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100 DAYS UNTIL THE F.I.F.A BEACH SOCCER WORLD CUP

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Thursday, January 18th marked 100 days until the kick off the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017! The 11 day event will be the biggest sporting event the country has ever hosted. Sixteen teams will face off on the white sands of The Bahamas on April 27 – May 7 in the new state of the art facility against the backdrop of the turquoise ocean.

Eight teams have already qualified for the highly anticipated event. The Bahamas, Tahiti, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Switzerland, Nigeria and Senegal are all in preparation mode for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, as the remainder of the teams look forward to their respective qualification tournaments in the coming weeks. The fate of the qualifiers will be decided on February 28 at the official draw for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 event, which determines the four groups and match schedule for the 16 competing teams.

WILDCATS NAMED AYTON TO THE 2017 MCDONALDS ALL AMERICAN TEAM

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The No. 1 player in the 2017 recruiting class and Arizona Wildcats signee BAHAMIAN DeAndre Ayton has been named to the 2017 McDonald’s All-American team, it was announced Sunday night. Ayton, a 7-footer from Hillcrest Academy in Phoenix, is known to be a big man with a tremendous physical presence and a smooth stroke from the perimeter.

This year’s McDonald’s All American game is scheduled for March 29 in the United Center in Chicago. It will be televised on ESPN.

I.A.A.F SET FOR APRIL 22-23

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The IAAF World Relays Bahamas dat has been set for April 22-23 at the Thomas A Robinson Stadium. During the 100 day launch last week organizers added a new twist; the mixed gender relays for the men and ladies 4x400. This was first experimented with at the 2015 World Youth Championships.

In previous years teams were able to qualify for the IAAF World Championships with their placing at the IAAF World relays. This years event will still include 4x400, 200 and 800.

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