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Published:Monday | March 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMDania Bogle

PORTLAND, USA:As evidence of his superiority, Omar McLeod hit down almost every hurdle, but still clocked a world- leading and national record 7.41 seconds in an easy run as he claimed Jamaica's lone gold medal in the 60m hurdles on the final day of...

Published:Sunday | March 20, 2016 | 12:41 AMDania Bogle

PORTLAND:  Stephenie Ann McPherson was clearly exasperated as she failed to give Jamaica a second medal late on day two of the International Association of Athletics Federations World Indoor Championships at the Oregon Convention Centre,...

Published:Sunday | March 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMDania Bogle

The frustration with Asafa Powell's inability to deliver an individual gold medal at the highest level of track-and-field competition is not limited to Jamaicans, it seems.There were audible sighs and other expressions of exasperation as the...

Published:Saturday | March 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMDania Bogle

PORTLAND, USA:Disappointing is the word Kemoy Campbell used to describe his race, and generally disappointing it was for most Jamaicans in the first session on the first day of action at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)...

Published:Friday | March 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMDania Bogle

PORTLAND, USA:Outdoor sprint hurdles champion Danielle Williams and former world record holder Asafa Powell - the headliners on this team - will also headline Jamaica's start of competition at the International Association of Athletics Federations (...

Published:Monday | March 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMDania Bogle

As the island awaits the start of another Inter-Secondary School Sports Association (ISSA)-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletic Championships, the question being posed is: what is the real cost of Champs?In January, the old boys' associations of...

Published:Saturday | March 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMDania Bogle

World Champs 100m hurdles champion Danielle Williams and former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell headline Jamaica?s 24 member squad to the International Association of Athletics Federations World Indoor Championships at the Oregon Convention...

Published:Friday | February 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMDania Bogle

President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association Dr Warren Blake would like to see sport being given its own ministry, as well as the development of more regional sporting facilities, when the new government unfolds.Blake told The...

Published:Friday | February 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMDania Bogle

Tennis Jamaica have responded to comments made by John Azar published in yesterday's Gleaner.In the article, Azar contended that he was legitimately elected in the abandoned election and described the over-voting as a deliberate attempt by the...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2016 | 9:16 AMDania Bogle

It was slow going at Jamaica College in the Mona polling division of the St. Andrew Eastern constituency, where the electronic voter system was being used. St. Andrew Eastern is one of seven constituencies in which the electronic system is being...

Published:Saturday | February 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMDania Bogle

The state of the swimming pool at the G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport has been a sore point for decades.Current principal of the institution, Dr Joyce Graham-Royal, said it will cost $91 million to repair the facility, which has...

Published:Friday | February 19, 2016 | 6:30 PMDania Bogle

Call me a snob – an intellectual snob, if you please- but there’s nothing I enjoy better than hearing a young person, be it student, athlete, or otherwise speaking in what in my day was called “The Queen’s English.”...

Published:Friday | February 12, 2016 | 7:18 PMDania Bogle

Dania Bogle, Senior Gleaner Writer FANS OF athletics may have heard the name Paul Francis as the master strategist behind Jamaica’s gold medal in the women’s 4x400m at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World...

Published:Saturday | February 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMDania Bogle

Cash-strapped local sporting associations have seized advantage of funding available through Jamaica Sport, accessing sponsorship valued at more than US$260,000 for 13 events since the initiative was launched in October 2014.Ten sporting bodies have...

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMDania Bogle

Inflation and the rising operational costs of the annual ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletic Championships have forced the school sports governing body to increase the cost of tickets for this year's event."The operational cost for Champs has...

Published:Thursday | January 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMDania Bogle

Telecommunications company Digicel has almost doubled the sponsorship for this year's Digicel Grand Prix Athletics Championships from $8.5 million to $16 million in cash and prizes in this, the second year of the six-meet high school series.The...

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMDania Bogle

WHILE there may be a shortage of grandstand tickets for Saturday for the Inter-Secondary School Sports Association-GraceKennedy Boys...

Published:Monday | January 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMDania Bogle

Vice-chancellor of the University of the West Indies, Sir Hilary Beckles, believes that Chris Gayle has been humbled by the consequences of his recent actions in the Australian Big Bash and said that the Jamaican cricketer needs the support of the...

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMDania Bogle

Jamaican sport has reached a pinnacle of excellence which all Jamaicans have a collective responsibility to maintain and sustain.That was the message from Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, who was...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMDania Bogle

SUPREME Ventures Limited (SVL) has emerged as the preferred choice to take over the operations of Caymanas Track Limited (CTL) as the Government seeks to divest the race track.Chief Executive Officer of CTL Cedric Stewart, told The Gleaner that an...

Published:Monday | December 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMDania Bogle

As Australia piles on the runs against the West Indies in the current Test series 'down under', there are many cricket lovers in the Caribbean who remember when it was the regional side which piled up massive scores against all who came.Prior to the...

Published:Wednesday | December 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMDania Bogle

ONCE the school of choice for some of Jamaica's brightest minds and a bastion of sporting prowess, it saw a period of decline in the 1980s and 1990s. But over the last decade, Jamaica College (JC) has moved to recapture its glory days.The school...

Published:Thursday | December 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMDania Bogle

THE changing perception of sports from being only for the academically challenged to one which offers a genuine career path has upped the ante among local tertiary institutions, as they jostle to attract the most talented athletes through...

Published:Wednesday | December 2, 2015 | 12:15 AMDania Bogle

SPORTS, academics, or both - the debate rages on with student-athletes trapped in the middle.Many proponents on either side of the argument have battled over whether students who are good at sport should turn their focus to their specialisation at...

Published:Wednesday | September 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMDania Bogle

CITING MVP Track and Field Club head coach Stephen Francis as a role model, former 400 metres World champion Bert Cameron is blazing a new trail at the Mico University College.He says helping athletes forge the link between education and sports led...

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