On September 28, 2009, a new book titled “From Vancouver To Athens (1954-2004)”.by Alpheus ‘Hawk’ Finlayson will be released in Bahamas.
Because the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games were held in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
The first British Empire Games were held in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in 1930, and it was renamed to simply “Commonwealth Games” by 1978 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
That’s a lot of references to Canada for these games!
Back to the book…
The cover of the new book features the Sydney 2000 Olympics 4×100 meter `Golden Girls” relay team, comprised of Sevatheda Fynes (lead-off), Chandra Sturrup (2nd), Pauline Davis (3rd), and Debbie Ferguson (anchor)
It also includes Athens Olympic 400m Gold medalist Tonique Williams-Darling, and Edmonton’s 2001 World Championships 400 meter Gold medalist 400 Avard Moncur.
The book is not available at Amazon (yet). Currently, it is only available in Bahamas.
Who the heck is Alpheus ‘Hawk’ Finlayson?
Alpheus ‘Hawk’ Finlayson is a former long and triple jumper and a IAAF Council member since 1999. He is also a CACAC Executive since 1993.
Chandra Sturrup, the next Merlene Ottey?
If you thought the name Chandra Stirrup was a name from the past, think again.
At 38 years old, and her bronze medal from Berlin in an impressive 10.99 seconds (+0.4), will she be the next Merlene Ottey if she continues to London 2010. Her 100 meter PB of 10.84 was set in 2005.