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Coronavirus chaos ravages Asia's sporting calendar

Tuesday, February, 11 2020    

Hong Kong , China (AFP) — The chaos in China's sporting programme caused by the deadly coronavirus outbreak, which has already forced China to cancel or reschedule a host of events, is spreading into Asia's sporting calendar. Read More

Back on track

By Paul A Reid Observer writer | Monday, February, 10 2020    

ANGELS, St Catherine — St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) sprinter Sachin Dennis ran the lead off leg of his school's Class One 4x100m relay at Saturday's 42nd staging of the Milo Western Relays at G C Foster Sports College in Angels, St Catherine, his first competitive... Read More

Hail, Asafa - Sub-10 King gets statue

By Howard Walker Observer senior reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, February, 10 2020    

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday unveiled the statue of Asafa Powell in the presence of adoring well-wishers at Statue Park, National Stadium at Independence Park.Just as he had done on the track, the “Sub-10 King” pulled hundreds of people from... Read More

Shelly, Asafa deliver in 60m at Western

BY DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer | Sunday, February, 9 2020    

The heavy favourites delivered in the marquee 60m event at the Milo Western Relays at G C Foster College on Saturday. Read More

Asafa excited by today's unveiling of his statue

Sunday, February, 9 2020    

Former 100m World record holder Asafa Powell said he still can’t come to grips with the thought of a statue being erected in his honour. Read More

Cruise control

BY HOWARD WALKER Observer senior reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, February, 9 2020    

Calabar High's middle distance king Kimar Farquharson turned in the performance of the Camperdown Classic with a sparkling record run of 1:49.46 in the Class One 800m on a day when a number of records were smashed inside National Stadium. Read More

Photo: CRUISE CONTROL

Sunday, February, 9 2020    

Story on Page 76Calabar High's Kimar Farquharson on his way to a record run of 1:49.46 in the Class One 800m at the Camperdown Classic inside the National Stadium, yesterday. (Photo: Karl Mclarty) Read More

Kemoy Campbell turns to coaching

By Howard Walker Observer senior reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, February, 8 2020    

It has been one year since his forced retirement as an athlete, but Kemoy Campbell has found solace and has turned to coaching at Johnson and Wales University in north Miami. Read More

'This is pretty awesome!'

BY HOWARD WALKER Observer senior reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, February, 7 2020    

The saying “work until your idol becomes your rival” will become true for Jamaican prodigy Briana Williams who comes face to face with idol American great Allyson Felix in the 60m at the Millrose Games in New York, tomorow. Read More

Big jump

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, February, 7 2020    

Sportsman of the Year and World Championships long jump gold medallist Tajay Gayle will be making his seasonal debut in the 60m at the Milo Western Relays at GC Foster College tomorrow. Read More

Edwin Allen duo confident of title defence at Champs

BY DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer | Thursday, February, 6 2020    

The Edwin Allen pair of Sanyae Gibson and Jeniel Jones are brimming with confidence and belief that their school will extend their win streak at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys' and Girls' Athletics Championships to seven straight even with just about two months to go to the... Read More

Sekou Clarke's long-awaited book, Surviving Trump's America, set for April release

BY HOWARD WALKER walkerh@ jamaicaobserver. com | Thursday, February, 6 2020    

Former Jamaica College (JC) athletics star Sekou Clarke, who operates his own law firm, will be releasing his long-awaited first book called Surviving Trump's America in April after a minor setback following the launch in... Read More

Tokyo Olympic boss 'extremely worried' about deadly coronavirus

Thursday, February, 6 2020    

TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — The chief executive officer of the Tokyo Olympics admitted yesterday that organisers are “extremely worried” about the possible effect of the deadly new coronavirus on this summer's Games. Read More

Shelly, Asafa to contest 'special' 60m race at Milo Western Relays

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Wednesday, February, 5 2020    

ANGELS, St Catherine — World Indoors medallists Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Asafa Powell, and Nesta Carter will be part of two specially arranged 60m races at Saturday's 42nd staging of the Milo Western Relays at GC Foster College in Angels, St Catherine, the organisers announced on... Read More

Calabar's steeplechase athlete Marshall lays down mark ahead of Champs

Wednesday, February, 5 2020    

When Calabar track and field fans hear the name Rivaldo Marshall they get excited, and for good reasons. Read More



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