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Men’s Relay Team Receives 13-Year Bronze Medal

After 13 years, The Bahamas Men’s 4 x 400 metre Track and Field Team was yesterday awarded its Olympic bronze medal from the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney, Australia.

Team members Chris Brown, Troy McIntosh, Timothy Munnings, Avard Moncur and Carl Oliver were presented with their medals during a special luncheon at the British Colonial Hilton Hotel.

The team was bumped up to the medal box after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) stripped the original winners – Team USA – of that victory, after it was revealed that one of its members had used a banned substance.

However, it took the IOC more than a decade to reallocate the medals.

“I stand here today to extend gratitude to those who ventured in that journey with us 13-years ago,” said Avard Moncur, who spoke on behalf of his team.

“From our family members to the government to the business sector, we thank you from our hearts for supporting us.”

Prime Minister Perry Christie presented the men their medals and pledged his government’s continued support to ensure that The Bahamas continues to produce world-class athletes.

Team Nigeria has earned the gold medal from that relay while Team Jamaica earned the silver.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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