Athletics

Semenya smashes women's 600m world record

Wednesday, August, 30 2017    

Berlin , Germany (AFP) — South Africa's Caster Semenya brought her glittering season to an end on Sunday by smashing the world record in the rarely run 600 metres. Read More

Elaine second in 200m, anchors J'can relay team to victory

By Howard Walker Observer senior reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, August, 25 2017    

Do uble Olympic champion Elaine Thompson was the best-placed Jamaican in the Zurich Diamond League Finals yesterday finishing second in the 200m in 22.00 (+0.1 m/s). Read More

Farah ends track career in style

Friday, August, 25 2017    

ZURICH, Switzerland (AFP) — Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah ended his track career in thrilling fashion yesterday with victory in the 5,000m at the Diamond League final in Zurich. Read More

Asafa is back

BY HOWARD WALKER Observer senior reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, August, 24 2017    

Jamaica's former world record holder Asafa Powell makes a return to competitive action as he takes on freshly minted World champion Justin Gatlin in the 100m Diamond League Final in Zurich, Switzerland today at 3:08 pm. Read More

Gatlin admits World Championships booing 'hurt' him

Tuesday, August, 22 2017    

LONDON, England (AFP) —The booing that resounded around the London Stadium when Justin Gatlin mounted the podium to receive his gold medal as 100 metres world champion hurt the American, he admitted yesterday. Read More

Diack's son, Russian officials lose ban appeal

Tuesday, August, 22 2017    

Lausanne , Switzerland, AFP — Disgraced ex-IAAF President Lamine Diack's son Papa Massata Diack, former Russian athletics chief Valentin Balakhnichev, and coach Alexei Melnikov lost their appeals Monday against life bans imposed over... Read More

Elaine Thompson cruises

Monday, August, 21 2017    

BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom (AFP) — British athletics legend Mo Farah began the day taking a lap of honour in an open top Bentley and ended it by giving the crowd what they wanted in his final race on home turf — a victory. Read More

Let us use more science, technology to maintain global athletics dominance

By Dr Rachael Irving | Saturday, August, 19 2017    

After a symposium with Japan and UK athletics deputy coach, London Queen Elizabeth Stadium away from the Jamaican crowd watching the World Championships wondering what we have gotten right as a nation and where we have gone wrong with Brand Jamaica athletics. Read More

Wilson's Sprintec cops first global senior Adds to his national honour

By Howard Walker Senior staff reporter | Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

London , England — Jamaica's Head Coach Maurice Wilson could not have been a happier man as his Sprintec Track Club got its first senior international medal to add to the national honour of the Order of Distinction, Commander Class, to which he was recently... Read More

Coe rejects responsibility for public opinion after Gatlin booed

Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

London , England — President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Lord Sebastian Coe said he cannot control public opinion and who gets booed after fielding a question that another drug offender was in the 100m race other than Justin... Read More

Abortion revelation helped others — Richards-Ross

Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

London , United Kingdom (AFP) — American athletics great Sanya Richards-Ross says revealing in her autobiography she had an abortion on the eve of leaving for the 2008 Beijing Olympics has helped the healing process for many women. Read More

No thanks!

Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

London , United Kingdom (AFP) — Burton Manager Nigel Clough has laughed off Albion Chairman Ben Robinson's claim that his Championship club wanted to offer a trial to sprint legend Usain Bolt. Read More

Kenya to bid for 2023 World Champs

Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

Nairobi , Kenya (AFP) — Kenya is to launch a bid to host the Athletics World Championships in 2023 after successfully staging two other international competitions in the last 10 years. Read More

Red-hot Manangoi eyes Diamond League success

Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

Nairobi , Kenya (AFP) — Kenyan middle-distance star Elijah Manangoi, fresh from a barn-storming victory at the IAAF World Championships, said yesterday he is aiming to win the Diamond League. Read More

Taylor hunting down record again — at altitude

Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

Tignes , France (AFP) — Olympic triple jump champion Christian Taylor will target the world record today at altitude in the French Alps, just a week after coming up short in the same bid at the IAAF World Championships. Read More



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