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Athletes hail timely 'Olympic Invest' by JOA

Olympic hopefuls for the Tokyo Games in Japan are particularly excited about an expedited $40-million injection by the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) under its 'Olympic Invest' programme, to fund their preparation and qualification. Read More

Government went above and beyond, says grateful Campbell
Retired Jamaican athletics star Kemoy Campbell said the Government went above and beyond to assist in settling his medical bill of over $10 million.... Read More

Passion and duty!
While he says he is not interested in running for the post of president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), long-time member Lennox Graham says there are several ways that the federation could improve if they are to effectively carry out their...... Read More

'Olympic Invest' fast-tracks $40m for athletes preparation
Dubbed the “Olympic Invest”, the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) has made available $40 million to assist athletes in their preparation and qualification for the Tokyo Games set for next summer.... Read More

Media workers at 'Champs' could see expansion of tribune

Friday, November, 13 2020    

The long-awaited expansion of the media tribune at National Stadium could become reality next year at the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)Boys and Girls Championships (“Champs”), if the event is given the green light to to be... Read More

Coach Lennox Graham calls for online voting in JAAA elections

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, November, 10 2020    

Long-time Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) member Lennox Graham has described as “disappointing” the decision by the track and field federation not to allow the use of technology at this month's annual general meeting (AGM), especially in the midst of the... Read More

It was a very frustrating period for me!

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaoberver.com | Sunday, November, 8 2020    

Former CARIFTA Games shot put gold medallist Warren Barrett Jnr came close to quitting the sport after a series of injuries to his wrist and his back left him a mere spectator for years after he left Calabar High School. Read More

Nominations open today for JAAA elections

Sunday, November, 8 2020    

Nomination for posts in this month's annual general meeting (AGM) of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) opens today and will run for the next two weeks. Read More

Jamaica Paralympic Association's Szandra Szogedi creates history in appointment

Saturday, November, 7 2020    

General secretary of the Jamaica Judo Association Szandra Szogedi has been appointed by the International Blind Sports Federation to the Judo Classification Projects Research Committee which is tasked with the responsibility of redesigning the current classification... Read More

Sport stakeholders to discuss 'Female Athletes and the Menstrual Cycle'

Saturday, November, 7 2020    

The Drive Phase Media will host the inaugural Women's Health and Athletic Performance Forum under the theme, 'Female Athletes & the Menstrual Cycle' today. The virtual forum will be held on The Drive Phase Media's YouTube channel between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm. Read More

Russia's doping ban decision 'by end of year', says CAS

Saturday, November, 7 2020    

Lausanne, Switzerland (AFP) — A decision over whether to overturn Russia's four-year ban from international sport due to State-sanctioned doping will be known “by the end of this year”, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said... Read More

Better late than never!

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, November, 6 2020    

A later than usual staging of the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Boys' and Girls' Championships could benefit all the stakeholders, says President Keith Wellington. Read More

'It feels awesome'

Wednesday, November, 4 2020    

Elaine Thompson-Herah, the reigning Olympic Games double sprint champion, is pleased with being shortlisted by World Athletics for the Athlete of the Year award. Read More

'I'm ecstatic' - Jovaine Atkinson's dream now a reality

By Howard Walker Observer writer | Wednesday, November, 4 2020    

His dream is now a reality.Former Kingston College (KC) track star Jovaine Atkinson is now a commercial pilot and he cannot contain his joy. Read More

No virtual voting at JAAA AGM, says Dr Blake

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, November, 3 2020    

THERE will be no virtual voting at the annual general meeting (AGM) of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), insists outgoing President Dr Warren Blake. Read More



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