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Rising sprint star Briana Williams brings goodies on visit with PM Holness

Sunday, January, 10 2021    

Double World Under-20 champion and Jamaican track athlete Briana Williams paid a visit to the Office of the Prime Minister on Thursday to present printers to the prime minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness, for distributing to schools as Jamaica continues to navigate... Read More

High time!

BY HOWARD WALKER Observer writer | Sunday, January, 10 2021    

Retired Jamaican Olympian Michael Frater yesterday opened his 4/20 Sports Therapeutic Bliss — a medical cannabis dispensary — with the hope of exposing and solving injuries as experienced first-hand by him. Read More

Briana Williams announced as Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run 2021 patron

Saturday, January, 9 2021    

Double World Under-20 champion, Jamaican track athlete Briana Williams will serve as the race patron for the 2021 Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run. Read More

JADCO presents 170 Samsung tablets to student athletes

Saturday, January, 9 2021    

The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) presented Guy's Hill High School, Ensom City Primary School and Eltham Park Primary School with a total of 95 Samsung tablets at a handover ceremony which was held at the JADCO office located in Kingston on... Read More

Tokyo Olympics 'safe and secure' despite virus emergency — organisers

Saturday, January, 9 2021    

Tokyo, Japan (AFP) — Tokyo Olympics organisers insisted yesterday that the novel coronavirus-postponed Games will still go ahead despite Japan declaring a state of emergency less than 200 days before the opening ceremony. Read More

Big blow!

Friday, January, 8 2021    

The JC/Purewater/R Danny Williams Track & Field Development Meet, initially scheduled for tomorrow, has been postponed. Read More

Oldest living Olympic champion Agnes Keleti to turn 100

Friday, January, 8 2021    

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AFP) — Hungarian gymnast Agnes Keleti, the world's oldest living Olympic champion as well as a Holocaust survivor, is still showing off ahead of turning 100 tomorrow. Read More

Sashoy Benbow finally makes breakthrough

By Dwayne Richards Observer writer | Thursday, January, 7 2021    

There are no two stories that follow the same script in life and oftentimes there is a story told of a star emerging from deep obscurity to shine brighter than all others. Read More

Puma extends assistance beyond traditional high schools in Jamaica

By Dwayne Richards Observer writer | Thursday, January, 7 2021    

Mona High and Jose Marti Technical High schools were presented yesterday with athletic gear by Juliet Campbell, manager for Sports Marketing Central for Puma in Jamaica, to assist with their preparation for the Inter-secondary School Sports Association... Read More

JOA, JPA, USSA alliance to build sport education agenda

Monday, January, 4 2021    

STRUCTURES to advance the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) agenda for education and sport have been bolstered by a Protocol of Cooperation between the country's apex body for sport, the Jamaica Paralympic Association (JPA) and the United States Sports Academy... Read More

'Briana should never have gone to The Bahamas meet,' says Boldon

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, January, 4 2021    

World Under-20 double sprint gold medallist Briana Williams was scheduled to open her season at the Christmas Classic All-Distance Meet in Freeport, The Bahamas, last month, but the Florida-based Jamaican sprinter and her coach Ato Boldon ended up returning home without... Read More

Let's do it!

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, January, 4 2021    

TRACK and field stakeholders must find ways to get Jamaica's most successful sport going safely and as soon as possible says David Riley, president of the Jamaica Track and Field Coaches Association (JATAFCA), or else the country will face difficult times. Read More

PHOTO: Let's do it!

Monday, January, 4 2021    

Kingston College's Amontae Wray clears an obstacle on his way to victory in the Class Three 100m hurdles event on day one of the 109th ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys' and Girls' Athletics Championship at the National Stadium in this 2019 file photo.(Photo: Garfield Robinson) Read More

JAAA medical chief says strict adherence to COVID protocols key to athletics making full return

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 3 2021    

DR Carl Bruce, chairman of the Medical and Anti-doping Committee of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), has warned that no favours can be given or corners cut if the sport of track and field is to resume under COVID-19 protocols after the Christmas... Read More

Boldon says Briana Williams' career as junior is over

Sunday, January, 3 2021    

Coach Ato Boldon is sticking to his guns that his star pupil Briana Williams' days of competing against juniors were over despite the athlete only turning 18 earlier this year and still being able to defend her World Athletics Under-20 sprint double title in Nairobi,... Read More



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