Athletics

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

Vere PE teacher accused of beating student with 'PVC' pipe suspended by school

Sunday, November, 25 2018    

Embattled Vere Technical High School's physical education teacher Sashauna Wellington was on Wednesday suspended by the school pending investigation into the alleged “PVC pipe” beating of 13-year-old student athlete Moesha James on November 1. Read More

JADCO hosts panel discussion at 2018 Senior Athletes Anti-Doping Education workshop

Wednesday, November, 21 2018    

The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) hosted a panel discussion at the fifth annual Senior Athletes Anti-Doping Education Workshop, which was held a Jamaica Conference Centre on Saturday. Read More

Hurdler Russell hints at successful 2019 season

Tuesday, November, 20 2018    

Turning 25 less than a week ago, Jamaican ace hurdler Janieve Russell is psyching herself up for next year's track season. Read More

Abu Dhabi ready for World Games, says Bell

Sunday, November, 18 2018    

THE United Arab Emirates will be the site of the largest humanitarian and sporting event of 2019 when it hosts the Special Olympics World Summer Games from March 14 to 21. Read More

Thousands turn out in support of UWI Scholarship programme

Saturday, November, 17 2018    

Thousands of Jamaicans from diverse social backgrounds gathered at the UWI Mona Campus Sunday morning to “Run for Dreams”, as the CB Group/UWI Scholarship 5K Run is tagged. Read More

Hotel teams gearing up for Chairman's Trophy in Reggae Marathon

Saturday, November, 17 2018    

Hotels in the resort areas of the island are gearing up to compete for the Chairman's Trophy in this year's Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K, set for Sunday, December 2. Read More

Wellington arrested, charged for beating student athlete at Vere

By Howard Walker Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, November, 15 2018    

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Jamaican Olympian Tate inducted into MSU Hall of Fame

Tuesday, November, 13 2018    

JAMAICAN Olympian Ethlyn Tate has been inducted into Morgan State's University (MSU) Hall of Fame. Read More



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