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Olympic chiefs crack down on Belarus over athlete discrimination

Tuesday, December, 8 2020    

Lausanne , Switzerland (AFP) — Olympic chiefs yesterday cracked down on the Belarus National Olympic Committee (NOC) headed by President Alexander Lukashenko for discriminating against its athletes for their political views. Read More

Diamond League reinstates five disciplines discarded this season

Sunday, December, 6 2020    

PARIS, France (AFP) —World Athletics said yesterday the five disciplines controversially omitted from the Diamond League meetings this year, including the 200 metres and triple jump, will be reinstated to the programme. Read More

Thompson-Herah motivated to defend Olympic Games sprint double

Saturday, December, 5 2020    

Defending her double sprint titles at next year's postponed Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, will be more of a motivation for her rather than pressure says Jamaica's Elaine Thompson-Herah. Read More

JOA boss Samuda urges athletes to take 'good' COVID vaccines

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, December, 5 2020    

ROSE HALL, St James — President of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) Christopher Samuda is encouraging Jamaican athletes who are hoping to be part of the contingent to the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus if the vaccination is... Read More

J'can McKenzie embraces challenge after athletics appointment at Georgetown University

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, December, 3 2020    

While he said he had ambitions of becoming the director of Track & Field/Cross Country at his alma mater Georgetown University, former Calabar High athlete Alton McKenzie said he was surprised when the oppurtuity presented itself earlier this year. Read More

JOA improving affiliates' business capacity through internship programme

Thursday, December, 3 2020    

The sporting capacity of representative national organisations and individual athletes continues to expand as the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) Internship Programme gets rooted in its execution. Read More


BY DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer | Thursday, December, 3 2020    

After a bleak year for the sport of track and field, where the all-important Olympic Games had to be postponed due to the pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus, national 100m champion for 2018 Tyquendo Tracey is on a mission to change. Read More

Quarrie still wants change despite failed JAAA presidential bid

By Dwayne Richards Observer writer | Wednesday, December, 2 2020    

Jamaica's 1976 Olympic Games 200m gold medallist Donald Quarrie may have lost the race in his bid to become president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), but he remains committed to serving the sport he loves and to bring about change going... Read More

Thomas Bach unopposed in bid for second term as IOC president — official

Wednesday, December, 2 2020    

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AFP) — Thomas Bach will stand unopposed to serve a second term as International Olympic Committee (IOC) president, the body said yesterday. Read More

Long still upbeat despite loss at JAAA polls

Tuesday, December, 1 2020    

Following his narrow 121-135 loss to incumbent Leroy Cooke as director of records of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) on Saturday, independent candidate Wayne Long remains upbeat that he can contribute without being on the executive. Read More

Gayle promises an inclusive JAAA

BY DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer | Tuesday, December, 1 2020    

Newly elected president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) Garth Gayle has made it clear that he intends to lead an inclusive group which will embrace everyone and welcome all comments and suggestions. Read More


Tuesday, December, 1 2020    

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Garth Gayle outsprints Olympian Quarrie in race for JAAA top job

BY DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer | Sunday, November, 29 2020    

Garth Gayle is the new president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), this after sweeping aside the challenge of Donald Quarrie at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and voting congress at National Arena in Kingston yesterday. Read More

World Athletics announces provisional schedule for Wanda Diamond League

Sunday, November, 29 2020    

World Athletics and the organisers of the Wanda Diamond League seem to be expecting to get back to a full schedule in the 2021 track and field season after they released a provisional calendar which will see a return to a full schedule of 14 meetings culminating in a... Read More

Paralympic training facilities get boost, thanks to Surgix

Saturday, November, 28 2020    

WITH the Tokyo Paralympic Games next year in sight, the Jamaica Paralympic Association (JPA) continues to invest in its athletes as the association, with the financial support of Surgix Limited, is upgrading the facilities of its clubhouse, the basketball court and the swimming pool at... Read More


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