Athletics

A stronger Caribbean

BY SANJAY MYERS Senior staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, November, 6 2017    

The call for a stronger Caribbean movement was loud and clear at the Special Olympics Jamaica (SOJ) healthy athletes screening and unified football competition at Treasure Beach Sports Park over the weekend. Read More

Caribbean welcomes SOJ-hosted healthy athletes screening programme

BY SANJAY MYERS Senior staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, November, 4 2017    

Special Olympics (SO) members in the Caribbean have welcomed the opportunity to adopt best practices from the healthy athletes screening programme, hosted by Special Olympics Jamaica (SOJ) at Treasure Beach Sports Park in St Elizabeth. Read More

Fredericks charged in French probe over Rio corruption

Saturday, November, 4 2017    

Paris, France (AFP) — Former world sprint champion Frankie Fredericks was charged yesterday with passive corruption and money laundering relating to a graft probe into the awarding of last year's Olympics to Rio, a judicial source... Read More

'Special' praise

Friday, November, 3 2017    

Javier Vasquez, Special Olympics International (SOI) director of global health programmes, has heaped praise on Jamaica's trendsetting exploits ahead of this weekend's healthy athletes screening and unified football competition at Treasure Beach Sports Park in St... Read More

Van Niekerk says knee surgery 'successful'

Friday, November, 3 2017    

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AFP) — Olympic Games and world 400-metre champion Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa said yesterday that surgery on his right knee in the United States had been successful. Read More

Paris judge grills Fredericks in Rio graft probe

Friday, November, 3 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Former world champion sprinter Frankie Fredericks appeared before a Paris judge yesterday as part of a probe into graft allegations over the awarding of the 2016 Olympics to Rio. Read More

Puma and MVP Track & Field Club sign partnership

Tuesday, October, 31 2017    

Puma's mission is to be the fastest sports brand in the world, it is with this in mind that they have announced their partnership with MVP Track & Field Club, a top Jamaican athletics club whose roster includes several highly talented, elite Jamaican... Read More

Sharpe, Rodgers star at ICWI/Jamaica Reach To Recovery Pink Run

Sunday, October, 29 2017    

In the sea of pink that flooded New Kingston for the ICWI/Jamaica Reach To Recovery Pink Run, Ari Rodgers and Llori Sharpe emerged male and female champions yesterday. Read More

Marathons a driving force behind sports tourism product – Grange

Wednesday, October, 25 2017    

Sport minister Olivia Grange yesterday recognised marathon racing as “one of the major engines driving sport tourism in Jamaica”. Read More

Bolt determined to pursue football

Monday, October, 23 2017    

AUSTIN, United States (AFP) — Retired sprint king Usain Bolt has vowed to pursue his dream of playing professional football, but admits he will not “embarrass” himself if his goal is out of reach. Read More

Paul Francis to take over from brother Stephen at MVP

Sunday, October, 22 2017    

There has been a change at the top of the coaching ranks at the world-renowned MVP Track Club for the first time since it came into being in September 1999, as Paul Francis will take over the reins from his older brother Stephen, according to a release issued... Read More

PHOTO: Graceful Shelly signs

Friday, October, 20 2017    

Olympian Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (second left) joins Group CEO Don Wehby (second right) and general counsel and chief corporate secretary Gail Moss-Solomon (right) in signing the contract of agreement for the sprinter to continue as GraceKennedy ambassador for another four years. Sharing the... Read More

CB Group UWI 5K to honour Asafa Powell

Wednesday, October, 18 2017    

It's a fairly long way from barrelling down the tracks of the world, and an even longer way from tinkering with cars and harbouring mechanic dreams in the hills of St Catherine. Read More

KC, Excelsior tops in SportsMax High School Ranking

Wednesday, October, 18 2017    

Kingston College and Excelsior High have been crowned Kings and Queens of high school sports based on a new and innovative scoring metric recently unveiled by regional sporting authority, SportsMax. Read More

Great honour

Tuesday, October, 17 2017    

Stephen Francis, head coach of the MVP Track Club, received the highest honour of 15 individuals recognised for their service to sports at the annual Ceremony of Investiture and Presentation of National Honours and Awards on the lawns of King's House yesterday. Read More



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