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Key sports decisions ahead for nation’s new government

The connection with the Miami Dolphins, was key to the national sports tourism program, under the old administration. Above, former Minister of Sports Dr. Daniel Johnson is pictured third from left. Former Prime Minister Perry Christie stands between Dr. Johnson and the legendary quarterback Dan Marino. Former Minister of tourism Obie Wilchcombe is at Marino’s left.

Would the new Free National Movement Government be minded to continue negotiating with the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) for the Bahamas to be the home country for the World Relays? The relationships, forged with the Miami Dolphins and the Miami Heat, have seen an ongoing presence of the professional organizations. The Ministry of…
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Johnson left large shoes to fill

Dr. Daniel Johnson

Dr. Daniel Johnson is out of frontline politics, for the time being. Very soon, a new national sports czar will be named. The new Minister of Sports will be confronted with some gigantic shoes to try and fill. In reflecting on Johnson’s five years as the last government’s point person for national sports, what happened…
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Challenges ahead for country during Sixth Commonwealth Youth Games

Romell Knowles (left) and Wellington MIller (right)

Two of the major international sporting events in the country this year are over. Yet to come is the sixth version of the Commonwealth Youth Games, scheduled for July 19-23. Last weekend, the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup concluded. Out of that extravaganza, came the first international soccer victory for The Bahamas. It was a…
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Donald Thomas keeps rolling along

Troy Kemp

Ten years ago, Donald Thomas became the second Bahamian to win the World high jump title. Twelve years earlier, in 1995, Troy Kemp claimed the historic first world title in the event for The Bahamas. I bring these two Bahamian sporting icons to the forefront today because there is yet another milestone that is of…
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