Munro, Maggotty top COCAA Cross-Country Champs

easily won
the Under-16
5K race.
topped the field
in Under-19 6K

MUNRO, St Elizabeth -- Host Munro College boys and Maggotty High girls won Thursday's County of Cornwall Athletics Association's (COCAA) Western High Schools Cross-country Championships. Despite the low turnout of schools and the absence of defending champions St Elizabeth Technical in both section ... Read More

A number of athletes who
won awards at
Saturday's Digicel MVP
Grassroots Athletics
Programme-Montego Bay
Advanced Clinic pose with
their prizes at the end of the
day's activities. 'Amazing' Digicel grassroots clinic a hit out west
CATHERINE HALL, St James — Bruce James, president of the MVP Track Club, described Saturday's ... Read More

COE… says the All-Russian Athletics Federation (ARAF) cannot be readmitted to the world body
until all criteria set by the IAAF and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) are met IAAF calls for 'immediate' anti-doping sanctions in Russia
PARIS, France (AFP) -- The International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) yesterday called ... Read More

Asafa Powell addressing the
audience at the launch of his 2016
Calender at the Devonshire recently. Asafa Powell renews partnership with Baileys on calendar
ALWAYS bringing an entrepreneurial approach to his varied sporting career, ‘sub-10 King’ ... Read More

Brazil 'guarantees' Rio Olympics safety after Paris attacks

Wednesday, November 18, 2015    

Brazil flag

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (AFP) -- A top Brazilian security official promised on Sunday to "guarantee absolute peace" at the Rio Olympics, despite safety fears after last week's massacre claimed by Islamist militants in Paris. "Brazil has become a leading example for (security at) major events," Andrei Rodrigues, secretary for large events in Brazil's justice ministry, said in an interview with CBN radio. Rodrigues said "no one can be indifferent" to Friday's bloodshed in Paris, where at least 12 ... Read More

Russian stars slam 'completely unfair' suspension

Tuesday, November 17, 2015    


Moscow, Russia (AFP) -- Russian track and field stars, including renowned pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva, yesterday denounced as "completely unfair" the decision by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to provisionally suspend Russia. "Why do people like me have to suffer from the mistakes of irresponsible athletes?" three-time Olympic medallist Isinbayeva told reporters. A World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) independent commission last week published a damning report that ... Read More

Green, Brown on top at 4th Annual CB Group UWI 5K

Monday, November 16, 2015    

Participants get off the mark during the start of the
4th CB Group UWI 5K Run/Walk and Smart Eggs Kids
K yesterday at the UWI Mona Bowl. Rupert Green
(green vest) captured the male title in 15:33 minutes,
while 15-year-old Crystal Brown (front row- yellow
vest) captured the female crown in 19:55 minutes.

SEASONED veteran Rupert Green of Double Marchers put on a masterful display to retain his crown at the Fourth Annual CB Group UWI 5K & Smart Eggs Kids K yesterday at the UWI Mona Bowl. Green outdid the scores of participants who participated in the event, winning in a time of 15:33 minutes ahead of Lenford Adams 15:54 minutes and perennial contender Shawn Pitter who posted 16:28 minutes for the final spot on the podium. The race was keenly contested between the 38-year-old Green and his yo ... Read More

Russia hopes to regain IAAF membership within three months

Monday, November 16, 2015    

Moscow, Russia (AFP) -- The acting president of All-Russian Athletics Federation (ARAF) expressed his hope yesterday that the country's beleaguered ruling track and field body would regain its International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) membership within three months. World athletics' ruling body the IAAF on Friday provisionally suspended ARAF from international competition over claims of Sate-sponsored doping revealed in a shocking report by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) com ... Read More

All set for 4th CB Group UWI 5K Run/Walk & Smart Eggs Kids K

Sunday, November 15, 2015    

The fourth annual CB Group UWI 5K Run/Walk and Smart Eggs Kids K is all set for today. Various stakeholders will run and walk in aid of student development at the University of the West Indies (UWI). Warm-up is expected to begin at the UWI Bowl at 6:00 am with race time scheduled for 7:00 am sharp. Patrons are encouraged to arrive by 6:00 am for ease of parking, which will be facilitated on the university campus. Since its inaugural staging in 2012, the CB Group UWI 5K has raised over $38 mill ... Read More

Russia provisionally suspended by IAAF

Saturday, November 14, 2015    

IAAF President Sebastian Coe gives a statement to journalists outside his
office in London, yesterday. (PHOTO: AP)

PARIS, France (AFP) — Athletics giant Russia was provisionally suspended from track and field yesterday over accusations of "State-sponsored" doping as the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) scrambled to salvage the sport's credibility just nine months out from the Rio Olympics. "Today we have been dealing with the failure of ARAF (All-Russia Athletic Federation) and made the decision to provisionally suspend them, the toughest sanction we can apply at this time," IA ... Read More

Lamine Diack resigns from IOC -- statement

Thursday, November 12, 2015    

DIACK... is
being probed
over corruption

Lausanne, Switzerland (AFP) -- Shamed former International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Lamine Diack has resigned from his position on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) where he had served as an honorary member, the IOC said yesterday. The 82-year-old Diack, who is being probed over corruption charges, "has resigned from his position as an honorary member of the IOC," said IOC presidency spokesman Mark Adams in an e-mail sent to AFP. Diack had been provisionall ... Read More

Kenya fears after Russia doping report

Thursday, November 12, 2015    

NAIROBI, Kenya (AFP) -- Kenyan athletic officials and media warned yesterday a "generation of athletes" risk exclusion if doping is not stopped, amid fears the east African county faces similar threats as those facing Russia. A damning report by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Monday outlined evidence of systematic cheating with the consent of the government in Moscow, noting that drug tests for athletes were conducted at a Russian lab that totally lacked credibility. Many in Kenya fear ... Read More

Russian whistle blower urges Kenya, Ethiopia focus

Thursday, November 12, 2015    

The Ethiopian flag.

London, United Kingdom (AFP) -- The whistle blower who sparked the global investigation into doping in Russian athletics has called for the sport's authorities to also look at countries such as Kenya and Ethiopia. Andrey Baranov, a Russian sports agent, wrote a signed deposition to world athletics' governing body the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in April 2014 outlining bribery and extortion related to doping in Russian athletics. It led to the bombshell report pub ... Read More

JAAA, stakeholders chart course ahead

Wednesday, November 11, 2015    

THE Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) has outlined its plans for the new season in which they addressed several "vexed issues" at the Calendar Conference held at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel on Saturday. Dubbed "Partnership for Growth, Development and Success", the conference brought all the stakeholders in track and field together in an effort to improve the management of meets, among other things. Dr Warren Blake, president of the JAAA, noted that his organisation is fulfillin ... Read More



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