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Fennell urges administrators, Gov't to be brave when investing in legacy of sports

Jamaica's sports administrators and Government appear yet to value the legacy of hosting major sporting events in the island and have not shown the courage taken by the country's forefathers in investing in sports, says former Commonwealth Games President Mike... Read More

Well done!
Three Jamaicans registered NCAA leading performances between Friday and yesterday as the US collegiate indoors season picked up intensity.... Read More

Athletics Coach David Riley says systematic prejudices hurting sport
David Riley, president of the Jamaica Track and Field Coaches Association (JATAFCA), says a national prejudice towards sports and people who participate in sports is behind the restrictions on non-contact sports.... Read More

Jail term for blood-doping doctor in ground breaking 'Aderlass' trial
BERLIN, Germany (AFP) — Senior figures in German sport yesterday welcomed the prison sentence handed to the doctor at the centre of the “Aderlass” international blood-doping trial in Munich after the first major test of Germany's anti-doping laws.... Read More

Winning debut!

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@Jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, January, 16 2021    

FORMER Rusea's High School track and field standout, Nia Robinson started her college career with a bang on Thursday as she won the long/triple jump double at the Coffeyville Winter Invite in Texas. Read More

Champs blow

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 15 2021    

The 2021 staging of the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) National Boys' and Girls' Athletics Championships (“Champs”) appears set to be pushed back from the suggested March date to the alternative date of May after yesterday's announcement by the Ministry of... Read More

Former Hydel hurdler Hemmings picks up US collegiate award

Friday, January, 15 2021    

Former Hydel High School hurdler Trishauna Hemmings was on Wednesday named the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Women's Track Performer of the Week after setting a personal best 8.29 seconds in the preliminaries of the 60m hurdles at the Orange and Purple Elite meet held... Read More

Coach Holness urges colleagues to take charge of growth process in young athletes

Friday, January, 15 2021    

Veteran Coach Jerry Holness has urged high school track and field coaches not to be pressured into pushing their young charges too fast too soon, whether by prinicipals or parents. Read More

JAAA/PUMA Meet, Douglas Forrest Invitational officially postponed

Wednesday, January, 13 2021    

The JAAA/PUMA Development Meet hosted at Windalco-Kirkvine in Manchester and the Douglas Forrest Invitational hosted at G C Foster College of Physical Education & Sport in St Catherine, which were both scheduled for this weekend, have been officially... Read More

$50-m target!

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, January, 12 2021    

Two medical facilities in eastern Jamaica will be the main beneficiaries of this year's staging of the 23rd Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run, which will be done mostly virtual this year because of the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, it was announced yesterday at a virtual press... Read More

No COVID-19 vaccines priority for Olympic Games athletes, says Fennell

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, January, 11 2021    

Athletes who will be taking part in this July's Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, should not be given preferential treatment as far as the COVID-19 vaccine is concerned, says former Commonwealth Games president Mike Fennell. Read More

Jamaican trio among winners at NCAA indoors

Monday, January, 11 2021    

Former Jamaican junior throwers Danielle Sloley, Zico Campbell and Phillipe Barnett were among the winners as National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) indoors track and field meets resumed after the break for the Christmas holidays. Read More


By Howard Walker Observer writer | Monday, January, 11 2021    

FORMER 100m World record holder Asafa Powell wants to finish his career on a high by completing 100 sub-10 clockings and a podium finish at the Olympic Games in the summer. Read More

Support for Olympics hits new low in Japan — poll

Monday, January, 11 2021    

Tokyo, Japan (AFP) — Support for holding the postponed Tokyo Olympics this summer has hit a new low in Japan, a poll found yesterday as the country battles a third wave of novel coronavirus infections. Read More

Fennell says Olympics must go on even as world wages war with COVID-19

BY PAUL REID Observer writer | Sunday, January, 10 2021    

Former Commonwealth Games president and Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) boss Mike Fennell says that despite all the setbacks and the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the Olympic Games that are set for this July in Tokyo, Japan, should go on. Read More


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