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Numerian humbles Sir Dragonet just before Irish racing is cancelled

Friday, March, 27 2020    

Sir Dragonet could only finish second on his comeback behind impressive winner Numerian in the Devoy Stakes at Naas on Monday last just before racing in Ireland was cancelled. Read More

Racing halted in Ireland by Government

Friday, March, 27 2020    

Racing in Ireland closed down after Clonmel's Tuesday meeting until April 19 at the earliest.All sporting events in Ireland have been suspended following the announcement from the Irish Government. Read More

Racing around the world

Friday, March, 27 2020    

How are other countries' jurisdictions handling the COVID-19 pandemic? COUNTRIES RACING DECISIONAustralia Racing without spectatorsFrance Suspended through AprilHong Kong Racing without spectatorsIndia Racing suspended Read More

COVID-19 puts brakes on JII meet, World U-20 Championships

Thursday, March, 26 2020    

The Jamaica International Invitational (JII) and the World Athletics Under-20 Championships are the latest track and field events to have fallen under the axe of the COVID-19 pandemic after they were both postponed earlier this week. Read More

Sprintec takes big hit with Olympic postponement, says boss Wilson

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, March, 26 2020    

The disruption of the 2020 track and field season has come at a major financial cost to the Maurice Wilson-led Sprintec Track Club. Read More

Sunshine Girls quartet hunkers Down Under

Thursday, March, 26 2020    

PERTH, Australia (CMC) — Several Jamaican stars who compete in Australia's Super Netball League have opted to hunker down here together after the tournament was suspended until June 30 due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Ricketts: 'We must remember that life is more important than sport'

BY SEAN A WILLIAMS Deputy Sport Editor | Thursday, March, 26 2020    

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) President Michael Ricketts has managed, in the worst of times, to hope for the best. Read More

Gatlin inspired by NFL's Brady, vows to race in Tokyo

Thursday, March, 26 2020    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Veteran US sprinter Justin Gatlin says he is drawing inspiration from NFL superstar Tom Brady and plans to compete in the postponed Tokyo Olympics. Read More

'No surprise'

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, March, 26 2020    

Like many of their compatriots and counterparts, Jamaica's diving flag bearer Yona Knight-Wisdom and gymnast Reiss Beckford took news of the Tokyo Olympic Games' postponement with disappointment and relief. Read More

Don't stray out of your crease

Thursday, March, 26 2020    

NEW DELHI, India (AFP) — Ravichandran Ashwin lightheartedly invoked his 'mankad' controversy with England's Jos Buttler as India's superstar cricketers urged the nation of 1.3 billion to observe its strict lockdown to avoid spreading the novel coronavirus. Read More

Spanish football federation offers clubs loans to pay bills

Thursday, March, 26 2020    

MADRID, Spain (AFP) — Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) President Luis Rubiales... Read More

Richardson comes of age at Jamaica Badminton Invitational

Thursday, March, 26 2020    

Jamaica's number one female single's badminton player is teenager Tahlia Richardson.She climbed to the summit of the women's game in the country when she won the All Jamaica Open in 2018 and defended her title at the 2019 edition. Read More

Federer donates $1 million to vulnerable Swiss in virus crisis

Thursday, March, 26 2020    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — Tennis great Roger Federer yesterday donated more than a million dollars to help support his “most vulnerable” Swiss compatriots through the coronavirus crisis. Read More

Tokyo begins Olympic task of reorganising Games

Thursday, March, 26 2020    

TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — Japan set about the unprecedented task of reorganising the Tokyo 2020 Olympics yesterday after making the tough decision to postpone the Games by a year as the coronavirus pandemic locks down one third of the planet. Read More

JOA President Samuda relieved at postponement of Tokyo Olympic Games

Wednesday, March, 25 2020    

After weeks of indecision the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has finally taken a conclusive position on the staging of the Tokyo Olympic Games. Read More


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