The games get underway tomorrow morning
After a 21-year hiatus, the Bahamas Games gets underway tomorrow and there is good news for those who are in the Family Islands, or those who cannot make it to the various venues, as the games will be covered live by ZNS and Our TV.
ZNS will broadcast the Games in three daily sessions while Rev Media/Our TV will focus their broadcast on basketball, volleyball, and swimming.
General Manager of the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas (BCB) Clint Watson promised an NBC at Olympics style coverage of the games.
“The BCB is extremely pleased to partner with the Bahamas Games to provide television coverage of the games from start to finish. You will be able to tune in and watch the various disciplines and the various meets, as you do every Olympics on NBC. We are the NBC of the Bahamas Games and we will make sure that you’re well covered,” Watson said.
Watson said starting from tomorrow, they will begin their coverage from 9 am until about 1 pm. They will come back on air at 5 pm and end their broadcast for that session at 7 pm for their nightly news. They will return to the Games coverage at 8 pm until midnight.
David Burrows, vice president, media at Rev, said that they are grateful to the minister of youth, sports and culture in ensuring diversity of media options.
“Cable Bahamas group of companies through our media arm, Rev Media and Our TV, are honored to be involved with the Bahamas Games on this 50th anniversary of our country,” Burrows said. “Swimming is our forte. We’ve been doing it for a number of years, and now we’re adding basketball and volleyball to the mix during the games.”
They will also carry the opening ceremony on 212 on July 8 at 6 pm. The games will be carried on channels 212, 242, 243 and 244.
Watson said that they will be out and about getting other events that are taking place and viewers will be able to see the highlights of those events. They also plan to have a morning show that will have recap and coverage will spill over to the Parliamentary Channel and the Learning Channel.
The games kick off tomorrow with volleyball, baseball, tennis and soccer at 9 am. They will continue throughout the day. Swimming is the only other sport that will be played tomorrow and that begins at 6 pm.
Other than those five sports mentioned, teams will be competing in sailing, cycling, softball, basketball, golf, boxing, sailing and track and field. Edukarting will be done as exhibition. The full schedule can be found at www.thebahamasgames.org/schedule.
The teams that will be competing are the Abaco Survivors, Andros Chiccharnies, Bimini and the Berry Islands Marlins, Long Island Sheep Runners, Cat Island, San Salvador and Rum Cay (Columbus Isles) Arawaks; Eleuthera Adventurers, Exuma and Ragged Islands Navigators, Grand Bahama Lucayans, New Providence Buccaneers and the Mayaguana, Inagua, Crooked Island, Acklins and Long Cay (MICAL) Flamingos.
Tickets can be purchased at www.thebahamasgames.org/ticketspurchase or at the box office at Kendal G.L. Isaacs National Gymnasium.