Bahrain

GCC Tennis Tournament
Feb 23

GCC Tennis Tournament

Manama : Bahrain’s JC’s Tennis Academy are hosting the inaugural Alba Interpros Tournament featuring the top tennis academies from around the Gulf and set to be a most thrilling few days of first class tennis from March 2 to 4. The tournament also includes young talent from the Bahrain Tennis Club,...

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Celebrities join Brave Fever
Feb 23

Celebrities join Brave Fever

Manama : With less than a month for the next edition of Brave Combat Federation, the top Middle Eastern MMA promotion, founded under the patronage of HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the host country Brazil is caught by ‘Brave Fever’ as the nation`s biggest celebrities have joined...

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Bahrain Merida in action
Feb 23

Bahrain Merida in action

Manama : Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team are in action this weekend in Flanders, Belgium which, Tristan Hoffman, sports director of the team noted the chance to see the classic style of racing and a rehearsal for the whole 2017 classic season. The race start is usually very fast in Belgium and the breakaways...

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New medals for Mini Olympics
Feb 23

New medals for Mini Olympics

Manama : The organising committee of the Fourth School Mini Olympics, due to take place in April have approved an all-new medals design for this year’s event. This is the fourth edition of the Mini Olympics and is organised by the Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) in cooperation with the Ministry of...

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Lanes win Monday madness
Feb 23

Lanes win Monday madness

Manama : Husband and wife Rob and Debbie Lane (33.375 nett) clinched first place in the penultimate competition of the Coca-Cola Monday Madness Night Golf Series at the Royal Golf Club, followed in second by Dave Fernie and Adam Wells (34.125) with third place going to Naeem Khan and Rajinder Sachdeva...

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2017 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix countdown begins
Feb 23

2017 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix countdown begins

Manama : Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) is getting all geared up to host this year’s biggest and most awaited event: the 2017 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix as the 50-day countdown begins today to the Formula One weekend which takes place from April 14 to 16 in Sakhir. The Bahrain Grand Prix...

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Jet Funny Car set for Bahrain debut
Feb 22

Jet Funny Car set for Bahrain debut

Manama : The penultimate round of the 2016/2017 Bahrain Drag Racing Championship-Arabian Pro Series starting tonight, with a special never-before-seen Jet Funny Car Show making debut. This week’s events start tonight and tomorrow with two evenings of Test and Tune from 5pm to 11pm. Qualifying is on...

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Hamad wins boys title
Feb 22

Hamad wins boys title

Manama : Second seed Hamad Abdul A’al defeated top seed Yousef Ashraf 6-4, 6-0 to clinch the Boys under 18 years title yesterday of the 22nd Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait (BBK) Juniors Open Tennis Championship 2017 at the Bahrain Tennis Club (BTC) premises in Juffair. The opening set began with both players...

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Bahrain Ironman moves up in ratings
Feb 22

Bahrain Ironman moves up in ratings

Manama : Bahrain has been granted of 89.1 percent points by the Ironman Company for organising the Ironman 70.3 Middle East Championship. The current rating is 2.92 pc above the global average.  Supreme Council for Youth & Sport Chairman, Bahrain Olympic Committee President & Royal Charity...

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Anshuman wins  Under 14 title
Feb 21

Anshuman wins Under 14 title

Manama : Indian Anshuman Sonawane defeated Italian Alessandro Bellato in straight sets 6-4, 6-2 to clinch the Boys 14 years and under singles category yesterday in coolish conditions on tenth and penultimate day of the 22nd Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait (BBK) Juniors Open Tennis Championship 2017 at the Bahrain Tennis...

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New look Nasser 10 on way
Feb 21

New look Nasser 10 on way

Manama : The Nasser 10 Ramadan Tournament will be different in all aspects this year, by holding many events and tournaments accompanying football. This was announced by HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Supreme...

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Alpha Fire thrash Sprite
Feb 21

Alpha Fire thrash Sprite

Manama : Alpha Fire Bahrain overwhelmed Sprite CC by 132 runs in the latest matches of the BCL 25 Overs Golden League at the Busaiteen Grounds in Muharraq. Batting first, Alpha Fire scored 190 for eight in 25 overs with the main scorers behind Ruvinda Kelly (53) and Ruvina (34) with Aswaq (three for 39) the best...

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Merida merchandise on sale
Feb 21

Merida merchandise on sale

Manama : Fans of the Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team can now buy the official apparel and merchandise of the team online, thanks to the collaboration with All4cycling.com, which is a benchmark for cycling lovers due to the large variety of items available. To access the page reserved to the team, visit the...

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Early Bird offer to end in 10 days
Feb 20

Early Bird offer to end in 10 days

Manama : Less than 10 days remain before the end of Bahrain International Circuit’s (BIC) Early Bird discount on tickets to the 2017 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix and fans are being called on to take advantage of this fantastic offer, in which ticket prices are slashed by up to 15 per cent for the...

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Al Ansari wins Bowling Master title
Feb 20

Al Ansari wins Bowling Master title

Manama : Yaseen Al Ansari defeated Abdul Aziz Al Bu Falah 198-186 pins in the stepladder final to win the Bapco Interdepartmental Bowling Master Tournament with H/C title at the Ozone Bowling Centre in the Sitra Mall. In the second/third place match, Al Bu Falah bt Essa Akbar 221-167, Al Bu Falah also won...

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Bahrain to participate in Extreme Cycling Race
Feb 20

Bahrain to participate in Extreme Cycling Race

Manama : Bahrain is set to participate in the Extreme Fat Bike competition taking place on 25 February in Canada, under the directives of HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports,...

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BBK Tennis: Parmar beats Sai Raghav
Feb 20

BBK Tennis: Parmar beats Sai Raghav

Manama : Top seed Sparsh Parmar had to work mighty hard to defeat fellow Indian and second seed Sai Raghav Balakrishnan 6-4, 4-6, 10-8 to take the title in the final of the Boys 12 years and under category yesterday,in cold conditions on the ninth  day of the 22nd Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait (BBK) Juniors...

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Bahrain on top
Feb 19

Bahrain on top

Manama : Bahrain’s National Athletic came out on top in winning the 12km Public Gulf Cross Country Race in the 27th GCC Cross Country Championships, held in Sharjah, UAE and organised by the Arab Athletic Association. The Bahrain National team, comprised of Zalalim Pasha, Hassan Shani, Almahjoob Darzi,...

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Kristoff claims second stage win at Oman
Feb 18

Kristoff claims second stage win at Oman

Muscat : Sonny Colbrelli of Bahrain-Merida claimed second spot in the tightly competed fourth stage of the 2017 Tour of Oman as he managed to give the stage winner Norway’s Alexander Kristoff a run for his money over three tough climbs in the final 45km of the 118km stage that finished in Muscat. Belgian...

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Horse show concludes
Feb 18

Horse show concludes

Manama : The Late HH Shaikh Faisal bin Hamad Al Khalifa Horse Beauty Championship concluded on Thursday amid rounds of applause from the large number of spectators present at the event, hosted by the Rashid Equestrian and Horse Racing Club. The last day of the event, organised on the sidelines of the World...

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BBK tennis: Quarter finals begin
Feb 18

BBK tennis: Quarter finals begin

Manama : Eight players from both the Unisex 10 years and under and 8 years and under categories have qualified for today’s quarter finals starting at 4pm following the First round and a Round of 16 yesterday on the seventh day of the 22nd Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait (BBK) Juniors Open Tennis Championship...

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New head joins Royal Golf Club
Feb 17

New head joins Royal Golf Club

Manama : The Royal Golf Club have welcomed new PGA Head Teaching Professional Nikki Hunter to the Academy team. Hailing from from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in the UK, she started playing golf at the age of 12 and carried out her PGA training in Newcastle, specializing in junior and ladies coaching programmes. Upon...

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Rami Aziz announces retirement from MMA
Feb 17

Rami Aziz announces retirement from MMA

Manama : Iraqi / Swedish fighter Rami Aziz aged 25 has announced on his Facebook page his decision to walk away from his career as a professional MMA fighter. Aziz (8-4 MMA) competed in his last bout under the Brave Combat Federation banner when he lost in the main event of Brave 1, saying he gradually lost the...

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Bahrain Merida fifth in Spain
Feb 17

Bahrain Merida fifth in Spain

Manama  : Bahrain Merida team cyclist Jon Izaguirre (4 hours 2 minutes 28 seconds) was classified fifth after the first stage of the Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol between Rincon de la Victoria and Malaga, a distance of 155kms and the same time as the top four cyclists. First place went to...

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Open Track at BIC
Feb 16

Open Track at BIC

Manama : Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) in Sakhir opens its doors tomorrow to the public for an Open Track Day for cars and bikes, as well as a pair of passenger rides on the 5.412-kilometre Grand Prix track from 9am to 5pm. Open Track gives participants a chance to drive their very own road cars or...

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Arabian Horse show wins hearts
Feb 16

Arabian Horse show wins hearts

Manama : The Late HH Shaikh Faisal bin Hamad Al Khalifa Horse Beauty Championship continued yesterday, with spectators enjoying breath-taking competition and narrow results on the second day of the event, organised on the sidelines of the World Arabian Horse Organisation (WAHO) Conference at the Rashid Equestrian...

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Lopez returns
Feb 16

Lopez returns

Manama : A Bantamweight bout between Mexican Ivan ‘Niño Demoledor’ Lopez (14-2 MMA, 1-0 Brave) and Brazilian Marcel Adur (11-4 MMA 0-0 Brave) will be part of the Brave 3 main card which takes place on 18 March in Curitiba, Brazil following an announcement yesterday by Brave Combat...

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Enticing battles in karting sprints
Feb 16

Enticing battles in karting sprints

Manama : Action resumes tomorrow in the 2016/2017 Bahrain Karting Sprint Championship (BKSC) at Bahrain International Karting Circuit (BIKC) in Sakhir with the fourth round of the Bahrain Rotax Mojo Max Challenge (BRMMC) and round six of the Bahrain SWS Sprint Championship (SSWS). Racing will be held along...

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Zhang, Alex through
Feb 16

Zhang, Alex through

Manama : Top seed Manni Zhang defeated Sai Rama Balakrishnan 7-5, 7-2 and second seed Aleina Alex was a 6-2, 6-0 winner over Nazley Nader in the Girls 18 years and under semi-finals on the fifth day yesterday of the 22nd Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait (BBK) Juniors Open Tennis Championship 2017 at the Bahrain Tennis...

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Brownlee, Lawrence join Bahrain Endurance team
Feb 15

Brownlee, Lawrence join Bahrain Endurance team

Manama : Bahrain Endurance 13 team continues to flourish as the all-star stable of athletes that includes Olympic medalists, world champions, and future stars welcomes new team members to build on the successes from the previous years under the leadership of HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa. The year 2017...

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Sparsh Parmer wins quarters
Feb 14

Sparsh Parmer wins quarters

Manama : Heavy rains allowed only the completion of three matches and a further three were suspended and fourth others postponed on the third day of the 22nd Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait (BBK) Juniors Open Tennis Championship 2017 yesterday at the Bahrain Tennis Club (BTC) premises in Juffair. In the quarter...

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British Club closer to victory
Feb 14

British Club closer to victory

Manama : British Club A took a big step towards regaining the DHL Bahrain Expatriate Netball League title following a comprehensive 26-17 victory on Sunday evening over two-time defending champions Rugby Club A in a rearranged Division A match at the Bahrain Rugby Football Club in Saar. Players of the match were...

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Sam Hobday crowned Muscat Open champion
Feb 14

Sam Hobday crowned Muscat Open champion

Manama : Long time Bahrain resident and Royal Golf Club Member Sam Hobday was crowned the winner of the 44th Muscat Open, the Sultanate of Oman, at the weekend. Hobday, who is competing on the MENA Golf Tour this season, carded a respectable score of 73 on day one of the 36-hole tournament and then went on to...

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Cullen cruises to victory
Feb 13

Cullen cruises to victory

Manama : Irishman Ryan Cullen secured his fifth win of the season in sensational style after a high-octane Race 2 of Round 4 at Yas Marina Circuit in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East. Starting second on the grid, alongside guest driver and Race 1 winner Charlie Eastwood, Cullen’s scorching start...

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Khalid comes from behind to oust Neil NC
Feb 12

Khalid comes from behind to oust Neil NC

Manama : Mohammed Khalid recorded the most impressive result as he came from a set down to defeat Neil NC 4-6, 6-1, 10-7 in the first day of the Boys 14 years and under singles on the opening day of the 22nd Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait (BBK) Juniors Open Tennis Championship 2017 yesterday at the Bahrain Tennis Club...

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Eastwood wins at Yas Marina
Feb 12

Eastwood wins at Yas Marina

Manama  : Northern Ireland newcomer Charlie Eastwood joined the grid for race one of the fourth round at the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East, surprising drivers to take first place on the podium. A Porsche Carrera Cup GB scholar, Eastwood (two minutes 13.611 seconds) flew into Abu Dhabi and onto the...

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Shaikh Salman, Faqihi win
Feb 12

Shaikh Salman, Faqihi win

Manama  : Shaikh Salman bin Isa bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa and Mohamed Faqihi claimed a victory apiece in an exciting fourth round of the BIC 2,000cc Challenge, held on Friday as part of the National Race Day at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) in Sakhir. Despite their victories, both drivers had mixed luck...

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Frank Bruno evening on February 24
Feb 11

Frank Bruno evening on February 24

Manama : Sports Speaker MENA are organising an evening of entertainment on February 24 at The Radission Diplomat Hotel with legendary British Heavyweight Boxer Frank Bruno. The boxer will talk about his long and illustrious career in boxing with over 40 fights including his two meetings with Iron Mike Tyson and...

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Bahraini drivers back on track
Feb 11

Bahraini drivers back on track

Manama : Yas Marina Circuit welcomed local and international drivers as the region’s highly competitive Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East prepared for its final round of the season in the UAE this weekend. After back-to-back rounds in Dubai, drivers and their Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars made their way to...

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China enters WAHO
Feb 11

China enters WAHO

Manama : The General Assembly of the World Arabian Horse Organisation’s (WAHO) accepted the People’s Republic of China’s proposal to be a member in the organisation, following majority of the members voting yes to the East Asian country’s request. This was the main decision taken on the...

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Top drivers to battle it out in Bahrain International Circuit
Feb 10

Top drivers to battle it out in Bahrain International Circuit

Manama : Some of the region’s top motor racing talents are set to showcase their skills in National Race Day tomorrow at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) in Sakhir. The event is a triple-header, with the BIC 2,000cc Challenge, the Bahrain Superbike Championship (BSBK) and the Bahrain Motorcycle Racing...

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Triathlon League
Feb 09

Triathlon League

Manama : Bahrain Triathlon Association (BTA) has opened an email address for all national clubs and amateurs wishing to participate in First Bahrain Triathlon League which is expected to get underway tomorrow. To register by sending information to the e-mail info@triathlon.bh and should include their name, date...

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Danube top Suha league
Feb 09

Danube top Suha league

Manama : Danube defeated Global Metals by three runs in the Suha Corporate League organised by Cricket Bahrain Association (CBA) at the Hunainiya Valley in Riffa. Batting first, they scored a lowly 113 and in reply Global Metals Bahrain finished short of the target after finishing on 110 for five. In another...

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Awali Golf Club take a beating
Feb 09

Awali Golf Club take a beating

Manama : Awali Golf Club (AGC) went last weekend to Abu Dhabi and were beaten 9-0 in the sixth annual inter-club matchplay competition against Al Ghazal Golf Club for the Hindmarsh Trophy. Historically, the 2010/11 season saw the first occasion of a match-play competition between the two clubs and AGC club...

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Golf: Khan, Sachdeva win
Feb 08

Golf: Khan, Sachdeva win

Manama : The pairing of Naeem Khan and Rajinder Sachdeva (nett 34) clinched first place in the fourth competition of the Coca-Cola Monday Madness Night Golf Series at the Royal Golf Club, knocking youngsters Ali Al Kowari and Ali Al Hakam off the top spot in the series order of merit. In second place was the...

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Open Track at Bahrain International Circuit
Feb 08

Open Track at Bahrain International Circuit

Manama : Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) opens its doors to the public on Friday for an entire day of racing thrills in Sakhir. Set to be on the cards are an Open Track for Cars and Bikes, and a pair of Passenger Rides from the Ultimate Track Experience and these activities will be held from 9am to 4pm along...

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Bahrain to host fourth edition IMMAF World Amateur Championship
Feb 08

Bahrain to host fourth edition IMMAF World Amateur Championship

Manama : The fourth edition of the World Championships of Amateur MMA will be held in Bahrain in November at Khalifa Sports City in Isa Town, it was announced. Bahrain edition also makes the event’s  first appearance in an Arabian country after the City of Las Vegas holding the first three edition of...

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 Bahrain’s first-ever national sports day was a big success
Feb 08

Bahrain’s first-ever national sports day was a big success

Manama : Bahrain’s first-ever national sports day was a big success as citizens and expatriates participated with great enthusiasm, in a variety of sports and entertaining activities held across the nation yesterday. The day-long event was organised by the Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) in cooperation...

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First Triathlon League
Feb 07

First Triathlon League

Manama : Bahrain Triathlon Association (BTA) have announced the launching of the first Triathlon League in the Arab world.  The Triathlon League is anticipated to be launched this Friday and the system to compute the winner will be determined by the points scored in the nine rounds. BTA calls on all...

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Get ready for Race Day thrills
Feb 07

Get ready for Race Day thrills

Manama  : Loads of thrills await race fans this Saturday as Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) hosts the fourth round of National Race Day in Sakhir. An exciting triple-header is set to take place with the BIC 2,000cc Challenge, Bahrain Superbike Championship (BSBK) and Bahrain Motorcycle Racing 600 (BMR...

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