Athletics

Corruption-hit IAAF adopts Coe’s reforms

(From left) Prince Albert II of Monaco, Ethiopian athlete Almaz Ayana, Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, and IAAF Presdent Sebastian Coe pose after Ayana and Bolt were awarded best female and male athlete of the year 2016 in Monaco on Friday during the International Association of Athletics Federations gala. (Photo: AFP)

Monaco, Principality of Monaco (AFP) — The IAAF yesterday unanimously adopted a reform package drawn up by president Sebastian Coe in a bid to end “grotesque” corruption that has rocked track and field’s governing body. In a Special Congress in Monaco, 182 member federation ... Read More

Jamaican athlete Usain Bolt poses after being declared 2016 male World Athlete of the Year in Monaco yesterday during the International Association of Athletics Federations gala. (Photo: AFP) Bolt again
MONACO (AP) — Sprint king Usain Bolt won an unprecedented sixth IAAF male Athlete of the Year ... Read More

IAAF President Sebastian Coe addresses a press conference following a two-day IAAF council meeting in Monaco, yesterday. (Photo: FP) Doping-tainted Russia remains banned from athletics
MONACO (AFP) — Russia remains suspended from international athletics competition after the IAA ... Read More

FRASER-PRYCE…started preparing for next season with the Reynaldo Walcott group at STETHS (Photo: Observer) U-turn!
SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Two-time Olympic Games 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has ma ... Read More

I Am Bolt

Tuesday, November 29, 2016    

LONDON, England — Wellesley and Jennifer Bolt, parents of Jamaican athlete Usain Bolt, on the red carpet as they arrive to attend the world premiere of the film I Am Bolt in central London last night. (Photo: AFP)

Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt said he wanted to make people see what he went through to get to where he is now as he attended the much-anticipated world premiere of his biopic I Am Bolt yesterday in London, England. The red carpet event at the Odeon Leicester Square cinema saw a number of celebrities turn out for the film that looked at his record-breaking career of Bolt and gave a glimpse of the behind the scenes into the life of the world’s fastest man. Footage from his first go ... Read More

‘Relaxed’ Bolt says final season for the fans

Tuesday, November 29, 2016    

Sprinter Usain Bolt (left) of Jamaica gestures beside Australian athlete Morgan Mitchell during a promotional event in Melbourne on November 4, 2016. (Photo: AFP)

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) – Nine-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt dedicated what is set to be his last track season to his fans, with the Jamaican sprint star saying his training regime was now “more relaxed”. However, the 30-year-old insisted yesterday that his will to win was undimmed. “It’s more relaxed, me and my coach will discuss, we’re going to change my training regime, different things, so it’s not going to be as intense as the seasons befo ... Read More

Photo: This is Bolt

Tuesday, November 29, 2016    

LONDON, England - Jamaican athlete Usain Bolt poses for photographers upon arrival at the World premiere of the film ‘I Am Bolt’ in London last night. (Photo: AP)

LONDON, England - Jamaican athlete Usain Bolt poses for photographers upon arrival at the World premiere of the film ‘I Am Bolt’ in London last night. (Photo: AP) Read More

Photo: Omar McLeod honoured

Monday, November 28, 2016    

Jamaica’s Olympic Games 110m hurdles gold medallist Omar McLeod (left) was named Male Athlete of the Year at the second annual On Track Management Awards Night in Atlanta, Georgia, in the USA, recently. McLeod became the first Jamaican man to win the gold medal in the sprint hurdles event after earlier in the year winning the 60m gold medal at the IAAF Indoor Championships in Portland, Oregon. At right is Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas, who won the women’s 400m gold in Rio and was named Female Athlete of the Year. Other Jamaican award recipients were Fitzroy Dunkley, who was part of Jamaica’s men’s 4x400m relay team that won the silver medal in Rio, and Veronica Campbell Brown, who was part of the Jamaican women’s 4x100m relay team that won the Olympic Games silver medal. All seven members of the On Track Management group that took part in and won medals at the Olympic Games were recognised at the event that had over 100 guests, including some of Atlanta’s key business executives.

Jamaica’s Olympic Games 110m hurdles gold medallist Omar McLeod (left) was named Male Athlete of the Year at the second annual On Track Management Awards Night in Atlanta, Georgia, in the USA, recently. McLeod became the first Jamaican man to win the gold medal in the sprint hurdles event after earlier in the year winning the 60m gold medal at the IAAF Indoor Championships in Portland, Oregon. At right is Shaunae Miller of The Bahamas, who won the women’s 400m gold in Rio and was nam ... Read More

Wesley Powell Heart Institute Track and Field Meet set for December 10

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Thursday, November 24, 2016    

Lisa D’Oyen (left), executive director of Heart Institute of the Caribbean (HIC), presents her company’s symbolic cheque to Desmond Shakespeare (right), chairman of the Organising Committee of the Wesley Powell Heart Institute Track Meet at its launch at Excelsior High School yesterday. Second left is Gizelle Riley, marketing administrative associate of HIC, and Edwin Tulloch-Reid, director of Clinical Services/Consultant Cardiologist of HIC. (Bryan Cummings)

THE 14th staging of the annual Wesley Powell Heart Institute of the Caribbean Track and Field Meet is scheduled to take place on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Courtney Walsh Oval at Excelsior High School beginning at 8:30 am. Started in 1998, the meet is being staged to honour the memory of the late founder of Excelsior High School Dr Aston Wesley Powell, who was also a past principal of the school. This meet is also the first of the 2016/2017 track and field season on the Jamaica Athletics Ad ... Read More

Two charities to receive $1.5 million from Alliance Buccaneer Golf Tournament

Thursday, November 24, 2016    

Yulit Gordon (left) accepts the symbolic cheque for $500,000 on behalf of new charity the Jamaica Cancer Society from Peter Chin, president of the Alliance Investment Management, the Buccaneers Club and the Jamaica Golf Association, as part proceeds from the Alliance Buccaneers Memorial Golf Tournament which was held last Saturday and Sunday at the Caymanas Golf Club. (Collin Reid)

The Alliance Buccaneer Memorial Golf Tournament culminated on Monday night at the Constant Spring Golf Club in Kingston with an awards ceremony for the successful golfers in the various categories as well at the presentation of funds to two deserving charities. The perennial recipient of the proceeds of the tournament — the Laws Street Trade Training Centre received $1 million, while first-time beneficiary the Jamaica Cancer Society received $500,000. The Cancer Society was included this ... Read More

UWI 5K run/walk deemed a success

Thursday, November 24, 2016    

The Mayberry Investments team celebrate their run during the CB UWI 5K. (Arrdublu)

The 5th annual CB Group UWI 5K, which was held at the UWI Mona Bowl recently, was deemed a success by participants and sponsors alike. The 5K run/walk, which will benefit students in particular and the institution in general, has become a calender event and the turnout continues to grow each year. “It’s a great feeling to be a part of an event of this nature. I had to wake at 5:00 am, but it was definitely worth it. I think it’s great what CB and Mayberry Investments are doi ... Read More

STETHS make winning return to COCAA cross-country meet

Thursday, November 24, 2016    

Munro College’s Rushane Fullerton retained his Under-16 boys’ 5K title

RHODES HALL, Hanover — St Elizabeth Technical High (STETHS) boys made a winning return to the County of Cornwall Athletics Association’s cross-country championships after a year’s absence, taking top honours at the event held at the Rhodes Hall High School grounds last Thursday. Despite having just one individual winner, Tajay Bramwell, who beat teammate David Martin in the boys’ Under-14 4K race, STETHS also won the boys’ Under-16 section. The St Elizabeth sch ... Read More

Photo: Elaine on the ball

Wednesday, November 23, 2016    

Double Olympic gold medallist Elaine Thompson tests her football skills at the Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Six-A-Side Community Football Competition in Waterhouse last Sunday. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)

Double Olympic gold medallist Elaine Thompson tests her football skills at the Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Six-A-Side Community Football Competition in Waterhouse last Sunday. (Photo: Garfield Robinson) Read More

No time to relax, warns impressive Powell

Friday, November 18, 2016    

West Indies batsman Rovman Powell in action during the second match of the Tri-Nation One-Day International series against Sri Lanka at Harare Sports Club, Zimbabwe, on Wednesday. (Photo: AFP)

HARARE, Zimbabwe (CMC) — Impressive rookie all-rounder Rovman Powell has urged West Indies not to relax on the heels of their convincing victory over Sri Lanka in the opening game of the Tri-Nations Series here on Wednesday. The 23-year-old all-rounder played a starring role on debut as the Windies trounced the Sri Lankans by 62 runs at the Harare Sports Club, to make a winning start to the tournament which also includes hosts Zimbabwe. “I think it was a fantastic team effort to se ... Read More



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