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Immaculate throwing star Danielle Sloley to continue career at Clemson University

After taking up the sport “by mistake” just before starting high school in 2013, Immaculate Conception High's best-ever thrower Danielle Sloley is ready to make the next step on her journey, guided by her strong Christian faith, as she gets ready to start her university... Read More

Athletes should not 'minimise' whereabouts rule, says Coe
London , United Kingdom (AFP) — World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe says no athlete should “minimise the importance of the whereabouts rule” after 100m world champion Christian Coleman missed three doping tests in a 12-month period.... Read More

JOA states goal for equality in sport, gender
Reflecting on Olympic idealism on the occasion of Olympic Day, sports' umbrella organisation in this country, the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), has reinforced its goal of facilitating equal opportunities in sport and gender.... Read More

Magical hands
The name Keniel Brown might not ring the proverbial bell at first, but the former Edwin Allen High football star is once again leading from the front as a top sports massage therapist in the island.... Read More

Carifta triple jump champ Lotavia Brown wants to carry form to Unversity of Texas

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, June, 23 2020    

Pan American Under-20 and Carifta Games triple jump champion Lotavia Brown will continue her track and field career after accepting a scholarship to attend the University of Texas where she will join her Edwin Allen High teammate Kevona Davis. Read More

Safety the name of the game, say ISSA top brass

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, June, 21 2020    

The resumption of schoolboy football later this year will depend on whether or not it is safe to do so and the decision will be driven by consultation with parents, says top executives of the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) as they continued to explore... Read More

JAAA outlines new competition protocols as track and field readies to face starter's gun

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, June, 20 2020    

The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), the governing body for the sport in the island, is to put in new protocols for the staging of track and field meets in the island as they seek to safeguard all who participate in meets as they press ahead with a... Read More

It was a tough choice!

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, June, 19 2020    

Holmwood Technical's Kavia Francis says accepting a full track and field scholarship to attend Baylor University this year was a dream come through for the sprinter who says she can't wait to get started on the next phase of her life. Read More

Don't make Diack a scapegoat, defence pleas

Friday, June, 19 2020    

PARIS, France (AFP) - Former global athletics supremo Lamine Diack should not be made a “scapegoat” in a corruption trial in which he stands accused of accepting bribes to cover up positive dope tests by Russian athletes, his defence lawyer pleaded on the last day of the... Read More

World 100m champion Coleman suspended; could miss Olympics

Thursday, June, 18 2020    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Reigning world 100m champion Christian Coleman was provisionally suspended yesterday over a missed drugs test, putting him at risk of a two-year ban that would rule him out of next year's Tokyo Olympics. Read More

MSU bound!

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, June, 18 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James —The chance to pursue a degree in actuarial science and an opportunity to continue to compete in track and field were the reasons Tarique Gooden, the County of Cornwall Athletics Association (COCAA) Western Championships boys' Class 1 400m... Read More

The race that ran away from Veronica Campbell Brown

Wednesday, June, 17 2020    

TWO-TIME Olympic champion Veronica Campbell Brown is Jamaica's most decorated track and field athlete, with gold medals at every level from the CARIFTA Games through the World Athletics levels of youth, junior and senior, racking up over 50 medals in the process. Read More

World 100m champion Coleman faces suspension after new missed test

Wednesday, June, 17 2020    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Reigning world 100m champion Christian Coleman is facing a two-year suspension after revealing yesterday he missed a drugs test last December. Read More

Back at it!

Tuesday, June, 16 2020    

The recent opening of its new and more spacious headquarters, coupled with the gradual lifting of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions by the Government, paved the way for the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) to yesterday resume scheduled testing, after it was forced... Read More

Lamine Diack pleads ignorance as absent son looms over IAAF trial

Tuesday, June, 16 2020    

PARIS, France (AFP) — The former head of global track and field, Lamine Diack, again said he was surprised by the behaviour of his absent son as their corruption trial resumed in Paris yesterday. Read More


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