Athletics

ICWI Pink Run raises over $3 million to donate to Jamaica Reach to Recovery

The ICWI/Jamaica Reach To Recovery Pink Run planning committee announced last month that $3.2 million was raised from the 5K Walk/Run. Read More

GraceKennedy rewards 'Champs' record breakers
GraceKennedy Limited on Tuesday handed over cheques totalling $1,325,000 to schools which broke records in the 2016 and 2017 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys' and Girls' Championships. ... Read More

Wesley Powell meet continues to break new ground
The Wesley Powell/ Heart Institute of The Caribbean (HIC) Track and Field Meet continues to break new ground.... Read More

Bolt enlisted to make Aussie cricketers 'explosive' runners
Sydney , Australia (AFP) — Australia's cricketers have called on retired sprint king Usain Bolt to boost their running between the wickets during the Ashes Test series against England.... Read More

Nesta Carter at CAS to contest doping disqualification

Thursday, November, 16 2017    

Lausanne, Switzerland (AFP) — Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter was present at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) yesterday to contest his disqualification for doping, a ruling that saw Usain Bolt stripped of one of his nine Olympic gold medals. Read More

WADA obtains Russian doping database — agency

Saturday, November, 11 2017    

New York, United States (AFP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has obtained data from an internal Russian database detailing drug tests spanning several years, potentially shedding new light on the country's doping scandal, the global drugs watchdog said... Read More

A stronger Caribbean

BY SANJAY MYERS Senior staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, November, 6 2017    

The call for a stronger Caribbean movement was loud and clear at the Special Olympics Jamaica (SOJ) healthy athletes screening and unified football competition at Treasure Beach Sports Park over the weekend. Read More

Caribbean welcomes SOJ-hosted healthy athletes screening programme

BY SANJAY MYERS Senior staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, November, 4 2017    

Special Olympics (SO) members in the Caribbean have welcomed the opportunity to adopt best practices from the healthy athletes screening programme, hosted by Special Olympics Jamaica (SOJ) at Treasure Beach Sports Park in St Elizabeth. Read More

Fredericks charged in French probe over Rio corruption

Saturday, November, 4 2017    

Paris, France (AFP) — Former world sprint champion Frankie Fredericks was charged yesterday with passive corruption and money laundering relating to a graft probe into the awarding of last year's Olympics to Rio, a judicial source... Read More

'Special' praise

Friday, November, 3 2017    

Javier Vasquez, Special Olympics International (SOI) director of global health programmes, has heaped praise on Jamaica's trendsetting exploits ahead of this weekend's healthy athletes screening and unified football competition at Treasure Beach Sports Park in St... Read More

Van Niekerk says knee surgery 'successful'

Friday, November, 3 2017    

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AFP) — Olympic Games and world 400-metre champion Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa said yesterday that surgery on his right knee in the United States had been successful. Read More

Paris judge grills Fredericks in Rio graft probe

Friday, November, 3 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Former world champion sprinter Frankie Fredericks appeared before a Paris judge yesterday as part of a probe into graft allegations over the awarding of the 2016 Olympics to Rio. Read More

Puma and MVP Track & Field Club sign partnership

Tuesday, October, 31 2017    

Puma's mission is to be the fastest sports brand in the world, it is with this in mind that they have announced their partnership with MVP Track & Field Club, a top Jamaican athletics club whose roster includes several highly talented, elite Jamaican... Read More

Sharpe, Rodgers star at ICWI/Jamaica Reach To Recovery Pink Run

Sunday, October, 29 2017    

In the sea of pink that flooded New Kingston for the ICWI/Jamaica Reach To Recovery Pink Run, Ari Rodgers and Llori Sharpe emerged male and female champions yesterday. Read More

Marathons a driving force behind sports tourism product – Grange

Wednesday, October, 25 2017    

Sport minister Olivia Grange yesterday recognised marathon racing as “one of the major engines driving sport tourism in Jamaica”. Read More



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