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Stories by Akino Ming/Staff Reporter

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

Keith Wellington, the vice-president of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA), used the second RJRGleaner Sports Town Hall on Thursday evening to remind Jamaica why academic requirements are imposed on student-athletes.Wellington was...

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

Daniel Riley, coach of Excelsior High School's Manning Cup team, believes that his outfit is steadily building momentum after recording their third straight victory in the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup football competition yesterday.Excelsior, playing on...

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

UWI FC's coach Andrew Peart says his team will be banking on youth to win their first Premier League title this season after his side eked out a point against Harbour View FC in their opening Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) game at the UWI Bowl...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Several athletes took to social media to mourn the death Akan track club quarter-miler, Kavon Nelson.Nelson, 25, was killed at his home at McVille Terrace, Kingston 13 in the wee hours of Tuesday morning.The Corporate Communication Unit of the...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), Dr Warren Blake, says that the aim of the Jamaica International Invitational Meet (JIIM) is not to make a profit, but to provide an international platform for local athletes to...

Published:Saturday | September 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Two months have passed since Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian and the Jamaica Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (JBSF) submitted what they believe is a "strong case" in their efforts to extricate the 32-year-old from her anti-doping violation matter....

Published:Friday | September 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Martin Lyn, the president of the Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica (ASAJ), believes Jamaica possesses a vast amount of talented swimmers who are capable of duplicating the feats the association's star, Alia Atkinson, has achieved over her career...

Published:Tuesday | September 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association President Dr Warren Blake has expressed disappointment at Jamaica's failure to become the host of the 2019 IAAF World Relays.Blake said the Government was not able to provide a written financial backing...

Published:Monday | September 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Meadowbrook High School Manning Cup coach Neo Oxford has sought the assistance of psychological experts to boost the confidence of his players as they try to get out of the group stage of this year's ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup football competition....

Published:Saturday | September 8, 2018 | 12:10 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Having won five straight Manning Cup titles, schoolboy football fans may believe the Jamaica College (JC) football train is starting to run out of steam.However, manager of the football programme at the Old Hope Road institution, Ian Forbes, says...

Published:Friday | September 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Victor Stewart, manager for the referees department at the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), has admitted that he is struggling to provide enough officials to man the upcoming schoolboy football and men's and women's premier league seasons.But he...

Published:Tuesday | September 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

CONCACAF Referees assessor, Dave Meikle, has labelled Charles Barrett as 'sexist' after the former FIFA official told The Gleaner that too much emphasis is being placed on female referees.The comments riled up Meikle, who said that Barrett's...

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

After becoming the first Jamaican to win a Diamond League trophy in a field event, Fedrick Dacres is already looking forward to repeating the feat next season after winning big in Brussels yesterday.The national record holder sailed the disc to 68....

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

National record holder Natoya Goule and Commonwealth Games champion Janieve Russell topped off their 2018 seasons with third place finishes in their respective events at the Diamond League final in Zurich yesterday.Goule, who lowered her national...

Published:Tuesday | August 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

In less than two weeks, Jamaica should know whether it will host the IAAF World Relays next year, as the international body is scheduled to make a decision on who has won the bid to host the event.But if the Jamaica Athletics Administrative...

Published:Saturday | August 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Lennox Graham, the coach of former world champion Danielle Williams and world number three in the 400m hurdles Kyron McMaster, believes it was the endless days and nights he spent at Kingston College (KC) as a coach that has made him into one of the...

Published:Saturday | August 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Kaymarie Jones and Kimour Bruce, two former national representatives at the youth level, are the latest Jamaicans to land head coaching positions in athletics at universities in the United States, and they believe there is a market for former...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Veteran athletics coach Glen Mills confirmed to The Gleaner yesterday that Olympic bronze medallist Warren Weir and Jevaughn Minzie will not be under his tutelage when training for the 2019 athletics season begins in the fall.Mills, who is the...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Tallawahs Chief Executive Officer Jefferson Miller has reiterated that the franchise is not planning to permanently relocate to the United States."We are not neglecting our fans here. The Jamaica Tallawahs are a Jamaican team and will always...

Published:Saturday | August 11, 2018 | 12:17 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Her burning desire to achieve the feat has seen her switch sports from athletics to bobsleigh and now the St Thomas native has gone a step further as she will now be participating in the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) newest...

Published:Friday | August 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian and the Jamaica Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (JBSF) have submitted what they believe is a 'strong case' to the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF), seeking leniency ahead of sentencing, in her anti-...

Published:Friday | August 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

O'Dayne Richards pulled off a gutsy second throw of 21.02 metres to win the men's shot put final at the recently concluded Central American and Caribbean Games (CAC) in Barranquilla, Colombia, after his teammate Ashinia Miller took the early lead....

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

In order to achieve its objective of running sport as a business in Jamaica, the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) is making arrangements to invest heavily in the educational development of its 41 members associations.Ryan Foster, chief executive...

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Hansle Parchment has one of the most decorated trophy cases among Jamaican male athletes currently competing, having won medals at the Olympic Games, World Championship and Commonwealth Games.But apart from his victory at the World University Games...

Published:Friday | August 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

BARRANQUILLA, ColombiaJamaica's women's sprint relay put together three smooth baton exchanges on their way to winning the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games title yesterday as the country increased its medal tally in athletics to 17.The team...

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