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Published:Saturday | August 13, 2016 | 12:00 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:Friday | August 12, 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:Friday | August 12, 2016 | 3:48 PMAndre 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:Friday | August 12, 2016 | 4:55 PMAndre 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:Thursday | August 11, 2016 | 12:00 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:Thursday | August 11, 2016 | 12:00 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:Thursday | August 11, 2016 | 12:00 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:Thursday | August 11, 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:Wednesday | August 10, 2016 | 5:05 PMAndre 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:Saturday | August 6, 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:Friday | August 5, 2016 | 12:00 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:Friday | August 5, 2016 | 12:00 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:Friday | August 5, 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:Thursday | August 4, 2016 | 12:00 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...

Published:Thursday | August 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil:For three years, he was the fastest man on the planet after breaking the 100 metre world record with times of 9.77 and 9.74 seconds.He would eventually watch his countryman Usain Bolt lower that mark.He teamed up with Bolt,...

Published:Wednesday | August 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil: Coach Bert Cameron is encouraging young 400m hurdler, Jaheel Hyde, to enjoy his first Olympic experience and believes he will come out a winner regardless of the outcome of his performance here in Rio de Janeiro. Hyde...

Published:Tuesday | August 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil:Hansle Parchment's 2016 Olympic campaign is over.A communication mix-up appears to have forced the London 2012 bronze medal winner in the 110m hurdles to leave Jamaica's pre-Olympics training base at the Linx Hotel late last...

Published:Sunday | July 31, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil: HE WALKS around with a GraceKennedybranded toque blanche on his head,, but if you ask any of the athletes here at Jamaica’s pre-Olympic training base at the Linx Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, executive chef Karl...

Published:Sunday | July 31, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil:On Thursday his friends at Leeds Beckett University in England were posting pictures on their social media pages from their graduation ceremony, while he buckled down in Tallahassee, Florida preparing for competition - and a...

Published:Sunday | July 31, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil:Medical exemptions.It became a key point of discussion during Jamaica's Olympic trials in Kingston a month ago and has followed the contingent to the Brazilian city, with the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association's (JAAA...

Published:Wednesday | July 27, 2016 | 7:38 PMAndre Lowe

Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt touched down at the Antonio Carlos Jobim, Galeao International Airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, last night as he gets ready to launch his Olympics 2016 campaign.Bolt arrived at approximately 8 p.m. (6 p.m. Jamaica...

Published:Wednesday | July 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt touched down at the Antônio Carlos Jobim, Galeão International Airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as he gets ready to launch his Olympics 2016 campaign.Bolt arrived at...

Published:Saturday | July 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

LONDON, England: Jamaican sprint queen Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce described her injury-interrupted season as the most challenging one she has had to experience, but says she is remaining positive as she heads to the Rio Olympics looking to make...

Published:Thursday | July 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

LONDON, England:While not everyone has supported the move, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has backed strong action against drug cheats in the wake of the Court of Arbitration for Sport's (CAS) decision to reject an appeal by Russia against an IAAF ban...

Published:Thursday | July 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

LONDON, England: Confident and focused, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt says he is fully recovered from a hamstring strain that prematurely ended his campaign at the Jamaican trials and is looking forward...

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