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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...

Published:Sunday | June 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

With virtually every stride, Usain Bolt has written a paragraph of Jamaican and global track and field history. Chapter after chapter, the iconic sprinter has both defied logic and stretched the boundaries of our expectations.Last night, inside the...

Published:Saturday | June 10, 2017 | 12:07 AMAndre Lowe

It has been 20 years since Usain Bolt first stepped inside the National Stadium as a competitor.That 10-year-old boy showed little glimpse of the iconic figure he has since become, and when he takes the track for the final time in front of his home...

Published:Friday | June 9, 2017 | 12:02 AMAndre Lowe

Countless pages have documented his unmatched dominance, innumerable words have been penned; but for Jamaican sprinting icon Usain Bolt, the latest publication to celebrate his journey and successes holds a special significance.Usain Bolt: Legend, a...

Published:Friday | June 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

Janieve Russell was never tested as she registered a second straight win at the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea Diamond League meet in Rome in the 400 metres hurdles event yesterday.Running out of Lane 8 in the Stadio Olimpico, Russell, the Olympic...

Published:Thursday | June 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

Kimberly Williams will be looking to continue her improvements this season at today's Diamond League meet inside the iconic Stadio Olimpico in Rome.Williams, one of six Jamaicans down to compete at the meet, improved her season's best to 14.35m at...

Published:Tuesday | June 6, 2017 | 11:17 PMAndre Lowe

The Jamaica Football Federation is expected to meet shortly to chart the way forward following the passing of its president Captain Horace Burrell, who died yesterday afternoon in the United States after a prolonged illness.General Secretary of the...

Published:Tuesday | June 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

It has been a good year for South African speedster Akani Simbine, who arrived in the island yesterday afternoon ahead of Saturday's JN Racers Grand Prix as one of the most in form sprinters on the planet.Simbine, who recently won the 100m title at...

Published:Tuesday | June 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

Netball insider Sylvester Campbell believes Jamaica's recent tie with Barbados in their three Tests series should serve as a wake-up call, adding that the result showed that a lot of work is needed to develop the country's fringe players into top...

Published:Monday | June 5, 2017 | 10:54 PMAndre Lowe

Andre Lowe, Sports Editor  Arnett Gardens came from behind to beat Portmore United 2-1 in the Red Stripe Premier League final at the National Stadium on Monday to secure their fifth top flight title and second in three years with Marvin Morgan...

Published:Sunday | June 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

Sprinting superstar Usain Bolt has shared that it has been a struggle coming to grips with the passing of his close friend, Germaine Mason, but noted that he is determined to end his season and career on a high in honour of the Jamaican-born British...

Published:Wednesday | May 31, 2017 | 12:03 AMAndre Lowe

Having signed with Ricky Simms and his Pace Sports Management agency, ever-improving Jamaican hurdler Jaheel Hyde - shiny new PB in hand, is approaching the season with renewed confidence and drive.Hyde, who can count the Olympic Games, two World...

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