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Chris Brown Bahamas Invitational to bring top name Olympians to the Bahamas
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Monday, 18 March 2013 08:24

Bahamian sprinter Ramon Miller.NASSAU, Bahamas -- It’s history in the making!  The Chris Brown Bahamas Invitational will bring first time competition to The Bahamas and Veronica Campbell-Brown, Kellie Wells, Kirani James, Trevor Barry, and Golden Knights Demetrius Pinder, Michael Matthieu, Ramon Miller will feature among the list of Olympians to participate in this inaugural Chris Brown Bahamas Invitational.  

The event will be held at the Thomas Robinson National Stadium on April 13th.  Major title sponsor Ministry of Tourism and presenting sponsor BTC are excited about the prospects of bringing attention to The Bahamas with the world class event.  

The event has been dubbed “The Islands of The Bahamas Chris Brown Bahamas Invitational presented by BTC”.   These exclusive title and presenting sponsors have been joined with a cadre of other partners including the Ministry of Youth Sports & Culture, Western Union, The National Sports Authority, and the Bank of The Bahamas.

A total of approximately 100 athletes will participate in the elite meet.  Meet promoter, Chris Brown, indicated at a recent press conference that his colleague athletes are excited to compete in The Bahamas at this historic event.  He further stated that he is receiving calls daily from athlete representatives and coaches to participate.

“Some of the race events have been closed and oversubscribed and so we have begun already to compile our listing of athletes for next year’s event,”  said Brown.

Jamaican track star  Veronica Campbell-Brown.The meet promoter further indicated that the event will be an annual one and it is a meet that serves as an “opener” for several of the athletes that will compete.  It is the first international meet bringing Olympians together for this New Year getting them prepared “World Outdoor Championships” to be held in Moscow, Russia, in August of this year.  

The Chris Brown Bahamas Invitational (CBBI) is an IAAF sanctioned meet and is expected to attract the attention and attendance of international press and fans.  Tickets will go on sale at the end of this week and will be available online at www.nsa-bahamas.com  For more information visit www.bahamasinvitational.com

Photo 1: Bahamian sprinter Ramon Miller.

Photo 2: Jamaican track star  Veronica Campbell-Brown.


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