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Holmwood's quarater-miler Bovel shifts focus from track to academics

Despite being denied his chance to win his first-ever individual medal at the ISSA Boys' and Girls' Championships after the annual five-day event was cancelled, Holmwood Technical's Bovel McPherson says the decision was the correct one. Read More

Olympic chiefs bracing for extra costs in rescheduling Tokyo Games
PARIS, France (AFP) —Olympic chiefs yesterday said they were bracing themselves for the extra costs incurred by rescheduling the Tokyo Games by a year to 2021.... Read More

Wilson backs Mills on idea that opportunity could abound in virus-ravaged athletics schedule
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — Maurice Wilson, who has served as the national track and field technical director, has come out in support of the suggestion from sprint coach, Glen Mills that the postponment of the Tokyo 2020 Olytmpics to next year due to the COVID-19 pandemic could result...... Read More

'Give them a chance'
GRANGE HILL, Westmoreland - Stephen Smith, president of the County of Cornwall Athletics Association COCAA), the organisation responsible for organising high school track and field in the county of Cornwall, including the Western Championships, agrees that students in...... Read More


BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, April, 2 2020    

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Postponed Tokyo Olympics to open July 23 next year

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

Tokyo , Japan (AFP) — The Tokyo Olympics will begin on July 23 next year, organisers said yesterday, after the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) forced the historic decision to postpone the Games until 2021. Read More

'They feel entitled'

By Howard Walker Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

Michael Frater, Jamaica's 2005 World Championships 100m silver medallist, believes most of the nation's current crop of male athletes wishing to fill the huge void left by the legendary Usain Bolt lack the desire, passion and hard work required to dominate at the global... Read More

World athletics championships moving to 2022 — organisers

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

Paris, France (AFP) — The 2021 World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon will be shifted to 2022 to accommodate the rearranged Tokyo Olympics, World Athletics said yesterday. Read More


Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

Jamaica's Michael Frater (second right) receives the baton from Nesta Carter in a 4x100m relay event at the Penn Relays in Pennsylvania, USA, in this file photo. (Photo: Collin Reid) Read More

'I had something to prove'

By Paul A Reid Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, March, 30 2020    

The postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games due to the threat of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic came as a “tough blow” to 2017 World Championships men's 400m hurdles finalist Kemar Mowatt, who says he was in the best shape of his life and was looking to go... Read More

Mowatt empathises with youngsters who will miss trio of important meets

By Paul A Reid Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, March, 30 2020    

Former Munro College stand-out Kemar Mowatt says he can empathise with young Jamaican athletes who have been denied the opportunities to compete at the three biggest events on the track and field calendar — the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)... Read More

Rene Medley cops inter-collegiate track and field award

Sunday, March, 29 2020    

Former Vere Technical sprinter Rene Medley was last week named US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Women's Division 2 Indoors Track Athlete of the Year after her successful senior season at Lincoln University in Missouri,... Read More

J'can jumper Lewis leaves Texas Tech with degree, but…

Sunday, March, 29 2020    

Former Cornwall College athlete Odaine Lewis is a proud member of the graduating Class of 2020 from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Sciences, this less than a year after helping the “Red Raiders” win their first-ever NCAA Division One Outdoor... Read More

Changing lanes

By Howard Walker Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, March, 29 2020    

Following his stellar career on the track, Jamaica's 2005 World Championships 100m silver medallist Michael Frater has turned his focus on coaching, through which he is honing his skills at St Jago High school. Read More


Sunday, March, 29 2020    

FRATER...coaching is fairly new to me in terms of actually coaching athletes (Photo: Observer file) Read More


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