for women
Oct 05

Tennis club to host open day for women

Manama : In line with Bahrain Tennis Club’s policy to spread the sport of tennis among women, the club recently signed up coach Hanna Grace Arco Espinosa from the Philippines for the training of youth players and the supervision of training programmes for women and girls.  The club’s Ladies...

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Mangat condemns Las Vegas massacre
Oct 05

Mangat condemns Las Vegas massacre

Manama : Bantamweight title competitor, Gurdarshan Mangat came forward to condemn the Massacre in Las Vegas and criticised the gun control regulations. In the latest interview conducted by Parvin Dabas, Award Winning Bollywood actor and the founder of MMA India Show, Gurdarshan Mangat expressed his...

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Brave to feature athletes from 22 nations
Oct 05

Brave to feature athletes from 22 nations

Manama : Mohammed Shahid, President of Brave Combat Federation has announced that in the latest event to be held in Bahrain under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, athletes from 22 nations will compete in professional fights. Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions will be hosted by...

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Women’s Cross Fit Competition
Oct 05

Women’s Cross Fit Competition

Manama : Bahrain Weightlifting Federation is organising a women’s weightlifting competition at the CrossFit Seef Hall in the Seef District on October 16. The competition weight categories include juniors under 17 years and under 20 years, 53kg, 58kg, 63kg, over 63kg and a masters over 35 years...

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