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Immaculate pair receives confidence boost at Corporate Area Development Meet

The Immaculate Conception High School pair of Maja Henry and Mireya Simpson received a timely confidence boost ahead of the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/GraceKennedy Boys' and Girls' Athletics Championships when they finished first and second,... Read More

Coronavirus prevention tips 101 for Jamaica's travelling athletes
People worldwide are troubled about the newly discovered strain of the coronavirus which has been named Sars CoV-2 by the World Health Organization (WHO).... Read More

Leaps and bounds
At the end of the Class One boys' 200m final, Kingston College were certainly on their way to retaining their title at the Digicel/Anthrick Corporate Area Development Meet at the National Stadium in Kingston, yesterday.... Read More

Jumpstart
The Milo Western Relays has become famous for the exciting and competitive race between high schools and even colleges, so fans who turned up at the 'new' venue G C Foster College were anticipating as much last week Saturday.... Read More

Battle royale expected for girls' honours at COCAA Western Champs

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Saturday, February, 15 2020    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — A battle royale is expected today in the girls' section of the County of Cornwall Athletics Association (COCAA) Western Championships between defending champions Rusea's High and former champions St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) as the... Read More

KC, XLCR AHEAD

BY HOWARD WALKER Observer senior reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, February, 15 2020    

Kingston College (KC) and Excelsior High girls grabbed early leads on day one of the Digicel Anthrick Corporate Area Championship inside National Stadium yesterday. Read More

IOC face 'big communications job' as virus jitters hit Tokyo Olympics

Saturday, February, 15 2020    

Tokyo , Japan (AFP) — Olympic chiefs admitted yesterday they face a “very big communications job” to soothe concerns over the coronavirus epidemic in the run-up to this summer's Tokyo Games. Read More

WHO says not advising on whether to hold Tokyo Olympics

Saturday, February, 15 2020    

Geneva, Switzerland (AFP) — The World Health Organisation (WHO) yesterday said it was not advising on whether or not to go ahead with the Tokyo Olympics this year amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. Read More

'It's a great achievement for me!'

Friday, February, 14 2020    

Jamaica's Chad Wright attained the Olympic qualifying mark after he threw a personal best 66.54m at the King of the Ring meet at Excelsior High School last Saturday. Read More

Injured Dacres says rival Wright forced his hand in throwing world-leading mark

BY HOWARD WALKER Observer senior reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, February, 14 2020    

Nursing an injured ankle, Jamaica's World Championships discus silver medallist Fedrick Dacres, threw a world-leading 69.67m at the King of the Ring meet at Excelsior High School last Saturday. Read More

Jamaican women in sports vow to keep on fighting for right of place, respect

Friday, February, 14 2020    

If Jamaica's young female sports aspirants required an extra push to keep them going in a male-dominated world, then they would have received it at the inaugural Women in Sports Conference at Terra Nova All Suite Hotel on Wednesday. Read More

Throw heroics

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Friday, February, 14 2020    

LUCEA, Hanover — Rusea's High School's Aliesha Shaw threw down the gauntlet with a massive 14.53m throw to smash the four-year-old girls' Class One shot put record on yesterday's eliminations of the County of Cornwall Athletics Association (COCAA) Western Champs at Rusea's High in... Read More

Digicel Grand Prix fever starts with Anthrick Corporate Area Championship

Friday, February, 14 2020    

Defending champions Kingston College (KC) and Excelsior High girls will start favourites to retain their Digicel/Anthrick Corporate Area Championship crowns as the two-day meet starts today inside the National Stadium. Read More

Isaac Henry meet launched with promise of exciting action

Friday, February, 14 2020    

Title sponsor Mayberry Investment Limited has pumped $250,000 into the sixth staging of the SW Isaac Henry Track and Field Meet set for February 22 at National Stadium starting at 8:35 am. Read More

Girls take centre stage at COCAA Western Champs

Thursday, February, 13 2020    

LUCEA, Hanover — Rusea's High will start their quest for a third-straight County of Cornwall Athletics Association (COCAA) girls' title when they host the eliminations in Lucea today starting at 9:00 am. Read More



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