Athletics

Great honour

Stephen Francis, head coach of the MVP Track Club, received the highest honour of 15 individuals recognised for their service to sports at the annual Ceremony of Investiture and Presentation of National Honours and Awards on the lawns of King's House yesterday. Read More

Archibald, Goule top Digicel 5K
Olympian Natoya Goule and rising star in long-distance running, Oshane Archibald, copped the top spots in the women's and men's run categories at the sixth annual Digicel 5K Night Run in downtown Kingston on Saturday.... Read More

Jamaica's Lennox Graham to coach 400m hurdles prodigy
Promising 400-metre hurdler Kyron McMaster of the British Virgin Islands will now be guided by top Jamaican Coach Lennox Graham.... Read More

Special Olympians to benefit from 2017 Digicel 5K
Beyond running a personal best time or getting painted in the 'Fun Zone', participants in the 2017 Digicel 5K will also be making a big investment in Special Olympics Jamaica (SOJ). ... Read More

CB Group/UWI 5K Run set for November 12

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Wednesday, October, 4 2017    

THE sixth-consecutive staging of the Caribbean Broilers (CB) Group/University of the West Indies (UWI) 5K Run is scheduled to start at UWI Assembly Hall, Mona, on Sunday, November 12, 2017, at 7:00am. Read More

Pistorius family vows legal action over movie

Wednesday, October, 4 2017    

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AFP) — The family of jailed Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius said yesterday that it would pursue legal action over a coming US film about his murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Read More

Omar McLeod shortlisted for IAAF best athlete

Tuesday, October, 3 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Jamaica's Olympic and World Championships 110-metre hurdles champion Omar McLeod is the only Jamaican shortlisted for the 2017 IAAF Athlete of the Year Award. Read More

Burger King Grand Prix set for October 1 and 22

Sunday, October, 1 2017    

Restaurant Associates Limited (RAL), operators of Burger King in Jamaica, has announced the 20th annual Burger King Grand Prix Road Race will be staged today in Mandeville and October 22 in Portmore. Read More

Reggae Marathon is best in the world

Tuesday, September, 26 2017    

The local Reggae Marathon, Half-Marathon and 10K annual event has received the nod from more than 24,000 readers of the UK-based Women's Running and Men's Running magazines. Read More

McNab leads Special Olympics team to LETR conference

Monday, September, 25 2017    

Aldrick “Allie” McNab, the recently appointed chairman of Special Olympics Jamaica, is part of the Jamaican contingent attending the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Read More

Byron Bachelor Athletics Complex opened at Kingston College

By Dwayne Richards Observer writer | Thursday, September, 21 2017    

Four and a half months after its completion, the Byron Bachelor Athletics Complex was officially opened at Kingston College last Friday, much to the delight of the school community which now has access to a six-lane, 350m synthetic track. Read More

Livermore to learn fate October 30

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, September, 19 2017    

If the confidence exuded by his manager Lorenzo Sandford is anything to go by, then Jason Livermore should be exonerated from his Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) anti-doping violation following the second and final day of the hearing at the Jamaica Conference Centre... Read More

Fraser-Pryce targets October return to training

By Garfield Myers Editor at Large, South Central Bureau | Monday, September, 18 2017    

Southfield, St Elizabeth — She is not yet sure of the exact date, but sprint star Shelly-Ann Fraser- Pryce is targeting next month for her return to training after taking a break to have her first child. Read More

WAY TO GO! Special

Friday, September, 15 2017    

Special Olympics Jamaica (SOJ) Executive Director Lorna Bell says the body is pleased to have the opportunity to help build communities through sports and healthy athletes' projects. Read More

ICWI/Ja Reach to Recovery Pink Run set for October 28

Thursday, September, 14 2017    

The exciting ICWI/Jamaica Reach to Recovery Pink Run under the theme 'Tutus and tall socks' is slated for Saturday, October 28 in New Kingston. Read More



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