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Usain Bolt statue to be erected in Trelawny by year end, says Grange

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange has announced that a statue of legendary sprinter Usain Bolt is ready to be erected in his native parish of Trelawny by year end. Read More

Dr Blake supports CARIFTA Games in Bermuda next year
Outgoing president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) Dr Warren Blake says he supports the idea of the CARIFTA Games going ahead in Bermuda “as long as we can safeguard the health of all who will be involved”.... Read More

Quarrie unconcerned with running the JAAA from California
CALIFORNIA-BASED Donald Quarrie, who wishes to head the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), is not perturbed about concerns of his availability locally to operate the highest athletics office in the country.... Read More

'I'm very thankful for this honour and I'll cherish it,' says Hemmings McCatty
TWENTY-FOUR years ago Deon Hemmings McCatty etched her name in the annals of track and field history when she became the first Jamaican and Caribbean woman to cop an Olympic gold medal, after winning the 400 metres hurdles final at the 1996 Atlanta Games.... Read More

Organisers say CARIFTA Games will take to the track next year

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 18 2020    

The CARIFTA Games, the region's most prestigious junior track and field championships will resume next year, all things being equal. Read More


Saturday, October, 17 2020    

AFTER shouting from the sidelines for a long time, Wayne Long is ready to contest the post of director of records at next month's Annual General Meeting of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), and says if he gets the nod from the voters will he... Read More

Coe happy with pacemaking light technology

Saturday, October, 17 2020    

Gdynia , Poland (AFP) — World Athletics President Sebastian Coe said yesterday he embraced new track technology that features pacemaking lights, a system used to great effect in two stunning world records last week. Read More

Coaches make wide-ranging proposal for Champs 2021

Friday, October, 16 2020    

The Jamaica Track and Field Coaches Association (JATAFCA) has produced a document proposing a wide range of changes to the current format for the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/GraceKenndy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships... Read More

Anthony Davis says he'll bring something new to gen-sec position

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, October, 15 2020    

Veteran sports administrator Anthony Davis says he “will bring something new to the table” if he is successful in his bid to be elected general secretary of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) at the annual general meeting set for next... Read More

'I'm in'

By Paul A Reid Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, October, 14 2020    

Montreal Olympic Games gold medallist Donald Quarrie will challenge long-time General Secretary Garth Gayle for the job of president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) at next month's annual general meeting (AGM), he told the ... Read More

'LGBTQ landmark': Tokyo opens Olympics Pride House

Monday, October, 12 2020    

TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — Tokyo yesterday opened its first major community hub for LGBTQ people, part of a pre-Olympics project that campaigners hope will tackle stigma and raise awareness about discrimination. Read More

Team Jamaica Bickle intensifies focus on athletes' welfare with 5K run/walk

BY PAUL A REID Observer Writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 11 2020    

DESPITE the negative effects of the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting fallout in sponsorships and fund-raising activities, chief executive officer (CEO) of Team Jamaica Bickle (TJB), Irwine Clare says the focus was firmly on the welfare of Jamaican students in the United... Read More

'Bright' star

BY HOWARD WALKER Observer writer | Sunday, October, 11 2020    

If ever there was an ideal student athlete, J'Voughnn Blake of Jamaica College (JC) comes close to being him.For Blake, brain and brawn go together. Read More

Happy mama!

Friday, October, 9 2020    

The 2007 World Championships 400m bronze medallist Novlene Williams-Mills is a doting mother as her twin boys Jamari and Jameir Mills became six months old on October 5. Read More

Tokyo Olympics organisers to slash costs by $280m

Thursday, October, 8 2020    

Tokyo, Japan (AFP) — The cost of the coronavirus-postponed Tokyo Olympics will be slashed by US$280 million, organisers said yesterday, touting a scaled-back Games with cuts to everything from staffing to pyrotechnics. Read More


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