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2020 Olympics for Tokyo evoke special memories

SIR DURWARD KNOWLES (left) and CECIL COOKE

Last week, the Organizing Committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics announced that plans are going ahead, full speed for sports largest platform, despite the coronavirus threat. In Japan, football matches and other sports/entertainment events have been cancelled or delayed and the government has endorsed a “scaled-back” approach. However, organizers are moving right along with the…
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World heavyweight boxing interest, a reminder of yesteryear in Bahamas

FROM TOP LEFT Sherman “Tank” Williams, Bert Perry, Jerry “Big Daddy” Butler. From bottom left Stanford Harris, Baby Boy Rolle, Wendell Newton

This past Saturday, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Briton Tyson Fury recorded a 7th round technical knockout victory over American Deontay Wilder to retain his lineal belt and capture the World Boxing Council (WBC) crown. At the present Fury stands tall, alongside fellow countryman Anthony Joshua, who has the other shares in the world heavyweight title…
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Meacher Major connecting Bahamas, South Africa in boxing through PACBO

Meacher Major with Mathis Ogoula

Former Bahamian super featherweight champion and WBA Caribbean lightweight king Meacher Major in retirement, has transitioned into a world sports ambassador. From the backdrop of his role as Regional Director for the Pan American Caribbean Boxing Organization (PACBO), Major is now poised to begin officially networking with South African associates to start an exchange program…
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Buddy Hield adds to Bahamian success in NBA All-Star Classic, sends message!

Sacramento Kings’ Buddy Hield shoots during basketball’s NBA All-Star 3-point contest Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)

On NBA 2020 All-Star Weekend in Chicago, Buddy Hield, the Grand Bahama native, further distinguished himself as one of the game’s best long-distance shooters in history. He won the three-point contest, on Saturday night, and at the same time, sent a huge message. “I am one of the true marquee players in the game today.…
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