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Grange says 'Stadium' redevelopment project should be off and running in 2021

After previously announcing plans for the redevelopment of the National Stadium, Minister of Sport Olivia Grange says redevelopment word on the almost 58-year-old facility is drawing even closer. Read More

Auto king Jackson calls for swimming to be part of Champs
Andrew Jackson, the principal of used-car giant Jetcon Corporation, has dived into the deep end by bravely declaring that swimming should be a part of the annual ISSA Boys' and Girls' Athletic Championships.... Read More

Racers strikes Gold
When Glen Mills and his Racers Track Club team initiated the Racers Grand Prix in 2016, their main objective was to create another opportunity for Jamaica's elite and developing athletes to compete against international competition.... Read More

The time is now
Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) President Christopher Samuda has urged emerging swimmers to make the best of opportunities provided for them today and reminded that procrastination is indeed the thief of time.... Read More


Friday, January, 24 2020    

(From left) Head of Finance for Racers Grand Prix Dave Myrie, head of Sponsorship Nugent Walker and Chairman Glen Mills share a light moment at the launch of the Racers Grand Prix at Jamaica Pegasus hotel yesterday. The annual one-day meet recently received World Athletics Continental Tour Gold... Read More

Gayle joins PUMA family

Thursday, January, 23 2020    

Tajay Gayle, Jamaica's first-ever World Championships long jump gold medallist and national record holder, has joined the impressive list of athletes to wear the PUMA brand after he signed a multi-year contract with the global sports brand... Read More

Briana's back!

By Howard Walker Observer senior reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, January, 23 2020    

The “Princess” of Jamaica's sprinting, Briana Williams, is set to compete in the 60m at the 19th staging of The Queen's/Grace Jackson Track Meet inside National Stadium on Saturday. Read More

WADA yet to ask to retest samples, say UK doping chiefs

Thursday, January, 23 2020    

London , United Kingdom (AFP) — UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) chiefs said yesterday that they have not received a request from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to retest samples as part of the global body's probe into Alberto Salazar's controversial Oregon... Read More

Olympic makeover: all aboard for new sports lighting up Tokyo 2020

Thursday, January, 23 2020    

Tokyo, Japan (AFP) — Modern upstarts skateboarding and surfing as well as the ancient martial art of karate are among new sports for 2020 ready to inject some street cred into Tokyo. Read More

Farah happy to have doping samples retested

Wednesday, January, 22 2020    

London, United Kingdom (AFP) — Former Olympic champion Mo Farah said yesterday he is happy for his old doping samples to be retested at any time. Read More

Russia, heat cloud Tokyo 2020 Olympics with six months to go

Wednesday, January, 22 2020    

Tokyo , Japan (AFP) — Uncertainty over Russia's participation for the third-consecutive Olympics and concerns over the heat hang heavy over Tokyo 2020 preparations, with only six months until the opening ceremony. Read More

C&WJ commits sponsorship of McKenley/Wint Track and Field Classic

Monday, January, 20 2020    

The Community & Workers of Jamaica Co-operative Credit Union (C&WJ) has announced its continued sponsorship support for the McKenley/Wint Track and Field Classic in 2021. Read More

Award winners Fraser-Pryce, Gayle colour gala event with words of inspiration

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 19 2020    

In the midst of celebrating their respective achievements of being named 2019 RJRGLEANER Foundation Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year, MVP athletes Tajay Gayle and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce utilised the platform to encourage their peers and aspiring athletes to continue to shoot for... Read More

Records tumble at McKenley-Wint Track and Field Classic

Sunday, January, 19 2020    

Seven records were broken and two new ones established up to press time at the 5th staging of the McKenley/Wint Track and Field Classic at Calabar High yesterday. Read More

Longer jumper Gayle, sprinter Fraser-Pryce front-runners for top sports awards

BY HOWARD WALKER Observer senior reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 17 2020    

MVP athletes Tajay Gayle and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce are heavy favourites to be crowned 2019 RJR/GLEANER Foundation Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year at what is expected to be a glittering awards function at the Pegasus Hotel tonight. Read More


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