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Published:Friday | January 8, 2016 | 1:00 AM

JNBS Open League uniform parade set for Saturday

The opening ceremony and uniform parade of the Netball Jamaica/JNBS Sunshine Open League netball competition will take place on Saturday, January 9, 2016, at the Leila Robinson Courts, beginning at 1 p.m. sharp.

Following the uniform parade, eight rounds of regular matches will be played. The defending champions of the Open League are Mico 'B', while the 'B' trophy was won by Molynes United 'A'.

Westchester were the Jo Wigman Rally winners, defeating Maxfield Park Community Club 8-5. This occasion marks the beginning of Netball Jamaica's 2016 season and the 23rd year of sponsorship by Jamaica National Building Society.

Italy, Poland awarded 2016 IAAF events

MONACO (AP):

Italy has been chosen to host the world race walking team championships, while Poland has been awarded the World Junior (Under-20) championships after Russia was stripped of both events which will be held this year.

The International Association of Athletics Federations announced yesterday that Rome will host the team walking event in May after beating off competition from Mexico, Ukraine and Ecuador. Bydgoszcz in Poland was the only bidder for the Under-20 event which takes place in July.

The reallocation of the two competitions follows the suspension of Russia in November for widespread doping.