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'Pocket Rocket' blasts off

Olympic Games and World Championships gold medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce ran a season's best 10.98 seconds (0.1m/s) to win the women's 100m dash on yesterday's first day of the Muller Anniversary Games in London, the 11th stop on the IAAF Diamond League circuit as... Read More

Jamaican jurist Patrick Robinson appointed member of ICAS
Jamaican jurist Patrick Robinson has been appointed a member of the International Council for Arbitration in Sport (ICAS) for a four-year term which will begin on January 1, 2019.... Read More

Alia fired up by record-setting CAC gold
BARRAQUILLA, Colombia — National swimming icon Alia Atkinson expressed satisfaction after her biggest signal yet about being on the right path to recovery and achieving her 2018 goal, winning Jamaica's first gold medal in a Games Record 1:06.83 in the A final of the women's 100m...... Read More

'Twas a great tournament Coaches salute players for gutsy performance
BURBANK, Illinois — Jamaica's management staff credited the team for a gutsy performance that landed them the silver medal in division two of the first-ever Special Olympics Unified Football Cup.... Read More

Alia's second gold brightens day for Jamaica

Sunday, July, 22 2018    

BARRANQUILLA, Colombia — Alia Atkinson won Jamaica and herself a second gold medal at the 23rd Central American and Caribbean Games, winning the women's 50- metres butterfly 'A' final in 26.60 seconds yesterday at the Eduardo Movilla Aquatics Complex. Read More

CEO Foster takes heart in many firsts at CAC Games

Sunday, July, 22 2018    

BARRANQUILLA, Colombia — Recapturing the moment Jamaica's flag was hoisted, signalling its participation in the 23rd Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games, CEO of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), Ryan Foster says it signals the dawn of a new generation for sporting... Read More

Old stager Campesino gets back on track

Sunday, July, 22 2018    

The aged warrior Campesino took only three starts after a long layoff to find himself in the winners' enclosure again. Read More

Owayne Owens' ordeal

BY PAUL A REID Observer Writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 22 2018    

Two foul jumps and then 14.79m in the preliminaries of the men's triple jump by Jamaica's Owayne Owens at the recent IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland, meant an early exit as he finished well down the ladder, far from the top 12 athletes that would... Read More

JOA President Samuda lauds determined Atkinson

Sunday, July, 22 2018    

BARRABQUILLA, Colombia — President of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) Christopher Samuda has lauded champion swimmer Alia Atkinson for the class, grit and determination exuded in winning the country's first gold medal at the 2018 Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games, in... Read More

Guardsman Challenge at annual games to go international

Sunday, July, 22 2018    

Hosted by the Guardsman Group Foundation, the Guardsman Games is the biggest event on the venerable institution's calendar. Read More

Photos: Jamaica at the Unified Football Cup

Sunday, July, 22 2018    

Jamaica's Damion Gordon (third left) is chased by France's Ryan Djedte during their division two final of the Special Olympics Unified Football Cup in Chicago, Illinois, on Friday. France won 1-0.(Photos: Collin Reid courtesy of Alliance Mastercard and Digicel... Read More

Neymar: 'I couldn't look at a football' after the World Cup

Sunday, July, 22 2018    

PRAIS GRANDE, Brazil (AFP) — Brazil superstar Neymar admits that after his nation's quarter-final defeat to Belgium at the World Cup he couldn't look at a ball and didn't want to see any of the remaining matches. Read More

Hamilton 'crashes' out

Sunday, July, 22 2018    

HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AFP) — Sebastian Vettel said it was “a shame” that Lewis Hamilton was unable to fight him for pole position in yesterday's qualifying for the German Grand Prix.And, he added: “I mean it.” Read More

UPDATE: Bangladesh make 279 in first ODI against West Indies

Sunday, July, 22 2018    

PROVIDENCE, Guyana (AFP) — A record double-century partnership between Tamim Iqbal and Shakib al Hasan lifted Bangladesh to a competitive total of 279 for four on Sunday in the opening ODI against the West Indies. Read More

Campbell-Brown donates Olympic winning vest to IAAF Heritage Collection

Sunday, July, 22 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Sprint queen Veronica Campbell-Brown on Thursday “generously donated” the Jamaican team vest in which she sprinted to 200m gold at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Heritage... Read More



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