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Tributes aplenty at Olympian Michael Fray's farewell

BY HG HELPS Editor-at-Large helpsh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, December, 4 2019    

MICHAEL Anthony Fray faced the starter on earth for the last time yesterday, en route to a journey to the land beyond. Read More

'You're killing athletics'

Wednesday, December, 4 2019    

New Delhi, India (AFP) — Ace Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake has slammed world athletics chief Sebastian Coe for taking away track and field disciplines such as the 200 metres from next year's Diamond League. Read More

Jamaican Foster gets PASO Finance Commission appointment

Tuesday, December, 3 2019    

Ryan Foster's name has been long linked with corporate governance, business re-engineering and financial planning. Read More

Gayle, Fraser-Pryce favoured for national sports awards

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, November, 29 2019    

RESPECTIVE reigning Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Fedrick Dacres and Alia Atkinson are down to face tough competition by way of Tajay Gayle and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce for the top honours at the 59th RJRGleaner National Awards gala to be hosted next... Read More

JOA flexes muscle with support of Stamina Seminars, bodybuilding member associations

Tuesday, November, 26 2019    

The Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), the apex national organisation for sport associations, continues to build capacity and strengthen the body of sport through its Stamina Seminar series, which is an educational and business forum designed to give its members and stakeholders a... Read More

WADA seeks four-year Russia ban over false doping data

Monday, November, 25 2019    

MONTREAL, Canada (AFP) — A key World Anti- Doping Agency (WADA) panel has recommended Russia be barred from all sporting competition for four years after accusing Moscow of falsifying laboratory data handed over to investigators, the global anti-doping watchdog said... Read More

World athletics and the need for quid pro quo

BY RACHAEL IRVING | Friday, November, 22 2019    

In an article published in The Gleaner, Laurie Foster appealed to the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) and North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC) to defend the earning rights of athletes who participate in the 200m, discus, steeple... Read More

Sachin Dennis set to miss 'Champs'

PAUL A REID Observer Writer | Tuesday, November, 19 2019    

CATHERINE HALL, St James — As the debate rages as to whether or not teenage sprint phenom Sachin Dennis is preparing to switch national allegiance, there is a strong possibility that he will miss next year's Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/GraceKennedy Boys'... Read More

Photo: SOJ/UNICEF $12m deal

Tuesday, November, 19 2019    

UNICEF Jamaica representative Vicente Teran (second left) signs a document as Special Olympics Jamaica (SOJ) Executive Director Coleridge “Roy” Howell (left), SOJ athlete Ajorni Simpson (right) and Special Olympics Caribbean Initiative Director Lorna Bell look on during a press... Read More

McCatty's perserverance hands him Boston Marathon qualification

Sunday, November, 17 2019    

FOR some people, running a marathon is a far-fetched thought, while for others, it is a dream, then a goal, then a reality. Read More

Salazar lodges ban appeal with top sports court

Saturday, November, 16 2019    

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AFP) — Disgraced running Coach Alberto Salazar has lodged an appeal against a four-year ban for doping offences, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) announced earlier this week. Read More

Michael O'Hara leaves Racers

Wednesday, November, 13 2019    

In a bid to reignite his career, Jamaican athletics prodigy Michael O'Hara has left Racers Track Club, returning to his former Calabar High coach, Craig Sewell. Read More

Michael Fray remembered as track talent that never truly self-actualise

By Howard Walker Observer senior reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, November, 8 2019    

A talent “that went to waste” was how Michael Fray was described by a renowned sportscaster, Allie McNab.But close family friend Stratton Palmer said Fray epitomised the typical Jamaican sportsman. Read More

Marathon Insurance going the distance with JOA for Tokyo 2020

Wednesday, November, 6 2019    

Marathon Insurance Brokers has extended its Olympic journey with Jamaica's team to the 2020 Olympic Games, by partnering with the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) in its biggest way yet to provide coverage before, during and after the games. Read More

Head over heels

BY HOWARD WALKER Observer senior reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, November, 6 2019    

Jamaica's double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson, who recently tied the knot, says hubby Derron Herah has been a source of inspiration. Read More



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