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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

Virtual town hall meeting to address COVID's impact on sport tonight

Thursday, December, 10 2020    

A special event will be hosted online tonight to look specifically at the effects of COVID-19 on student athletes across the country. Read More

Champs organisers sticking with March for proposed staging of 2021 edition

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, December, 10 2020    

The Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) is to maintain the normal dates for the National Boys' and Girls' athletics Championships in late March next year, if the event is given the go ahead by the Government. Read More

Digicel helps Edwin Allen girls stay on track in the classroom

Wednesday, December, 9 2020    

THE Edwin Allen High School girls' track and field team recently received a boost from Digicel which provided them with a smart TV, modem, and data to facilitate online learning from the school's 'track house'. Read More

JPA set 12-month time frame for parishes to establish Para sports federations

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, December, 9 2020    

The Jamaica Paralympic Association (JPA) has set a deadline of December 2021 for all parishes in Jamaica to have their own Paralympic sports federations as they seek to expand their reach across the island. Read More

Breakdancing gets Olympic status to debut at Paris in 2024

Tuesday, December, 8 2020    

GENEVA (AP) — Breakdancing became an official Olympic sport yesterday. Read More



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