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'I shocked myself!'

BY DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer | Tuesday, January, 28 2020    

The thousands of fans who waited patiently for the Women's 60m invitational at the Queen's/Grace Jackson Invitational Track and Field Meet were treated to something special, as Briana Williams sped to yet another personal best of 7.15s (-1.1m/s) to win ahead of Natasha Morrison in cold... Read More

Griffiths, Lawrence top performers at JC athletics awards

Monday, January, 27 2020    

Deodora Griffiths of Lewisville High School and Calabar High's Kobe Lawrence were the outstanding female and male performers at the JC/Purewater/R Danny Williams Awards Ceremony recently. Read More

Should Bolt have been declared winner of the men's 100 metres in the 2017 World Championships?

Monday, January, 27 2020    

Track aficionados still talk today about whether Jamaica's Usain Bolt, the fastest man alive, shouldn't have been placed first instead of third in his final international race – the men's 100 metres final — at the 2017 World Championships in London. One... Read More

KC's McKenzie soars in high jump at Queen's/Grace Jackson meet

Sunday, January, 26 2020    

Thirteen-year-old Aron McKenzie of Kingston College (KC) turned in one of the best performances of the Queen's/ Grace Jackson meet, winning the Boys Under-17 high jump with a leap of 1.90m at National Stadium yesterday. Read More

Super girl

BY HOWARD WALKER Observer senior reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 26 2020    

Hidden deep in the rural farming district of St Elizabeth is a gem.At a school struggling with basic amenities, long jumper Deodora Griffiths is a bright spark at Lewisville High School. Read More

The Queen's/Grace Jackson highlights 3 athletics meets on today

Saturday, January, 25 2020    

The 19th staging of the Queen's/Grace Jackson Track Meet will be one of three such development events on today across the island. Read More

Three new events added to STETHS Invitational

Saturday, January, 25 2020    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Today's 38th renewal of the St Elizabeth Technical Invitational track and field meet to be held at STETHS Sports Complex in Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth, will see the introduction of three new events for the lower age groups — the 400m for Class Four... Read More

Grange says 'Stadium' redevelopment project should be off and running in 2021

Friday, January, 24 2020    

After previously announcing plans for the redevelopment of the National Stadium, Minister of Sport Olivia Grange says redevelopment word on the almost 58-year-old facility is drawing even closer. Read More

Auto king Jackson calls for swimming to be part of Champs

Friday, January, 24 2020    

Andrew Jackson, the principal of used-car giant Jetcon Corporation, has dived into the deep end by bravely declaring that swimming should be a part of the annual ISSA Boys' and Girls' Athletic Championships. Read More

Racers strikes Gold

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 24 2020    

When Glen Mills and his Racers Track Club team initiated the Racers Grand Prix in 2016, their main objective was to create another opportunity for Jamaica's elite and developing athletes to compete against international competition. Read More

The time is now

BY SEAN A WILLIAMS Deputy Sport Editor | Friday, January, 24 2020    

Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) President Christopher Samuda has urged emerging swimmers to make the best of opportunities provided for them today and reminded that procrastination is indeed the thief of time. Read More


Friday, January, 24 2020    

(From left) Head of Finance for Racers Grand Prix Dave Myrie, head of Sponsorship Nugent Walker and Chairman Glen Mills share a light moment at the launch of the Racers Grand Prix at Jamaica Pegasus hotel yesterday. The annual one-day meet recently received World Athletics Continental Tour Gold... Read More

Gayle joins PUMA family

Thursday, January, 23 2020    

Tajay Gayle, Jamaica's first-ever World Championships long jump gold medallist and national record holder, has joined the impressive list of athletes to wear the PUMA brand after he signed a multi-year contract with the global sports brand... Read More

Briana's back!

By Howard Walker Observer senior reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, January, 23 2020    

The “Princess” of Jamaica's sprinting, Briana Williams, is set to compete in the 60m at the 19th staging of The Queen's/Grace Jackson Track Meet inside National Stadium on Saturday. Read More

WADA yet to ask to retest samples, say UK doping chiefs

Thursday, January, 23 2020    

London , United Kingdom (AFP) — UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) chiefs said yesterday that they have not received a request from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to retest samples as part of the global body's probe into Alberto Salazar's controversial Oregon... Read More


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