Sports Scope

IAAF diplomatic about anointing Bahamas as World Relays’ home

IAAF Chief Executive Officer Oliver Gers

A third International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) World Relays extravaganza has taken place in The Bahamas. The third version of the relatively recent poster event for the world’s parent track and field organization was magnificent. The Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium was aglow throughout the two-day affair on Saturday and Sunday, and a nation…
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‘Long John’ Moncur belonged to adventurous basketball era

Philip “Long John” Moncur

Many years before he became president of the Bahamas Basketball Federation, Arnold Bain played for a while, on a Batelco squad in the country’s premier league in New Providence.   On Thursday morning we went down memory lane a bit, due to the passing of Philip “Long John” Moncur. He died two Fridays ago, in…
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Promoter Hickey adjusts plan for Champ Williams

American promote, Thomas Hickey, has had to alter his plan for Bahamian Heavyweight Champion Sherman “Tank“ Williams.   Unable, although not being totally at fault, to satisfy the deadlines of the Commonwealth Boxing Council (CBC) and The Bahamas Boxing Commission (BBC), Hickey has had to digest the title opportunity being pulled back. The CBC has…
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Sugar leaves void in Bimini’s youth/sports development

Fred Sturrup

Grathen “Sugar” Robins passed away quietly around 6:00 a.m. on Sunday morning. Arnold Bain, a former Bahamas Basketball Federation President called me with the sad news.   No doubt, many in the Bahamian sports fraternity were not quite familiar with Sugar in life. A lot more of those who function on the national sporting landscape…
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