Athletics

US athletics legend Lewis lashes Trump

Wednesday, August, 7 2019    

Lima , Peru (AFP) — Olympic athletics legend Carl Lewis, attending the Pan American Games at the invitation of Lima organisers, took the opportunity to slam US President Donald Trump on Monday. Read More

Track and field get going at Pan Am Games today

By Paul A Reid Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, August, 6 2019    

Jamaica's medal hopes will go up a notch or two today with the start of the track and field competition at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. Action getting under way at 2:00 pm local time. Read More

Olympian LaBeach set to receive 'Brand Jamaica Living Legend Award'

Saturday, August, 3 2019    

Sprinter Byron LaBeach, a member of Jamaica's 4x400-metres relay squad that won the gold medal at the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki, Finland, will be honoured with the 'Brand Jamaica Living Legend Award' at the 57th Independence Black Tie Gala, at Hilton Hotel in Rye, New... Read More

'Olympic Manor' to showcase best of Jamaica at Tokyo 2020

Friday, August, 2 2019    

The landmark corporate office of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) at 9 Cunningham Avenue in Kingston, styled 'Olympic Manor' by the Christopher Samuda-led administration, will next year be 'transported' to Tokyo, where it will become not only a cultural, cuisine and entertainment... Read More

US senators introduce legislation aimed at preventing athlete abuse

Friday, August, 2 2019    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Two US senators introduced legislation on Tuesday to strengthen Congressional oversight of US Olympic officials, who they say failed to protect athletes from sexual abuse. Read More

Fedrick Dacres sets sights on discus gold in Qatar

BY SANJAY MYERS Senior staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, August, 1 2019    

DISCUS gold is very much on the mind of thrower Fedrick Dacres as the 2019 World Championships in Doha, Qatar draws closer.Dacres, 25, was impressive last season, winning the 2018 national sportsman award. Read More

JOA clarifies treatment of Olympians at medal reallocation ceremony

Monday, July, 29 2019    

The Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) has expressed extreme disappointment with the statements attributed to certain female Olympians (in a recent SportsMax article entitled 'Upgraded and Disrespected') who received upgraded 4x400m relay silver medals from the 2008 Beijing and 2012... Read More

Artistic gymnast Francis hunts Jamaica's first medal at Pan Am Games

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, July, 29 2019    

Having already achieved her lifetime dream of making the finals in both her events, Jamaica's artistic gymnast Danusia Francis is optimistic of going one step further by securing a medal at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. Read More

Felix falls short as Kerley, Kendricks shine

Monday, July, 29 2019    

Des Moines, United States (AFP) — Allyson Felix's bid to qualify for the World Championships fell just short, while 400m runner Fred Kerley and pole vaulter Sam Kendricks lit up the US Athletics Championships on Saturday. Read More

Aiming for Doha!

Monday, July, 29 2019    

With just over two months remaining before the IAAF World Championships in Doha, Olympic and World Championships gold medallist, sprint hurdler Omar McLeod has been battling to find his best form. The 25-year-old native of Sanguinetti, northern Clarendon, hit the first and last hurdles to finish... Read More

So near, yet so 'Farr'

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, July, 25 2019    

After his outstanding performances at the Inter Secondary Schools Spots Association (ISSA) Boys Championships in March, Wolmer's Boys Jeremy Farr admitted he was “disappointed” that he failed to make the team as an individual runner to the 20th Pan American Under-20... Read More

Quarter-miler Bovel McPherson comes of age at Pan-Am Juniors

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, July, 23 2019    

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — Quarter-miler Bovel McPherson exceeded all his expectations in his first time representing a national team, winning two medals and being part of a national j unior r ecord running 4x400-m... Read More

Discus thrower Chang decides to study and train at home

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, July, 23 2019    

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — IAAF World Under-20 discus champion Kai Chang is staying home and will be attending school at the University of the West Indies, (UWI), Mona come next month, while continuing to develop as an athlete under the guidance of Julian... Read More

Jamaica close Pan-Am Juniors with 17 medals

By Paul A Reid Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, July, 22 2019    

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — Jamaica equalled their second-best medal haul in a Pan-American Under-20 Championships after winning 17 medals — three gold, seven silver and seven bronze — as the 20th edition came to a close at the National Stadium in San Jose, Costa Rica... Read More

Shelly blazes 10.78sec victory in London Diamond League

Monday, July, 22 2019    

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Rushell Clayton and Akeem Bloomfield secured impressive wins on the second of the two-day London Diamond League to complete a wonderful weekend for Jamaica, winning seven events at the Muller Anniversary Games. Read More



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