Athletics

Dominant St Andrew retain Parish Championship title

Nineteen -time defending champion St Andrew retained the JTA/Sagicor National Athletics Parish Championship title for the second-consecutive year, after amassing 332.5 points at the 36th staging of the two-day event which ended at National Stadium... Read More

No hurry!
Former World record holder Asafa Powell says he will be using this season as a gauge to decide if he will hang up his spikes or push on for another year in competition.... Read More

JOA forges link with noted sports physiotherapist and scholar Jo Brown
The Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) continues to fulfill one of its expressed mandates of building capacity and technical expertise in the field of physical education. ... Read More

'A solid partnership!'
On Sunday, May 19, the Jamaica Gymnastics Association (JGA) announced a ground-breaking partnership with international gymnastics brand Alpha Factor.... Read More

Andrei Roper anticpates finger-licking Racers Grand Prix

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, May, 25 2019    

Adding a new element to its partnership with the Racers Grand Prix, Restaurants of Jamaica, through its KFC and Pizza Hut brands, is promising much excitement off the track to further enhance the fan experience at this year's fourth edition of the meet. Read More

PHOTO: Rising star?

Saturday, May, 25 2019    

Little Marquis Reid (right) from St James is a picture of focus as he finishes first in the 200m Under-9 on day one of the JTA/Sagicor National Athletics Championships inside National Stadium, yesterday. (Photo: Leo Hudson) Read More

JTA/Sagicor National Athletics Championships starts today

Friday, May, 24 2019    

Day one of the JTA/Sagicor National Athletics Championships gets underway today at the National Stadium when over 1,000 promising student/athletes from across the 14 parishes showcase their talents in track and field. Read More

Four Jamaicans enter NCAA Div 1 athletics regionals as leaders

Thursday, May, 23 2019    

Four Jamaicans will will enter today's start of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division One track and field regionals at University of North Florida and Sacramento State University in California, as leaders in the country as athletes seek to qualify... Read More

Blake, American Harrison confirmed for Racers Adidas Grand Prix

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, May, 22 2019    

Jamaica's 100m World champion Yohan Blake and American 100m hurdles world record holder Kendra Harrison have both put pen to paper and have been confirmed for the Racers Adidas Grand Prix set for Saturday, June 8, at the National Stadium. Read More

All set for JTA/Sagicor National Athletics Championships on Friday and Saturday

Wednesday, May, 22 2019    

With over 1,000 student athletes set to participate, stakeholders of the 36th annual Jamaica Teachers' Association/Sagicor National Athletics Championships are anticipating class-act performances from the island's children. Read More

Jamaica to host 3rd Carifta Triathlon and Aquathlon Championships

Tuesday, May, 21 2019    

A total of 29 Caribbean and Latin America countries are set to feature at the third annual Carifta Triathlon and Aquathlon Championships to be hosted here in August. Read More

From difficulties to excellence, Immaculate on right path at Champs

By Trevor ‘TC’ Campbell | Tuesday, May, 21 2019    

Immaculate Conception's return to the upper echelon of high school athletics is a call to take note for all who might have forgotten the value of hard work and application. Read More

World champ Gatlin edges Kiryu to win 100m in Osaka

Monday, May, 20 2019    

OSAKA, Japan (AFP) — Justin Gatlin pipped Japan's Yoshihide Kiryu to win the men's 100 metres as fellow American Michael Norman fired a World Championship warning with a superb 200m at the Golden Grand Prix in Osaka yesterday. Read More

Emotional McLeod, Gayle win in Shanghai

Sunday, May, 19 2019    

SHANGHAI, China — Jamaicans Omar McLeod and Tajay Gayle won their respective events, while sprint champion Elaine Thompson had to settle for bronze at the IAAF Diamond League here yesterday. Read More

Hydel Prep make strong start to defence of title

Friday, May, 17 2019    

Hydel Prep made a strong start to their defence of the Jamaica Independent Schools' Association (JISA)/Little Caesars Pizza National Athletic Championships title on yesterday's first day at the National Stadium. Read More



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