Bahrain

Brajkovic, Grmay best on stage 18
Jul 21

Brajkovic, Grmay best on stage 18

Manama : Bahrain’s Merida Pro Cycling Team rider, Janez Brajkovic (Slovenia) and Tsgabu Grmay (Ethiopia) finished 43rd and 44th respectively in joint times of four hours 49 minutes and three seconds on the 18th stage yesterday of the 104th Tour de France from Briancon to Izoard over 179.5km in the last of the...

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McMahon bid for title at Ironman
Jul 21

McMahon bid for title at Ironman

Manama : Brent McMahon will make a bid for the title at Ironman Lake Placid, New York, US this weekend as he seeks to secure enough points to qualify for the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, US. It has been an up-and-down season for the Canadian who took second place at Ironman Arizona late last year to...

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Merida’s Arashiro best on stage
Jul 19

Merida’s Arashiro best on stage

Manama : Bahrain’s Merida Pro Cycling team rider, Japan’s Yukiya Arashiro (three hours 39 minutes 48 seconds) raced well yesterday to finish 45th overall on the 16th stage of the 104th Tour de France from Le Puy-En-Velay to Romans-Sur-Isere over 165km. Arashiro was one minute 33 seconds behind stage...

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Lawrence extends  winning streak
Jul 18

Lawrence extends winning streak

Manama : Holly Lawrence extended her streak with a win at Ironman 70.3 Racine in Wisconsin, US on a frigid Sunday morning that saw the race’s swim cancelled and athletes let out with a time-trial bike start 30 seconds apart. Lawrence did not know to celebrate even if she had broken the tape ahead of her...

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Bahrain’s Grmay rides well
Jul 17

Bahrain’s Grmay rides well

Manama : Bahrain’s Merida Pro Cycling Team rider, Tsgabu Grmay (four hours 47 minutes 58 seconds) raced well yesterday to finish 23rd overall on the 15th stage of the 104th Tour de France from Laissac-Severac L’Eglisle to Le Puy-En-Velay over 189.5km. Grmay was six minutes 11 seconds behind stage winner,...

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Preparations at its peak for Futsal League
Jul 17

Preparations at its peak for Futsal League

Manama : Ali Al Arabi, President of the Khalid Bin Hamad Futsal League for Youth Centres, People with Disabilities and Girls in its fifth edition, affirmed that the preparations for the start of the league are in full swing and according to the plan set by the organizing committees. The league begins from July 24 and...

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Bahrain’s Janahi first in race
Jul 17

Bahrain’s Janahi first in race

Manama : Bahrain Royal Endurance Team’s Hamad Janahi came in first riding Samira in a speed of six hours 24 minutes and 57 seconds at a speed of 20km in the qualification round of the World Youth Championship in Italy, while Mohammed Al Miqdad (6:25:02) came third and Mohammed Abdul Samad (7:11:55) in fifth...

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Colbrelli races to finish sixth overall
Jul 16

Colbrelli races to finish sixth overall

Manama : Bahrain’s Merida Pro Cycling Team rider, Sonny Colbrelli (four hours 21 minutes 57 seconds) raced brilliantly yesterday to finish sixth overall on the 14th stage of the 104th Tour de France from Blagnac to Rodez over 181.5km. Colbrelli was a mere second behind stage winner, Australian Michael...

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Bahrain’s Merida riders  recorded same time
Jul 15

Bahrain’s Merida riders recorded same time

Manama : Bahrain’s Merida Pro Cycling Team riders, Javier Moreno (39th, Spain), Ondrej Cink (55th, Czech Republic) and Janez Brajkovic (62nd, Slovenia) all recorded the same time of two hours 50 minutes 49 seconds as they completed the 13th stage of the 104th Tour de France from Saint-Girons to Foix over...

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Registration open for  BTF summer camp
Jul 14

Registration open for BTF summer camp

Manama : Registration is open for the Bahrain Tennis Federation (BTF) organised Summer Tennis Camp and Talent Discovery Programme at the Bahrain Polytechnic University. The camp takes from August 1 to 31 and will see the participation both junior boys and girls aged five years and above over four days per week...

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Brajkovic finishes 29th for Bahrain
Jul 14

Brajkovic finishes 29th for Bahrain

Manama : Bahrain’s Merida Pro Cycling Team rider, Janez Brajkovic of Slovenia was classified in 29th place yesterday as he completed the 12th stage of the 104th Tour de France in six hours and 7 seconds from the city of Pau to Peyragudes over 214.5km on a tough mountainous course. Brajkovic was 10 minutes...

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Bahrain to compete across three formats
Jul 14

Bahrain to compete across three formats

Manama : Bahrain Endurance 13 will compete across three formats this weekend. Javier Gomez is set for World Triathlon Series Hamburg, in Germany, while Holly Lawrence races at Ironman 70.3 Racine in Wisconsin, US and Ben Hoffman gets some offroad action at XTERRA Beaver Creek in Colorado, US. Gomez was second at...

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Brajkovic still tops Bahrain
Jul 13

Brajkovic still tops Bahrain

Manama : Bahrain’s Merida Pro Cycling Team rider, Janez Brajkovic of Slovenia was classified in 63rd place yesterday as he completed the 11th stage of the 104th Tour de France in four hours 34 minutes and 27 seconds from Eymat to the city of Pau over 203.5km of a relatively flat course. The stage winner was the...

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KCA-BFC tournament concludes tonight
Jul 13

KCA-BFC tournament concludes tonight

Manama : The Kerala Catholic Association (KCA)-Bahrain Financing Company (BFC) Summer Cricket Tournament concludes tonight with the semi-finals and final from 8pm at its premises in Segaiya. Following the final, an awarding ceremony will be held with trophies and awards for the finalists and individual players. The...

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Colbrelli enters ninth place
Jul 12

Colbrelli enters ninth place

Manama : Bahrain’s Merida Pro Cycling Team rider, Italian Sonny Colbrelli was classified in ninth place and Japanese Yukiya Arashiro in 24th yesterday as they completed the 10th stage of the 104th Tour de France in four hours and a minute from Perigueux to Bergarac over 178km. The stage winner was the...

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Gulf 12 Hours  receives ACO  backing
Jul 12

Gulf 12 Hours receives ACO backing

Manama : The Asian Le Mans confirmed yesterday that the entry-level LMP3 Class within the Gulf 12 Hours Endurance Race has received official endorsement by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, and will be run under the full ACO technical regulations. This seventh edition of the Gulf 12 Hours endurance race will...

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KCA-BFC cricket reach q-final
Jul 11

KCA-BFC cricket reach q-final

Manama : The Kerala Catholic Association (KCA)-Bahrain Financing Company (BFC) Summer Cricket Tournament which started on 16 June has reached the quarter final stage following the completion of qualifying involving 45 teams in four groups at its premises in Segaiya. The line-up is Shaheen Group taking on Riffa...

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Porsche GT3 Cup: Plans well in motion for a spectacular return
Jul 11

Porsche GT3 Cup: Plans well in motion for a spectacular return

Manama : Following the eighth edition of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East, plans are already well in motion for a spectacular return for Season 9 later on this year.  This announcement comes midway through the global motorsport calendar and whilst some of the drivers that competed in the Middle East...

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Urban Slice BOC edge out Alpha Fire
Jul 11

Urban Slice BOC edge out Alpha Fire

Manama : Urban Slice BOC edged out Alpha Fire by eight runs in the final of the Bahrain Cricket League (BCL) T20 at the Awali Oval ground. After losing the toss, Urban Slice were put into bat and managed to score 197 for eight in its 20 overs thanks to a fine unbeaten knock by Obaid (107 off 57 deliveries, 16x4, 2x6)...

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 Ryf wins again in Challenge Roth
Jul 10

Ryf wins again in Challenge Roth

Manama :  To win Challenge Roth for a second time, Daniela Ryf overcame soaring temperatures, gusting headwinds, and a back injury that had limited her training in the lead-up to the iconic triathlon. Racing against a field of accomplished long-distance competitors at the race, the Swiss speedster however led...

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Janez Brajkovic, Cink top Bahrain Merida riders
Jul 10

Janez Brajkovic, Cink top Bahrain Merida riders

Manama : Bahrain’s Merida Pro Cycling Team rider Janez Brajkovic (Slovenia) came in 43rd place in five hours 33 minutes 29 seconds yesterday after completing the mountainous ninth stage of the 104th Tour de France from Nantua to Chambery over 181.5km. The stage winner was the Colombian Rigoberto Uran of the...

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Double success for Indian Rising Star
Jul 10

Double success for Indian Rising Star

Manama : Zeta Indian Rising Star enjoyed double success in winning the BCL Diamond League T20 and Knockout finals at the Awali Oval. In the Diamond League T20 final, Indian Rising Stars defeated Pristine CC by 30 runs after scoring 191 for six in its 20 overs with Karthik (76) top scoring with good support from Arun...

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Brajkovic, Cink top Bahrain riders
Jul 09

Brajkovic, Cink top Bahrain riders

Manama : Bahrain’s Merida Pro Cycling Team rider Janez Brajkovic (Slovenia) came in 52nd place in four hours nine minutes 34 seconds and teammate Ondrej Cink (Czech Republic) in 54th with the same time yesterday after completing the mountainous eighth stage of the 104th Tour de France from Dole to Station...

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Bahrain riders continue  to impress in Tour
Jul 08

Bahrain riders continue to impress in Tour

Manama : Bahrain’s Merida Pro Cycling Team riders continued with good results yesterday after completing the seventh stage of the 104th Tour de France from Troyes to Nuits-Saint Georges in the wine country region of Champagne over 213.5km on a relatively flat course.  The stage winner was Germany’s...

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Bahrain achieves positive results
Jul 08

Bahrain achieves positive results

Manama : Bahain’s National Cycling team produced positive results during its participation in the Maratona dles Dolomites Cycling Championship in Italy, which is considered one of the most famous cycling events in Europe.  The event is a three-fold contest, where participants had to climb four mountains in...

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Bahrain Merida riders cruise
Jul 07

Bahrain Merida riders cruise

Manama : Three of Bahrain’s Merida Pro Cycling team riders enjoyed good results yesterday after completing the sixth stage of the 104th Tour de France over 216km on a flat course between Vesoul and the city of Troyes. The stage winner was Germany’s Marcel Kittel of the Quick-Step Floors team who...

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Racing red to fly at Challenge Roth
Jul 07

Racing red to fly at Challenge Roth

Manama : The racing red will fly this weekend at Challenge Roth in Germany with Daniela Ryf returning to defend her crown and Terenzo Bozzone making his first appearance at the legendary race. While the Swiss speedster admits her lead-up to this race has not been ideal due to a back injury, she is looking...

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Futsal League: Technical  Committee continues preparations
Jul 06

Futsal League: Technical Committee continues preparations

Manama : The Technical Committee for the fifth edition of the Khalid bin Hamad Futsal League for Youth Centres, People with Disabilities and Girls, continues preparations and adding the final touches to launch the competitions.  Ali Saeed, head of the Technical Committee said that the final schedule has been...

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Impressive rides by Brajkovic, Cink
Jul 06

Impressive rides by Brajkovic, Cink

Manama : Three of Bahrain’s Merida Pro Cycling Team riders enjoyed impressive results yesterday after completing the fifth stage of the 104th Tour de France over 160.5km on the tough mountain course from the French mineral water town of Vittel and concluding below the summit of La Planche Des Belles Filles in...

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Tornado A crush SNCS
Jul 06

Tornado A crush SNCS

Manama : Tornado A crushed SNCS Royal Rider 3Q by 135 runs in the latest matches of the Bahrain Cricket League (BCL) 25 Overs Golden League at the Busaiteen Grounds in Muharraq. Batting first, Tornado A scored a massive 236 for seven in its 25 overs with the runs shared around by Naveen (51), Sunny (51), Nithin (40)...

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Bole top Bahrain Merida rider
Jul 05

Bole top Bahrain Merida rider

Manama : Bahrain’s Merida Pro Cycling Team rider Grega Bole from Slovenia was classified 19th and the best performances of the eight remaining team members for the Kingdom yesterday after completing the fourth stage of the 104th Tour de France.  Bole finished in 4 hours 53 minutes and 54 seconds which was...

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Seminar on Advanced  Recovery and  Regeneration set
Jul 05

Seminar on Advanced Recovery and Regeneration set

Manama : A seminar on Advanced Recovery and Regeneration, organised by the Bahrain Olympic Committee’s (BOC) Sports Training and Development Centre (STDC) is set for today. This first-of-its-kind event gets underway at 7pm at the National Stadium’s Conference Hall in Riffa and is conducted by...

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Colbrelli, Bole put best performance
Jul 04

Colbrelli, Bole put best performance

Manama : Bahrain’s Merida Pro Cycling Team rider Sonny Colbrelli from Italy and Slovenian Grega Bole put in the best performances of the eight remaining team members for the Kingdom yesterday after completing the third stage of the 104th Tour de France over 212.5km Verviers in Belgium and going through...

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Bahrain’s Frodeno wins in Austria
Jul 04

Bahrain’s Frodeno wins in Austria

Manama : Jan Frodeno of the Bahrain Endurance Team took a wire-to-wire win at Ironman Austria on Sunday, setting up his back-to-back defence of the world title in spectacular fashion. The two-time Ironman world champion clocked the only sub eight-hour time at Klagenfurt and breaking the tape in 7 hours, 57 minutes,...

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Colbrelli still best after second stage
Jul 03

Colbrelli still best after second stage

Manama : Bahrain’s Merida Pro Cycling team rider Sonny Colbrelli from Italy continued to be the top rider of eight for the Kingdom yesterday, as he was classified as sixth overall after completing the second stage of the 104th Tour de France in 4 hours 37 minutes 6 seconds over 203.5km from Dusseldorf to Liege...

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Summer camp for school students at Tennis Club
Jun 30

Summer camp for school students at Tennis Club

Manama : Bahrain Tennis Club (BTC), at its premises in Juffair, are starting a Summer Camp Juniors Tennis Programme for school students from tomorrow during the school summer holidays. Students are excepted from ages 5 years to 14 years and placed in Beginners, Intermediate and Advance Groups. The Beginners...

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Burnout night returns to Bahrain International Circuit
Jun 30

Burnout night returns to Bahrain International Circuit

Manama : Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) is bringing back Burnout for one night only tonight, following huge public demand after the massive success of the Burnout Nights held each Friday during the Holy Month of Ramadan in Sakhir. Burnout is open to showmen of all skill levels and offers a unique kind...

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Adnan Al-Alawi bags first place
Jun 30

Adnan Al-Alawi bags first place

Manama : Bahrain’s Adnan Al-Alawi came in first place in the local Belgian showjumping championship “Azelhof”, which was held amid a large participation of 54 Belgian and European competitors.  Al-Alawi managed to snatch the championship round over 130-135cms hurdle height which featured...

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New Reacto for Tour de France
Jun 30

New Reacto for Tour de France

Manama : First spotted in this year Giro, the new Reacto has already driven attention of fans all around the world. Earlier this month, Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team rider, Sonny Colbrelli raced its prototype in the Criterium du Dauphiné disguised in a black and white wrap. By combining an experienced...

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Bahrain Merida rider achieves second place in Slovenia
Jun 29

Bahrain Merida rider achieves second place in Slovenia

Manama : Slovenian National Road Race Championship was held in Kranj, Slovenia, today on a challenging circuit of 16 km (10 laps, 160 km total).Due to the rain the course was very slippery and because of that Jani crashed during the first lap. He was forced to abandon, but luckily without any serious injuries. After...

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Advanced Recovery Course planned
Jun 29

Advanced Recovery Course planned

Manama : A first course in Advanced Recovery and Regeneration organised by the Bahrain Olympic Committee’s (BOC) Sports Training and Development Centre (STDC), has been planned for next week. The four-day course, to be held at the National Stadium’s Conference Hall in Riffa, gets underway on Sunday...

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Shaikh Khalid praises partnership
Jun 29

Shaikh Khalid praises partnership

Manama : HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, President of Bahrain Athletics Association, Honourary President of Bahrain Disabled Sports Federation, expressed his appreciation to companies and institutions for their support of the fifth Futsal...

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Heinrich, Ramunas set to return
Jun 29

Heinrich, Ramunas set to return

Manama : Heinrich Haussler and Ramunas Navardauskas of the Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team are recovering from medical problems and are expected to return to action soon. Navardauskas, who suffers from cardiac arrhythmia is expected to resume training again in approximately a month’s time and Haussler has...

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Athletic performance lab opens
Jun 29

Athletic performance lab opens

Manama : The Bahrain Olympic Committee’s (BOC) Athletic Performance Lab is now providing medical services for all athletes in Bahrain, following a committee announcement yesterday. This decision was due to the recently increased number of sudden death cases for several national and expatriate athletes during...

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Mission accomplished for Endurance 13
Jun 29

Mission accomplished for Endurance 13

Manama : It was mission accomplished for Bahrain Endurance 13 this weekend as Holly Lawrence took a wire-to-wire win at Ironman 70.3 Mont Tremblant in Quebec, Canada, Fredrik Croneborg ran away with the inaugural Challenge Nakhon Nayok title in Thailand, and Mikel Calahorra qualified for the Ironman 70.3 World...

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Merida set for Tour de France debut
Jun 29

Merida set for Tour de France debut

Manama : Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling team is heading to Düsseldorf, Germany for it’s debut at the 104th edition of Tour de France 2017, which starts on Saturday with an individual time trial over 14km. It is an honour for every rider and team member to join the historical debut with Bahrain Merida proudly...

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Strikers win Awali trophy
Jun 28

Strikers win Awali trophy

Manama : Strikers CC defeated Awali Mix by three wickets yesterday in the final of the Awali Champions Trophy Cricket Tournament sponsored by Bahrain Financing Company and Jeff Auto Services WLL and played at the Awali Oval.  Batting first, Awali Mix notched up an impressive 267 all out in 43 of the 50...

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Awali Mix beat Shaukar Shaheens
Jun 26

Awali Mix beat Shaukar Shaheens

Manama : Awali Mix defeated Shaukar Shaheens by 35 runs in the first round/quarter finals of the Awali Champions Trophy Cricket tournament yesterday at the Awali Oval Cricket Ground. Batting first, Awali Mix scored 160 in its 15 overs with the main scorers being Karan (48) and Felix (45). In reply, Shaukar Shaheens...

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Endurace team ready to race this weekend
Jun 25

Endurace team ready to race this weekend

Manama : Bahrain Endurance 13 team members are set to race over half distances this weekend, with Holly Lawrence set to defend her Ironman 70.3 Mont Tremblantin Quebec, Canada, Fredrik Croneborg takes on the inaugural Challenge Nakhon Nayok in Thailand and Mikel Calahorra races at Ironman 70.3 Coeur d’Alene...

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Grmay wins National Time Trial Championships
Jun 25

Grmay wins National Time Trial Championships

Manama : Bahrain Endurance 13 team members are set to race over half distances this weekend, with Holly Lawrence set to defend her Ironman 70.3 Mont Tremblantin Quebec, Canada, Fredrik Croneborg takes on the inaugural Challenge Nakhon Nayok in Thailand and Mikel Calahorra races at Ironman 70.3 Coeur d’Alene...

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