Athletics

Sachin Dennis set to miss 'Champs'

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
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
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
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

Photo: Head over heels

Wednesday, November, 6 2019    

Jamaica's double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson poses with her husband Derron Herah during their weding cermony at Old Fort Bay in St Ann on Saturday. (Photo: LEXON) Read More

Olympic chief urges focus on cheating athletes' 'entourage'

Wednesday, November, 6 2019    

KATOWICE, Poland (AFP) — Olympic chief Thomas Bach yesterday urged governments to do more to help “drain the doping swamp” by going after the entourage of a cheating athlete. Read More

Photo: TOP WALKERS

Tuesday, November, 5 2019    

Tamii Brown (centre), commercial and corporate affairs manager at Salada Foods Jamaica, congratulates top 5K male walkers, second-place finisher O'Shea Morgan (left) of Shizzlefit, and first-place finisher Lenworth Hunter of Kingston Freeport, during the 2019 ICWI/Jamaica Reach to Recovery Pink... Read More

CB Group UWI 5K/Moses Davis scholarship sets cultural student on course

Friday, November, 1 2019    

When dancehall entertainer Moses “Beenie Man” Davis walked onto the Mona campus of The University of the West Indies for the launch of the CB Group UWI 5K on Wednesday, October 2, some of his fans could not help but try to get his attention. Read More

Latvian undersecretary pays courtesy call on JOA

Thursday, October, 31 2019    

Jamaica's apex sporting body, the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), has broadened the local dialogue on sport and sport development in a way that has brought overseas stakeholders to the table in bilateral discussions. Read More

Thomas, Martin top 2019 ICWI/Jamaica Reach To Recovery Pink Run

Tuesday, October, 29 2019    

Henry Thomas and Arieta Martin came out as the overall respective winners in the male and female open run category of the 2019 ICWI/Jamaica Reach To Recovery Pink Run on Sunday in New Kingston. Read More

JOA, Ukraine National Olympic Committee sign historic MOU

Thursday, October, 24 2019    

The Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) and the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine signed a memorandum of understanding under which the exchange of coaching expertise, technical and scientific research and sport medicine capabilities across the disciplines will take... Read More



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