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Published:Tuesday | July 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

Leading Jamaican female 400m hurdler Janieve Russell will not be competing at the London Diamond League as expected. Still, she has until August 8 to prove her fitness ahead of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Russell was not listed to compete...

Published:Monday | July 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

Rio-bound Jamaican hurdler Shermaine Williams says she is hoping to continue Jamaica's rich tradition in the event when she opens her campaign at the Olympic Games next month.Williams finished second at the National Senior Championships in 12.90 to...

Published:Sunday | July 17, 2016 | 6:29 PMAndre Lowe

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, O'Dayne Richards, and Stephenie-Ann McPherson continued their Rio 2016 fine-tuning with comfortable wins at the Atletica Mondiale meeting in Padova, Italy, the Stadio Euganeo yesterday.Fraser-Pryce, who will be defending her...

Published:Sunday | July 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

President of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) Mike Fennell said the organisation has been working closely with Jamaica's anti-doping authority ahead of next month's Rio Olympic Games and hailed the country's drug-testing programme as a model...

Published:Thursday | July 14, 2016 | 2:35 PMAndre Lowe

Jamaica's 59-member track and field team to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil boasts several highly ranked athletes on the latest IAAF's world rankings with sprinting stars Usain Bolt and Elaine Thompson holding the number one spots...

Published:Tuesday | July 12, 2016 | 5:46 PMAndre Lowe

President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), Dr Warren Blake, has confirmed that the association is in receipt of a letter from lawyers representing Jamaican discus thrower Jason Morgan that outlines an intention to appeal...

Published:Monday | July 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

Forty-four first-time Olympians were named in Jamaica's 63-member contingent that was yesterday announced for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) outlined the country's largest ever delegation to the...

Published:Monday | July 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) president, Dr Warren Blake, has defended the association's selection policy and its decision to leave discus athlete Jason Morgan off its list of 59 track and field athletes selected for the...

Published:Thursday | July 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

Sprinting superstar Usain Bolt will be among the names listed by the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) on Monday when it confirms the athletes who have qualified to represent Jamaica at next month's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.This,...

Published:Tuesday | July 5, 2016 | 3:59 PMAndre Lowe

After securing her fifth consecutive national title, Olympics-bound triple jumper Kimberly Williams is hoping to show the improvements she has made since her maiden appearance at the Games four years ago and wishes to inspire youngsters to get...

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

Jamaica's sprint star Usain Bolt is expected to leave the island tomorrow for France, where he will meet with renown doctor Hans-Wilhelm Muller Wohlfahrt, for treatment to a hamstring injury which forced him out of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative...

Published:Friday | July 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

The athletics world is holding its breath as sprint king Usain Bolt was forced to withdraw from the Jamaica Athletics Administration Association (JAAA)/Supreme Ventures Limited National Senior Championships after complaining about pain in his...

Published:Friday | June 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

Commonwealth Games 100m champion Kemar Bailey-Cole admitted that he is a bit worried about his level of preparation going into next week's Olympic trials - the JAAA/Supreme Ventures...

Published:Sunday | June 12, 2016 | 8:06 PMAndre Lowe

Jamaican sprinting star Usain Bolt says that he has accepted that he may have to return his 4x100m relay gold medal from the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, but described the possibility as heart breaking.Bolt and Asafa Powell both also expressed...

Published:Friday | June 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

Former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell is a headliner in one of the most highly anticipated clashes of the season, but the sprinter maintains that today's Racers Grand Prix at the National Stadium is simply a step towards bigger targets.Powell...

Published:Wednesday | June 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter is now expected to have his case heard by an International Olympic Committee (IOC) panel after news was received that his 'B' sample confirmed the presence of methylhexanamine - a banned stimulant.It was recently...

Published:Tuesday | June 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

Convinced he is stronger and faster than ever, Olympic 200m bronze medallist, Warren Weir, is excitedly anticipating this Saturday's Jamaica National Racers Grand Prix inside the National Stadium.Weir will come up against Commonwealth champion...

Published:Monday | June 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

"He has some speed. I must say, he does have some speed."That was the how the world's fastest man Usain Bolt assessed South African World Championships 400m champion Wayde van Niekerk, minutes after the two shared a training session for the first...

Published:Friday | June 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

The Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) late yesterday confirmed that it had received notification from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that a Jamaican athlete has returned an adverse analytical finding following retrospective testing of...

Published:Thursday | June 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

ROME, Italy: HIS PERSONAL best mark of 68.02m is the third best distance registered in the men’s discus event this year, but World Championships finalist Fedrick Dacres says he is focused on further improvement, after making his debut on the...

Published:Wednesday | June 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

There is growing anxiety among local track and field authorities as news of the results of B sample tests is expected to be made public by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) within days, following strong reports that a Jamaican is among the...

Published:Saturday | May 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

Asafa Powell was left fuming after his 100m defeat to Justin Gatlin; American sprint hurdler Kendra Harrison blazed to the second fastest time ever in the 100m hurdles; and Omar McLeod continued to have his way in the men’s variant at the...

Published:Friday | May 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

EUGENE, Oregon:Veteran American quarter-miler Sanya Richards-Ross is looking to get her final season off to a good start at today's Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon, as she takes the first steps towards what would be her fourth Olympic Games....

Published:Friday | May 27, 2016 | 11:04 PMAndre Lowe

EUGENE, Oregon: World Championships bronze medallist O'Dayne Richards continued his early season struggles in the shot put after posting a modest 19.09m on the opening day of the 2016 Prefontaine Classic at the University of Oregon's...

Published:Thursday | May 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

  EUGENE, Oregon The developing rivalry between Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson and Dutch speedster Dafne Schippers is threatening to become one of the most exciting in international track and field and the two will go at it again here...

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