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IOC admits postponing Olympics an option, but cancellation 'not on agenda'

Monday, March, 23 2020    

Lausanne, Switzerland (AFP) — The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said yesterday that postponing the 2020 Olympics is one of its options as the world grapples with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, but that cancellation of the Tokyo showpiece was... Read More

US athletics federation calls for Olympic postponement

Sunday, March, 22 2020    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — United States athletics' governing body joined calls for the Tokyo Olympics to be postponed yesterday, urging US Olympic chiefs to push for the Games to be delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Olympic flame gets muted welcome in Japan as Games doubts grow

Saturday, March, 21 2020    

HIGASHIMATSUSHIMA, Japan (AFP) — The Olympic flame arrived in Japan to a scaled-down welcoming ceremony yesterday as doubts grew over whether the Tokyo Games will go ahead on schedule with the coronavirus pandemic causing chaos around the world. Read More

It's all in the mind!

By Howard Walker Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, March, 21 2020    

SPORTS psychologist Olivia Rose-Esperance has been breaking barriers and unlocking potential by getting into the minds of coaches, athletes, and parents.Rose-Esperance, 34, is the sports director and founder of OnR Sports Consultancy. Read More

No need to rush Tokyo Olympic decision, says US official

Saturday, March, 21 2020    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — United States Olympic chiefs said yesterday more time was needed to determine the fate of this year's Tokyo Olympics amid mounting calls to postpone the Games because of the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

STETHS Coach Walcott conjures solution for final-year students in light of COVID-19

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, March, 20 2020    

Reynaldo Walcott, coach of the St Elizabeth Technical High school (STETHS) track and field team, has suggested that the Ministry of Education and the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) make special provisions for students who will leave school this year to return for an... Read More

Virus, what virus?

Friday, March, 20 2020    

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AFP) — Tokyo Olympic organisers are facing increased scrutiny over their unwillingness to either postpone or cancel the summer Games in response to the coronavirus ( COVID-19) pandemic sweeping the world. Read More

Be patient!

Thursday, March, 19 2020    

President of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) Christopher Samuda has come out in support of the position of International Olympic Association (IOC) boss Thomas Bach who said that despite the threat of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) it was not the time for... Read More

Diamond League postpones opening three track meets over coronavirus

Thursday, March, 19 2020    

Paris , France (AFP) — The opening three track and field meetings on the elite Diamond League circuit have been postponed in response to the growing global crisis around the new coronavirus. Read More

IOC says no 'ideal' solution for Olympics as athletes voice virus concerns

Thursday, March, 19 2020    

Lausanne, Switzerland (AFP) — Olympic chiefs acknowledged yesterday there was no “ideal” solution to staging the Tokyo Olympics in response to a growing number of athletes expressing concern as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic sweeps the... Read More

Ministry will be there for Kemoy Campbell — Grange

Wednesday, March, 18 2020    

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange has said her ministry will give support to the former Jamaican distance runner Kemoy Campbell, who made an appeal for help following surgery in the United States. Read More

IOC say 'no need for any drastic decisions' on Tokyo Olympics

Wednesday, March, 18 2020    

Lausanne , Switzerland (AFP) — The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said yesterday it was not the time for “drastic decisions” over the staging of the Tokyo Olympics, which has not yet been postponed because of the deadly coronavirus... Read More

'We are not quite ready'

Tuesday, March, 17 2020    

Track and field coaches and fans who have been calling for multi-event disciplines — the decathlon and heptathlon — to have their own competitions outside of the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Boys' and Girls' Championships might have to... Read More

Kemoy Campbell seeks financial help after latest medical scare

By Howard Walker Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, March, 17 2020    

Jamaica's Kemoy Campbell is seeking assistance for what he expects to be a hefty medical bill following emergency surgery last Friday, after another near-death experience a little over a year after he collapsed at the Millrose Games in New... Read More

Penn Relays cancelled

By Paul A Reid Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, March, 17 2020    

After weeks of taking a “watch and see” stance even as most sporting events were being cancelled in the wake of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, organisers of the annual Penn Relays finally pulled the plug yesterday, announcing that the three-day... Read More



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