Sports Scope

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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Steven Gardiner proving legitimacy as world elite 400 meters specialist

Steven Gardiner

On Friday in Doho, Qatar, at the Diamond League meet, Abaco’s Steven Gardiner was brilliant once again, in negotiating one lap around the track. He clocked 44.60 and in the process, collared American former Olympic and World gold medalist LaShawn Merritt at the 300 meters mark and launched a finishing stride that established him beyond…
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Funding for sports, a high priority issue

The government has expended a lot of the taxpayers’ funds to accommodate international events such as the World Relays. Above, members of the Bahamas Mixed Relay gold medal winning team at the Third IAAF World Relays, are pictured.

Quasi-government sports organizations and federations went through lean stages in recent years, because funding was advanced, only at irregular intervals. I have been informed that one core sports organization has had to alter its development program greatly because the usual grant from the government through the Ministry of Sports was never received. There is no…
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Gouthro concentrated on propelling junior golf program in Grand Bahama

Ambrose Gouthro 

The chairman of the Bahamas Golf Federation’s Northern Region, Ambrose Gouthro, presently has a strong focus on elevating the junior program under his jurisdiction. A long-time stalwart on the national golf scene, Gouthro during a chat on Wednesday, informed that there is a set agenda aimed at broadening the junior golf outlook in Grand Bahama.…
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