Athletics

Japanese, British rule at Reggae Marathon

The two top marathon runners in the 19th staging of the Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K are Japanese Daichi Hosada and British Rosemund Ponder, who were first across the line in the men's and women's marathon event held on Sunday in Negril. Read More

Russia reacts with anger after doping ban from Olympics, World Cup
Lausanne, Switzerland (AFP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) yesterday banned Russia for four years from major global sporting events including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar over manipulated doping data, prompting an angry response...... Read More

40 win with Salada Foods Rise Up and Run loyalty card
Twenty-eight Salada Rise Up and Run winners will lace up for the 18th staging of Reggae Marathon, set for today.... Read More

Filipina sprinter takes 200m SEA Games crown from 'Queen of Speed'
CLARK, Philippines (AFP) — Filipina sprinter Kristina Marie Knott defeated Vietnam's “Queen of Speed” Le Tu Chinh yesterday to take her Southeast Asian (SEA) Games 200m track title in the first night of track and field action at the stadium in New Clark...... Read More

Racers Grand Prix added to World Athletics Continental Tour

Saturday, December, 7 2019    

The Racers Grand Prix has been awarded gold status in the newly formed 2020 World Athletics Continental Tour set to begin next May. Read More

Jamaica Paralympic Association gets international Paul Harris Fellow Award

Saturday, December, 7 2019    

The Jamaica Paralympic Association (JPA) has received the prestigious, international Paul Harris Fellow Award from the Rotary Club of St Andrew North for its outstanding and sustained work with disabled athletes, who have won medals at Paralympic Games over the years. Read More

Bach wants clear lead from WADA on Russian Olympic status

Friday, December, 6 2019    

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AFP) — Four days ahead of a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) meeting on Russia, Thomas Bach, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) president, refused to “speculate” on the outcome but asked for a “clear” answer for events that might... Read More

4 first-time countries for Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K

Thursday, December, 5 2019    

Malta, Madagascar, Peru, and Macau will participate in this year's Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K for the first time, joining the nearly 40 countries which have participated in the event over the past 19 years. Read More

Tributes aplenty at Olympian Michael Fray's farewell

BY HG HELPS Editor-at-Large helpsh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, December, 4 2019    

MICHAEL Anthony Fray faced the starter on earth for the last time yesterday, en route to a journey to the land beyond. Read More

'You're killing athletics'

Wednesday, December, 4 2019    

New Delhi, India (AFP) — Ace Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake has slammed world athletics chief Sebastian Coe for taking away track and field disciplines such as the 200 metres from next year's Diamond League. Read More

Jamaican Foster gets PASO Finance Commission appointment

Tuesday, December, 3 2019    

Ryan Foster's name has been long linked with corporate governance, business re-engineering and financial planning. Read More

Gayle, Fraser-Pryce favoured for national sports awards

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, November, 29 2019    

RESPECTIVE reigning Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Fedrick Dacres and Alia Atkinson are down to face tough competition by way of Tajay Gayle and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce for the top honours at the 59th RJRGleaner National Awards gala to be hosted next... Read More

JOA flexes muscle with support of Stamina Seminars, bodybuilding member associations

Tuesday, November, 26 2019    

The Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), the apex national organisation for sport associations, continues to build capacity and strengthen the body of sport through its Stamina Seminar series, which is an educational and business forum designed to give its members and stakeholders a... Read More

WADA seeks four-year Russia ban over false doping data

Monday, November, 25 2019    

MONTREAL, Canada (AFP) — A key World Anti- Doping Agency (WADA) panel has recommended Russia be barred from all sporting competition for four years after accusing Moscow of falsifying laboratory data handed over to investigators, the global anti-doping watchdog said... Read More

World athletics and the need for quid pro quo

BY RACHAEL IRVING | Friday, November, 22 2019    

In an article published in The Gleaner, Laurie Foster appealed to the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) and North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC) to defend the earning rights of athletes who participate in the 200m, discus, steeple... Read More



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