Athletics

BRIANA'S TRIAL BEGINS

It will be a nerve-racking three days for young Briana Williams as her in-camera anti-doping case starts today. It concludes on Wednesday, but because of its private nature, authorities have refused to identify the location for the hearing. Read More

Colour Me Happy a burst of fun for a worthy cause
The sixth staging of the Colour Me Happy 5K Run or as it is playfully dubbed the “funnest run in Jamaica”, delivered clouds of powdered paint to swarms of fun-runners, all in the name of a worthy cause at Hope Botanical Gardens last Saturday.... Read More

Samuda lauds para medallists
President of the Jamaica Paralympic Association (JPA) Christopher Samuda has lauded the medallists at the recently concluded Para Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.... Read More

Jamaican team off to training camp ahead of World Champs
President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), Dr Warren Blake, is expecting a good all-round display from the team following the departure of some members yesterday for the training camp at Aspire Academy in Qatar.... Read More

Excelsior open $4-million gym for sports teams

Tuesday, September, 17 2019    

Excelsior High School opened its recently expanded and renovated strength training facility (gym) called The Equator last Wednesday. Read More

Samuda's appointment to FICTS Commission ratified

Tuesday, September, 17 2019    

The appointment of Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) President Christopher Samuda to the International Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs (FICTS) Festival Commission has been ratified by the body's executive committee. Read More

She loves it!

Saturday, September, 14 2019    

All is now set for installation of the statue of Jamaican Olympic and World Champion sprinter Veronica Campbell Brown.On Thursday the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange received the all clear from Campbell Brown. Read More

Photo: BRIANA'S IN!

Thursday, September, 12 2019    

WILLIAMS... selected to contest the 100m and 4x100m relays (Photo: Leo Hudson) Read More

Williams drug case set for Sept 23-25

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, September, 11 2019    

JAMAICA'S Under-20 World double sprint champion Briana Williams' dream of participating at the IAAF Doha World Championships appears doomed as her anti-doping case has been set for September 23, 24 and 25. Read More

Photo: SEPT 23-25

Wednesday, September, 11 2019    

Kent Gammon (centre), chairman of the Independent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel, in discussion with Dr Majorie Vassell (left) and Denise Forrest prior to the start of Briana Williams' preliminary anti-doping hearing yesterday at Jamaica Pegasus hotel. (Photo: Michael Gordon) Read More

Samuda urges sports medicine upgrade to handle JOA teams

Tuesday, September, 10 2019    

The Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) is calling on the Jamaica Association of Sports Medicine (JASM) to have members certified, given its intent to pull medical practitioners from that outfit to provide treatment for national teams at international... Read More

Danielle's Diamond!

Saturday, September, 7 2019    

Danielle Williams unequivocally punched her ticket to the Doha World Championships after capturing the 100-m hurdles Diamond League trophy at the Brussels meet in Belgium, yesterday. Read More

Hurdler Williams takes aim at Diamond League prize ...Dacres, Fraser-Pryce, Goule also on show in Belgium

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, September, 6 2019    

Jamaica's men's discus national record holder Fedrick Dacres will seek to defend his title, 400-m runners Akeem Bloomfield and Nathon Allen will be hoping to earn a wild card to the IAAF World Chamionships and Danielle Williams will seek to complete a remarkable victory as the IAAF... Read More

Paralympians return from Peru conquest

Tuesday, September, 3 2019    

Jamaica's Paralympians, who competed in the Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru, from August 23 to September 2, returned to the island yesterday via Norman Manley International Airport. On hand to welcome the medal-winning athletes were president and of the Jamaica Paralympic Association (JPA)... Read More

US sprinter Coleman cleared as USADA withdraws case

Tuesday, September, 3 2019    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Christian Coleman has been cleared to take part in this month's World Athletics Championships, after the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) dropped charges against him on a technicality, a statement said yesterday. Read More



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