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Longer jumper Gayle, sprinter Fraser-Pryce front-runners for top sports awards

BY HOWARD WALKER Observer senior reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 17 2020    

MVP athletes Tajay Gayle and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce are heavy favourites to be crowned 2019 RJR/GLEANER Foundation Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year at what is expected to be a glittering awards function at the Pegasus Hotel tonight. Read More

Krishel Santokie carving path in track and field

BY HOWARD WALKER Observer senior reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 17 2020    

The name Santokie is synonymous with Jamaica and West Indies cricket, so eyebrows understandably were raised when the surname was announced as a winner at the Douglas Forrest Development track meet at the GC Foster College last Saturday. Read More

Coach urges budding athletes to strike balance between sports and academics

BY PAUL A REID Observer Writer | Friday, January, 17 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James – Julian Robinson, the coach of World Championship discus medallist Fedrick Dacres says that success in sports and academics is achievable. Read More

Fraser-Pryce/Hugh Senior 5K set for Saturday at Emancipation Park

Thursday, January, 16 2020    

The venue for the Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce/Hugh Senior 5K Run/Walk on Saturday will be Emancipation Park, New Kingston. Read More

Never quit!

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Wednesday, January, 15 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — World Championships 400m hurdles bronze medallist Rushell Clayton has urged young athletes to continue to work hard in spite of setbacks which will come their way as they search for success in track and field and in the classroom. Read More

Kingston City Marathon aims to surpass last year's earnings of $3.2m

BY HOWARD WALKER Observer senior reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, January, 15 2020    

“Plenty, plenty for twenty-twenty (2020),” was the popular phrase at the launch of the eighth staging of the Kingston City Marathon (KCM), 5K, 10K and Half Marathon charity run set for March 15. Read More

Sigma goes virtual

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, January, 14 2020    

Numerous individuals at home and abroad now have the opportunity to participate in the Sagicor SIGMA Corporate Run with the introduction of the 'My Sigma Virtual Run' for this year's 22nd staging of the event. Read More

1,500 make early bird registration for Sigma Run

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, January, 14 2020    

With just over a month to the popular Sagicor SIGMA Corporate Run, Alysia White, executive director of Sagicor Foundation, said 1,500 people have already met the early registration deadline which is well above last year's figure. Read More

Diack's corruption trial linked to Russian doping delayed until June

Tuesday, January, 14 2020    

Paris, France (AFP) — The Paris trial of Lamine Diack, the former head of athletics' world governing body who is accused of accepting millions of dollars to cover up positive Russian doping tests, was adjourned yesterday until at least June. Read More

'Felix' eyes Olympics spot

By Howard Walker Observer senior reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, January, 13 2020    

Former Holmwood Technical High School track star Ashley Williams believes she has overcome mental and physical scars associated with injuries, and is hoping to deliver on her huge promise in this an Olympic year. Read More

Calabar, KC impress at Douglas Forrest Invitational

BY HOWARD WALKER Observer senior reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 12 2020    

Calabar High were out in their numbers and won several events, while Kingston College (KC) showed they are still a force in the intermediate hurdles winning both classes at the Douglas Forrest Invitational at the GC Foster College yesterday. Read More

Three development meets on today

Saturday, January, 11 2020    

With the track and field season steadily building up, athletes will once again have a slew of development meets to choose from today as they continue preparations for the season ahead. Read More

IOC chief Bach wants 'waterproof' CAS decision on Russian doping

Saturday, January, 11 2020    

Lausanne , Switzerland (AFP) — International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach insisted yesterday any decision to ban Russia from international sporting events as punishment for doping must be “waterproof” and not pave a way for “total... Read More

No protests at Tokyo Olympics, demands IOC chief Bach

Saturday, January, 11 2020    

Lausanne, Switzerland (AFP)— The head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach insisted yesterday that protests should be kept out of this year's Tokyo Games, saying that the Olympics should “unite” the world. Read More

World, Olympic women's hurdles champs set for Boston duel

Friday, January, 10 2020    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Reigning world outdoor 100m hurdles champion Nia Ali and reigning Olympic 100m hurdles champion Brianna McNeal will meet in a 60m hurdles showdown at the Boston Indoor Grand Prix, organisers announced yesterday. Read More


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