Athletics

IT'S BRONZE - Nugent claims first medal at Youth Olympic Games

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Sprint hurdler Ackera Nugent battled bravely for nearly one-third of her race with a sprained left ankle, but not even that was going to prevent the Jamaican from delivering for her country as she ran a career-best time to secure the bronze medal in the... Read More

PHOTO: It's Bronze
Jamaica's Ackera Nugent (left) crosses the finish line in second place in 12.96 seconds behind the USA's Grace Stark (right), who won in 12.83 seconds in Stage Two on the women's 100m hurdles final at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina, yesterday. Australia's Sophie White...... Read More

Wily Watson!
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Ackera Nugent appears set to capture Jamaica's first medal at the Youth Olympic Games when she races in Stage Two, Heat Three of the girls' 100 metres hurdles today at 2:45 pm (12:45 pm Jamaica time).... Read More

Photo: WILY WATSON!
Jamaica's Antonio Watson reacts after winning his 200m heat in 21.33 seconds ahead of Joakim Genereux for the second fastest time of all the heats at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina, yesterday. (Photo: Collin Reid courtesy of Jamaica Olympic Association)... Read More

JOA bosses, Riley want greater emphasis on world meets

Friday, October, 12 2018    

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Top honchos of Jamaica's parent body for sport, the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), are charging its affiliates to place greater priority and emphasis on preparing athletes for international competition, following dismal performances by some of... Read More

Samuda urges athletes to be 'good ambassadors' of Jamaica

Thursday, October, 11 2018    

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — President of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), Christopher Samuda challenged the nation's representatives, among all things, to be “good ambassadors” for the country at the Youth Olympic Games. Read More

First hurdle!

Thursday, October, 11 2018    

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Medal hopeful Ackera Nugent will launch Jamaica's track and field quest at the Youth Olympic Games in the girls' 100m hurdles heats today. Read More

Photo: First hurdle!

Thursday, October, 11 2018    

Jamaica's Ackera Nugent clears a hurdle under the watchful eyes of team officials during practice yesterday ahead of today's start of track and field events at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires. Nugent will be Jamaica's first participant on the track today. (Photo: Collin Reid... Read More

Class four boys now able to run longer distances

PAUL A REID Observer West Write | Thursday, October, 11 2018    

SAV LA MAR, Westmoreland — Boys contesting Class 4 at the County of Cornwall Athletics Association's (COCAA) Western Championships, set for mid-February 2019, will have the option of running the middle-distance events, the 800m and the 1500m. Read More

Jamaican athletes promise their 'best' at Youth Olympic Games

Wednesday, October, 10 2018    

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — In spite of the fact that they are not at peak form and will be competing out of season, Jamaica's athletes are ready to give their best at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in athletics competition, which begins here tomorrow. Read More

JOA, LASCO join hands in pursuit of Tokyo 2020 dream

Wednesday, October, 10 2018    

THE Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) is determined to see the nation represented in 10 sporting disciplines in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Read More

ISSA introduces transfer quotas

Tuesday, October, 9 2018    

The practice of established schools backed by wealthy alumni stockpiling top student athletes through transfers, mostly at the expense of 'smaller' schools could have been seriously checked following amendments made to the transfer rule by the Inter-Secondary Schools, Sports Association... Read More

'I feel ready!'

Monday, October, 8 2018    

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Jamaica will plunge into action at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games this morning when Emily MacDonald competes in heat two of the 100 metres freestyle, which is scheduled for 10:15 am here (8:15 am Jamaica time). Read More

PHOTO: Showtime!

Monday, October, 8 2018    

Jamaican athletes do an impression of the 'To The World' pose, made famous by the iconic Usain Bolt, during the Opening Ceremony of the Youth Olympic Games in the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires on Saturday. Action in the October 6-18 multisport spectacle gets underway today with Jamaican... Read More

Team Jamaica Bickle donates more defibrillators

Sunday, October, 7 2018    

Team Jamaica Bickle (TJB) will hand over 15 more Automated External Defibrillators (AEDS) to schools across the island in a Presentation and Training Ceremony that will take place on Friday (9:00 am-1:00 pm) at the JAMPRO Auditorium, 18 Trafalgar Road, Kingston 10. Read More



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