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Bahamas runner gets back stolen Olympic gold
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Bahamas runner gets back stolen Olympic gold

Sep 22 2013, 5:41am CDT | by IANS

Bradenton (Florida), Sep 22 (IANS/CMC) Police in Florida have made an arrest in the theft of Bahamian Demetrius Pinder's Olympic gold medal, and have recovered the precious medal.

Bradenton (Florida), Sep 22 (IANS/CMC) Police in Florida have made an arrest in the theft of Bahamian Demetrius Pinder's Olympic gold medal, and have recovered the precious medal. The Olympic gold,...

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Bahamas runner gets back stolen Olympic gold

Sep 22 2013, 5:41am CDT | by IANS

Bradenton (Florida), Sep 22 (IANS/CMC) Police in Florida have made an arrest in the theft of Bahamian Demetrius Pinder's Olympic gold medal, and have recovered the precious medal.

Bradenton (Florida), Sep 22 (IANS/CMC) Police in Florida have made an arrest in the theft of Bahamian Demetrius Pinder's Olympic gold medal, and have recovered the precious medal.

The Olympic gold, which hangs from a purple lanyard and has images representing the 2012 London Olympics on both sides with 4x400m inscribed on the bottom portion of the front side, was stolen from Pinder's truck after he accidentally left it in the centre console.

Pinder said he typically carries the medal with him because he likes to show it to kids and, while its worth is only about $1,000, the emotional value it holds for him is priceless.

Thursday, detectives in Bradenton located the man suspected in the theft, 22-year-old Allen Jeffrey Nichols and he was arrested. At the time of his arrest, Nichols did not have the medal on him.

Good news came Pinder's way by nightfall though, when officials announced they found the medal and had it in their possession.

Nichols was charged with grand theft, a second degree felony. Detectives are now seeking further leads to determine if anyone else was involved in the theft.

"It feels as if I'm back on the podium again," said Pinder, worrying that he might not ever see the medal again.

Pinder won the gold, after he alongwith Chris Brown, Michael Mathieu and Ramon Miller ran a national record time of 2:56.72 to snatch the gold away from the US, who had a 60-year stranglehold on the Olympic title.

The US were second in 2:57.05, and Trinidad and Tobago finished third in 2:59.40.

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Something Called A ‘Win McMurry’ Effectively Finishes The Ice Bucket Challenge With Panache, Vigor

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To expect the 31-year-old host of The Golf Channel’s “PGA Tour Primetime” to be anything other than this would be naive. It’s golf — it’s the definitive boys club played primarily in places like Florida. Then consider there’s a 24-hour channel dedicated entirely to talking about the sport, and you get Win McMurry. A southern bell-type who knows EXACTLY what her Instagram followers are into, McMurry doused herself in batht ...
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Aug 17 2014 2:53pm CDT | Source: SBNation

John Calipari's Wildcats closed their busy six-game schedule in the Bahamas with a 63-62 loss to the Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic's Jack Martinez connected on a Dirk-like stepback with a few clicks left to send the Kentucky Wildcats home with their firs ...
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Aug 14 2014 7:51pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The good news for UNC basketball is that the Tar Heels are one of three teams in the Battle 4 Atlantis field that can expect to bring lofty rankings into the November tourney. The bad news is that three is an odd number. Now that the draw has been announced, North Carolina knows that the other two power teams in the Bahamas (Wisconsin and Florida) are on the opposite side of the bracket. As a result, UNC is only going to get one game th ...
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Aug 13 2014 10:11am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

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