Athletics

Don Quarrie says Jamaica's men will get it right in Tokyo

Following the poor display from Jamaica's men in the sprints at the just concluded IAAF World Athletics Championships, Jamaica's technical leader and sprint icon Donald Quarrie, believes they will bounce back at next year's Olympic Games in Japan. Read More

Ebanks takes his seat on the paralympic board
The Jamaica Paralympic Association (JPA) is a leader in athlete advocacy, having first introduced athlete representation at the board level in 2009 when the outstanding Paralympian Tanto Campbell, now retired, became a voting member of the board of directors.... Read More

Frome on high!
FROME, Westmoreland - The campus and community of Frome Technical High School has been buzzing since last weekend's heroics of former student athletes Danniel Thomas-Dodd and Rushell Clayton at the 17th IAAF World Championships in Doha,...... Read More

Coe defended IAAF from corruption charges in French court
Paris , France (AFP) — Global head of athletics Sebastian Coe defended the allocation of three World Championships and denied corruption in bidding processes during an appearance in a French court last year, documents seen by AFP ...... Read More

Kemar Leslie secures back-to-back win at CUMI Run

Wednesday, October, 9 2019    

The 11th annual CUMI 10K and 5K Run/Walk held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Tryall Club in Sandy Bay, Hanover, saw Rainforest Seafoods' Kemar Leslie retain his 10K run title with a strong finish of 37:44 minutes, only 2:23 minutes slower than his 2018... Read More

'Pay it forward' CB/UWI 5K Scholarship awardees urged

Wednesday, October, 9 2019    

It was a morning for inspiration, and the launch of the eighth annual CB Group/UWI 5K, last Wednesday at The University of the West Indies' (UWI) Regional Headquarters in Kingston began fittingly with a testimony from a successful former recipient. Read More

Digicel Foundation gives $12.5m to special needs organisations

BY DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer | Wednesday, October, 9 2019    

Just two days after the staging of their annual 5K run/walk, the Digicel Foundation gave $12.5 million to five special needs organisations, at their headquarters in downtown Kingston on Monday. Read More

Burger King 5K and Relays set for Sunday

Wednesday, October, 9 2019    

Restaurant Associates Limited (RAL), operators of Burger King in Jamaica, will host the 21st annual Burger King (BK) 5K and Relays on Sunday, October 13, 2019, in Portmore. Read More

Track leaves Qatar still looking for a new star

Tuesday, October, 8 2019    

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — If the goal of this year's track and field world championships was to find a fresh face, a vibrant personality, a one-of a-kind talent to replace the mile-wide void left by Usain Bolt's absence, then consider it still a work in progress. Read More

Athlete with Jamaican roots burns the track for Japan

Tuesday, October, 8 2019    

DOHA, Qatar — Japan's Julian Jrummi Walsh was just 0.36 seconds from eliminating Jamaica's Akeem Bloomfield in the 400-metre semi-final event during the just-ended IAAF World Athletics Championships. Read More

Meet the Ricketts

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, October, 8 2019    

DOHA, Qatar — One could call it a marriage made in heaven, but a connection suited for the track. Kerry-Lee Ricketts and Shanieka Ricketts epitomise just that. Read More

THE WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS Pictorial — Oct 8, 2019

Tuesday, October, 8 2019    

Kate Brown, governor of Oregon, USA recieves the baton to signify the venue of the next World Championships from IAAF President Sebastian Coe at Khalifa Stadium in Doha, Qatar on Sunday. Also sharing the occasion is Joaan BinHamad Al -Thani (left), president of the Doha Local Organising... Read More

Athlete with Jamaican roots burns the track for Japan

Monday, October, 7 2019    

DOHA, Qatar — Japan's Julian Jrummi Walsh was just 0.36 seconds from eliminating Jamaica's Akeem Bloomfield in the 400-metre semi-final event during the just-ended IAAF World Athletics Championships. Read More

GLADIATORS

Monday, October, 7 2019    

Doha, Qatar — Jamaica won three more medals to end the 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships with 12, which represents its second-best performance in the 36 of the meet, which ended last night. Read More

Danielle Williams pulls compatriots into sprint hurdles semis

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 6 2019    

Doha, Qatar — World leader Danielle Williams led Yaneek Brown, Megan Tapper, and Yanique Thompson safely into the semi-finals of the 100m hurdles here yesterday. Read More



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