Jamaican athletes and virtual anti-doping technology

By Dr Rachael Irving | Sunday, February, 3 2019    

In 2011, Steve Mullings, a Jamaican former sprint athlete, was banned for life for taking, a masking agent, Furosemide. Read More

Gibson/McCook Relays chairman urges schools to field their best athletes

BY DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer | Saturday, February, 2 2019    

CHAIRMAN of the Gibson/McCook Relays Organising Committee Professor Rainford Wilks has made a special appeal to the participating schools to field their best athletes on the day. Read More

Youngster Goldsmith highlights potpourri of athletics meets

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter | Saturday, February, 2 2019    

The Youngster Goldsmith National Athletics Classics will be one of three meets on today along with the JAAA Puma Development Meet and Eastern Invitational. Read More


Saturday, February, 2 2019    

January 26, 2019 NATIONAL STADIUMEvent 1 Boys 13 & Under 400 Metre Run CL 3 Meet Record: 51.35 M 2012Jevaughn Matterson A Qualifer: 57.25 A B Qualifer: 58.75 B1 #101 Smith, Shadane Calabar High 52.58A2 #935 Weir, Akeem Kingston Col 52.77A3 #1265 Hay, Manwell... Read More

KC long jumper Pinnock targets personal best, World Championships

Friday, February, 1 2019    

Wayne Pinnock is a man on a mission, a mission that goes beyond just achieving at the high school level.After getting a taste of success at the international youth level in 2018, he has set his sights to mix it up with the big boys in 2019. Read More

Coe expects 'full house' at Qatar worlds despite Gulf crisis

Friday, February, 1 2019    

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AFP) — World athletics Chief Sebastian Coe told AFP yesterday that he expects a “full house” of countries to compete at this year's world championships in Qatar despite the ongoing Gulf... Read More

Western-based schools show good form at STETHS/Wata Invitational

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, January, 31 2019    

PETERSFIELD, Westmoreland — Western-based athletes showed good form over the weekend as they were responsible for seven of the 24 records set at the 37th STETHS/Wata Invitational held at the St Elizabeth Technical Sports Complex. Read More

Milo Western Relays set for February 9 at G C Foster

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Thursday, January, 31 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Having to move the Milo Western Relays to G C Foster due to the unavailability of the track at the Montego Bay Sports Complex will cause new challenges for the organising committee and double the workload says Meet Director Ray... Read More

Sashalee Forbes targets 21.6 seconds, eyes medal in Doha

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter | Wednesday, January, 30 2019    

If Sashalee Forbes gets her wish of running 21.6 seconds, then she might just realise her dream of making the podium in the 200m at the Doha World Championship in September. Read More

Shelly charts course

BY DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer | Wednesday, January, 30 2019    

AFTER what she described as a “choppy” year after returning to the track in 2018 following the birth of her son Zyon, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is looking for a smoother ride in 2019. Read More


Wednesday, January, 30 2019    

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce goes through her warm-ups before her race at the Queens/Grace Jackson Meet on Saturday. Fraser-Pryce clocked the fastest time in the women's 60m invitational race with 7.21 seconds. (Photo: Dwayne Richards) Read More

Records galore at 37th STETHS/Wata Invitational meet

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Tuesday, January, 29 2019    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Twenty- four records were broken and eight more, including all six 800m marks, were established at last Saturday's 37th staging of the STETHS/ Wata Invitational development meet held at the St Elizabeth Technical High Sports Complex in Santa Cruz, St... Read More

Shelly, Elaine open with victories at Queen's/Grace Jackson meet


Jamaican stars Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Elaine Thompson, who won the last three Olympic 100m titles, opened their seasons in style, clocking 7.21 (-0.8 mps) and 7.24 (-0.9mps) over 60m at the Queen's/Grace Jackson Track Meet inside the National Stadium last... Read More

Shelly, Elaine to debut at Queen's/ Grace Jackson meet today

Saturday, January, 26 2019    

Olympic champions Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Elaine Thompson of MVP will make their seasonal debuts in the 60m at the Queen's/Grace Jackson meet inside the National Stadium today. Read More

SOJ welcomes Bolt's help, seeks additional support

Thursday, January, 24 2019    

LORNA Bell, the executive director of Special Olympics Jamaica (SOJ), hopes that the endorsement of the world's fastest man will give the programme much-needed momentum ahead of the World Summer Games. Read More


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