Athletics

Caribbean coaches give CAREBACO Champs thumbs up

(From left) Jamaica’s silver medal Under-19 girls’ doubles winning pair of Dematra Mew and Christina Petri; NCB’s group
corporate communications manager Belinda Williams, Jamaica’s gold medal Under-19 girls’ doubles winning pair of
Katherine Wynter and Jade Clarke pose during the presentation ceremony at the 2014 staging of SDF/NCB/CAREBACO
Championships at the UTech Auditorium last Friday night. (PHOTOS: GARFIELD ROBINSON)

TRINIDAD and Tobago's coach Solangel Guzman and Barbados' coach Shakeria Waithe have expressed satisfaction with their teams' performances at the 2014 staging of Sports Development Foundation (SDF)/National Commercial Bank (NCB)/Caribbean Regional Badminton Confederation (CAREBACO) Championships. T ... Read More

Gore in action at the
competition in Colombia.
(PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED) Danielle Gore strikes historic gold at Invitational Show Jumping
YOUNG Jamaican equestrian Danielle Gore, competing in the 12 and under category, made history for Ja ... Read More

MANLEY… will hope
to atone and find the
form that saw him
run 46.24 seconds
HYDE… leads the competition with his season’s best 13.19
seconds Hyde, Manley lead track & field charge
Jamaica's medal hopes at the Second International Olympic Committee (IOC) Youth Olympics will step u ... Read More

Katherine Wynter poses with her gold medal after winning
Under-19 Open girls' singles at the 2014 staging of the
SDF/NCB CAREBACO Championships at the Alfred Sangster
Auditorium at the UTech Papine Campus on Friday night.
(PHOTOS: GARFIELD ROBINSON) Jamaican trio dominates CAREBACO Championships
JAMAICA'S top senior player Gareth Henry and Under-19 male and female champions, Samuel Ricketts and ... Read More

Soyfresh donates $200,000 to the JAAA

Tuesday, August 19, 2014    

From left)
Tamara Garel-
Thompson,
general manger,
World Brands
Services, and
Lee Chee Bun,
senior export
manager, Ace
Canning
Corporation,
Soyfresh
Principal,
present Dr
Warren Blake,
president,
JAAA, with a
symbolic
cheque valued
at $200,000
towards the
JAAA Athlete
Wellness
Programme.

WORLD Brands Services — a division of GK Foods & Services Limited -- has committed to a six-month donation to the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) of Soyfresh product valued at $200,000 towards its Athlete Wellness Programme. The formal exchange was presented at the Soyfresh launch last Friday. Dr Warren Blake, president of the JAAA, accepted on behalf of his administration. Soyfresh's objective is to expose the athletes to a good alternative to milk that can be in ... Read More

Banned British cyclist blames binge for doping ban

Tuesday, August 19, 2014    

Banned British cyclist blames binge for doping ban

LONDON, England (AP) — British cyclist Jonathan Tiernan-Locke blamed an "alcoholic binge" as the reason behind abnormal results in his blood sample that led to him being banned from the sport for two years. UK Anti-Doping published its findings on the Tiernan-Locke case yesterday, confirming his suspension after the rider was found to have used "a prohibited substance and/or prohibited method (blood doping) to boost his levels of haemoglobin." The UKAD says Tiernan-Locke insisted that he ... Read More

Hey, you!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014    

Hey,
you!

Britain's Ben Dijkstra (left) and New Zealand's Daniel Hoy compete the men's triathlon at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, in eastern China's Jiangsu province, yesterday. (PHOTO: AFP) Read More

Bolt eases to first 100m win of 2014 in 10.06secs

Monday, August 18, 2014    

Jamaican sprinter and Olympic
multi-champion Usain Bolt (centre),
dips at the finish line during an
exhibition 100m race at Copacabana
Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
yesterday. (PHOTO: AFP)

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) — Olympic champion and world record holder Usain Bolt won his first 100-metre of 2014 yesterday in an exhibition race run on Rio's iconic Copacabana beach, two years out from the 2016 Olympics. The Jamaican superstar won in a time of 10.06sec although Bolt had predicted a sub-10sec time when he faced the press on Friday. Britain's Mark Lewis Francis (10.42sec) and Jefferson Liberato of Brazil (10.44sec) shared the podium with Bolt who, after an injury-hit sea ... Read More

Mitchell, Le-Roy strike gold among 13 medals at PanAm Festival

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, August 18, 2014    

LE-ROY… ran 51.28 seconds to win the women's 400m

Gold medals from sprinter Sheldon Mitchell and quartermiler Anastasia Le-Roy led Jamaica's 13-medal haul in the track and field segment of the First APA Pan-American Olympic Festival, which got under way at Pallilo Stadium in Mexico City, Mexico, over the weekend. After winning a silver and bronze on Friday's first day of the two-day championships, the Jamaicans added 11 more medals on Saturday, two gold, four silver and five bronze medals to finish fifth in the medal standings. Cuba topped th ... Read More

Jamaica cop 63 medals at CAREBACO Champs

BY RUDDY ALLEN | Monday, August 18, 2014    

Jamaican players pose for a
group picture at the
presentation ceremony of the
2014 staging of the SDF/NCB
CAREBACO Championships at
the Alfred Sangster Auditorium
at the University of Technology
(UTech) Papine Campus on
Friday night. (PHOTO:
GARFIELD ROBINSON)

The Jamaicans stamped their dominance over their rivals by copping 63 medals at the 2014 staging of the Sports Development Foundation (SDF)/National Commercial Bank (NCB) Caribbean Regional Badminton Confederation (CAREBACO) Championships. The championships was held at the Alfred Sangster Auditorium at the University of Technology (UTech) Papine Campus from August 7 to 15. Jamaica won 23 gold medals, 13 silver and 27 bronze in all categories -- Under-11, Under-13, Under-15, Under-17, Under-19 ... Read More

Jamaica seek better luck after slow start at Youth Olympics

By Paul Reid | Monday, August 18, 2014    

Jamaica seek better luck after slow start at Youth Olympics

Jamaican athletes at the 2nd IOC Youth Olympics will hope for better luck today when competition continues after getting off to a slow start on yesterday's first full day in Nanjing, China. Timothy Wynter finished sixth in his first-round heat of the men's 100m backstroke and failed to advance, while the men's beach volleyball team lost 2-0 to Brazil. Today, Sidrell Williams will start his campaign in the swimming pool when he takes part in the first round of the men's 100m butterfly event, an ... Read More

Mo Farah gets long distance double at Euros

Monday, August 18, 2014    

Great Britain’s Mohamed
Farah reacts as he crosses
the finish line to win the
men’s 5,000m final during
the European Athletics
Championships at the
Letzigrund stadium in Zurich
yesterday. (PHOTO: AFP)

ZURICH, Switzerland (AP) — When it comes to big competition dominance, Mo Farah proved again he is the gold standard. The Briton clinched his 5,000-10,000-metre double at the European Championships yesterday, giving his troubled season a golden finish that now makes him the double long distance champion at continental, world and Olympic levels, all at the same time. While Usain Bolt can major in sprint triples, Farah only has two races to excel at — but he does so with equal style. ... Read More

'Busy' Campbell publishing book on Bolt

BY VERNON DAVIDSON Executive editor - publications davidsonv@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August 17, 2014    

Clive ‘Busy’ Campbell
(left) and Nicholas
Ziadie display a photo
of Jackie Bell and
Dennis Ziadie at the
1986 World Cup in
Mexico, as well as a
T-shirt advertising
the annual Bell/Ziadie
Memorial football
game.

CLIVE 'Busy' Campbell is the kind of man who will regale you with stories... for as long as you are willing to listen. They're mostly about sports — football and cricket in particular because he has spent most of his life either playing or involved in organising competitions in both disciplines. His newest project, though, involves athletics and, most naturally, includes the world's fastest man and Campbell's fellow Jamaican, Usain Bolt. What will surprise people who don't know Campbell ... Read More

PHOTO: Beach ball bolt

Sunday, August 17, 2014    

Jamaican track and field superstar Usain Bolt heads the ball during a game of ‘futevoley’ on Copacabana Beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, yesterday. Bolt will be competing today against three other sprinters in the "Mano a Mano Challenge" on a track at Leme beach. (PHOTO: AP) Read More



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