Athletics

Grange signs historic sports cooperation agreement with China

Saturday, September, 1 2018    

Beijing , China – Minister of Sport Olivia Grange has described the sports cooperation agreement which she signed in the Chinese capital yesterday as “historic and extremely beneficial”. Read More

Dacres wraps up Diamond trophy, U$50,000 bounty

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, September, 1 2018    

Fedric Dacres wrapped up his best season as a senior athlete yesterday by winning the IAAF Diamond League trophy and the US$50,000 prize after winning the event on the second day of the two-day Van Damme Memorial in Brussels, Belgium, the final Diamond League meeting of the... Read More

Triple jumper Ricketts lands surprise silver

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer Reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, August, 31 2018    

Triple jumper Shanieka Ricketts finished second to be the best-placed Jamaican on yesterday's penultimate IAAF Diamond League meeting of the season, in Zurich, beaten by a scant centimetre in an exciting competition. Read More

Thrower Deandre Leith moves to University of Maryland

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, August, 31 2018    

In 2016 when this promising discus and shot put thrower made the move from Wolmer's Boys' to Calabar High, his new c oach Julian Robinson promised him that better things would come, possibly culminating with a scholarship. But he was... Read More

12 J'cans named in Americas team for IAAF Continental Cup

Sunday, August, 26 2018    

A total of 12 Jamaicans, including five Commonwealth Games champions, two former World Championships gold medallists, as well as two IAAF World Cup champions, have been named in the Americas team for the IAAF Continental Cup to be held in Ostrava, Czech Republic from September... Read More

Digicel kicks off pledge drive for Special Needs

Tuesday, August, 21 2018    

The 2018 staging of the Digicel 5K Night Run for Special Needs was fittingly launched with the declaration from Digicel Jamaica CEO Justin Morin of “accepting the challenge, making a pledge and passing it on”. Read More

JOA strikes $20-m deal with Starlight

Monday, August, 20 2018    

The Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) has struck a partnership deal worth $20 million with Starlight Production Limited, which now makes the company the official event management partner of the island's parent body for sports. Read More

Nathaniel Bann makes move to University of Kentucky

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, August, 20 2018    

Former Kingston College (KC) athlete Nathaniel Bann will be off to the University of Kentucky where he will study business and economics. Read More

Miller-Uibo sparkles in Birmingham Diamond League

Sunday, August, 19 2018    

BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom (AFP) — A striking Shaunae Miller-Uibo put a dampener on Britain's European sprint champions Zharnel Hughes and Dina Asher-Smith's return to home soil in the Diamond League meeting at Birmingham yesterday. Read More

Reggae Crocs target speed for Olympic qualification

Wednesday, August, 15 2018    

Jamaica's athletes have long established themselves among the fastest in global track athletics. Read More

Black car Bolt's only demand on Aussie football foray

Tuesday, August, 14 2018    

Sydney, Australia (AFP) — Usain Bolt might be a superstar athlete but the fastest man ever won't be getting special treatment when he arrives in Australia in his bid to become a professional footballer. Read More

Dacres again!

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, August, 13 2018    

World leader Fredrick Dacres and Shanieka Ricketts both set championships records as Jamaica ended the North American Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC) Senior Championships on a high yesterday with 11 more medals, including three gold, as the regional... Read More

Photo: Dacres at it again!

Monday, August, 13 2018    

Fedrick Dacres threw 68.47m to lead a Jamaican first and second place finish with Traves Smikle in the men's discus throw at the NACAC Senior Championships inside Varsity Stadium in Toronto, Canada, yesterday. (Photo: Collin Reid) Read More

Tracey lands historic gold

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 12 2018    

Tyquendo Tracey won a historic gold medal for Jamaica yesterday in the men's 100m at the NACAC Senior Championships at Varsity Stadium in Toronto, Canada, the first Jamaican to win any 100m at the continental championships. Read More

SHOT PUT BRONZE!

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, August, 11 2018    

Shot putter O'Dayne Richards won a bronze medal as Jamaica opened its account on yesterday's first day of the third NACAC Senior Championships at Varsity Stadium in Toronto, Canada. Read More



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