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Published:Tuesday | June 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Paul Wright, Contributor

When the squad for Jamaica's foray into the Copa America competition (for the first time, ever) was announced, no one in the world thought that Jamaica would win the tournament.After reading and listening to 'experts' in the print and electronic...

Published:Tuesday | June 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Paul Wright, Contributor

Last Saturday's running of the 95th Jamaica Derby, sponsored by Cal's Manufacturing Limited, was the best derby day that I have witnessed since my first in 1968.Carlton Watson, the owner of Cal's Manufacturing Limited, pulled out all the stops in...

Published:Tuesday | June 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Paul Wright, Contributor

My fascination with the quote "money is the root of all evil" reached new heights when I read and listened to so-called commentators on sports and society trying to minimalise and in an underhand way, justify the clinging to power of desperate men...

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Paul Wright

The secret of good medicine is an informed patient. Therefore, the Internet has its purpose in assisting patients to better understand their complaints, and thus comply more readily with the instructions and prescriptions of the attending physician...

Published:Monday | May 18, 2015 | 12:51 PMDr Paul Wright, Contributor

It is my understanding that track and field athletes throughout the world value Olympic glory above all other victories in the sport.The Olympics, however, only takes place every four years. In the intervening years there is the biennial World...

Published:Tuesday | May 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Paul Wright

The squad for the Copa America football tournament in Chile from June 11, 2015 to July 4, 2015 and the CONCACAF Gold Cup from July 7 to July 26, 2015, has been announced by the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF).Twenty-eight players were named and,...

Published:Tuesday | May 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Paul Wright

Last weekend was a sport fan's idea of heaven. There were so many must-see events on television that I really pity those of us who chose to attend a function on Saturday night to see either the World Relays in The Bahamas or the fight of the century...

Published:Tuesday | April 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Paul Wright

The vexed issue of drugs in sports has returned to the front pages of sport newspapers, not because of another positive, but drug use in sports has grabbed headlines because of an interview given to a foreign newspaper by the world's fastest human:...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Paul Wright

How often have we heard the following phrase, 'The children are our future'? One would expect that those saying and believing that truism would be active in doing something to ensure that 'the children are our future'. But the reality is that we in...

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2015 | 11:08 PMDr Paul Wright

THE EDITOR, Sir:An article in the In Focus section of The Sunday Gleaner ('Put a stop to athlete factories') written by sports journalist Ainsley 'Jimmie' Walters, along with stories in Monday's edition of The Gleaner (pages A1,A2, and B1)...

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Paul Wright

Champs is over. Calabar High School and Edwin Allen High School's girls have fulfilled the predictions of experts and the expectations of students, teachers, coaches and fans. Congratulations are in order for the time spent in training and...

Published:Tuesday | January 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Paul Wright

Responsible administrators of sports worldwide constantly review the rules of a particular sport as dangers to the health and well being

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