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Published:Monday | November 4, 2019 | 12:12 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

HAVANA, Cuba: Jamaica Cycling Federation (JCF) representative Carlton Simmonds says he is fine with Vincentian Trevor Bailey returning as president of the Caribbean Cycling Confederation (CCC) for another four-year term. Bailey defeated challenger...

Published:Saturday | November 2, 2019 | 12:15 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

HAVANA, Cuba: National road cycling champion Russell Small says he is ‘soldiering through’ less-than- satisfactory conditions as he gets ready for the Caribbean Cycling Confederation’s (CCC) Road Cycling Championships here today. Jamaica’s eight-...

Published:Saturday | November 2, 2019 | 12:11 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

Havana, Cuba: National Cyclist Russell Small says that a video that went viral on the Internet earlier this week showing a woman riding home from work could help the profile of the sport locally. Shellysha McCarthy was videoed by a motorist at a...

Published:Friday | November 1, 2019 | 12:11 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

JamaicaN junior tennis player John Chin joined forces with Ty Switzer (USA) recently to win the doubles title at the GTP Cup in Noord, Aruba. They defeated the pair of Leon Berg of Germany and Quintan Van Wijk of Curaçao, 6-4, 6-0. Prior to the...

Published:Friday | October 25, 2019 | 12:10 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

Jamaica Tallawahs Chief Executive Officer Jeff Miller says that despite low attendance for the franchise’s home games in the Caribbean Premier League at Sabina Park this season, the team has no intention of leaving the island. However, it is...

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 12:30 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

The Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) is already considering the nation’s participation in break dancing should it be added to the list of sporting disciplines for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, France. Break dancing, ‘breaking’, or ‘b-boying/b-...

Published:Friday | September 27, 2019 | 12:22 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

Dr Emir Crowne says the Independent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel’s (IADP) decision to reprimand his client, Briana Williams, with no period of ineligibility was a “just and well-considered one”. Williams faced the panel on Monday and Tuesday to...

Published:Friday | September 20, 2019 | 12:11 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

Jamaica’s senior men’s football team moved back into the top 50 international teams in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking released yesterday. The Reggae Boyz’s 6-0 and 4-0 wins over Antigua and Barbuda, and Guyana, respectively, in the...

Published:Wednesday | September 18, 2019 | 12:10 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

Former FIFA referee Karl Tyrell has defended his decision to call off an ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup game at the time he did because of a thunderstorm on Monday. Tyrell, the referee for the Group E game between Wolmers’ Boys and Jamaica College (JC)...

Published:Friday | September 13, 2019 | 12:31 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

Eleven gymnastics coaches from across the island gained official certification through the Jamaica Amateur Gymnastics Association (JAGA) recently. These coaches took part in the mandatory National Gymnastics Federation of Jamaica (NGFJ) Level One...

Published:Friday | September 6, 2019 | 12:25 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

Kemoy Campbell, the national record holder over the 3000m, 5000m, and 10000m distances, says that although he has retired from track and field, he still has something to give to the sport in another capacity. Campbell announced his retirement on...

Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 12:19 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

Sports attorney Dr Emir Crowne has once again stressed the importance of transparency regarding closed hearings of athletes. This is in light of the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s (CAS) decision to stage its second-ever open hearing case, a move...

Published:Monday | August 12, 2019 | 12:07 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

LIMA, Peru: Pan American Games triple jump silver medallist Shanieka Thomas-Ricketts has a unique training partnership as her coach, Kerry Ricketts, is also her husband. Kerry has talked up her potential throughout the year, saying that she is in...

Published:Saturday | August 10, 2019 | 12:17 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

LIMA, Peru: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Danniel Thomas-Dodd left their mark on the 2019 Pan American Games by shattering records, which stood in their respective disciplines long before they were even born. Fraser-Pryce lowered the 40-year-old 200m...

Published:Friday | August 9, 2019 | 12:15 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

LIMA, Peru: Shericka Jackson impressed, striking gold in the women’s 400m final at the Pan American Games yesterday and as Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce gets set to make her assault on the podium today, the star sprinter said that contrary to reports...

Published:Thursday | August 8, 2019 | 12:26 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

LIMA, Peru: National double sprint champion Elaine Thompson says winning Pan American Games 100m gold, just a day after Jamaica celebrated its 57th year of independence, was a special feeling for her as she continues her World Championships...

Published:Thursday | August 8, 2019 | 12:22 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

LIMA, Peru: National discus throwers Fedrick Dacres and Traves Smikle are quickly establishing themselves as one of track and field’s dynamic duos. In 2018, they finished one-two in the event at the Commonwealth Games, and on Tuesday they repeated...

Published:Wednesday | August 7, 2019 | 12:31 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

LIMA, Peru: Fedrick Dacres is probably losing count of the number of men’s discus records he has broken throughout his career. After surpassing his own national record with a throw of 70.78m in the Rabat leg of the IAAF Diamond League, he stepped...

Published:Wednesday | August 7, 2019 | 12:30 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

LIMA, Peru: Carl Lewis has reiterated his stance on doping in track and field, this time saying that it went largely neglected because of a lack of courage by those with the power to address it. Lewis’ comments, which he made while speaking at an...

Published:Tuesday | July 23, 2019 | 12:13 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

A trip to Lima, Peru, in the summer might seem like the ideal vacation to many or the opportunity to experience its exotic cuisine and shopping in the city. However, Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) president Christopher Samuda has warned the...

Published:Tuesday | July 2, 2019 | 12:19 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

Sports attorney Dr Emir Crowne has questioned the logic of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association’s (JAAA) decision to uphold Danielle Williams’ disqualification in the women’s 100m hurdles final at the JAAA/Supreme Ventures National...

Published:Monday | June 24, 2019 | 12:15 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

The rivalry between former Prime Ministers P.J. Patterson and the late Edward Seaga is seen by many as arguably the fiercest in Jamaica’s political history. However, at the state funeral for Seaga, who was also chairman of the Premier League Clubs...

Published:Friday | June 7, 2019 | 12:20 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

The Jamaica Olympic Ice Hockey Federation (JOIHF) has received the backing of several countries that want to see the development of the sport, including the creation of a skating rink on the island. This was at the annual congress of the...

Published:Monday | June 3, 2019 | 12:27 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

Officials from the team of Jamaican rally driver Jeffrey Panton and his co-driver, Mike Fennell Jr, say both men are in good condition after a crash on the first stage of the SoL Rally Barbados yesterday. Both men were taken to the Queen Elizabeth...

Published:Tuesday | May 28, 2019 | 12:11 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

Racers athlete Michael O’Hara has decided to add the 110m hurdles event to his programme ahead of his bid to make Jamaica’s team for the Tokyo Olympic Games next year. O’Hara, 22, has competed over the 100m and 200m sprints since joining the Glen...

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