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Published:Thursday | August 3, 2017 | 7:27 PMAndre Lowe

LONDON, England: Usain Bolt and Novlene Williams-Mills have been named as male and female captains for Jamaica's team to the IAAF World Championships in London, England. Bolt will be bringing an end to his career at these championships, where...

Published:Thursday | August 3, 2017 | 4:05 AMAndre Lowe

Andre Lowe, Sports Editor LONDON, England: Jamaican sprinting star Elaine Thompson says she is in good shape heading into the World Championships in London adding that she has fully recovered from an Achilles issue that was bothering her a few...

Published:Thursday | August 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

LONDON, England:It has been a rough two seasons or so for Jamaican sprinter Warren Weir, who has struggled to extend a two-year spell that saw him mining Olympic bronze and World Championships silver medals in 2012 and 2013, respectively.Those were...

Published:Thursday | August 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

LONDON, England:Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse says he is devastated after suffering a hamstring injury that has put an end to his season and his ambitions at this week's IAAF World Championships in London."The entire year this 100 metres race in...

Published:Thursday | August 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

LONDON, England:Head coach of Jamaica's team to the IAAF World Championships in London, Maurice Wilson, is urging the country's track and field bosses to take proactive steps to ensure the nation's continued athletics success despite what is likely...

Published:Wednesday | August 2, 2017 | 12:12 AMAndre Lowe

LONDON, England:One hundred and four days since the passing of his close friend Germaine Mason, Usain Bolt says he is dedicating his IAAF World Championships performance to the Jamaican-born former British high jumper, who died in a bike accident on...

Published:Wednesday | August 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

LONDON, England:A shiny new pair of spikes; tributes from some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment, such as Samuel L. Jackson, Idris Elba, Virat Kohli and Thierry Henry; a hair-raising video presentation; and even a confetti shower at...

Published:Wednesday | August 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

LONDON, England:Jamaican sprinting star Usain Bolt has poured cold water on the expected 100-metre challenge from young sprinter Andre De Grasse, adding that he felt that he was disrespected by the Canadian as the two prepare to go head to head at...

Published:Tuesday | August 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

BIRMINGHAM, England:Ever-improving Jamaican quarter-miler Demish Gaye says that he is looking forward to the experience of competing in his first World Championships as he fine-tunes his preparation for this week's London 2017 showpiece event.Gaye's...

Published:Tuesday | August 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

BIRMINGHAM, England:When she crossed the line in first place in the 100m hurdles at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing, China, it came as a surprise to most.Two years later, Danielle Williams again finds herself in the 'underdog' spot as she...

Published:Monday | July 31, 2017 | 12:16 AMAndre Lowe

BIRMINGHAM, England:Sprint superstar Usain Bolt is likely to head straight to the Jamaican team hotel in London ahead of the World Championships, while other top names, such as Omar McLeod and Hansle Parchment, are yet to arrive as management works...

Published:Monday | July 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

BIRMINGHAM, England:Two Olympic Games and three World Championships appearances into his career, five-time national long jump champion Damar Forbes feels greater success at a major championship is long overdue.An eighth-place finish at the 2013...

Published:Monday | July 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

BIRMINGHAM, England:Ian Forbes, manager of Jamaica's team to the IAAF World Championships set for London, is expecting a strong performance from the island's athletes despite the transitional nature of the squad, given the absence of several...

Published:Sunday | July 30, 2017 | 6:37 PMAndre Lowe

BIRMINGHAM, England: Several of Jamaica’s top stars including Usain Bolt and Omar McLeod, are yet to arrive in Birmingham for the team’s pre-World Championships camp, which is currently taking place at the University of Birmingham....

Published:Saturday | July 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

Three Jamaican athletes have been added to Jamaica's team to the World Championships on the invitation of the IAAF.High jumper Kimberly Williamson, shot putter Gleneve Grange, and 800m athlete Kimmara McDonald have been added to the squad after the...

Published:Friday | July 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

It's been an eventful build-up for Usain Bolt as he gets ready to compete in his final pre-World Championships warm-up at today's Diamond League meet in Monaco.Bolt, who is said to be shocked and insulted by statements made by Andre de Grasse's...

Published:Monday | July 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

LONDON, England:World record holder in the 110m hurdles, Aries Merritt, has praised the Jamaican pair of Omar McLeod and Ronald Levy, but insists that he is not overly concerned with their form.With the Jamaican duo impressing all season, the...

Published:Monday | July 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

LONDON, England:Fedrick Dacres, Elaine Thompson and Novlene Williams-Mills yesterday became the first Jamaicans to secure their spots in the revamped US$50,000 ($6.4 million) IAAF Diamond League finals for their respective events after mixed...

Published:Sunday | July 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

LONDON, England:Jamaican sprinting star Elaine Thompson, while underlining the difficulty of doubling up at a major event, says she is happy with the decision to focus on only the 100 metres at next month's World Championships.Thompson, who won gold...

Published:Sunday | July 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

LONDON, England:Leading Jamaican discus man Fedrick Dacres is not getting ahead of himself despite attracting the praises of analysts all across the world following a number of high-class performances this season on the circuit.The national champion...

Published:Saturday | July 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

LONDON, England:Megan Simmonds seems to be rounding into top gear at just the right time, and with her fourth Diamond League appearance just a few hours away, the pint-sized sprint hurdler will no doubt be looking to improve on her personal best...

Published:Wednesday | June 28, 2017 | 12:10 AMAndre Lowe

Coach Glen Mills admitted that star sprinter Usain Bolt has some catching up to do in terms of his preparation for the IAAF World Championships, but believes he has more than enough time to get the retiring sprinter into high gear ahead of the...

Published:Friday | June 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

President of the Inter-secondary School Sports Association (ISSA) Dr Walton Small has responded to concerns raised by the old boys' associations of five prominent high schools in a letter addressed to the minister of education, where the...

Published:Thursday | June 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

The past students' associations of some of the island's most successful schools have written to the Ministry of Education outlining a number of concerns around the transparency, governance and accountability of the Inter-secondary Schools Sports...

Published:Wednesday | June 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

Current secretary general Christopher Samuda and first vice president Vishu Tolan are expected to be confirmed as the only candidates for the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) presidency, when nominations close today.Both are looking to replace...

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