Athletics

2019 athletics season runs off today

By Howard Walker Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, January, 5 2019    

THE Purewater/Jamaica College (JC)/R Danny Williams athletics meet is one of three that will highlight the start of the much-anticipated 2019 year along with the First Chance meet at Rusea's High School and the Ted Dwyer Classic at Excelsior High School. Read More

WADA athletes body seeks Russia ban over missed deadline

Thursday, January, 3 2019    

Montreal, Canada (AFP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) Athletes Committee yesterday demanded Russia be hit with new sanctions over its failure to meet a crucial deadline to hand over data from its drug-tainted Moscow laboratory. Read More

WADA confirms Russia misses Moscow doping lab deadline

Wednesday, January, 2 2019    

MONTREAL, Canada (AFP) —Russia faced up to the possibility of renewed sporting sanctions yesterday when the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) confirmed the country had missed a December 31 deadline to hand over data from its anti-doping laboratory in Moscow. Read More

Renewed hope - Simpson targets place on Ja's World Champs team

By Howard Walker Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, December, 31 2018    

Jamaica's 2008 Olympic 100-metre silver medallist Sherone Simpson is feeling refreshed and is ready to surprise many this season, in the year of the 2019 World Championships. Read More

EXED College to host second staging of Ted Dwyer Classic

Saturday, December, 29 2018    

EXCELSIOR Community College (ECC) will be staging its second Ted Dwyer Track & Field Classic on January 5, 2019. Read More

Nutrify pushes the limit with Mask Off Endure Challenge

Saturday, December, 22 2018    

LASCO Nutrify introduced the ultimate burnout round at the inaugural Push Magazine's Mask Off obstacle course on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Shortwood Teacher's College. Read More

Olympic champ Felix gives birth by emergency C-section

Saturday, December, 22 2018    

Los Angeles, United States (AFP) — Six-time Olympic athletics champion Allyson Felix revealed Thursday she has given birth to a baby girl who was born prematurely and only after an emergency C-section operation. Read More

Athletes provide support to children at Bustamante Hospital

By Howard Walker Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, December, 19 2018    

The Yuletide season should be one of joy and happiness and several athletes including Olympic 100m silver medallist Sherone Simpson and history-making bobsledder Carrie Russell took time out from their busy schedules yesterday to make sure children at the Bustamante Hospital will have a... Read More

Meet the determined

Wednesday, December, 19 2018    

Lorna Bell, the Special Olympics Jamaica (SOJ) executive director, says athletes have been drawn from all over the island for the Word Summer Games in United Arab Emirates next March. Read More

Wellington vs James trial set for next April 12

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, December, 18 2018    

Last Friday attorneys representing the embattled Vere Technical High School physical education teacher Sashauna Wellington and complainant Ann-Marie James, mother of the 13-year-old athlete, expressed confidence of a successful outcome. Read More

Seymour Panton Classic on today

Saturday, December, 15 2018    

LUCEA, Hanover — The 2018-19 western Jamaica track and field season will get under way today with the staging of the third Seymour Panton Track and Field Classic at the Colin Miller Sports Complex in Lucea set to start at 8:30 am. Read More

KC's Rodgers: A young man for all seasons

HOWARD WALKER Observer senior reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 14 2018    

The name Arymanya Rodgers will, no doubt, ring synonymous with Kingston College. Read More

JOA challenges new affiliates to foster all-conquering spirit

Friday, December, 14 2018    

New sporting bodies administered into the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) fold have been challenged to foster an all-conquering spirit. Read More

XLCR, 'Jago' top Wesley Powell/Heart Institute of the Caribbean Track Meet

BY DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer | Tuesday, December, 11 2018    

Hosts Excelsior High topped the points standing for the boys' section, while St Jago High topped the girls' equivaalent at the 16th staging of the Wesley Powell/Heart Institute of the Caribbean Track Meet on Saturday. Read More

Detraining Syndrome in Jamaican athletes

By Dr Rachael Irving | Sunday, December, 9 2018    

I recently learned that Michael Johnson, former USA 200m, 400m world record holder, had a stroke. Read More



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