Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sir Durward Knowles & Cecil Cooke Honored

Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, standing centre, presented an award to Olympic Gold Winner Sir Durward Knowles, seated, during a gala luncheon celebrating the 50th Anniversary since the winning of The Bahamas’s first Olympic Gold Medal -- in 1964 at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan -- by Sir Durward Knowles and the late Cecil Cooke.  The gala luncheon was held October 23 at the Imperial Ballroom of Atlantis, Paradise Island.  Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Daniel Johnson, and Opposition Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis were in attendance.

Governor General HE Dame Marguerite Pindling is seated left, and Lady Holly Knowles, right.  Organizers of the gala are next to the Prime Minister: President of the Bahamas Olympic Committee, Wellington Miller, standing left, and Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Dr. Daniel Johnson, standing right.  (BIS Photo/Peter L. Ramsay)

Courtesy of BahamasNational.Com