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Forbes says JAAA Competitions Committee positioned to steer track and field in difficult times

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

Ian Forbes, ch airman of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association's (JAAA) Competitions Committee, says “the many and varied skill sets” of the members of the committee would ensure that they carry out their duties to the best of... Read More

Promising sprinter Ashanti Moore close to Adidas deal, says source

BY HOWARD WALKER Observer writer | Sunday, January, 3 2021    

Promising Jamaican sprinter Ashanti Moore is on the verge of signing a professional contract with sportswear giant Adidas, but discussions on the final deal package is ongoing. Read More

On your mark, get set, go!

BY DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer | Thursday, December, 31 2020    

The Minister of Sports Olivia “Babsy” Grange had encouraging words for the newly elected administration of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) when she spoke at the handing over of equipment from Japan to Jamaica recently. Read More

JAAA pleased with record participation in virtual calendar conference

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, December, 31 2020    

The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) says it is pleased with the outcome of Monday's calendar conference that was held virtually for the very first time and which drew a record number of over 50 participants. Read More

Keep changes made to 2021 Champs, ISSA

Thursday, December, 31 2020    

Optimism is high in track and field circles that the world-renowned Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Boys' and Girls' athletics Championships, better known as 'Champs,' will resume next year. Read More

Masked and muted Olympics will still dominate crowded 2021 in sports

Thursday, December, 31 2020    

PARIS, France (AFP) — The rescheduled Tokyo Olympics will be the centrepiece of a crammed sporting year in 2021 as sports administrators who had their calendars wiped away by the novel coronavirus pandemic try to fill the gaps even as a second wave hits. Read More

JOA programmes transitioning smoothly under corporate governance

Sunday, December, 27 2020    

The Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) continues to manifest the importance of a corporate governance structure in sport, with smooth transition to its programmes. Read More

Historic JOA, World eleven/AFA memorandum provides strategic football boost

Thursday, December, 24 2020    

THE Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) on Tuesday signed a historic Memorandum of Strategic Alliance with World Eleven Inc/Argentina Football Association (AFA), with a goal to exploit advantages offered by the AFA's Technology Institute and develop the sport of football in this country in... Read More

Protocols being developed to ensure safe Champs, says ISSA boss

BY DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer | Wednesday, December, 23 2020    

THE staging of the Tyser-Mills Classics at Calabar High School recently not only signalled the return of track and field for junior athletes, but has also provided an opportunity for the safe staging of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys' and Girls' Athletics Championships. Read More

Grange says sports ministry answering call of elite, junior athletes

Wednesday, December, 23 2020    

Anxiety and hopelessness are just some of the issues affecting athletes across all sports in Jamaica since the lockdown imposed on the island as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Subba, Thompson cop 2020 Paralympic Hero, Heroine Awards

Wednesday, December, 23 2020    

The Jamaica Paralympic Association (JPA) celebrates not only the prowess and achievements of its athletes. Of equal importance for the local governing body for multiple para sports, however, is scholarship. Read More

Tokyo Olympics unveil finals budget of US$15.9 billion

Wednesday, December, 23 2020    

Tokyo, Japan (AFP) — The novel coronavirus-delayed Tokyo Olympics will cost at least 1.64 trillion yen (US$15.9 billion), organisers said yesterday, unveiling a final budget swollen by the unprecedented postponement and a raft of pandemic... Read More


Wednesday, December, 23 2020    

In yesterday's edition of the Daily Observer, in the story Jamaica benefits from Japan generosity ahead of Tokyo Olympic Games, Mr Takeshi Takano was referred to as resident representative of Jamaica International Cooperation Agency instead of Japan International Cooperation Agency. We regret... Read More

Schedule changes proposed for Champs 2021

By Paul Reid Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, December, 22 2020    

DESPITE plans for a greatly reduced number of athletes to participate in the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Boys' and Girls' Athletics Championships, if the annual track and field extravaganza is held in 2021, it will still be held over five days, starting as usual on... Read More

Lawrence trying to balance work and preparations for Olympics

BY HOWARD WALKER Observer writer | Monday, December, 21 2020    

Jamaica's discus thrower Shadae Lawrence has started preparing for next summer's Olympic Games but is trying hard to balance training and regular day work, especially not being a sponsored athlete. Read More


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