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J'Voughnn Blake opens 1500m season with a bang!

Monday, December, 21 2020    

Jamaica College (JC) star J'Voughnn Blake wanted to make a statement and he did just that with a spectacular win in the Class One 1500m at the Tyser Mills Classic at Calabar High School recently. Read More

History-maker Marie Tavares takes new JAAA role in stride

BY DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer | Sunday, December, 20 2020    

MARIE Tavares made history when she was elected honorary secretary of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) last month, becoming the first female to hold the prestigious position at one of the country's most powerful sporting organisations. Read More

WADA calls Russia ban over doping 'very strong' move

Saturday, December, 19 2020    

Montreal, Canada (AFP) — By excluding Russia from major international sporting competitions for the next two years over systematic doping, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) made a “very strong” move that validates the work of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA),... Read More

Russia 'regrets' doping ban ruling but others complain of 'blow to clean athletes'

Saturday, December, 19 2020    

Lausanne, Switzerland (AFP) — The Kremlin expressed Russia's disappointment yesterday after the decision to halve the country's ban from international sport for doping to two years and allow its athletes to compete as neutrals. Read More

Russia banned for two years in 'catastrophic blow to clean sport'

Friday, December, 18 2020    

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AFP) — Sport's highest court on Thursday banned Russia from the international stage for two years including the rearranged Tokyo Olympics and Beijing Winter Games, but the halving of the initial punishment was described by a leading US official as “a... Read More

Staging of Tyser-Mills Classics a victory for Jamaica's track and field, says meet organiser

By Dwayne Richards Observer writer | Thursday, December, 17 2020    

Chief organiser of the Tyser-Mills Classics Millard Dunbar declared victory for Jamaica's track and field an hour or so before the end of his meet which was staged at Calabar High School on Saturday. Read More

Let's get it done!

BY DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer | Thursday, December, 17 2020    

President of the Jamaica Track and Field Coaches Association (JATAFCA) David Riley has again gone to bat for his sport to resume in full force come 2021. Read More

Tokyo governor sees 'no circumstances' for cancelling Olympics

Thursday, December, 17 2020    

Tokyo, Japan (AFP) — Tokyo's governor said she can see “no circumstances” under which the virus-postponed 2020 Olympics will be cancelled, despite rising coronavirus infections in Japan and continued public scepticism. Read More

Vere Technical show good early season form at Tyser-Mills Classics

BY DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer | Tuesday, December, 15 2020    

Vere Technical High School girls showed good early season form at the Tyser-Mills Classics held at Calabar High on Saturday, dominating on the track in the sprint in all classes against the likes of rising powerhouse Hydel High School. Read More

It's a pleasure!

By Dwayne Richards Observer writer | Tuesday, December, 15 2020    

NEW President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), Garth Gayle was beaming with pride on Saturday as track and field returned to life for the junior athletes with the staging of the Tyser-Mills Classics at Calabar High school. Read More

JC dominate on the track at Tyser-Mills Classics

BY DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer | Tuesday, December, 15 2020    

JAMAICA College (JC) dominated the middle distance events at the 15th staging of the Tyser-Mills Classics held at Calabar High School on Saturday, as high school track and field returned to the island for the first time since March. Read More

Briana Williams set for Christmas Classic All-Distance Meet

Monday, December, 14 2020    

DOUBLE Under-20 World champion Briana Williams will contest the 300m and 150m event at the Christmas Classic All-Distance Meet in Freeport, The Bahamas, on December 18 and 19. Read More

Fedrick Dacres set to remove cast from injured right hand

Monday, December, 14 2020    

JAMAICA'S 2019 World Championships discus silver medallist Fedrick Dacres will return to training soon, as the cast on his wrist is set to be removed this week. Read More

Coe hopes crowds will be able to enjoy Tokyo Olympics

Saturday, December, 12 2020    

Paris, France (AFP) — World Athletics President Sebastian Coe said yesterday he was confident the Tokyo Olympics will take place next year — but hopes a passionate crowd will be able to watch the events if COVID-19 precautions allow. Read More

Yippee!

Friday, December, 11 2020    

Jamaica's World Championship triple jump silver medallist Shanieka Ricketts could not contain her joy after governing body World Athletics reinstated her pet event to the lucrative Wanda Diamond League series for the year 2021. Read More



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