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Michael O'Hara leaves Racers

Wednesday, November, 13 2019    

In a bid to reignite his career, Jamaican athletics prodigy Michael O'Hara has left Racers Track Club, returning to his former Calabar High coach, Craig Sewell. Read More

Michael Fray remembered as track talent that never truly self-actualise

By Howard Walker Observer senior reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, November, 8 2019    

A talent “that went to waste” was how Michael Fray was described by a renowned sportscaster, Allie McNab.But close family friend Stratton Palmer said Fray epitomised the typical Jamaican sportsman. Read More

Marathon Insurance going the distance with JOA for Tokyo 2020

Wednesday, November, 6 2019    

Marathon Insurance Brokers has extended its Olympic journey with Jamaica's team to the 2020 Olympic Games, by partnering with the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) in its biggest way yet to provide coverage before, during and after the games. Read More

Head over heels

BY HOWARD WALKER Observer senior reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, November, 6 2019    

Jamaica's double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson, who recently tied the knot, says hubby Derron Herah has been a source of inspiration. Read More

Photo: Head over heels

Wednesday, November, 6 2019    

Jamaica's double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson poses with her husband Derron Herah during their weding cermony at Old Fort Bay in St Ann on Saturday. (Photo: LEXON) Read More

Olympic chief urges focus on cheating athletes' 'entourage'

Wednesday, November, 6 2019    

KATOWICE, Poland (AFP) — Olympic chief Thomas Bach yesterday urged governments to do more to help “drain the doping swamp” by going after the entourage of a cheating athlete. Read More


Tuesday, November, 5 2019    

Tamii Brown (centre), commercial and corporate affairs manager at Salada Foods Jamaica, congratulates top 5K male walkers, second-place finisher O'Shea Morgan (left) of Shizzlefit, and first-place finisher Lenworth Hunter of Kingston Freeport, during the 2019 ICWI/Jamaica Reach to Recovery Pink... Read More

CB Group UWI 5K/Moses Davis scholarship sets cultural student on course

Friday, November, 1 2019    

When dancehall entertainer Moses “Beenie Man” Davis walked onto the Mona campus of The University of the West Indies for the launch of the CB Group UWI 5K on Wednesday, October 2, some of his fans could not help but try to get his attention. Read More

Latvian undersecretary pays courtesy call on JOA

Thursday, October, 31 2019    

Jamaica's apex sporting body, the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), has broadened the local dialogue on sport and sport development in a way that has brought overseas stakeholders to the table in bilateral discussions. Read More

Thomas, Martin top 2019 ICWI/Jamaica Reach To Recovery Pink Run

Tuesday, October, 29 2019    

Henry Thomas and Arieta Martin came out as the overall respective winners in the male and female open run category of the 2019 ICWI/Jamaica Reach To Recovery Pink Run on Sunday in New Kingston. Read More

JOA, Ukraine National Olympic Committee sign historic MOU

Thursday, October, 24 2019    

The Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) and the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine signed a memorandum of understanding under which the exchange of coaching expertise, technical and scientific research and sport medicine capabilities across the disciplines will take... Read More

19th Reggae Marathon set for December 8 in Negril

Thursday, October, 24 2019    

THE 19th staging of the highly acclaimed Reggae Marathon, which also includes half marathon and 10K races, is expected to be another successful marketing platform for Jamaica as a tourist destination, according to organisers and stakeholders. Read More

Russia anti-doping boss expects lengthy Olympic ban

Thursday, October, 24 2019    

Moscow, Russia (AFP) — Russia's anti-doping chief is predicting a lengthy Olympic ban for the national squad, lashing out at Moscow authorities who he says handed over falsified lab data to international investigators. Read More

Registration extended for ICWI Pink Run

Sunday, October, 20 2019    

The registration deadline for the 2019 ICWI/Jamaica Reach to Recovery Pink Run 5K has been extended to Thursday, October 24, ahead of the road race on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at Emancipation Park in Kingston. Read More

Don Quarrie says Jamaica's men will get it right in Tokyo

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, October, 17 2019    

Following the poor display from Jamaica's men in the sprints at the just concluded IAAF World Athletics Championships, Jamaica's technical leader and sprint icon Donald Quarrie, believes they will bounce back at next year's Olympic Games in Japan. Read More


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