Jamaica Sports: Track & Field, Football, Basketball, Cricket News - Sport - JamaicaObserver.com

Sport

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

Pride are regional champs, but still no decision on Windies tour of England

BY SANJAY MYERS Senior staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, March, 25 2020    

WHILE the four-day season has been cancelled and other regional cricket events have been suspended due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, there remains lingering hope for the imminent West Indies tour to England. Read More

Gymnast Danusia Francis takes Olympic Games postponement in stride

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, March, 25 2020    

After weeks of hoping she would regain fitness in time for the Tokyo Olympics Jamaica's British-born gymnast Danusia Francis yesterday welcomed news of the Games' postponement due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. Read More

Hoping COVID-19 relents

Wednesday, March, 25 2020    

Mandeville , Manchester — COVID-19 means completion of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/Grace schoolboy cricket season seems unlikely. Read More

'Delay is not denial'

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, March, 25 2020    

Jamaica's reigning Olympic champions Elaine Thompson-Herah and Omar McLeod along with rising star Briana Williams were left disappointed but philosophical after it was announced that the Olympic Games are postponed until 2021. Read More

Photo: ‘DELAY IS NOT DENIAL’

Wednesday, March, 25 2020    

Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson reacts during competition at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar in this 2019 file photo. (Photo: AFP) Read More

What could an Olympics postponement cost Japan?

Wednesday, March, 25 2020    

Tokyo , Japan (AFP) — The historic decision to postpone this year's Olympic Games over the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is likely to pile on the pain for Japan's economy, already expected to be roiled by the global virus outbreak, economists... Read More

Prospective Olympians give postponement plenty of likes

Wednesday, March, 25 2020    

Paris , France (AFP) — Prospective Olympic competitors were quick out of the blocks yesterday after the Tokyo Games were postponed until 2021, and most gave the decision the thumbs up on social media. Read More

Tokyo Olympics postponed over coronavirus pandemic

Wednesday, March, 25 2020    

Tokyo, Japan (AFP) — Olympic chiefs yesterday postponed the 2020 Tokyo Games until next year, a historic move to push back the world's biggest sporting event due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic that is upending global... Read More

Tokyo postponement has 'no impact' on Paris 2024 Olympics, says organiser

Wednesday, March, 25 2020    

Paris, France (AFP) — The postponement of the Tokyo Olympics due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic will have “no impact” on the Paris Games, which will go ahead as scheduled in “summer 2024”, the head of the organising... Read More

Tokyo 1940 — the Games that became the 'Missing Olympics'

Wednesday, March, 25 2020    

Tokyo , Japan (AFP) — The decision to postpone the 2020 Olympics over the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is unprecedented, but in some ways Japan has been here before — the cancelled summer Games of 1940 were also due to be hosted in... Read More

In Japan, disappointment but understanding over postponed Olympics

Wednesday, March, 25 2020    

Tokyo , Japan (AFP) — Japanese citizens reacted with bitter disappointment yesterday at the news their Olympics were postponed after years of preparation, but many said they understood the move in light of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19)... Read More



ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT