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SBD Global/September 6, 2012/People and Pop Culture

Ex-Jockey, Journalist Oaksey Dead At 83

Former British jockey, journalist, broadcaster and founder of the Injured Jockeys Fund JOHN OAKSEY died on Wednesday morning at his family home in Wiltshire, England following a lengthy period of ill health. He was 83. IJF CEO LISA HANCOCK paid tribute to the groundbreaking contribution Oaksey made in establishing the forerunner of the IJF in '64. Hancock said, "It is a sad day for us all here. The IJF is probably his greatest legacy, and I know that's what Lady Oaksey always said" (PA, 9/5). ... IOC Honorary Member TAN SRI HAMZAH ABU SAMAH died Tuesday at the age of 88. An IOC member since '78, Abu Samah was a member of the IOC's Juridical ('84-85), Cultural ('84-87) and Eligibility ('89-98) commissions before becoming an IOC Honorary Member in '04 (IOC).
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