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Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2021 | 12:10 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

With criticism mounting as to the slow approval process to restart sporting events in Jamaica, sports administrator Don Anderson and Dr Wykeham McNeill have offered different perspectives on the current timeline to resume sports. Sport Minister...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2021 | 12:18 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

General Secretary of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), Dalton Wint, says that despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, they are still targeting at least one friendly international for the senior men’s team in the available...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2021 | 12:17 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Running Events Jamaica Chief Executive Officer Alfred Francis says that the expected scrutiny of the invitation race of the Sagicor SIGMA Corporate Run made it imperative for all protocols to be strictly followed. The 2021 Sagicor SIGMA Corporate...

Published:Saturday | February 20, 2021 | 12:16 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Fedrick Dacres, the World Athletics Championships discus throw silver medallist from 2019, says that he is in no rush to return to competition as he continues his road to recovery in time for the Tokyo Olympics. Dacres, 26, is back in training...

Published:Saturday | February 20, 2021 | 12:16 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Brimming with excitement and confidence regarding Jamaica’s prospects of qualifying for the FIFA World Cup next year, national midfielder Ravel Morrison says that teammate Tyreek Magee has what it takes to play in the English Premier League (EPL)...

Published:Friday | February 19, 2021 | 12:18 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica College track and field head coach Neil Harrison says that there is still enough time for the junior track and field season to be completed and for the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships (Champs) to be held although...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2021 | 5:03 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

As the West Indies turn their attention towards next month’s return of international cricket to the region, former national cricketers Nehemiah Perry and Jeffery Dujon are urging the selectors to reward the standouts from the Windies’ Test series...

Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2021 | 12:26 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Diligent, quiet, yet dedicated to his craft. They were among many qualities that Olympian Jason Morgan used to described Calabar High School track and field coach Nicholas Neufville, who was murdered recently. Neufville’s body was found yesterday...

Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2021 | 12:18 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Track and Field Coaches Association President David Riley says that it is too early to entertain any discussion about any potential changes to the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships (Champs) qualification format,...

Published:Monday | February 15, 2021 | 12:15 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Caribbean Football Union (CFU) President Randy Harris says that the revamped Caribbean Club Championship could see an increase in qualifying spots for some countries as Concacaf moves towards implementing its new Concacaf Champions League (CCL)...

Published:Saturday | February 13, 2021 | 12:32 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Professional Football Jamaica (PFJ) board member Donovan White has indicated the possibility of a dispensation for the 2020-21 Jamaica Premier League (JPL) season to extend to July as the body awaits Government clearance to begin play. The...

Published:Friday | February 12, 2021 | 12:21 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Sports psychologist Dr Olivia Rose says that proper assimilation to the ‘new normal’ of sports will be critical to ensuring that athletes are in the proper frame of mind to return to competition. She was speaking yesterday at a virtual session...

Published:Wednesday | February 10, 2021 | 3:27 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Two of the island’s top junior coaches remain optimistic about the possibility of staging the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships this year, despite concerns about the effects of the recent surge of COVID-19 cases on a...

Published:Tuesday | February 9, 2021 | 12:22 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Despite the Government authorising the return of sporting events on a case-by-case basis, national swim coach Lynval Lowe says that the recent surge in COVID-19 cases has brought fresh concerns that any potential plans for competitive swimming...

Published:Monday | February 8, 2021 | 12:07 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

ISSA President Keith Wellington gave the clearest indication yet that contingency measures may have to be enacted for the scheduling of this year’s ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships (Champs). An initial date of March 23-27...

Published:Saturday | February 6, 2021 | 1:19 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

With the Govern­ment approving the return of sports, GC Foster College of Physical Education and Sport Principal Maurice Wilson says that sporting associations must not squander the opportunity given and take a zero-tolerance approach to enforcing...

Published:Friday | February 5, 2021 | 12:13 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

MVP Track Club President Bruce James says that accelerating plans for athletes to compete overseas this year would be difficult because of the new travel measures in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 12 local events have been postponed from...

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2021 | 12:06 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) President Martin Lyn says that approval for financial assistance to replace the pumping system for the 50m pool at the National Aquatic Centre (NAC) will not be known until next month. The federation...

Published:Wednesday | February 3, 2021 | 12:25 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Football Federation referee department head Victor Stewart said that they would not have any issues applying to take part in the concussion substitution pilot programme, as long as guidance is given to its application in matches. His...

Published:Wednesday | February 3, 2021 | 12:15 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

The club carousel for national midfielder Ravel Morrison continues to spin, as he looks towards yet another home, after leaving Dutch club ADO Den Haag in early January. In assessing why his latest stint ended prematurely, Dutch journalist Jim Van...

Published:Tuesday | February 2, 2021 | 12:14 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Sports Minister Olivia Grange says that she is imploring the new board of the Sports Development Foundation (SDF) to grant financial assistance to former athletes who have fallen on hard times as a priority for this year. Grange said yesterday...

Published:Monday | February 1, 2021 | 12:21 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Olympian Alia Atkinson says that she anticipates obstacles for athletes getting access to the COVID-19 vaccine should it be a requirement to participate in the Tokyo Olympics this summer. Despite declarations from the International Olympic...

Published:Saturday | January 30, 2021 | 12:13 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

National senior women’s football team head coach Hubert Busby Jr says that despite the revamped format of the FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifiers, he does not believe that any additional pressure has been placed on the Reggae Girlz to qualify for...

Published:Wednesday | January 27, 2021 | 4:20 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Having suffered multiple career-threatening injuries himself, superstar Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake is looking to ensure that the world-class treatment and services needed to recover are available to his fellow athletes, right here in Jamaica....

Published:Monday | January 25, 2021 | 12:15 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) First Vice-President Ian Forbes says that the body intends not to compromise the academics of student-athletes in light of the Carifta Games being pushed back to this summer. The North American,...

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