Athletics

Francis flees

Wednesday, September, 26 2018    

Jamaica's 400m man, Javon Francis has decided to uproot from his Jamaican training base to the USA. Read More

Successive governments, ISSA have failed our student athletes

BY DR RACHAEL IRVING | Sunday, September, 23 2018    

In a recent article titled What's happening in our schools, Dr Paul Wright wrote that the blatant buying of children with athletic ability for the sole purpose of winning must be seen to be wrong and universally condemned. Read More

United States anti-doping head denounces lifting of Russia ban

Friday, September, 21 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The head of the US Anti-Doping Agency yesterday denounced the decision to lift the ban on Russia's anti-doping agency, calling it “bewildering and inexplicable”. Read More

Contracts signed to begin work on statues of Asafa, VCB — Grange

Tuesday, September, 18 2018    

Minister of Sport Olivia Grange recently signed agreements with sculptor Basil Watson to commence work on the statues of Veronica Campbell Brown and Asafa Powell. Read More

Ex-IAAF chief Diack faces fresh charges

Saturday, September, 15 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — French authorities have added to former IAAF President Lamine Diack's legal problems by charging him with favouring his son in negotiations over sponsorship and TV rights, sources close to the case told AFP ... Read More

WADA to reinstate Russia after doping

Saturday, September, 15 2018    

MONTREAL, Canada (AFP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency has been given the green light to lift its ban on Russia's drug-tainted testing authority after a recommendation from investigators, the global doping watchdog said yesterday. Read More

Starlight inspired to illuminate way for Jamaica's advance — Bewley

Wednesday, September, 12 2018    

Starlight Productions Limited has cited opportunities for strengthening the development of the country by way of its athletic prowess as key to its partnership with the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA). Read More

Russell sizzles in Continental Cup 400m hurdles

PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, September, 10 2018    

Commonwealth Games champion Janieve Russell was Jamaica's lone individual event winner on yesterday's second and final day of the IAAF Continental Cup competition after she produced a brilliant run from lane one to win the women's 400-metre hurdles at the Mestsky Stadium in Ostrava,... Read More

Dacres, Williams win on Continental Cup opening day

PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 9 2018    

Jamaicans Fedrick Dacres and Danielle Williams scored individual wins, while Yohan Blake and Tyquendo Tracey were part of the winning Americas men's 4x100m relay team on yesterday's first day of the IAAF Continental Cup team event held at Mestsky Stadium in Ostrava, Czech... Read More

Dacres leads J'cans in IAAF Continental Cup

Saturday, September, 8 2018    

IAAF Diamond League champion Fedrick Dacres will lead seven Jamaicans who are expected to take part in today's first day of the revamped, two-day, IAAF Continental Cup in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Read More

Dacres sets meet record in Zagreb

Wednesday, September, 5 2018    

International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) Diamond trophy winner Fedrick Dacres won his 20th event of the year yesterday and set a new meet record at the IAAF World Challenge event at Sports Park Mladostin in Zagreb, Croatia. Read More

Crestfallen

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, September, 4 2018    

Jamaican triple jumper Shanieka Thomas-Ricketts was left fuming after she lost the IAAF Diamond League trophy and prize money of US$50,000 (approximately $6.9m) by just one centimetre in the final event at the Zurich meet in Switzerland last Friday. Read More

In stride

Monday, September, 3 2018    

Triple jumper Kimberly Williams and sprinter Tyquendo Tracey were winners at yesterday's ISTAF/IAAF World Challenge meeting in Berlin, Germany. Read More

KC's Morris, Rowe off to University of Maryland

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior Staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 2 2018    

Kingston College (KC) duo Dashawn Morris and Colin Rowe are off to the University of Maryland and are extremely happy as they embark on new endeavours. Read More

Switching tracks

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 2 2018    

FOR many, the name Maurice Smith is easily associated with the world of track and field. Read More



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