Athletics

'I got strict instructions,' says Shericka Jackson

Tuesday, May, 14 2019    

In 2018 Shericka Jackson ran the 200m instead of the 400m, which she has focused on since beginning her professional career. Read More

Courts boosts bocce team to 2019 Special Olympics Invitational Youth Games

Tuesday, May, 14 2019    

BOOSTED by the support of Courts and other sponsors, a five-member Jamaica team left the island yesterday for Ontario, Canada, to compete in unified bocce at the 2019 Special Olympics Invitational Youth Games. Read More

JTA/Sagicor National Athletics Championships 2019 parish profile

Tuesday, May, 14 2019    

The Jamaica Teachers' Association/Sagicor National Athletics Championships is set to take place over two days on May 24 and 25 at National Stadium, where over 1,000 student athletes will showcase their talent in track and field to vie for the coveted parish champion title. Read More

JOA President Samuda calls for global unity at St Petersburg Congress

Tuesday, May, 14 2019    

JAMAICA Olympic Association (JOA) President Christopher Samuda made a strong call for global unity in the fight against the challenges which doping in sport poses, at the opening ceremony of the recently held International Sport Scientific Congress in St Petersburg,... Read More

Shadae Lawrence smashes national discus record with 65.05m

Tuesday, May, 14 2019    

Shadae Lawrence smashed her own three-week-old national record on Saturday when she... Read More

South Africa to appeal against Semenya testosterone ruling

Tuesday, May, 14 2019    

Johannesburg , South Africa (AFP) — South Africa yesterday said it would lodge an appeal after Olympic champion Caster Semenya lost her case challenging new rules forcing female athletes to regulate their testosterone levels. Read More

Ja fumble ...End 4th World Relays in Japan winless

Monday, May, 13 2019    

Yokohama , Japan (AFP) — The United States' track athletes were left with bloody noses at the World Relays yesterday but ultimately emerged victorious, after a bruising two days of competition in Yokohama. Read More

A match made in heaven

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, May, 12 2019    

When Cubie Seegobin was asked to approach Adidas to take over the reins as title sponsor of Racers Grand Prix following JN Bank's withdrawal, there was no hesitation. Read More

Powerhouse 4x200m women's team lead Jamaica's hopes today

Sunday, May, 12 2019    

Jamaica's powerhouse 4X200m women's team will lead the country's medal charge on today's second and final day of the IAAF World Relays in Yokohama, Japan. Read More

Demish Gaye hopes for better performance at World Relays

Saturday, May, 11 2019    

Former National 400m champion Demish Gaye is hoping that Jamaica's mile-relay team will have better fortunes at the IAAF World Relays, in Yokohama, Japan than they did two years ago in The Bahamas. Read More

All inclusive!

BY SANJAY MYERS Senior staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, May, 11 2019    

On the back of their inspirational show at the 2019 World Summer Games in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Special Olympics Jamaica (SOJ) athletes have more to celebrate after Prime Minister Andrew Holness recently expressed government's commitment to support the... Read More

New national junior record holder Grant looking to go faster

Saturday, May, 11 2019    

ON Saturday, May 4, Kiara Grant wrote her name in the history books as she became the fastest Jamaican junior female athlete over 100m when she finished second in 11.11 seconds at the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Outdoors championships. Read More

Fraser-Pryce expects great things from women at World Relays

BY DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer | Saturday, May, 11 2019    

WHEN the Jamaica Administrative Athletics Association (JAAA) announced the country's team to the IAAF World Relays that will be held in Yokohama, Japan, today and tomorrow, many track and field fans would have been surprised to see Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce listed for the 4x200m and not... Read More

PHOTO: Shelly upbeat

Saturday, May, 11 2019    

FRASER-PRYCE... I think we should able to come away with a very good time and hopefully we can leave with the gold medal as well (Photo: Observer file) Read More

Chaos mars opening day of INSPORTS Eastern Primary Champs

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Friday, May, 10 2019    

THE opening day of the 39th staging of the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) Eastern Regional Primary Schools Track and Field Championships got off to a very late and confusion-marred start as a result of registration bungling among other issues at National Stadium East... Read More



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