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Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 12:27 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Reigning 110m hurdles Olympic champion Omar McLeod is now a brand ambassador of shoe company Puma. McLeod, who failed in his attempt to retain his World title in the 110m hurdles at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, last year, was...

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 12:25 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) president Dr Warren Blake says that the National Senior Championships is only one meeting from being cancelled, as only a small number of athletes have indicated that they would participate if the...

Published:Tuesday | June 30, 2020 | 12:19 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

‘Tek yuh hand turn fashion’ has always been a mantra of the Jamaica Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (JBSF), and its latest innovative training methods are reaping rewards. This as car-manufacturing giant BMW has supplied Jamaica’s male two-man...

Published:Tuesday | June 23, 2020 | 12:30 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

General Manager of Independence Park Limited (IPL) Major Desmon Brown says that the organisation will not discuss reopening protocols for the National Stadium until they receive the go-ahead from the Government to resume operations at the facility...

Published:Tuesday | June 16, 2020 | 12:20 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

THE JAMAICA Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) is set to meet with a number of coaches later this week to discuss the restart of competition after the coronavirus pandemic forced the sport to go on hold since early March. President of the...

Published:Tuesday | June 16, 2020 | 12:19 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

As coronavirus restrictions continue to ease in Jamaica and around the world, the Jamaica Football Federation is looking to get its senior men’s team preparations for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers back into gear. Michael Ricketts, the president...

Published:Tuesday | June 9, 2020 | 12:13 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Jair Lyons, the operator of Jamaican fitness company 876 CrossFit, has discontinued his affiliation with parent company CrossFit, after the company’s CEO posted a tweet making light of George Floyd’s death. Floyd, an African American man, died...

Published:Friday | June 5, 2020 | 12:24 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Former Reggae Boy Demar Phillips said he is open to returning home and finishing his lengthy and successful career in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL), Jamaica’s top-flight football competition. The 36-year-old, who has won 72 caps for the...

Published:Saturday | May 30, 2020 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Stephen Francis, one of the founders of MVP Track Club, has declined to comment on reports that four-time World 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has left the club for a second time. Francis, who has been guiding the career of Fraser-...

Published:Friday | May 29, 2020 | 12:28 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Maurice Wilson, the head coach of Sprintec Track Club, says his charges will be ready to compete when action in athletics resumes in August. The veteran sprint coach says that even though the recent two-week lockdown of St Catherine, where the club...

Published:Wednesday | May 27, 2020 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

MINISTER OF Sport, Olivia Grange, says she is working with the various local sporting bodies to develop a plan to reopen the country’s sporting industry amid the coronavirus pandemic. Like other countries across the globe, organised sports in...

Published:Monday | May 25, 2020 | 12:12 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) President Warren Blake is still hoping that the Government will assist athletes whose earning potential has been affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Blake said that the association has...

Published:Friday | May 22, 2020 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

When members of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) meet in a couple of weeks to decide if it will host its annual National Senior Championships this year, it will have to determine if athletes will still want to take part in...

Published:Tuesday | May 19, 2020 | 12:09 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Jonielle Smith, the last-minute replacement for teenage sensation Briana Williams in the women’s 100m at the Doha World Championships, is still trying to salvage something from the 2020 athletics season. The former Wolmer’s High School for Girls...

Published:Friday | May 15, 2020 | 12:16 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

LIKE MANY other track athletes, the racing bug has been itching quarter-miler Akeem Bloomfield as sports worldwide have come to a standstill because of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. However, the recent announcement by World Athletics that...

Published:Tuesday | May 12, 2020 | 12:15 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Technical Director of Cavalier SC Rudolph Speid believes that it would be in the best interest of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) for the 2019-20 season to be cancelled. Speid told The Gleaner that he does not believe that clubs would able to...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 9:01 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

KINGSTON COLLEGE (KC) principal Dave Myrie has refuted claims that St Jago High School sprint hurdler Vashaun Vascianna will be joining the school this September. The Gleaner understands that Vascianna, who broke the Class Two boys’ 110m hurdles...

Published:Tuesday | April 21, 2020 | 12:14 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

THE OUTBREAK of the coronavirus has set back Veronica Campbell-Brown’s (‘VCB’) dream of participating in her sixth straight Olympic Games this year. However, the two-time Olympic 200m champion is not perturbed by the new challenges the virus has...

Published:Friday | April 17, 2020 | 12:17 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

JAMAICA ATHLETICS Administrative Association President Dr Warren Blake says Jamaica might have to send two separate teams to the World Athletics Championships and Commonwealth Games in 2022 as the events are scheduled to be held days apart. Two...

Published:Wednesday | April 15, 2020 | 12:25 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Christian Stokes, president of the Jamaica Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation, remembers Sam Clayton Jr, one of the first Jamaican bobsledders, as a fearless man whose bravery helped to start the island’s participation in the event at the Winter...

Published:Wednesday | April 15, 2020 | 12:23 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

What started out as a programme of land strengthening exercises for members of the Kaizen Swim Club in Kingston is quickly turning into a regional training session for swimmers as swim coach Rory Alvaranga tries to fill the void in the swimming...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

The cancellation of this year’s ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships because of the outbreak of the coronavirus has left many unanswered questions. Chief among them is the question of who is the fastest schoolgirl in Jamaica as...

Published:Saturday | April 4, 2020 | 12:09 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

The uncertainty of the international football calendar because of the outbreak of the coronavirus has not blurred the Jamaica Football Federation’s vision of qualifying for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president...

Published:Friday | April 3, 2020 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

JAMAICA BOBSLEIGH and Skeleton Federation President Chris Stokes said that the winter sports athletes who returned to the island two weeks ago have completed their self-quarantine. Carrie Russell, Audra Segree and others were forced to cut short...

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2020 | 12:07 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

KALIESE SPENCER- CARTER is hoping that the possibility of her fourth-place finish in the 400m hurdles at the London Olympic Games being upgraded to the bronze medal will inject some impetus into her career. The 32-year-old could be awarded her...

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