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Stories by Hubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Published:Monday | November 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Dr Rachael Irving, research fellow at the University of the West Indies (UWI), thinks ISSA should wait before implementing its new transfer regulations. In the interim, schools with modest track and field programmes could be strengthened before the...

Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Allan 'Skill' Cole, one of Jamaica's best-ever footballers, has described the late Ben Francis as a father to everyone who came to Vere Technical High School. Cole, who starred when Vere began to dominate schoolboy football, was speaking just after...

Published:Friday | November 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

With reports of a loss beginning to filter through, the future of the Athletics World Cup could be bleak. However, the team concept that underpins the meet has some observers hoping it will survive. One of them is the president of the Jamaica...

Published:Tuesday | October 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

National table tennis head coach, Satoshi Takashima says he sees a bright future for Jamaica, if its young players continue to train hard. Takashima returns to his homeland of Japan in January, after a two year stint in the island and said he is...

Published:Saturday | October 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Shaunae Miller-Uibo might have earned a nomination for the 2018 IAAF Athlete of the Year Award on the strength of her 200 metre running alone. The 24-year-old Bahamian won the 200 metres at both the Commonwealth Games and the season-ending...

Published:Saturday | October 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Scroll down the list of winners of the Manning Cup and the Olivier Shield and it may surprise you to find Ardenne High School among them. Yet, the history of the 1991 Ardenne team shows that its dominance 27 years ago was built over several seasons...

Published:Friday | October 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Steeplechaser Aisha Praught-Leer has had plenty to smile about since she started to run for Jamaica, but pinpoints her win at the Commonwealth Games as the best moment since her debut for the country in 2015.Speaking to the International Association...

Published:Thursday | October 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

The 2019 World Championships will present a mixed 4x400 -metre relay for the first time, as part of a packed schedule for 400-metre runners. Alarmed at first, noted coach Maurice Wilson believes that spectators will enjoy the new event and that it...

Published:Saturday | October 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Devon 'Pablo' Anderson, football coach at Holy Trinity High School, thinks teams like his will welcome new Intersecondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) regulations on recruitment. Anderson says it is heart-rending to invest time and effort in...

Published:Saturday | October 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Dominating discus thrower Fedrick Dacres has described his coach Julian Robinson as a perfectionist. Speaking to the IAAF in an interview that appeared on October 11, the 24-year-old Dacres says that Robinson has taught him every aspect of the...

Published:Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's female table tennis players need overseas exposure if they are to keep pace with their rivals in the region.That's the observation of Matthew Dawson, who was national women's team coach during the recently concluded 60th Caribbean Table...

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Emil Santos and Yasiris Ortiz of the Dominican Republic played the final shot of their country's dominant performance at the 60th Caribbean Table Tennis Championships, which ended on Saturday at the National Arena. World-ranked at 179, Santos beat...

Published:Wednesday | September 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Simon Tomlinson and Kane Watson put Jamaica on the medal table at the 60th Caribbean Table Tennis Championships yesterday inside the National Arena. The pair played their way into the men's doubles final where their bid for gold was thwarted by Emil...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Former national champion Sandra Riettie thinks Jamaica's young women's team can win a medal at the 60th Caribbean Table Tennis Championships but only if they give 110 per cent when the tournament starts on Sunday.Riettie, runner-up in the women's...

Published:Thursday | September 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Some years ago, I dreamt that the day would come when Jamaica would dominate the sprints and win the World Netball title. Those visions weren't pipe dreams. Rather, they were founded in the belief that well organised efforts could bear fruit.Usain...

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Azizi Johnson and Tsenaye Lewis came within a whisker of gold at the Caribbean Region Mini and Pre-Cadet Table Tennis Championships on Wednesday in the Dominican Republic. Playing in the final of the Under-11 mixed doubles, Johnson and Lewis lost a...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

With weather trends in host city Doha dictating terms, the IAAF has designed a schedule for its 2019 World Championships that will keep athletes and fans safe from searing heat.Unlike every other World Championships, the 2019 meet will feature no...

Published:Saturday | August 25, 2018 | 12:07 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

When St George's College (STGC) won their 22nd lien on the Manning Cup in 2012, no one foresaw the five-year run of dominance by Jamaica College that would follow. However, with tragedy and a period of rebuilding receding into history, St George's...

Published:Friday | August 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Though 34 years have passed since he stepped to the blocks for the Olympic 200-metre individual medley, Andrew Phillips has bittersweet memories of that swim in Los Angeles.Phillips, Jamaica's first Olympic swimming finalist, is gratified to have...

Published:Thursday | August 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Crushing disappointment last year has spurred Akeem Bloomfield, the second fastest Jamaican over 400 metres, to a majestic 2018 season.Speaking to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), Bloomfield revealed that he felt like a...

Published:Thursday | August 9, 2018 | 12:19 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

In 2015, when the Canadian city of Toronto hosted the Pan-American Games, Jamaica won 3 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals in track and field. When Toronto opens its doors this week for the North American, Central American and Caribbean...

Published:Tuesday | July 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

When the Jamaica team takes to the track and to the field this week at the 2018 Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Barranquilla, Colombia, the 50-strong athletics team will be following famous footsteps.In a bygone era, Baranquilla...

Published:Friday | June 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Canada, St Kitts and Nevis, and St Vincent and the Grenadines will be here this weekend to compete in the first Jamaica Under-18 Invitational. So says Warren Blake, president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association. Dr Blake says the new...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

A good start to his endeavours in the 5000 metres has Kemoy Campbell smiling. Campbell, a 2017 IAAF World Championships finalist, made his seasonal debut in the 12 and a half lap race on June 9 with a solo run clocked in 13 minutes 35.09 seconds....

Published:Thursday | June 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Don't expect a dazzling opening to the World Cup today. That's not just because the teams that will get the action going - hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia - are the lowest ranked two teams in football's biggest tournament. It's because opening World...

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