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PHOTO: We are one | 7/17/2013

LYON, France — Suzanne Harris-Henry (standing centre), chef de mission and manager of Jamaica's Paralympic team, socialises with members of another paralympic team shortly after the teams' arrival at the airport here last evening. Sharing in the occasion are coach Neville Sinclair (foreground), and Alphanso Cunningham (right). (PHOTO: LIONEL ROOKWOOD) We are one -->More

PHOTO: Reaching for the medals | 9/11/2012

Olympic 4x100 relay gold and l00m and 200m silver medallist Yohan Blake (left), shows off his haul to students from his alma mater St Jago High School in Spanish Town. The students were on hand yesterday, at the Norman Manley International Airport, to greet the Olympian as he returned home from the Olympics in London and several meets in Europe. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)More

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London Paralympic opens today, biggest ever | 8/29/2012

KINGSTON, Jamaica - The London 2012 Paralympics which opens today and will run until September 9, are set to be biggest in the Games' 52-year history. The Paralympic Flame has arrived in London ahead of the opening ceremony just hours away, carried by Great Britain's most successful Paralympian Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson. Boxer Michael Watson and swimmer Chris Holmes were also part of the to ...More

Nickel Ashmeade rues missing out on London Olympics, but... | 8/27/2012

BIRMINGHAM, England — Nickel Ashmeade has admitted that not making the Jamaican team to the London Olympic Games was a big blow to him but said he would do everything the same way if he had to do it all over again. Ashmeade, who had run a personal best 9.93 seconds in the 100m earlier in the season, skipped the competitive shorter sprint to concentrate his efforts on the 200m, but was be ...More

Barnes picks 3 J'cans for Digicel Kick Start Clinic | 8/25/2012

The Digicel Kick Start Clinics came to a close recently when England and Liverpool legend and Kick Start head coach, John Barnes, chose the final three boys in Jamaica — bringing the total number of boys chosen for a place at the Digicel Academy to 30. Commenting on the talent on display, Barnes, said: "It's been a hectic three weeks — tiring at times, but it has been great as I fee ...More

Why Jamaica is now the sprint darling of the world | 8/25/2012

Jamaica is undoubtedly the country that is the pride and joy of the athletic world. To put the historic 12-medal haul by our athletes at the recently concluded London Olympic Games in perspective, it is important for us to be aware of the medal count over the years, as well as the factors which have led to this development. Although Jamaica won 5 medals in 1952, and did well thereafter, we ...More

Burrell: Jamaica will benefit from Olympic success | 8/25/2012

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — President of the Jamaica Football Federation Captain Horace Burrell believes the country is indebted to the athletes for the publicity gained from their performances at the London Olympics. Jamaica, led by sprint sensation Usain Bolt, recorded their best ever medal haul (12) at the London Games after claiming four goals, four silvers and four bronze. Burrell, who ...More

Bolt ponders long jump for Rio 2016 | 8/24/2012

LONDON, England (AFP) — Jamaica's Usain Bolt has said he is considering switching sprinting for long jump before the 2016 Rio Olympics. The world's fastest man, who claimed three gold medals at the London Olympics, dismissed rumours that he may retire before Rio but said he may compete in different events in four years' time. "It's just about making different goals, there's a lot of thin ...More

Olympics are over - Rio beckons Whither Jamaica? | 8/24/2012

August was a great month. Productivity and personal budgets went south but our joy was full. The "double whammy" of 50th Jubilee and Olympics in the mother country where "nuff a wi live" worked for us. Our athletes mingled with all hues and fans loved them. Rio will be different. Brazil, the most populous black nation next to Nigeria, has a strong global culture and brand. Our patois will not he ...More

Mom's strong J'can discipline kept torchbearer focused | 8/23/2012

LONDON, England — Growing up in a single-parent household in Nottingham — a city labelled the third most violent in Britain — could have meant a different outcome for 41-year-old Andrew Palmer. In the late 1970s when his Jamaican parents separated, Palmer's mother was left to raise five children on her own in a neighbourhood dominated by gang and drug activities. But when he ...More

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