Athletics

Wellington vs James trial set for next April 12

Last Friday attorneys representing the embattled Vere Technical High School physical education teacher Sashauna Wellington and complainant Ann-Marie James, mother of the 13-year-old athlete, expressed confidence of a successful outcome. Read More

Seymour Panton Classic on today
LUCEA, Hanover — The 2018-19 western Jamaica track and field season will get under way today with the staging of the third Seymour Panton Track and Field Classic at the Colin Miller Sports Complex in Lucea set to start at 8:30 am.... Read More

KC's Rodgers: A young man for all seasons
The name Arymanya Rodgers will, no doubt, ring synonymous with Kingston College.... Read More

JOA challenges new affiliates to foster all-conquering spirit
New sporting bodies administered into the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) fold have been challenged to foster an all-conquering spirit.... Read More

XLCR, 'Jago' top Wesley Powell/Heart Institute of the Caribbean Track Meet

BY DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer | Tuesday, December, 11 2018    

Hosts Excelsior High topped the points standing for the boys' section, while St Jago High topped the girls' equivaalent at the 16th staging of the Wesley Powell/Heart Institute of the Caribbean Track Meet on Saturday. Read More

Detraining Syndrome in Jamaican athletes

By Dr Rachael Irving | Sunday, December, 9 2018    

I recently learned that Michael Johnson, former USA 200m, 400m world record holder, had a stroke. Read More

Inaugral civil service week 5k raised funds for charity

Saturday, December, 8 2018    

A strong contingent of civil servants, their family, friends and general supporters gathered at Emancipation Park last month to help raise funds for Sophie's Place and St Anthony's Children's Home. Read More

Wesley Powell, Tyser Mills meets on today

Saturday, December, 8 2018    

THE 16th staging of the Wesley Powell/Heart Institute of the Caribbean track and field meet runs off today at Excelsior High School grounds starting at 8:30 am. Read More

Okano, Vilyugrein capture 18th Reggae Marathon

Tuesday, December, 4 2018    

Negril, Westmoreland — Japan's Daichi Okano and Norway's Ann Vilyugrein emerged respective men's and women's victors of the 18th Reggae Marathon held on Sunday in Negril. Read More

As 'Sharpe' as ever

Sunday, December, 2 2018    

National junior triathlete standout Llori Sharpe had strong words of encouragement for her peers at St Andrew High School for Girls as Malta on Thursday hosted a midmorning event to hand over $50,000 to aid the school's sports programme. Read More

IOC chief will 'work hard' for boxing in 2020 Games despite freeze

Sunday, December, 2 2018    

TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will “work hard” to include boxing in the 2020 Games in Tokyo despite freezing preparations over a governance crisis in the sport, the body's chief said yesterday. Read More

Special Olympians get US$40,000-Christmas gift

Friday, November, 30 2018    

Digicel Foundation is underlining its commitment to Jamaicans with special needs through a US$40,000 donation to Special Olympics Jamaica (SOJ). Read More

On your marks, get set, cheat!

Friday, November, 30 2018    

SHANGHAI, China (AFP) — More than 250 runners cheated at last weekend's half-marathon in Shenzhen including many who took shortcuts, Chinese State media said yesterday, calling it “deeply shameful”. Read More

Dacres, Atkinson early favourites for Sportsman/woman of the year awards

BY SANJAY MYERS Senior staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, November, 29 2018    

DESPITE intriguing competition in both categories, discus thrower Fedrick Dacres and swimmer Alia Atkinson appear early favourites to take the respective top prizes at the 2018 RJR Gleaner National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the year awards to be hosted next... Read More

Briana Williams shortlisted for 2018 Female Rising Star Award

Monday, November, 26 2018    

Jamaica's International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Under-20 Championships double sprint gold medallist Briana Williams has been shortlisted for the 2018 Female Rising Star Award “to recognise this year's best U20 athlete”, it was... Read More



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