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Stories by Akino Ming/Staff Reporter

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:35 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Yokohama, Japan: Jamaica tallied their lowest number of points ever at an IAAF World Relays after finishing second with 27 points behind the United States of America (USA), who totalled 54 points, as the black, green and gold participation at the...

Published:Saturday | May 11, 2019 | 12:22 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Yokohama, Japan: Maurice Wilson, the head coach for Jamaica’s team at the IAAF World Relay Games, believes that Jamaica will benefit tremendously in the near future from its new approach to preparing for relays at major championships. Wilson said...

Published:Saturday | May 11, 2019 | 12:19 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Yokohama, Japan: Today, Jamaica will take another step to reinvigorate its dominance on the global athletics stage when it seeks to stamp its authority on the 2019 World Relays. In light of the fading of the sublime speed that propelled the nation...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 12:33 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

YOKOHAMA, Japan: Jamaica will seek to answer some questions about its prowess in sprinting at the fourth staging of the IAAF World Relays, which gets under way here tomorrow. The retirement of sprint legend Usain Bolt and the absence of the never-...

Published:Thursday | May 9, 2019 | 12:20 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) Dr Warren Blake says that the travel arrangements for the team going to Japan for the IAAF World Relays were made to coincide with the opening time of the competition’s athletes’...

Published:Friday | May 3, 2019 | 12:15 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Vice-president of the Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) Georgia Sinclair and veteran swim coach Rory Alvarang, believe that a centralised national swimming programme for Jamaica’s junior swimmers will help them make the transition to...

Published:Tuesday | April 30, 2019 | 12:21 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Sport minister Olivia Grange has expressed regret upon hearing that the annual Jamaica International Invitational Meet (JIIM) has been cancelled because of insufficient sponsorships. But, she has promised to work with the organisers to rectify the...

Published:Friday | April 26, 2019 | 12:34 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) selection committee has put together a strong set of athletes to represent the ­country in the 4x400m for men and 4x200m for women at the 2019 IAAF World Relays in Yokohama, Japan, next month...

Published:Saturday | April 13, 2019 | 12:21 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Former track and field star, Carrie Russell, began her hunt to compete in the monobob event (where the bobsled is driven by only one competitor) at the 2022 Winter Olympic Games with a silver medal performance at an International Bobsleigh and...

Published:Saturday | April 13, 2019 | 12:15 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Although he believes that his association has put together one of the best teams heading to the annual Carifta Games in recent times, President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association Dr Warren Blake is urging high school coaches to...

Published:Friday | April 5, 2019 | 12:22 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Despite a number of Jamaica’s top junior athletes set to miss the Carifta Trials this weekend, president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), Warren Blake, is defending the association’s decision to set the date of the event...

Published:Saturday | March 30, 2019 | 12:14 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

It has been five years since Holmwood Technical last won the girls’ title at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championship, and the wait has made the school as hungry as it was for its first title. And while not conceding victory to...

Published:Friday | March 29, 2019 | 12:16 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

St Hilda’s High School won the inaugural staging of the ISSA Girls’ Championships in 1957, but the girls from Brown’s Town, St Ann, have not been able to stamp their authority on the event since. Principal Heather Reid-Johnson has been making moves...

Published:Thursday | March 28, 2019 | 12:41 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Rusea’s High School’s Shamella Donaldson, competing for the last time at Champs, produced a moment of magic to win the Class One Girls Discus as defending champions Edwin Allen missed out on scoring opportunities on the second day of the 2019 ISSA/...

Published:Wednesday | March 27, 2019 | 12:33 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Hydel High School have been threatening to beat reigning ISSA/GraceKennedy Girls’ Athletic Championships queens Edwin Allen for the past four seasons, and Lamara Distin knows that she will have to stave off the ­ever-improving Janique Burgher in...

Published:Saturday | March 23, 2019 | 12:24 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Calabar High physics teacher Sanjaye Shaw, the man at the centre of assault allegations involving two of the school’s biggest track and field stars, De’Jour Russell and Christopher Taylor, has chastised the school’s administration for dragging its...

Published:Friday | March 22, 2019 | 12:35 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Keith Wellington, vice president of the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA), says that the Calabar High athletes who have been implicated in an alleged assault matter with a teacher at their school can compete at the 2019 ISSA/...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:14 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Jamaica’s Special Olympics team continued its impressive form at the 2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates yesterday. Rajae Patterson finished second in his heat in the 400m event, clocking 57.10 seconds. Deron...

Published:Saturday | February 23, 2019 | 12:12 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Jamaican Olympic gymnast Toni-Ann Williams has undergone surgery to repair her Achilles tendon. The operation was confirmed by her mother Marlene Williams, who spoke to The Gleaner yesterday . The gymnast ruptured the tendon last Sunday, while...

Published:Wednesday | January 9, 2019 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Amid doubts about her future in the sport, several top local and international track and field figures have offered their congratulations to Jamaican sprinting great Veronica Campbell-Brown and her husband, Omar, following the announcement of her...

Published:Wednesday | January 9, 2019 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

President of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Michael Ricketts says the federation is still interested in securing the services of former Manchester United and West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison for the Reggae Boyz.Morrison, who played for...

Published:Saturday | December 29, 2018 | 12:07 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Several prominent members of the local sporting community died this year. The Gleaner remembers their contributions to Jamaica and the wider sporting world.PATRICK ANDERSON, former president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association and...

Published:Friday | December 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Olympic silver medallist, Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn remembers fellow Olympian Dionne Rose-Henley as a good 'trash talker' who would often lighten the atmosphere around her more 'serious' teammates.Rose-Henley, 49, who represented Jamaica in the 100m...

Published:Saturday | December 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

The Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) is expected to resume tomorrow after a protest by referees forced the postponement of five midweek games.RSPL referees stayed away from all but one of the games scheduled for match day 16 on the league's calendar...

Published:Friday | December 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

The end of the stand-off between local football referees and the administrators of the Red Stripe Premier League is not close and this could threaten this weekend's round of matches.Both groups have aired contrasting claims about the payment to...

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