Sports Scope

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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Testimonial banquet to honour coaching legend “Moon” McPhee set For Sept. 13


Ballroom two at the Grand Lucayan Resort in Freeport, Grand Bahama, will come alive on Friday evening, September 13, with tributes, satire and generally good wishes, when the Grand Bahama Sports Promotion Association (GBSPA)showcases one of the truly great Bahamians, the venerable sports mentor Coach Gladstone “Moon” McPhee. A resident of Grand Bahama for over…
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BAAA should emulate Cuban relay strategy

IN PHOTO from left Chandra Sturrup, Pauline Davis-Thompson, Savatheda Fynes, and Debbie Ferguson

The former standout Cuban high hurdler Juan Morales, once told me that he and his teammates, when preparing for competitions, spent half of their training time frames focusing on baton passing.  Cuba never got blessed with four or more of the world’s 10 fastest sprinters, as was the United States on many occasions throughout modern…
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National Sports Academy, a necessary item for brand

Dr. Hubert Minnis, Prime Minister (left) and Perry Christie, former Prime Minister

Continually, evidence unfolds that speaks to the political paradox called Perry Gladstone Christie. The man has been prime minister twice and he was the architect of some worthy initiatives. On the general national scene, think of the proposed National Health Insurance; the glamorous Baha Mar Resort; the Fishing Hole Road Bridge in Grand Bahama; the…
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