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Sport stakeholders to discuss 'Female Athletes and the Menstrual Cycle'

Saturday, November, 7 2020    

The Drive Phase Media will host the inaugural Women's Health and Athletic Performance Forum under the theme, 'Female Athletes & the Menstrual Cycle' today. The virtual forum will be held on The Drive Phase Media's YouTube channel between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm. Read More

Russia's doping ban decision 'by end of year', says CAS

Saturday, November, 7 2020    

Lausanne, Switzerland (AFP) — A decision over whether to overturn Russia's four-year ban from international sport due to State-sanctioned doping will be known “by the end of this year”, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said... Read More

Better late than never!

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, November, 6 2020    

A later than usual staging of the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Boys' and Girls' Championships could benefit all the stakeholders, says President Keith Wellington. Read More

'It feels awesome'

Wednesday, November, 4 2020    

Elaine Thompson-Herah, the reigning Olympic Games double sprint champion, is pleased with being shortlisted by World Athletics for the Athlete of the Year award. Read More

'I'm ecstatic' - Jovaine Atkinson's dream now a reality

By Howard Walker Observer writer | Wednesday, November, 4 2020    

His dream is now a reality.Former Kingston College (KC) track star Jovaine Atkinson is now a commercial pilot and he cannot contain his joy. Read More

No virtual voting at JAAA AGM, says Dr Blake

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, November, 3 2020    

THERE will be no virtual voting at the annual general meeting (AGM) of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), insists outgoing President Dr Warren Blake. Read More

CB/UWI 5K and Smart Eggs Kids K to raise funds for needy tertiary-level students

Sunday, November, 1 2020    

 The annual CB Group/UWI 5K and Smart Eggs Kids K is the latest fund-raising road race to go virtual on account of the novel coronavirus pandemic and will be held November 1 to 21, it was announced at Thursday's virtual launch. Read More

Shepherd, Anderson-Blair top virtual TJB 5K run/walk

Sunday, November, 1 2020    

James Shepherd and Lauren Fontana, both of New York (NY), earned automatic qualification for the Reggae Marathon which will be run virtually this year after topping the recent virtual staging of the Team Jamaica Bickle (TJB) annual 5K run/walk over a week ago. Read More

5K champion Andrew East grateful for wheelchair gift

Friday, October, 30 2020    

Guardian Life 5K 2018 and 2019 wheelchair champion Andrew East was grinning from ear to ear last Tuesday when he received the gift of a brand new wheelchair through the efforts of Sandals Resort Montego Bay region and repeat guest John Bechthold from the United... Read More

Kevin Nedrick sexual assault case in US put off...again

Friday, October, 30 2020    

The trial of former Jamaican junior track and field representative Kevin Nedrick was on Wednesday put off for a second-straight time but on this occasion it was due to COVID-19 concerns, the Hennepin County Court in Minnesota, USA, was told. Read More

'Crowne-ing' moments for Caribbean sports lawyers

BY HOWARD WALKER Observer writer | Thursday, October, 29 2020    

When World 400m champion Salwa Eid Naser had her anti-doping violation charges dismissed by the World Athletics Disciplinary Tribunal, it was a personal victory for her, but more importantly, a significant boost for the Caribbean sports law... Read More

Second-class treatment, first-class coverage!

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, October, 29 2020    

Two leading Caribbean track and field journalists have called on the North and Central American and Caribbean Confederation (NACAC) for a standardisation of requirements for media facilities at meets in the region, especially at the annual CARIFTA Games. Read More

Nedrick's sexual assault trial set to start today

Wednesday, October, 28 2020    

Former Jamaican junior track and field representative Kevin Nedrick and his attorneys will be hoping that trial in the third-degree criminal sexual conduct charges against him will finally get under way today after the start was postponed last month in the Hennepin County Court in... Read More

World 100m champion Coleman handed two-year ban, to miss Olympics

Wednesday, October, 28 2020    

Paris , France (AFP) — World champion sprinter Christian Coleman is set to miss next year's Tokyo Olympics after being banned from athletics for two years for anti-doping violations, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) announced yesterday. Read More

Jamaicans Reid, Farquharson to represent Barton CC at KJCCC meet today

Wednesday, October, 28 2020    

Former Jamaican junior representatives Tyrese Reid and Kemar Farquharson will carry the hopes of Barton Community College in today's Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference (KJCCC) Region VI Championship meet to be held at the Legions Disc Golf Course in El Dorado,... Read More


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