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Published:Thursday | April 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Sports Minister Olivia Grange has said that Jamaica's performance at the recently concluded Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, demonstrates that the country is expanding its reach in athletics.Grange, who was at the Norman Manley...

Published:Wednesday | April 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, revealed last night that serious discussions are taking place to bring back the Commonwealth Games to Jamaica.Jamaica hosted the Games in 1966 and remain the only Caribbean nation...

Published:Tuesday | April 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

With this season's top six teams in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) all being based in the Corporate Area, Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) President Michael Ricketts is among those admitting that there is a need to revisit the format of the...

Published:Saturday | April 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Kimberly Williams said that it is the blueprint set by national record holder Trecia-Kaye Smith, which is enabling herself and Shanieka Ricketts to excel in the triple-jump.Williams' comments came after the two Jamaicans entertained the world with a...

Published:Friday | April 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

World and Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (SFP) is urging all runners and walkers to join her tomorrow morning to take part in the SFP/ Hugh Senior 5K run/walk race in Waterhouse, starting at 7:00 a.m.The event, which is organised by Fraser...

Published:Friday | April 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

After winning her heat in the 100m hurdles yesterday, Danielle Williams patted her chest like track and field Legend Usain Bolt did when he won the 100m at the Beijing Olympic Games.Her reserve personality might have prevented her from doing that...

Published:Tuesday | April 10, 2018 | 12:21 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Harbour View FC have received almost $1,000,000 in sponsorship from Barita Investments and Locker Room Sports to enable their Under-10 football team trip to Italy to participate in the Bandelino Italian Tournament next month.Both companies presented...

Published:Tuesday | April 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Although he expressed disappointment at the third-place finish by Yohan Blake in the 100m final at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia yesterday, coach Glen Mills said that the sprinter's performance through the rounds indicates that...

Published:Saturday | April 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Although proud of the Jamaican's performance, president of the Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica, Martin Lyn, admitted disappointment at Alia Atkinson's second-place finish in the 50m breaststroke final at the Commonwealth Games in Australia's...

Published:Friday | April 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

With travel arrangement issues resulting in at least two athletes to renege on their commitment to represent the country at the two major senior track and field events this year, president of the Jamaica Administrative Athletics Association, Dr...

Published:Tuesday | March 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Calabar High School Principal Albert Corcher vowed to extend his school's seven-year win streak at Champs to 14, as students, parents and fans crammed inside the school's auditorium yesterday morning to celebrate their retention of the Mortimer...

Published:Friday | March 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Like he did at the Corporate Area Championships, Gavin James, Excelsior High School's high jump coach, is looking to sweep all the high jump events on the girls' side at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships this year after...

Published:Wednesday | March 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

The Jamaica Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation has registered four athletes in an International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation school in Lake Placid, New York, to kick-start its preparations for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, China.The...

Published:Saturday | March 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Director of Sports at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Dorothy Hudson-Gayle, has dispelled rumours that its football team, UWI FC, will not participate in next season's Red Stripe Premier League."I don't know where that information is coming...

Published:Friday | March 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Despite not advancing to the semi-finals, President of the Jamaica Hockey Federation Fabian Stewart is beaming with joy over the men and women's teams' showing at the Pan American Youth Championships in Mexico thus far.The women's team lost four of...

Published:Tuesday | March 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

With performances at the last two major global championships not reflecting the high standard the country has become accustomed to since the Beijing Olympics in 2008, track and field fans have been buzzing to see which team Jamaica will turn up at...

Published:Monday | March 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Calabar and Edwin Allen high schools showed their readiness for next week's ISSA GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Championships by winning the boys and girls categories of the Digicel Grand Prix Finale on Saturday at the National Stadium in an evening...

Published:Monday | March 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Annsert Whyte, the former 400m hurdles national champion, is hoping that selectors will add his name to the team that will be representing Jamaica at the Commonwealth Games next month on the Gold Coast in Australia after he turned back a good field...

Published:Friday | March 9, 2018 | 11:10 PMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

As a part of his objective to grow the sport and to achieve its main aim to qualify for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, France, president of the Jamaica Hockey Federation, Fabian Stewart, is currently seeking to expose the under-18 male and female...

Published:Friday | March 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

President of the Jamaica Hockey Federation (JHF) Fabian Stewart says that the Youth Hockey male and female teams' participation in the Youth Pan American Championships (Hockey 5's) in Mexico this weekend will not only serve to qualify the team for...

Published:Tuesday | March 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Having cemented his position as a legitimate sub-10 seconds sprinter, when he sped to 9.91 seconds at the ISTAF World Challenge meet in Berlin, Germany, last year, Julian Forte is looking to become one of the front-runners in the 100m, now that...

Published:Wednesday | February 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Moments after arriving at the Norman Manley International Airport from the Winter Olympic Games on Monday night, president of the Jamaica Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation, Chris Stokes, said he and other members of the association will begin...

Published:Tuesday | February 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

One of the members of the Organising Committee for the recently staged Gibson McCook Relays, Winston Ulett, is imploring the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) to revisit the local calendar and ensure there is enough time between...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

President of the Jamaica Olympic Association, Christopher Samuda, is confident the nation's women's bobsled team will improve their position when they compete in the final two runs today at the Winter Games.The history-making two-man team of Jazmine...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Having convincingly defended their title at the Digicel Corporate Area Anthrick Championships last week, coach of Excelsior High School track team David Riley says that his girls' team is looking to break into the top five at the ISSA/GraceKennedy...

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