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Published:Thursday | November 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

It seemed pretty clear to me that Poland's undefeated, double world record setting hammer throw Olympic gold medallist Anita Wlodarczyk was a sure bet for this year's Athlete of the Year Award. That was until a bright-minded friend stopped me in my...

Published:Wednesday | November 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank hosted its fifth annual lapathon at the Emancipation Park, Kingston, on Sunday, October 30, partnering with the Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS) and customers, sponsors and the friends of employees of the bank to...

Published:Wednesday | November 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Donovan Bailey, the Canadian who produced a world record to win the 100 metres at the 1996 Olympics, wants to cleanse the all-time track and field performance list of drug-tainted marks.In an interview earlier this week, Bailey believes a reset of...

Published:Monday | October 31, 2016 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Simon Tomlinson, Jamaica's table tennis champion, says he will head to Sweden to improve his game when his studies at the University of Technology (UTech) are over.Tomlinson has his heart set on competing for Jamaica in the 2020 Olympics and...

Published:Tuesday | October 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Jamaica College (JC) could join Calabar High and Kingston College (KC) as locations for synthetic tracks for athletics.That's the word from Ian Forbes, the chairman of the JC sports committee. Forbes said his school had been contemplating the...

Published:Saturday | October 22, 2016 | 12:04 AMHubert Lawrence

Ten years ago, Bridgeport High School won the Manning Cup with a team captained by Kenardo Forbes and including Theo Brown. Now a stalwart at Waterhouse Football Club, Brown feels his old school has a chance to win the Inter-Secondary Schools...

Published:Wednesday | October 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Two-time Olympians Mike Fray and Isa Phillips and 1983 World Championship sprinter Everald Samuels are part of the rich track and field history nurtured at St Andrew Technical High School (STATHS).If a new ambitious thrust hits the target, STATHS...

Published:Tuesday | October 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

National age-group table tennis champion Kelsey Davidson is on her way to a week-long training camp in Lima, Peru.The 11-year-old is among 12 players from the Caribbean, Latin and South America who have earned this opportunity. She is being...

Published:Monday | October 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Glen Laing, football coach at St Jago High School, has described the pitch at Calabar High as "a beautiful surface".Laing, who directed St Jago to a 1-0 victory over the host team in Group G of the ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup last Friday, says he'd play...

Published:Monday | October 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Until October 1, coaches were restricted by the rules of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) in the amount of advice they could give to their players during matches. Some of those restrictions were lifted on October 1.Now, in addition...

Published:Sunday | October 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Olympian Neville Myton was honoured by the San Jose State University last month as the institution inducted their 1969 NCAA champion track and field team into its Hall of Fame.Held in San Jose, the induction event reunited the members of the...

Published:Wednesday | September 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

According to her coach/father, 11-year-old Kelsey Davidson is excited about her participation in an upcoming International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) training camp in Peru.He describes the camp as the opportunity of a lifetime for the Caribbean...

Published:Tuesday | September 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Veteran hurdles and sprint coach, Raymond 'KC' Graham, is hoping that former Calabar High School star, Michael O'Hara, will consider a return to the 110-metre hurdles.Graham cites the competition for the national team places in the flat sprints, and...

Published:Monday | September 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Wayde van Niekerk shocked the world with his record run of 43.03 seconds in the 400 metres at the Olympics. Now, the speedy South African has his eye on another record, the 200-metre standard held by Jamaican sprint great Usain BoltNone other than...

Published:Wednesday | September 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Schoolboy football is being played this season with an increase in the number of substitutions allowed for each team. Opinions are mixed about the change which permits five substitutes to be used. Veteran coach Bradley Stewart is one expert who is...

Published:Monday | September 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Sponsorship is a major challenge for the development of football in the parish of St Catherine. Despite that, the parish is doing well. That's the word from Peter Reid, president of the St Catherine Football Association.Reid says football is on the...

Published:Sunday | September 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Jamaica's Sunshine Girls made a positive start to the third and final match in their netball tour of New Zealand yesterday. However, their hosts accelerated to complete a 3-0 series sweep when the teams met in the Energy Events Arena in Rotorua. In...

Published:Saturday | September 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Several teams from St Catherine have made bright starts to the 2016 ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup, catching the eye of St Catherine Football Association president Peter Reid.Jonathan Grant, St Catherine High and St Jago High have all won their first two...

Published:Friday | September 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Donovan Bailey of Canada, the Olympic 100 metres champion in 1996, says the world records set by Usain Bolt will stand for a long time.Bailey, who set a world record to win his Olympic gold medal, says the tall Jamaica has set high standards for his...

Published:Thursday | September 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Jamaica put in an improved showing in the second game of a three-match netball series against hosts New Zealand. However, the Sunshine Girls were defeated 38-61 yesterday (Tuesday night Jamaica time) at the Central Energy Trust Arena in Palmerston...

Published:Monday | September 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Glen Laing, football coach at St Jago High School, says good student-athletes are easier to coach.Laing, who guided St Jago to the Super Cup and Walker Cup semi-finals last season, is challenging his colleagues to emphasise academics with their...

Published:Wednesday | September 7, 2016 | 12:06 AMHubert Lawrence

Jamaica is prominent in a recently published list of world records for lanes in the men's 200m and 4x100m. Led by Usain Bolt, the Caribbean island has the lion's share of the fastest times per lane in statistics appearing this week on the...

Published:Friday | September 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

A 12-member Jamaican netball squad will soon be soon its way to New Zealand for a three-match tour starting on September 11. Led by four ladies who represented Jamaica in last year's Netball World Cup, this squad will leave the island tomorrow and...

Published:Wednesday | August 31, 2016 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

It may have gone unnoticed, but Nathon Allen has joined Davian Clarke and Javon Francis as a 4x400-metre maestro.Running in the heats at the recently concluded Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Allen propelled Jamaica into the final with a...

Published:Thursday | August 25, 2016 | 12:24 AMHubert Lawrence

Almaz Ayana - 29:17.45 WR It came in the morning of the first day of track and field competition in Rio de Janeiro in a race where one of the giants of the sports, Ethiopia's Tirunesh Dibaba, then the world record-holder, was chasing history. Had she...

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