Athletics

'We're not rivals, we're friends!'

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — “We are not rivals, we are friends”, they say almost simultaneously. Read More

'Hungry' Chang targets discus gold
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – After failing to win a medal at a meet for the first time in years, Jamaica's IAAF World Under-20 discus throw gold medallist Kai Chang says he is “hungry and angry” going into today's event on the first day of the 20th Pan-American Under-20 Track...... Read More

Good start
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — Jamaica is well poised to get off to a good start at the 20th Pan American Junior Track and Field Championships that starts this morning at the National Stadium here, with 19 members of the 40-strong team set to compete today.... Read More

Halliman said to be on his way back to Excelsior
The Jamaica Observer has been reliably informed that top schoolboy football coach Lebert Halliman has returned at the helm of his alma mater Excelsior High School for the upcoming Manning Cup season after leading Hydel High to their first Walker Cup crown last...... Read More

Photo: GOOD START

Friday, July, 19 2019    

Anthony Cox goes through his paces during a training session on a wet track at the National Stadium in San Jose, Costa Rica, yesterday, ahead of today's start to the 20th Pan- American Junior Track and Field Championships. Cox is a medal hopeful in the 400m. (Photo: Paul... Read More

PanAm Junior head coach says targets were met at 3-day training camp

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Thursday, July, 18 2019    

Michael McIntosh, head coach of the Jamaican team to the Pan-American Under-20 Championships in Costa Rica, said all the targets set for last weekend's camp were met and the early departure to the Central American country would help the team to achieve their... Read More

Off to Costa Rica!

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, July, 18 2019    

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — Five western Jamaica-based athletes — three attend high schools in the region, while the others are former students who pursued their secondary education at schools also in western Jamaica — are part of the Jamaica team that will... Read More

Second for Jamaican trio at Monaco Diamond League meet

Saturday, July, 13 2019    

Embattled former world championships sprint hurdler Danielle Williams was one of three Jamaicans who placed second in their respective events at yesterday's Herculis IAAF Diamond League meeting in Monaco. Read More

Briana Williams added to Pan Am U-20 Championships team

Saturday, July, 13 2019    

Fresh from her record setting run at the NACAC Under-18 Championships in Mexico last weekend, Briana Williams has been added to the Jamaican team that will take part in the Pan American Under-20 Championships in San Jose, Costa Rica, next... Read More

10 rise above Guardsman Power

Saturday, July, 13 2019    

Twenty-two teams pushed themselves beyond physical and mental limits, showcasing skill, grit, and physical prowess to secure the 10 automatic spots to the finals of the Guardsman Power Games scheduled for Sunday, July 28, at the Hope Zoo. Read More

Michael O'Hara in shock and disbelief at Bolt's video rant

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, July, 12 2019    

Michael O'Hara has refuted claims that he has disrespected Racers Track Club Head Coach Glen Mills. Read More

Mouth-watering prospects for Jamaican women at Monaco Diamond League

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, July, 12 2019    

Double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson lines up in a crack 200m field and leads seven other Jamaicans into action at the Monaco Diamond League today as they continue to fine-tune their preparations for the IAAF World Championships in Qatar in... Read More

JOA pushes for Jamaica to become sporting mecca

Friday, July, 12 2019    

The Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) is continuing its thrust to establish Jamaica as a preferred venue for regional and international games and tournaments, which it maintains is a critical element in building a local sport industry and creating a viable sport tourism... Read More

Samuda appointed honourary member of international sports medicine body

Thursday, July, 11 2019    

Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) President Christopher Samuda has been appointed an honourary member of the Scientific Committee for the International Congress of Physical Education, Sports and Kinesiotherapy, an international congress which is hosted by the National... Read More

Frano's gift to education

Wednesday, July, 10 2019    

When Claudia Francis Carignan, the sister of Alfred “Frano” Francis, made her transition in January 2018 in her Atlanta hometown, the Running Events Road Race guru said the family was heartbroken. Read More



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