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Mixed Relay to highlight 2020 staging of SW Isaac-Henry meet

For the first time in Jamaica, there will be a Mixed Relay and the place to witness it is at the sixth staging of the Mayberry SW Isaac-Henry track and field meet inside National Stadium scheduled for 5:30 pm today. Read More

Montego Bay High's Baghaloo on the mend after collapsing at COCAA Champs
SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Montego Bay High School athlete Kythony Baghaloo was on Saturday evening treated and released from the Mandeville Regional Hospital after collapsing while competing at the County of Cornwall Athletics Association (COCAA) Western Champs finals at the St...... Read More

Against the odds
Former champions Holmwood Technical are expected to be contenders again for the ISSA Boys' and Girls' Athletic Championships to be held at National Stadium next month.... Read More

St Jago boys, Edwin Allen girls retain titles at Central Champs
St Jago High School boys and Edwin Allen High School girls retained their Central Athletics Championships titles, but Tia Clayton stole the spotlight with a scintillating record run of 11.29 seconds (+1.1 mps) over 100m at G C Foster College yesterday.... Read More

STETHS, Rusea's retain COCAA Western Champs titles

By Paul A Reid Observer writer | Wednesday, February, 19 2020    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Defending champions St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) boys and Rusea's High School girls retained their titles with comfortable wins on Saturday's third day of the County of Cornwall Athletics Association (COCAA) Western Championships held at St... Read More

Damar on top

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, February, 19 2020    

St Jago High School led both the boys' and girls' sections of the Digicel Central Championships at the end of the first of a two-day event, but what was building up to be the clash of the season in the girls' Class One 200m between Jamaica's two most... Read More

Shelly weighs options

Tuesday, February, 18 2020    

BERLIN, Germany (AFP) — Jamaican sprint queen Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, currently preparing for the Tokyo Olympics, says the defence of her women's 100m sprint gold at the 2021 World Championships could be her farewell from athletics. Read More

Van Niekerk wins first race this year on comeback trail

Tuesday, February, 18 2020    

BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa (AFP) — Olympics and World 400-metre record-holder Wayde van Niekerk, who has been slowly recovering from a knee injury, won his first race this year in Bloemfontein yesterday. Read More

Immaculate pair receives confidence boost at Corporate Area Development Meet

Monday, February, 17 2020    

The Immaculate Conception High School pair of Maja Henry and Mireya Simpson received a timely confidence boost ahead of the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/GraceKennedy Boys' and Girls' Athletics Championships when they finished first and second,... Read More

Coronavirus prevention tips 101 for Jamaica's travelling athletes

Rachael Irving | Sunday, February, 16 2020    

People worldwide are troubled about the newly discovered strain of the coronavirus which has been named Sars CoV-2 by the World Health Organization (WHO). Read More

Leaps and bounds

BY DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer | Sunday, February, 16 2020    

At the end of the Class One boys' 200m final, Kingston College were certainly on their way to retaining their title at the Digicel/Anthrick Corporate Area Development Meet at the National Stadium in Kingston, yesterday. Read More


BY DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer | Saturday, February, 15 2020    

The Milo Western Relays has become famous for the exciting and competitive race between high schools and even colleges, so fans who turned up at the 'new' venue G C Foster College were anticipating as much last week Saturday. Read More

Battle royale expected for girls' honours at COCAA Western Champs

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Saturday, February, 15 2020    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — A battle royale is expected today in the girls' section of the County of Cornwall Athletics Association (COCAA) Western Championships between defending champions Rusea's High and former champions St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) as the... Read More


BY HOWARD WALKER Observer senior reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, February, 15 2020    

Kingston College (KC) and Excelsior High girls grabbed early leads on day one of the Digicel Anthrick Corporate Area Championship inside National Stadium yesterday. Read More

IOC face 'big communications job' as virus jitters hit Tokyo Olympics

Saturday, February, 15 2020    

Tokyo , Japan (AFP) — Olympic chiefs admitted yesterday they face a “very big communications job” to soothe concerns over the coronavirus epidemic in the run-up to this summer's Tokyo Games. Read More


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