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Published:Friday | August 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil:Coach Stephen Francis expects Olympic 100 and 200 metres champion Elaine Thompson to go much faster, particularly in the shorter sprint, before the end of the season. He noted, however, noting that it has not yet been decided...

Published:Friday | August 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil:In 2008 at the Beijing Olympic Games as Usain Bolt got ready for the 4x100m final and a possible third gold medal at the Games, Asafa Powell gave him a message that he promised also to deliver in Rio ahead of today's final....

Published:Thursday | August 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil:After carving their name in history as the first Jamaican trio to qualify for the 400m hurdles final at the Olympic Games, Janieve Russell, Leah Nugent and Ristananna Tracey are all confident about their chances to medal.Only...

Published:Wednesday | August 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil:Olympic 400m bronze medal winner Shericka Jackson has pointed to her MVP Track Club teammate Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and coach Stephen Francis as her biggest inspirations, after her third-place finish inside the Olympic...

Published:Wednesday | August 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil:National 100m hurdles champion Megan Simmonds admitted to getting emotional ahead of her heat at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games yesterday, and as she gets ready for today's semi-final with one eye on the medal round, she says...

Published:Wednesday | August 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil:Omar McLeod created history, becoming the first Jamaican to win the 110m hurdles at any major championships after an imperious 13.05 win at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games last night.Jimmy Cliff's 1983 single Reggae Night blared...

Published:Wednesday | August 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil:In 2015 he arrived at the World Championships in Beijing - his first major senior championships - as a strong contender for a medal.Things didn't work out.A sixth-place finish in that final will remain on his profile forever,...

Published:Monday | August 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil:Sometimes, not finishing first and losing are two very different things.For instance, Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce lost her Olympic 100m title on Saturday night; she lost the chance to win three straight Olympic...

Published:Monday | August 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

Culturally, Rio de Janeiro, and Brazil in general, is unlikely to bring too much shock to the average Jamaican.I've already spoken about some of the similarities shared by both countries, but there is one thing that is quite odd and is certainly a...

Published:Monday | August 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil:Jamaican sprinting star Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has not ruled out competingat the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, and confirmed that she is likely to undergo surgery on her injured toe after the ongoing Olympics in Rio de...

Published:Monday | August 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil:After winning a third straight Olympic 100m gold medal at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro last night, sprint king Usain says he isn't done ticking the boxes on his Rio 2016 checklist just yet."The triple-triple is...

Published:Sunday | August 14, 2016 | 12:16 AMAndre Lowe

One reign ended last night inside Rio’s Olympic Stadium as another was crowned in golden glory.   Elaine Thompson last night became the second Jamaican to win Olympic gold in the women’s 100m after a commanding win inside the...

Published:Saturday | August 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil:Danniel Thomas, Jamaica's third ever women's shot put competitor at the Olympic Games, was left wondering what could have been after her 16.99 metres heave in the qualifying round inside the Olympic Stadium yesterday, left her...

Published:Saturday | August 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil:Jamaican thrower Fedrick Dacres arrived in Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic Games with one eye on history but was left with disappointment after yesterday's performance in the men's discus qualifiers.Dacres' 68.02 metres mark is...

Published:Saturday | August 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil:When Yohan Blake takes the track in the men's 100 metres and 200 metres he will have a famous fan in the stands, luxury watch maker Richard Mille, the same man whose name is on his new US$1 million dollar watch.Mille signed...

Published:Friday | August 12, 2016 | 12:59 AMAndre Lowe

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil: Bahamian 400 metres gold-medal prospect Shaunae Miller says she is looking forward to her expected clash with American Allyson Felix at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and is also expecting strong competition from Jamaica’...

Published:Friday | August 12, 2016 | 12:50 AMAndre Lowe

Copacabana.  Wow! Just about everybody has heard about the place. The popular Rio de Janeiro promenade is supposed to be one of the hottest spots in the entire country, the hemisphere, the world. Sun, sand, bikinis, food, long coastline,...

Published:Friday | August 12, 2016 | 12:07 AMAndre Lowe

The first pages of the newest chapter of Jamaica's Olympic track-and-field history will be turned inside the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro today.Daina Levy will become the first Jamaican to compete in the hammer throw event; Fedrick Dacres has a...

Published:Friday | August 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil:Back from several miserable years of injury setbacks and looking like a threat again, Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake says he is faster than he was in 2012 when he won double sprint silver at the London Olympics and is not...

Published:Thursday | August 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

Yesterday was a wet one in Rio de Janeiro, with all-day showers making for a rather miserable Wednesday for most.With no Jamaican in action yesterday and both of us looking like cavemen, photographer Ricardo Makyn and I decided to take some time to...

Published:Sunday | August 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

The first day of competition at the 2016 Olympic Games went by quietly - well, as far as I'm concerned anyway.The competition aspect of the Games start for me and the rest of us with a Jamaican interest today, with Alia Atkinson, Timothy Wynter and...

Published:Saturday | August 6, 2016 | 12:53 AMAndre Lowe

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil: “We love Jamaica, this is Brazil, everybody loves Jamaica!”   Carlos Luiz Santon was trying to explain why he was wearing a Jamaican t-shirt when his country was hours away from celebrating the first Olympic...

Published:Saturday | August 6, 2016 | 12:15 AMAndre Lowe

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil:Former president of the Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica and the country's deputy Chef de Mission at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Martin Lyn, believes the country has an opportunity to push the sport of diving with Yona...

Published:Saturday | August 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

It's here!Wow!Rio 2016 is officially underway.After all the concerns we all had about coming here for these Games, now the biggest issue is trying to decide whether or not we liked the Opening Ceremony inside the Maracana.Nonetheless, it always...

Published:Friday | August 5, 2016 | 12:05 AMAndre Lowe

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil:Plots. Subplots. Villains. Heroes.The 2016 Rio Olympic Games would fit very comfortably in a Hollywood script.For some, it's supposedly a horror movie - take your pick from dope, to deadly mosquitoes, and everything in between...

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