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Japan puts brakes on torch relay as Olympics postponed

Wednesday, March, 25 2020    

Tokyo, Japan (AFP) — Japan postponed the Olympic torch relay yesterday after the Tokyo 2020 Games were delayed for a year because of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, extending what has already been a troubled journey for the ceremonial... Read More

Grant-Brown sees positives ahead for gymnastics despite COVID-19 outbreak

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, March, 24 2020    

While the outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has placed the sporting world on pause, president of Jamaica Gymnastics Association (JAGA) Nicole Grant-Brown is viewing the situation in a positive light. Read More

'I understand my game

BY SANJAY MYERS Senior staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, March, 24 2020    

JAMAICA Scorpions pace bowler Marquino Mindley is pleased with his wicket tally in the regional four-day campaign, even while lamenting the novel coronavirus disease pandemic that forced Cricket West Indies (CWI) to suspend the tournament. Read More

Swim coaches improvise to keep athletes in tune

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, March, 24 2020    

It is always said that swimmers tend to train more often than other sportsmen and women, given the technicality of their discipline. Read More

Three Jamaicans shortlisted for top awards in US

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, March, 24 2020    

Three Jamaicans — Carey McLeod, Ryan Brown and Rene Medley — have been shortlisted by the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for Athlete of the Year honours, in the Men's Division One and Women's Division Two Indoors seasons,... Read More


BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Tuesday, March, 24 2020    

“The owner [Ian Kong] and I met recently and, after discussing the matter, the decision was taken to retire She's A Maneater immediately. Read More

Lowe's ordeal

BY SEAN A WILLIAMS Deputy Sport Editor | Tuesday, March, 24 2020    

Reggae Boy defender Damion Lowe, who is trapped in coronavirus-ravaged Europe, painted a grim picture of the realities from his point of view. Read More

Jamaica's Rajiv Maragh takes a break from the saddle

Tuesday, March, 24 2020    

Jockey Rajiv Maragh took to Twitter on Thursday last [March 19] to announce that he will no longer be race riding, effective immediately, “for the best chance of staying healthy for myself and... Read More

Toona Ciliata returns after break with telling effort

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Tuesday, March, 24 2020    

Champion trainer Anthony Nunes, was one of two trainers to saddle two winners on the historic race meeting at Caymanas Park on Tuesday (March 17), which took place without spectators present as a safeguard against COVID-19. Read More

Spectator-less race day – the thoughts

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Tuesday, March, 24 2020    

It was a day (Tuesday, March 17, 2020), which drew mixed emotions from diverse sections of trainers and other racing personnel. Racing at Caymanas Park without spectators for the first time due to the coronavirus global pandemic was unique. Racing professionals give their... Read More

Spectator-less race day – Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Tuesday, March, 24 2020    

The lone 'spectator' in the stand on the spectator-less race day (Photos: Joseph Wellington)Jockey Robert Halladeen was well prepared for the race day.Trainer Renex Burrell, with saddle in hand, goes to prepare his horse for racing duties. Read More

No immediate plans to shift CPL — organisers

Tuesday, March, 24 2020    

GROS ISLET, St Lucia (CMC) — Caribbean Premier League (CPL) organisers said yesterday they had taken no decision to reschedule the upcoming tournament due to the coronavirus pandemic, but would continue to monitor the “evolving situation” in coming... Read More

Jaguars 'really poor' batting at fault, says Crandon

Tuesday, March, 24 2020    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Guyana Jaguars Head Coach Esuan Crandon has blasted his side's batting during the first-class championship as “really poor”, and said it was the reason behind their current third place in the standings. Read More

Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar the world's best-paid footballers, study claims

Tuesday, March, 24 2020    

Paris , France (AFP) — Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar remain the three best-paid footballers in the world, according to a study by France Football magazine. Read More

Jamaica's Shaun Bridgmohan wins US$300, 000 Muniz Memorial

Tuesday, March, 24 2020    

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, (CMC) – Jamaican jockey Shaun Bridgmohan produced a dominant front-running effort aboard 9-1 choice Factor This to win the US$300,000 Grade 2 Muniz Memorial Classic Stakes at Fair Grounds here on Saturday... Read More


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