Category Archives: sports

NFL vs Trump: False Start

On 24 and 25 September 2017, NFL players, management and owners protested seemingly in response to Trump’s “son of a bitch” comments; made days earlier about players who protest during the playing of the US national anthem. I found the … Continue reading

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1968 – Tommie Smith, 2017 – Colin Kaepernick. What’s Changed?

“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.” – Benjamin Franklin As the new NFL season kicks off, quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been denied a chance of playing by team owners and … Continue reading

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Goodbye Mr Bolt – Hopefully We’ll Meet Again

It was 17 years ago in Jamaica when a relative of mine said to me “Reggie Bolt have one relative, him fast you see Gary”. Now the late Reggie Bolt was a childhood friend of my dad who grew up … Continue reading

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IAAF Prize Money Sucks: Do Athletes Need Their Heads Testing?

Usain Bolt, Mo Farah and other top athletes are in the final stages preparing for the IAAF World Championship Athletics at the Olympic Stadium in London this August. Next to the Summer Olympic Games the biennial IAAF World Championship is … Continue reading

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Bolt is a Jamaican National Hero in my Book

Since the Rio Olympics one of the ongoing debates in Jamaica is how should Usain Bolt be honoured for his continued success and global impact. For me Bolt should be made a Jamaican National Hero. Once he retires. Today the … Continue reading

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Muhammad Ali: Another Positive Influence Gone in 2016

With Muhammad Ali passing away last Friday, he joins a long list of respected influential figures to have died in 2016. That list includes Music: David Bowie, Natalie Cole, Dennis Davies (drummer on Stevie Wonder’s “Master Blaster”), Keith Emerson, Glenn Frey, Leon … Continue reading

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My Shortlist for Person of 2015

Time Magazine’s shortlist for person of 2015 is out and includes Angela Merkel, Donald Trump, Caitlyn Jenner, Hassan Rouhani, Travis Kalanick (Uber), Caitlyn Jenner and black lives matters. Below is my alternative short list Aylan Kurdi – a single photo of this … Continue reading

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