Category: Olympics

Pan African Games – Durham, North Carolina, 1971: John Akii-Bua Accident in African Report

Introduction A crowd of 34000 (two 52000 days) at Duke University’s Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, North Carolina, to the USA-Pan Africa track-and-field meet (sometmes described as USA compared to the World), then the largest ever at a track convention in the southern United States (southeast). The July 16-17, 1971 convention was the first of its kind competitions. The united...

An interesting article about the Olympic Games – Football

Did you know… Cuba – traditionally a baseball power – was beaten by the Dominican Republic in the 1982 Central American and Caribbean games in Havana, Cuba. Dominican Republic wins gold medal. The champions were Victor Mercedes, Orlando Guerrero, Enrique Cruz, Johnny Olivo, Julio Dominguez, Mario Marte, Pedro Gomez, Ivan Crispin, Wilfredo Fernandez. Last stop: 1. Dominican Republic (gold medal)...