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Payments, reports due for well-run 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games

The Bahamas Olympic Committee, with present President Romell Knowles (who was then the secretary general) as the chief executive officer, organized the finest Commonwealth Youth Games to date. There are some hang-over issues though, a full two years since the 2017 July 18-25 sports extravaganza in New Providence, our capital island. A significant first for…
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Former PS Calvin Balfour lauds contributions of Coach McPhee

IN PHOTO from left Dr. Danny Johnson, former Youth/Sports/Culture Minister and Calvin Balfour, former Permanent Secretary

Calvin Balfour is in retirement now, and in a way, has gone under the radar. The high visibility he had, particularly in the last decade of his civil service career, in the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, has phased into the usual post-career low-key existence. However, upon hearing of the Testimonial Banquet the Grand…
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IAAF struggles with biological issues related to competitors

IN PHOTO from left Caster Semenya, Aminatou Seyni, and Shaunae Miller-Ubo

The International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have a most compelling issue to deal with. The biological make-up of certain high-profile athletes has caused great concern and challenges within the sports fraternity. Most notably is the controversy that surrounds South Africa’s Caster Semenya. The middle distance, and sometimes 400…
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Tight Worlds 200m, 400m schedule works against double for Miller-Uibo

Bahamas Shaunae Miller-Uibo, left, wins the Women’s 200m Final ahead of Great Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith , during the Muller Grand Prix, Diamond League Birmingham 2019 event at the Alexander Stadium, in Birmingham, England, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. (David Davies/PA via AP)

Shaunae Miller-Uibo is having one of the greatest runs in track and field history. Her dominance of the 200 and 400 meters, solidifies her as the finest female performer in the half and full lap sprints in the world, at this time.  Is she, as yet, generally acknowledged as one of the all-time greats? That’s…
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