Athletics

Action from Doha World Athletics Championships

Saturday, September, 28 2019    

Jamaica Observer photographer Collin Reid captures Jamaican athletes in competition and training at the 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Photos courtesy of Courts, Alliance Investments, KFC and JNBS. Read More

Chepngetich tames marathon heat as World Championships get under way

Saturday, September, 28 2019    

Doha , Qatar (AFP) — Kenya's Ruth Chepngetich powered through brutal heat and humidity to win gold in the women's marathon on Saturday (Qatar time), bringing the curtain down on a dramatic opening day at the World Athletics Championships in... Read More

Briana thanks supporters

Saturday, September, 28 2019    

Teenaged Jamaican sprinter Briana Williams has expressed relief and gratitude after what she described as a very emotional summer while announcing her withdrawal from the Jamaican team taking part in the 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships in... Read More

Women sprinters, discus throwers to highlight second day

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, September, 28 2019    

Doha, Qatar — Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will be hunting an unprecedented fourth 100m title, while Elaine Thompson will be searching for her first, and Fedrick Dacres starts his quest for a first discus medal as the World Athletics Championships continue... Read More

Track enters new territory minus Usain Bolt

Friday, September, 27 2019    

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — A new era of track and field begins today at the IAAF World Championships.For the first time since 2003, the sport's biggest event outside the Olympics will take place without Usain Bolt. Read More

Coach Wilson anticipates good showing at Worlds

Friday, September, 27 2019    

As Jamaica enters into battle in the post-Usain Bolt era at the 17th edition of the IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar, Head Coach Maurice Wilson believes this team is possibly the best one assembled of all time. Read More

World Champs under way

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, September, 27 2019    

The long-awaited, much-anticipated International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Athletics Championships gets going today with six Jamaicans competing. Read More

Relief, but Briana out

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, September, 27 2019    

Despite escaping with a public reprimand after her two-day hearing in front of the Independent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel (IADP) in Kingston earlier this week, Briana Williams will not make her senior national debut at the 17th International Association of Athletics... Read More

Coleman win would be 'good' for athletics

Friday, September, 27 2019    

DOHA, Qatar (AFP) — World athletics chief Sebastian Coe gave his backing to Christian Coleman yesterday, saying it would be a “good thing” for the sport if the US sprinter, who recently escaped an anti-doping ban, wins gold at the World... Read More

Asher-Smith leads Britain's bid for world athletics glory

Friday, September, 27 2019    

DOHA, Qatar (AFP) — Sprinter Dina Asher-Smith will lead a trio of women with high hopes, at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, of heralding a new golden era for British track and field. Read More

Olympic hammer champ Nazarov out of worlds in doping case

Friday, September, 27 2019    

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Olympic champion in the hammer throw, Dilshod Nazarov, is out of the world championships over a failed doping test. Read More

PHOTO: Focal point!

Thursday, September, 26 2019    

Jamaica's Yohan Blake exercises during yesterday's evening training session at Khalifa International Stadium prior the start of the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. The World Championships starts tomorrow. (Photo: AP) Read More

Photos: Khalifa International Stadium prepares for World Champs

Thursday, September, 26 2019    

A worker cleans seats at Khalifa International Stadium prior to the start of the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, yesterday.  Read More

Now for the 'fun bit' — Coe gets new term as IAAF chief

Thursday, September, 26 2019    

Doha, Qatar (AFP) — Britain's Sebastian Coe was re-elected unopposed yesterday as president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) for a second term following four years dominated by doping and the issue of gender. Read More

Briana Williams' defence team calls for expedited verdict

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, September, 25 2019    

Briana Williams' legal team has called for an expedited verdict from the Independent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel at the completion of her anti-doping rule violation case yesterday. Read More



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