Connolly was an Olympic champion whose Cold War love story captivated the world in the days long before there were magazines and TV shows with the sole purpose of celebrating celebrity. And Davis did everything he could as a meet promoter, meet announcer, statistician and raconteur to celebrate his sport and its stars. To those of us in the media, Davis was a bottomless font of knowledge and good cheer.
-- Philip Hersh, reporting for the Chicago Tribune
Photos, from left: Scott Davis in July 2010 at the World Junior Track & Field Championships in Moncton, Canada, where he was the event announcer. Credit: International Assn. of Athletics Federations. Harold Connolly at the 2006 unveiling of a statue in his honor at a middle school in Brighton, Mass., where he grew up. Credit: Connolly family photo