World Championships FactJamaica’s Bertland Cameron won the men’s 400 metres at the first IAAF World Championships in Helsinki, Finland in 1983. Cameron, the hot favourite for gold, crossed the line in 45.05 seconds.
Instead, the holiday seems to come in a spirit of tolerance and good will. It’s a spirit shared by believers and nonbelievers alike. No hype, just peace, kindness and gratitude – as is fitting for a holy day. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! EASTER may be the holiest day on the Christian calendar, but compared to Christmas, its treatment is downright muted. With Easter (candy and tulips notwithstanding), we have no frenzy of gift-giving, no months-long shopping season. Nor do we have a “war” – i.e. a “war on Easter” to drum up the usual cultural hostilities. It’s a refreshing change of pace. If you wish someone “Happy Easter,” no one will take it as a sign of impending theocracy. Likewise, if you don’t wish someone “Happy Easter,” or if you neglect to decorate your store in Easter finery, no one will think you’re showing contempt for their faith. read more
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