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Major reduction in purse for Florida Derby, other big US races

Tuesday, March, 24 2020    

Due to all casino closings and the lack of on-track handle, Gulfstream Park on Saturday (March 21) announced the Florida Derby (G1) will run next Saturday, March 28, as a US$750,000 race. Read More

Athletics chief calls for Olympic delay as Canada pulls out

Tuesday, March, 24 2020    

Tokyo , Japan (AFP) — World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe has called for the Tokyo Olympics to be postponed over the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic as Canada pulled out of the Games and Japan's prime minister admitted a delay could be... Read More

Golden Sixty takes Hong Kong Derby in front of empty stands

Tuesday, March, 24 2020    

Golden Sixty and Vincent Ho announced themselves as one of world racing's most influential new power couples with a stunning success in the BMW Hong Kong Derby on Sunday (March 22). Read More

Fate of Olympic torch relay in balance as virus worsens

Tuesday, March, 24 2020    

Tokyo, Japan (AFP) — The Olympic torch relay, due to begin Thursday from a symbolic site in Fukushima, will proceed as scheduled but organisers said they would reassess in the coming days given the “worsening” coronavirus... Read More

'No way we can hold it' — Tokyo reacts to talk of Olympic delay

Tuesday, March, 24 2020    

Tokyo, Japan (AFP) — The Olympics rings are up and the cute wide-eyed mascots are plastered across billboards and commuter trains, but people in Tokyo are increasingly convinced the Games won't happen this summer. Read More

Olympic postponement inevitable, says IOC official Pound

Tuesday, March, 24 2020    

Los Angeles, United States (AFP) — Senior International Olympic Committee (IOC) official Dick Pound said yesterday a postponement of this year's Tokyo Olympics is now inevitable, as the world reels from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)... Read More

Fifa boss looking at soccer reform after coronavirus crisis

Tuesday, March, 24 2020    

Milan , Italy (AFP) — Fifa President Gianni Infantino believes the global coronavirus crisis could bring about a reform of football which he does not expect to return to action by May. Read More

Reorganising Olympics a Herculean task: former IOC marketing head

Tuesday, March, 24 2020    

London , United Kingdom (AFP) — Thomas Bach and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) should not be criticised for procrastination over the Tokyo Olympics as reorganising them is “mind-bogglingly complex”, the movement's former head of marketing... Read More

Wells Bayou wins eerie Louisiana Derby at empty track

Tuesday, March, 24 2020    

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As Wells Bayou completed a wire-to-wire victory in the US$1-million Louisiana Derby there was hardly a cheer to be heard — other than the isolated triumphant shouts of trainer Brad Cox and his stable... Read More

Pollard taking captaincy challenges 'in stride'

Monday, March, 23 2020    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — White-ball Captain Kieron Pollard says he is not feeling any pressure from West Indies' inconsistent form, and was focused on trying to develop the side into a world-class one. Read More

Excelsior, Denham Town ahead on ISSA girls' football

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Monday, March, 23 2020    

Defending champions Excelsior High School and runners-up Denham Town High School are comfortable leaders of zones H and I, respectively, in the 2020 Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/WATA High School Girls' football competition, which was forced to a halt earlier this... Read More

Ricketts commits to expanding voting pool

BY SEAN A WILLIAMS Deputy Sport Editor | Monday, March, 23 2020    

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) President Michael Ricketts says he is committed to a process that will ultimately lead to progressive changes to the organisation's system of governance.The JFF head told the Jamaica Observer from his Clarendon home yesterday that... Read More

Most US athletes in survey want Olympic delay — report

Monday, March, 23 2020    

Washington , United States (AFP) — Almost three quarters of the 300 US athletes who took part in a virtual town hall with US Olympic officials support delaying the 2020 Tokyo Games, USA Today reported... Read More

Fitness, focus, frustration: life in lockdown for Europe's footballers

Monday, March, 23 2020    

Madrid, Spain (AFP) — Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira is learning to play the piano, La Liga clubs are facing off on PlayStation, and Atalanta's Robin Gosens has been revising for exams in psychology. Read More

Still on track

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, March, 23 2020    

The dream of Jamaica's discus thrower Chad Wright to attend his first Olympic Games seems to be diminishing with each passing day and the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, but the powerful athlete remains upbeat. Read More



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