Track community mourning death of Dr Willard Thompson

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December 28, 2010


Senior Sports Reporter

THE track and field community is mourning the sudden passing of Dr Willard Thompson.

News spread yesterday of Thompson's death over the weekend at home in the east. He apparently died of a heart attack.

Thompson, who was in his late 50s, was fondly remembered for the role he played in both the Bahamas Olympic Association (BOA) and the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA) in their drug prevention campaign.

Former BOA vice president Sir Durward 'Sea Wolf' Knowles, who worked closely with Thompson, said he was really shocked to hear of his demise because they just had a family dinner together on Chr ...

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News date : 12/28/2010    Category : Tribune Stories

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