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Stories by Andre Lowe

Published:Sunday | January 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

Just over a month after the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) abstained from an IAAF vote in Monaco, Olivier Gers, CEO of track and field's global authority, the IAAF, notes that both bodies have put the matter to rest and are...

Published:Saturday | January 14, 2017 | 12:55 AMAndre Lowe

Usain Bolt joined Michael McCallum as the most successful male athlete in the history of the RJR Sports Foundation National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Awards, while Elaine Thompson signed off...

Published:Friday | January 13, 2017 | 10:49 PMAndre Lowe

Andre Lowe, Special Projects Editor - Sports Triple Olympics 2016 gold medal winner Usain Bolt is the 2016 RJR Sports Foundation National Sportsman of the Year. As expected, Bolt, who sprinted into the history books with first place finishes in the...

Published:Friday | January 13, 2017 | 10:45 PMAndre Lowe

Andre Lowe, Special Projects Editor - Sports Rio 2016 standout Elaine Thompson was confirmed as Jamaica's best female sports star in the past year after winning her first RJR Sports Foundation National Sportswoman of the Year award at the...

Published:Wednesday | January 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

As a schoolboy at Manchester High Omar McLeod showed promise.A less-hyped member of Jamaica's team to the IAAF World Youth Championships in Lille, France, back in 2011, if not a medal magnet, McLeod, in what was his first real taste of top level...

Published:Tuesday | January 10, 2017 | 8:00 AMAndre Lowe

Two-time Olympic relay gold medal winner and 100m Commonwealth Games champion Kemar Bailey-Cole has signed a multi-year deal with sports goods manufacturer Puma, in the company’s latest show of...

Published:Tuesday | January 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

Veteran netball coach Minneth Reynolds said the time was right for her to step down as head coach for the Sunshine Girls and believes that the current crop of national senior netballers can lift the sport if given the right guidance.Reynolds, who...

Published:Sunday | December 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

Jamaica's track and field authority is trying to silence the noise caused by its folding of the arms at a high-level IAAF meeting in Monaco a few weeks ago, but it appears its representatives in the principality - president Dr Warren Blake and...

Published:Friday | December 16, 2016 | 10:11 PMAndre Lowe

 The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) has moved to assure that its decision not to vote on constitutional changes at the recent IAAF Special Congress in Monaco does not suggest any...

Published:Thursday | December 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

Olympic stars Usain Bolt and Elaine Thompson are expected to lead nominations for the 2016 RJR Sports Foundation National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Awards, with the selection committee set to make those announcements today.Bolt, who...

Published:Wednesday | December 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

Jamaica's swimming flag-bearer Alia Atkinson admitted that her Olympic embarrassment was a major motivator in her three-medal performance at the just-concluded World Short Course Swimming Championships in Windsor, Canada.Atkinson, got a medal of...

Published:Sunday | December 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

MONTE CARLO, Monaco:A wide range of proposals aimed at changing the way track and field's world governing body, the IAAF, operates was overwhelmingly passed yesterday at a special congress with 95 per cent of the member federations voting in favour...

Published:Sunday | December 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

MONTE CARLO, Monaco:Olympic champion Omar McLeod described his gold-medal run at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro as technically his worst, but he underlined that with Olympic gold now fixed around his neck, his ambition has turned to breaking...

Published:Saturday | December 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

MONTE CARLO, Monaco:With several of the island's top female sprinters nearing the end of their careers, double sprint champion at this year's Olympic Games, Elaine Thompson, says she feels an added sense of responsibility to continue Jamaica's...

Published:Saturday | December 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

MONTE CARLO, Monaco:He's all about action.In fact, track and field's biggest showman sees a bit of Hollywood tough guy Jason Statham, in himself, and as he capped another all-conquering season with a record sixth IAAF Male Athlete of the Year (AOY)...

Published:Friday | December 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

MONTE CARLO, Monaco:Track and field's global authority, the IAAF, will today hand out awards to the year's top male and female athletes amid a coming together of the sport's hierarchy, which is also expected to bring with it considerable change...

Published:Friday | December 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

LONDON, England:A cold winter's evening was punctuated by some red carpet heat when the fastest man in the world and some of his celebrity friends took London's ever-buzzing West End for Monday night's I Am Bolt world premiere.The movie, which peers...

Published:Wednesday | November 30, 2016 | 12:07 AMAndre Lowe

He is a modern marvel and for the first time ever, fans of sprint king Usain Bolt are given a look behind the curtain, with the nine-time Olympic champion's I Am Bolt film delivering a moving and inspiring portrayal of the Jamaican's life.You've...

Published:Tuesday | November 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

LONDON, England:Usain Bolt described last night's premiere of his I Am Bolt documentary as a special accomplishment, and is hoping that the film, which is already receiving positive feedback, will give an insight into the work behind his success.The...

Published:Tuesday | November 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

LONDON, England:Quite accustomed to motoring along throughout his career, track and field's golden boy Usain Bolt took his time as he made his way down the red carpet at last night's London premiere of his biopic, I am Bolt, and he wasn't alone.Bolt...

Published:Tuesday | November 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

LONDON, England:Legendary Jamaican sprinter Merlene Ottey says she is looking to return to the sport and believes Usain Bolt is calling time on his career at the end of next season simply because he has had enough of life as a competitive athlete....

Published:Monday | November 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

LONDON, England:There aren't too many in the world who know Usain Bolt and his story better than his best friend and manager, Nugent Walker.Bolt's highly anticipated biopic I am Bolt is set to hit theaters today with a premiere at Odeon Leicester...

Published:Sunday | November 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

LONDON, England:He's getting ready to premiere his biopic ahead of what will be his farewell season, but despite Usain Bolt's fast-approaching swansong, training partner Yohan Blake believes the sport will be left in good hands.Bolt's documentary, I...

Published:Saturday | November 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce's move away from the MVP Track and Field Club has reportedly collapsed after her long-time kit sponsor Nike, according to our sources, threatened to pull the plug on their multimillion-dollar deal.Fraser-Pryce had started her...

Published:Friday | November 18, 2016 | 7:27 PMAndre Lowe

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce’s plans to leave the Nike-sponsored MVP Track Club has reportedly been halted after the kit sponsor threatened to pull its support of the sprinter. News broke...

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