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Former JOA President Mike Fennell blasts 'irresponsible'

FORMER Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) President Mike Fennell has blasted a recent article in The Times newspaper which suggested that the Olympic Games, scheduled to be held between July and August this year, has been cancelled. Read More

JAAA hierarchy ready for safe resumption of track and field
Having spent the past few months working assiduously to find workable solutions for the safe return of track and field, the hierarchy of the sport's governing body, the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) is expressing optimism that they will be ready to...... Read More

Track and field proposal ready for approval, says JAAA President Gayle
After much delay and lots of disappointment for the various people involved in the sport of track and field, it appears that there is light at the end of the tunnel for the safe return of the sport to the island.... Read More

McLeod, Taylor lead Jamaicans at Arkansas meet
Eight Jamaican senior track and field athletes, led by Olympic sprint hurdles champion Omar McLeod and Christopher Taylor, will open their 2021 indoors season today at the American Track League meet #1 at Randal Tyson Indoor Centre in Fayetteville,...... Read More

Kevona Davis second after making long-awaited debut in indoor season

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 24 2021    

Former Edwin Allen sprinter Kevona Davis, now of the University of Texas, made her long-awaited individual debut in the 2021 NCAA indoor season after running 23.26 seconds to place second overall in the 200m at Friday's Wooo Pig Classic at the University of Arkansas' Randal Tyson... Read More

Stadium track almost ready as prospect of sports' return looks brighter

Sunday, January, 24 2021    

JAMAICA'S track and field athletes will soon be able to use the National Stadium track once more, as only marking of the lanes is left for the project to be completed. Read More

A gift in time

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer | Sunday, January, 24 2021    

PORT ANTONIO, Portland — The Titchfield High School's past student body has presented over $500,000 worth of athletics equipment to the track and field team, much to the delight of the school fraternity. Read More

Carifta Games pushed back to July, but JAAA remains committed to participating

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, January, 23 2021    

Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) remains committed to the Carifta Games despite its second postponement in less than a year and President Garth Gayle is prepared to send a team if the situation is safe. Read More

COVID-19 compliance marshals now necessary when track meets resume

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, January, 23 2021    

WHEN the local track and field season restarts there will be an additional feature as teams and meets will be required to have COVID-19 compliance personnel and the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) has put on three virtual seminars that have seen 600 people taking... Read More

Queen's/Grace Jackson Meet another COVID casualty

BY DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer | Saturday, January, 23 2021    

THE 20th staging of The Queen's/Grace Jackson Meet (TQGJM) has become another in a long list of high school track and field meets to be impacted by COVID-19. Read More

Japan dismisses Olympics cancellation report as teams back Games

Saturday, January, 23 2021    

TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — Japan dismissed a report claiming officials see cancelling the Tokyo Olympics as inevitable yesterday, as heavyweights the United States, Canada and Australia said they were still preparing for the Games. Read More

JOA boss Samuda calls for national business sport policy

BY DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer | Friday, January, 22 2021    

At a time when most sports have been grounded to a halt on the island, president of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) Christopher Samuda has called for a national business sport policy. Read More

Hemmings, Owens cop ACC awards after splendid

Friday, January, 22 2021    

Sprint hurdler Trishauna Hemmings of Clemson University won her second-successive Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) track athlete of the week honours on Wednesday, while University of Virginia's compatriot Owayne Owens won his first after both Jamaicans produced outstanding performances at... Read More

J'cans Dunkley, Hewitt finish strongly in 200m at Clemson Invitational

Friday, January, 22 2021    

Jamaicans Delano Dunkley of the University of Georgia and Fabian Hewitt of Clemson University were first and second in the men's 200m on Saturday's second day of the two-day Clemson Invitational in South Carolina. Read More

New Legacy Athletics track club aims to build on Jamaica's impressive tradition in sports

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, January, 21 2021    

Jamaica's fourth professional track and field club, Legacy Athletics, effectively the professional arm of the Calabar High School track and field programme, was launched yesterday with much fanfare at the Jamaica Baptist Union Centre in Kingston and was described as... Read More


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