Veteran Sports Journalist Dave Lamy Dies

David Lamy

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Nov 2, CMC – Veteran sports journalist David Lamy passed away here Friday after collapsing suddenly, media reports have said.

The 80-year-old was rushed to the St James Medical facility but was pronounced dead on arrival.

Lamy became a dominant figure in the broadcast of horse racing, his name becoming synonymous with the sport throughout a successful career.

Champion trainer Joe Hadeed described Lamy as an “icon” who was always “fair and balanced”.

“Sports has lost an icon. His lega­cy is fair­ness,” Hadeed told the Guardian newspaper here.

“He lis­tened to every­body. He lis­tened to every side of the prob­lem. He listened to the as­so­ci­a­tions and the ath­letes. He tried his best to understand what every side was go­ing through and he nev­er took aside. He was al­ways fair and bal­anced.”

Only last year, Lamy received the Alexan­der B. Chap­man Award for his outstanding lifelong service to broadcasting, at the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee awards ceremony. – CMC