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Published:Monday | December 12, 2016 | 12:30 AMHubert Lawrence

Olympic 400m champion Shaunae Miller has her eyes on doing both the 200m and the 400m at next year's World Championships in London.Miller, the second Bahamian woman...

Published:Monday | December 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

In 1988, Grace Jackson became the first Jamaican woman to run 400 metres in a time faster than 50 seconds.These days, some believe that Shericka Jackson, the youngest Jamaican to go sub 50, could be the first from this track-mad nation to break 49...

Published:Monday | December 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Plans are afoot for the formation of the Jamaica Athletics Foundation, an organisation to raise funds for the development of track and field in Jamaica. This was revealed in an interview with Dr Warren Blake, the president of the Jamaica Athletics...

Published:Saturday | December 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Three races that involved Jamaica's Merlene Ottey have been cited among the best women's running contests ever seen by the editor of the respected US publication Track and Field (T...

Published:Wednesday | November 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

The Jamaica Athletics Admin-istrative Association (JAAA) is set to increase its focus on younger athletes.That's the word from Dr Warren Blake, the newly returned president of the local track and field body. Blake believes this is the way to keep...

Published:Monday | November 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Olympic 400 metres hurdles finalist Ristananna Tracey is hoping to run some 800-metre races in 2017. Tracey expressed the intention at a recent function to honour her, and Anniesha McLaughlin-Whilby and Sashalee Forbes at the G.C. Foster College for...

Published:Monday | November 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Asafa Powell, the former holder of the 100 metres world record, believes that it will be hard to break the world sprint marks held by his illustrious Jamaican teammate Usain Bolt.Powell, who was speaking last week in India, says Bolt's third...

Published:Wednesday | November 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Anniesha McLauGhlin-Whilby believes that taking a season off helped to energise her Olympic campaign. The Sprintec athlete says resting in 2015 smothered her ongoing injury issues. Now with her 31st birthday approaching, the former Holmwood...

Published:Sunday | November 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Rio de Janeiro Olympians Sashalee Forbes, Anniesha McLaughlin-Whilby, and Ristananna Tracey have all made good starts to training for the 2017 season. That's the assessment of their coach, Maurice Wilson, who says if all goes well, next season could...

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...

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