Athletics

PCJ fuels JII meet with $12m injection

The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) is continuing its support for local athletics with a $12- million sponsorship package for the Jamaica International Invitational (JII) meet which is scheduled for Saturday at the National Stadium in Kingston. Read More

Parishes in prep mode for JTA/Sagicor National Primary Schools Athletics Champs
The countdown is on for the 35th staging of the JTA/Sagicor National Primary Schools Athletics Championships set to take place over two days next week Friday, May 25, and Saturday, May 26 at the National Stadium.... Read More

JOA forges links with Colombia
With the most successful Commonwealth Games achieved by way of number of medals gained in Australia last month, the Jamaica Olympic Association is not resting on its laurels as an organisation.... Read More

JCA stops games for Pat
KENDAL, Manchester — President of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) Wilford “Billy” Heaven said that competitions scheduled for last Saturday, the day the service of thanksgiving was held for late sports administrator Patrick “Pat” Anderson, were...... Read More

JTA/Sagicor National Primary Schools Athletics Championships Parish Profiles

Wednesday, May, 16 2018    

The 35th staging of the JTA/Sagicor National Primary Schools Athletics Championship's set to take place at National Stadium on Friday, May 25 and Saturday, May 26. Read More

Gaye eyes PB!

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior Staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, May, 15 2018    

 Defending 400m champion Demish Gaye will not only be looking to retain his JN Racers Grand Prix title, but will be hoping to lower his personal best of 44.55 seconds achieved at the 2017 London World Championships. Read More

McLeod wins, as Miller-Uibo, Gardiner break meet records

Monday, May, 14 2018    

SHANGHAI, China (CMC) — Reigning Olympic champion Omar McLeod barely held off Spain's Orlando Ortega to win the men's sprint hurdles on a rain-drenched night at the Shanghai Diamond League here Saturday. Read More

The Commonwealth Manor — more than just a night spot at the Games

BY DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer | Monday, May, 14 2018    

The 21st staging of the Commonwealth Games will be remembered for a number of historic events occurring on the track for Jamaica, including Aisha Praught-Leer becoming the first woman to win a gold medal in the 300m steeplechase, Danniel Thomas-Dodd becoming the first woman to win gold... Read More

Naggo Head repeat as Primary School Champs, but only just

Sunday, May, 13 2018    

Naggo Head retained the INSPORTS Primary Schools Athletics Championship title by a whisker yesterday, as they resisted a stern push from Spanish Town Primary and Rousseau Primary to win the four-day championships by six points. Read More

This one's Olympic champ McLeod vows to do Shanghai hurdle hero Liu proud

Saturday, May, 12 2018    

Shanghai , China (AFP) — World and Olympic hurdles champion Omar McLeod wants to put on a blistering display in Shanghai today in homage to the Chinese city's athletics hero Liu Xiang. Read More

Champs Naggo Head lead INSPORTS Primary Champs

Friday, May, 11 2018    

Portsmouth Primary won two of the three medals on offer in the space of 10 minutes on day two of the INSPORTS Primary Schools Athletics Championships at the National Stadium yesterday. Read More

High jumper Burgher hungry for more success

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, May, 11 2018    

Edwin Allen High's Janique Burgher got one obstacle out of the way after she equalled her personal best, clearing 1.82m to retain her high school girls high jump title at the recent staging of the 124th Penn Relays Carnival in Philadelphia. Read More

JOA opens arms to new members

Friday, May, 11 2018    

The official membership of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) swelled to 41 after four new sports were inducted into the organisation on Friday at the Olympic Manor at 9 Cunningham Avenue in Kingston. Read More

Teams hunt points on day two of Primary Champs

Thursday, May, 10 2018    

The jostle for points will continue on day two of the 38th INSPORTS Primary Schools Athletics Championships at the National Stadium today. Read More

Naggo Head favourites to defend Primary Champs title

Wednesday, May, 9 2018    

Naggo Head are favourites to retain their title when the 38th INSPORTS Primary School Athletics Championships begin today at the National Stadium at 9:00 am. Read More



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