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BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, November, 28 2020    

GARTH Gayle was beaming with confidence yesterday that he will be the next president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) at the end of today's annual general meeting (AGM) at National Arena, set to get under way at 9:00 am. Read More

ISSA boss Wellington urges new JAAA executive to focus on junior athletes

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, November, 27 2020    

Keith Wellington has called on the next executive of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) to pay more attention to junior athletes, especially those who continue to train after the high school season ends in April. Read More

Thompson-Herah on shortlist for Female Athlete of the Year

Thursday, November, 26 2020    

Jamaica's Elaine Thompson-Herah, the world's fastest woman for 2020, is on course to win her first Female World Athlete of the Year award after she was included in the final five athletes for the announcement to be made in just under two weeks'... Read More

Gordon named Student Athlete of the Week at UTRGV

Thursday, November, 26 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Former Cornwall College sprinter Ackeem Gordon was named Student Athlete of the Week at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV), despite the absence of sporting events at the university due to the coronavirus... Read More

It's time to take up mantle and lead JAAA, says Gayle

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, November, 25 2020    

Long-serving track and field official Garth Gayle says he thinks after four decades of service and having served under several outstanding leaders, it is his time to take up the mantle and lead the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA). Read More

Dacres plans to bridge gap between athletes, JAAA as committee member

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.co | Wednesday, November, 25 2020    

Commonwealth record holder Fedrick Dacres has taken the step to getting into the administrative side of track and field and says that given his experience in leadership positions throughout his life, he would be a good advocate for his fellow athletes at the highest... Read More

Athletes hail timely 'Olympic Invest' by JOA

Monday, November, 23 2020    

Olympic hopefuls for the Tokyo Games in Japan are particularly excited about an expedited $40-million injection by the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) under its 'Olympic Invest' programme, to fund their preparation and qualification. Read More

Government went above and beyond, says grateful Campbell

BY HOWARD WALKER Observer writer | Saturday, November, 21 2020    

Retired Jamaican athletics star Kemoy Campbell said the Government went above and beyond to assist in settling his medical bill of over $10 million. Read More

Passion and duty!

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, November, 15 2020    

While he says he is not interested in running for the post of president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), long-time member Lennox Graham says there are several ways that the federation could improve if they are to effectively carry out their... Read More

'Olympic Invest' fast-tracks $40m for athletes preparation

Saturday, November, 14 2020    

Dubbed the “Olympic Invest”, the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) has made available $40 million to assist athletes in their preparation and qualification for the Tokyo Games set for next summer. Read More

Media workers at 'Champs' could see expansion of tribune

Friday, November, 13 2020    

The long-awaited expansion of the media tribune at National Stadium could become reality next year at the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)Boys and Girls Championships (“Champs”), if the event is given the green light to to be... Read More

Coach Lennox Graham calls for online voting in JAAA elections

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, November, 10 2020    

Long-time Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) member Lennox Graham has described as “disappointing” the decision by the track and field federation not to allow the use of technology at this month's annual general meeting (AGM), especially in the midst of the... Read More

It was a very frustrating period for me!

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaoberver.com | Sunday, November, 8 2020    

Former CARIFTA Games shot put gold medallist Warren Barrett Jnr came close to quitting the sport after a series of injuries to his wrist and his back left him a mere spectator for years after he left Calabar High School. Read More

Nominations open today for JAAA elections

Sunday, November, 8 2020    

Nomination for posts in this month's annual general meeting (AGM) of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) opens today and will run for the next two weeks. Read More

Jamaica Paralympic Association's Szandra Szogedi creates history in appointment

Saturday, November, 7 2020    

General secretary of the Jamaica Judo Association Szandra Szogedi has been appointed by the International Blind Sports Federation to the Judo Classification Projects Research Committee which is tasked with the responsibility of redesigning the current classification... Read More


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