|Bahamas at the|
1952 Summer Olympics
|NOC||Bahamas Olympic Committee|
|Competitors||7 (7 men and 0 women) in 1 sport|
|Summer Olympics appearances (overview)|
The Bahamas competed in the Summer Olympic Games for the first time at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. Only seven men went to Helsinki to compete in the sailing, all seven were affiliated with Nassau Yacht Club.
Durward Knowles and Sloane Farrington had both competed at the 1948 Olympics for Great Britain, due to the Bahamas not being recognised by the IOC.
| Durward Knowles |
| Donald Pritchard |
The Bahamas, known officially as the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, is a country within the Lucayan Archipelago of the West Indies in the Atlantic. It takes up 97% of the Lucayan Archipelago's land area and is home to 88% of the archipelago's population. The archipelagic state consists of more than 700 islands, cays, and islets in the Atlantic Ocean, and is located north of Cuba and northwest of the island of Hispaniola and the Turks and Caicos Islands, southeast of the US state of Florida, and east of the Florida Keys. The capital is Nassau on the island of New Providence. The Royal Bahamas Defence Force describes The Bahamas' territory as encompassing 470,000 km2 (180,000 sq mi) of ocean space.
Tonique Williams-Darling is a Bahamian sprint athlete. She won the gold medal in the 400 meters at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. She graduated from St. John's College Bahamas.
The Snipe is a 15 1⁄2 foot, 2 person, one design racing dinghy. Designed by William F. Crosby in 1931, it has evolved into a modern, tactical racing dinghy with fleets around the world. The class is governed by the Snipe Class International Racing Association (SCIRA) and recognized by the International Sailing Federation as an International Class sailed in 30 different countries. There have been over 31,000 Snipes constructed worldwide.
Robert "Bobby" Hallam Symonette was a Bahamian yachtsman, businessman and politician.
Sailing/Yachting is an Olympic sport starting from the Games of the 1st Olympiad. With the exception of 1904 and the canceled 1916 Summer Olympics, sailing has always been included on the Olympic schedule. The Sailing program of the 1952 Summer Olympics consisted of a total of five sailing classes (disciplines). For each class seven races were scheduled from 20–28 July 1952 of the coast of Harmaja.
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to The Bahamas:
The Bahamas sent a delegation of athletes to compete in the 2008 Summer Olympics, which were held in Beijing, People's Republic of China from 8 to 24 August 2008. Its Beijing appearance marked its fourteenth time at the Olympics since its début at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki. The delegation included 25 athletes across four sports and nineteen distinct events. Its athletes advanced to semifinals in eight events and finals in five events, medaling in two of them. The Bahamian delegation was one of the largest sent between its début and 2008. The country's flag bearer was Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie.
Eric Ridder was an American sailor and Olympic champion. He was born in Hewlett, New York, and died in Locust Valley, New York.
Cecil George Cooke was a sailor and Olympic champion from the Bahamas. He competed at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, where he won a gold medal in the star class, together with Durward Knowles. He was born in and died in Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas.
Sir Durward Randolph Knowles was a sailor and Olympic champion from the Bahamas. He won the gold medal in the Star class at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, together with Cecil Cooke. He won the bronze medal in the same class at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne. He had previously competed for the United Kingdom in the 1948 Olympics finishing in 4th place in the Star class together with Sloane Elmo Farrington. Representing the Bahamas, Knowles also won gold in the 1959 Pan American Games star class.
Thomas Augustus Robinson, MBE was a track and field athlete from the Bahamas, who competed in the sprint events. He was born in Nassau, New Providence. Thomas Robinson Stadium in the Bahamian capital Nassau, built in 1981, is named for him.
The following is an alphabetical list of topics related to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
Jeremy Daniel Knowles is a 3-time Olympic and Bahamian-Record-holding swimmer from The Bahamas.
The Bahamas competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom from 27 July to 12 August 2012. The Bahamas Olympic Association sent a total of 24 athletes to these Games, 14 men and 10 women, to compete only in athletics and swimming. The nation's participation at the Olympic games marked its sixteenth appearance as an independent nation.
Onur Uras is a Turkish Olympic swimmer who specialized in the butterfly stroke. He is a four-time Turkish national champion, and a member of Galatasaray Swimming Club in Istanbul, under his head coach Yilmaz Ozuak. Uras is also a former varsity swimmer for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, and a graduate of industrial engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia.
Allan Murray is a Bahamian former swimmer who specialized in sprint freestyle events. He is a three-time Olympian, and a top 16 finalist in the 50 m freestyle at his second Olympic appearance in Atlanta. While studying in the United States, Murray was a member of Georgia Bulldogs swimming team under head coach Jack Bauerle.
The Bahamas competed at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from July 10 to 26, 2015.
The Bahamas, officially the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. The nation's participation at these Games marked its seventeenth appearance as an independent nation.
Valentino Knowles is a Bahamian former professional boxer.
Steven Kelly is a businessman and Olympian best known for having competed three times in the Olympic Games. He represented the Bahamas as an Olympic sailor in the Summer Olympics of 1984, 1988 and 1992. He is currently the CEO of Odyssey Aviation, an international flight handling business which offers private aviation services.