Athletics

ICWI/Ja Reach to Recovery Pink Run set for October 28

Thursday, September, 14 2017    

The exciting ICWI/Jamaica Reach to Recovery Pink Run under the theme 'Tutus and tall socks' is slated for Saturday, October 28 in New Kingston. Read More

Paris, Los Angeles confirmed as Olympic hosts

Thursday, September, 14 2017    

Lima , Peru (AFP) — The International Olympic Committee (IOC) named Paris and Los Angeles as hosts for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics yesterday, crowning two cities at the same time in a historic first for the embattled sports body. Read More

WADA clears 95 Russian athletes of doping charges

Thursday, September, 14 2017    

Washington , United States (AFP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is set to clear 95 Russian athletes investigated over involvement in the country's alleged mammoth doping programme, the New York Times reported... Read More

Livermore blames medication for failed drugs test

Howard Walker Observer senior reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, September, 12 2017    

Jamaican sprinter Jason Livermore has admitted that his adverse analytical finding was due to medications he took for a “life-threatening” situation. Read More

Ari Rodgers wins Fortis 5K

Tuesday, September, 12 2017    

The tradition of a Kingston College athlete winning the FLOW/PUMA Fortis 5K continued on Sunday when Ugandan-born middle distance athlete Aryamanya Rodgers won the fifth staging of the event in a time of 16 minutes 22 seconds, just ahead of second-place finisher... Read More

Los Angeles happy to celebrate 2028 victory

Tuesday, September, 12 2017    

Lima , Peru (AFP) — Los Angeles bid chiefs are adamant that they see this week's award of the 2028 Olympics to the city as a victory, shrugging off suggestions that rival Paris ultimately won the battle for the 2024 Games. Read More

IOC vows action over Brazil scandal

Tuesday, September, 12 2017    

Lima, Peru (AFP) — The International Olympic Committee (IOC) vowed yesterday to take action against anyone involved in new corruption allegations, confirming it had requested information from Brazilian authorities probing a vote-buying scandal surrounding the... Read More

Photos: Star Lost

Monday, September, 11 2017    

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Star Lost

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, September, 11 2017    

Jamaica's track and field has been plunged into mourning once again following the death of MVP Track Club athlete Jordon Scott in a car accident that also left his teammate Michael Campbell hospitalised. Read More

Double up!

Monday, September, 4 2017    

Jamaica's living legend Usain Bolt will be honoured with two statues and not one as previously announced. Read More

Thomas-Ricketts upbeat with first win on the European circuit

BY HOWARD WALKER Observer senior reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 3 2017    

Having finished eighth at the London World Championships, Jamaica's triple jumper Shanieka Thomas-Ricketts finished her season with a bang when she struck gold at the Zagreb World Challenge Meet in Croatia last Tuesday. Read More

Elaine Thompson, Blake win

PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, September, 2 2017    

Olympic champion Elaine Thompson went some ways to make up for a disappointing World Championships in London last month after she retained her IAAF Diamond League 100m title, winning the final event at the Van Damme Memorial in Brussels, Belgium, as the 14-meet Diamond League season,... Read More

HUNTING DIAMOND

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, September, 1 2017    

Double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson leads 12 other Jamaicans in action at the season-ending Brussels Diamond League in Belgium today. Read More

Japanese junior athlete trains with Racers Track Club

Wednesday, August, 30 2017    

Japanese junior star Hijiri Aomi is the latest addition to the Racers Track Club catalogue of overseas athletes as he commenced training with the “Capital of Excellence” recently. Read More

30% of athletes at 2011 worlds admitted doping — report

Wednesday, August, 30 2017    

Berlin , Germany (AFP) — At least 30 per cent of those who competed at the 2011 Internationl Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships admitted to having used banned substances during their careers, according to a report. Read More



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