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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

Pinnock plans special delivery in Champs swansong

BY DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer | Wednesday, February, 5 2020    

Defending ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys' and Girls' champion, Kingston College's Wayne Pinnock produced a scintillating display in the boys' Class One 110m hurdles at the PUMA/GraceKennedy/Digicel Youngster Goldsmith Classics at National Stadium on Saturday. Read More

Triple treat

BY HOWARD WALKER Observer senior reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, February, 2 2020    

Kingston College's Wayne Pinnock clocked a 13.09 (+1.6 mps) in the 110 hurdles, while Calabar High's Luke Brown leapt 16.04m in the triple jump as a number of records fell at the Youngster Goldsmith Classic at National Stadium yesterday. Read More

Youngster Goldsmith one of three meets on today

Saturday, February, 1 2020    

The 23rd staging of the Youngster Goldsmith Athletics Classics is one of three meets on today along with the Eastern Invitational and the JAAA/Puma Development meet. Read More

Recovering Tracey sets sights on making Tokyo Olympic team

Friday, January, 31 2020    

Since winning the bronze medal in the 400m hurdles at the IAAF World Championships in London 2017, Ristananna Tracey has had a terrible time with injuries that have stymied her career. Read More

Observer story triggers flood of support for Lewisville High

BY HOWARD WALKER Observer senior reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 31 2020    

Help for Lewisville High is pouring in following the Jamaica Observer story that highlighted the plight of the school as it prepares to compete at the ISSA Boys' and Girls' Athletics Championships set for March. Read More

Bellefield's middle distance runner Lawrence sounds warning

Thursday, January, 30 2020    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Bellefield High's Aneisha Lawerence has signalled that she will be a factor in the Class Two girls' middle distance events this year, after smashing two records at last weekend's 38th St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS) Track and Field Invitational at STETHS... Read More

Coronavirus forces postponement of China Athletics World Indoors until 2021

Thursday, January, 30 2020    

PARIS, France (AFP) — The World Indoor Athletics Championships, scheduled for the Chinese city of Nanjing in March, have been postponed until 2021 as a consequence of the coronavirus epidemic, officials said. Read More

JADCO hosts 6th annual symposium for support personnel

Wednesday, January, 29 2020    

Over 90 athlete support personnel turned out to support the sixth annual JADCO Symposium hosted by the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) at Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston last Thursday. Read More

Davis makes strong statement with 22.86 seconds at STETHS Invitational

Tuesday, January, 28 2020    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Edwin Allen High School's Kevona Davis created a stir at Saturday's 38th staging of the St Elizabeth Technical Invitational track and field meet at STETHS Sports Complex in Santa Cruz, after she cruised to a mouth-watering 22.86 (1.0m/s), to win the Class... Read More


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