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Touchdown - Bolt arrives in Rio to defend 100m, 200m titles

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Small Olympic Village fire forces Australia evacuation | 7/29/2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) – Australian athletes briefly had to evacuate their apartments Friday after a small fire in the troubled Rio Olympics Village. The Australian delegation, preparing to compete in the Games that start August 5 in Rio de Janeiro, went into the street until given the all clear. No one was hurt and there was no serious damage. "There has been a small fire in the b ...More


Drug-tainted US sprinters lead Rio challenge | 7/29/2016

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Justin Gatlin will spearhead a trio of drug-tainted US sprinters aiming to spoil Usain Bolt's Olympic swansong as athletics stumbles through the moral maze created by the Russia doping scandal. The 34-year-old Gatlin is the most obvious symbol of the logical confusion gripping this year's Olympics, where some athletes convicted of doping offences will be ...More


Chinese Olympic-goers victims of 'frequent' theft in Rio | 7/29/2016

BEIJING, China (AFP) — Chinese Olympic-goers have been victims of "frequent" theft in Brazil, China's foreign ministry said Friday in a warning to its citizens abroad to take greater safety precautions ahead of the Rio Games. Athletes, members of the Chinese Olympic Delegation, media staff and tourist had all recently fallen prey to "frequent theft and... armed robbery" in Brazil, where the ...More


Touchdown - Bolt arrives in Rio to defend 100m, 200m titles | 7/29/2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, (CMC) — Usain Bolt arrived here late Wednesday night to begin final preparations for next month’s Olympic Games, where he will seek an unprecedented third successive sweep of both sprints. The 29-year-old touched down on a flight from London where he last week captured the 200 metres at the London Anniversary Games. The race was his last before heading in ...More


Hurdlers’ status still unknown | 7/29/2016

There is not much information coming out of the Jamaican camp regarding Jamaica’s hurdling medal prospect, Janieve Russell and Hansle Parchment. Both Russell and Parchment handed in medical exemptions and skipped the Jamaica National Senior Championships in July after picking up injuries. The two hurdlers are both at the pre-Olympic camp and technical director, Maurice Wilson, who is h ...More


Fisher, Brown can now compete for Bahrain | 7/29/2016

Andrew Fisher and Kemarley Brown who transferred allegiance from Jamaica to Bahrain will now be eligible to run the 100m at the Olympic Games. In the latest issue of the International Associations of Athletics Federations (IAAF) newsletter published online this morning, both men had their period of eligibility amended to an earlier date, which would allow them to take part in the 100m that sta ...More


PHOTO: TOUCHDOWN | 7/29/2016

Usain Bolt in dark glasses arrives late Wednesday night in Rio to participate in the Olympic Games. With Bolt is president of the JAAA, Dr Warren Blake. (Photo: AP)More


Rio headlines Bolt's arrival ‘The main man has landed’ | 7/28/2016

LONDON, United Kingdom (AP) — The official website of the Rio Games noted Usain Bolt's arrival on a flight from London with the headline: "The main man has landed". Bolt last night touched down in Rio de Janeiro, ready to fine-tune his preparations for another bid at an Olympic double in the 100- and 200-meter sprints. The 29-year-old Jamaican has won six Olympic gold medals — ...More


Former J’can sprinters to represent Bahrain in Rio  | 7/28/2016

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Andrew Fisher and Kemarley Brown who transferred allegiance from Jamaica to Bahrain will be eligible to run the 100m at the Olympic Games after all. In the latest issue of the IAAF newsletter published online this morning, both men had their period of eligibility amended to an earlier date, which would allow them to take part in the 100m that starts on August 13th. Fish ...More


Jamaica’s Ludlow Watts satisfied with Olympic Village | 7/28/2016

The Jamaican team is settling in nicely at the Olympic Athletes’ Village and is not encountering any of the reported problems being experienced by others, says athletics team leader Ludlow Watts. “Everything is going well so far at both the training base and the hotel,” Watts told the Jamaica Observer during a training session yesterday. The majority of the Jamaica 63-member te ...More



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SCHEDULE OF CARIBBEAN EVENTS

    August 12, 2016
  • 07:30 AM Men's Discus Throw
  • 07:35 AM Women's 100m H Hep
  • 08:05 AM Women's Shot Put
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