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Unbroken — an inspired documentary on an able amputee

LARON Williamson is an able, above-knee amputee athlete whose appetite for life lived to its fullest is demonstrated in his insatiable love for rowing and his deep conviction that one is able if you are able. Read More

Nurse tells German court of her role in sports blood doping
Munich, Germany (AFP) — A nurse, one of the co-defendants in the trial of a German sports doctor accused of masterminding an international blood-doping network, described yesterday how she helped athletes dope with illicit blood...... Read More

'Up in the clouds' Duplantis eclipses Bubka with outdoor pole vault world record
ROME, Italy (AFP) — Sweden's Armand Duplantis eclipsed Ukrainian legend Sergey Bubka's 26-year mark, setting an outdoor, new pole vault world record of 6.15m at the Diamond League meeting in Rome yesterday.... Read More

Elaine whips 'em
Jamaican Elaine Thompson-Herah ran a world-leading 10.85 seconds (0.2m/s) to win the women's 100m at yesterday's Rome Diamond League meeting in Italy, extending her unbeaten run in the event to six straight this season.... Read More

Shot-putter Miller third in Czech Republic

Thursday, September, 17 2020    

Jamaica's Ashinia Miller placed third in the men's shot put at the Hazi A Kladenske Memorial, a World Athletics Continental Tour Bronze meeting in Kladno, Czech Republic, yesterday. Read More

Former athletics chief Diack guilty of Russian doping corruption

Thursday, September, 17 2020    

PARIS, France (AFP) — The former head of athletics' world governing body, Lamine Diack, was yesterday found guilty by a French court of corruption in covering up Russian doping cases and sentenced to four years in prison, two of which were... Read More

German doctor accused of masterminding doping network goes on trial

Thursday, September, 17 2020    

MUNICH, Germany (AFP) — A German doctor accused of masterminding an international blood-doping network dismantled last year went on trial in Munich yesterday. Read More

Jumper Tajay Gayle third at Switzerland meet

Wednesday, September, 16 2020    

World Champion Tajay Gayle finished third in the men's long jump at the Gala dei Castelli in Bellinzona in Switzerland yesterday with 7.99m (0.2m/s), his first competition outside of Jamaica in a novel coronavirus-affected track and field season. Read More

Go Titans!

Wednesday, September, 16 2020    

Having served his country well on the track, Jamaica's 2005 World Championships 100m silver medallist Michael Frater is now giving back to the sport by forming his own track club — Titans International. Read More


Wednesday, September, 16 2020    

FRATER...we believe Titans can get the best out of these athletes (Photo: Observer file) Read More

Former global athletics boss Lamine Diack faces judgement day

Wednesday, September, 16 2020    

PARIS, France (AFP) — The verdicts in the corruption trial of former global athletics chief Lamine Diack, his son, and four others will be handed down in a Paris court today. Read More

Son of ex-athletics chief Diack refuses French court's authority

Tuesday, September, 15 2020    

Paris , France (AFP) — The son of former global athletics chief Lamine Diack said yesterday that he refused to recognise the authority of a French court probing his alleged involvement in concealing Russian doping in return for payments. Read More


Monday, September, 14 2020    

If there is one thing other than her form from this truncated season that Olympic sprint-double champion Elaine Thompson-Herah would love to take into next season's track and field, it would be her improved health. Read More

Champs experience set stage for future success, says Thompson-Herah

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, September, 11 2020    

Double Olympic Games sprint gold medallist Elaine Thompson-Herah believes her failure to stamp her class at the popular Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Boys' and Girls' Athletics Championships has fuelled her desire to succeed at the professional... Read More

Tokyo governor pledges to hold 2020 Olympics

Thursday, September, 10 2020    

Tokyo , Japan (AFP) —The postponed Olympics must be held next year “by all means”, Tokyo's governor said yesterday, becoming the latest official to insist the event is feasible despite the novel coronavirus pandemic. Read More


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