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Published:Tuesday | September 15, 2020 | 12:07 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

World long jump champion Tajay Gayle will compete in Europe for the first time this season in Bellinzona, Switzerland, today, while three of his training partners from MVP Track Club left the island yesterday to join him on the continent, as they...

Published:Saturday | September 12, 2020 | 12:07 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

The hierarchy of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) is to meet in the coming weeks to formulate a plan to hold its annual general meeting (AGM) in November amid the recent spike in COVID-19 cases. This year’s AGM holds...

Published:Tuesday | September 8, 2020 | 12:26 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Outgoing president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), Dr Warren Blake, says the federation should look to orchestrate a plan to keep junior athletes competitive next season. This, as the Inter-secondary Schools Sports...

Published:Wednesday | September 2, 2020 | 12:29 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Like she did during her second Olympic Games in Seoul in 1988, Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn is approaching her second general election with a sense of composure. Cuthbert-Flynn, who won two silver medals at the Barcelona Games in 1992, told The Gleaner...

Published:Tuesday | August 4, 2020 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Bruce James, president of MVP Track Club, says the University of Technology-based athletics club could still travel to Europe this year if it is safe to do so. Every year, the Stephen Francis-coached group move their training base to Italy for the...

Published:Saturday | July 18, 2020 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

The national senior men’s football team could be back in camp at the beginning of August to resume preparation for the upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers even though Concacaf has not released a schedule for the games. President Michael Ricketts...

Published:Tuesday | July 14, 2020 | 12:30 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Though they have been waiting for almost year, the Corporate Area-based travel agency that made arrangements for some members of the Pan American Games delegation that travelled to Lima, Peru, last year, will have to exercise more patience, as they...

Published:Monday | July 13, 2020 | 12:12 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

For the first time in four months, Jamaican athletes steamed down the athletics track at the National Stadium in competition on Saturday. This as track and field burst out of the silence of lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic and resumed...

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 12:27 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Reigning 110m hurdles Olympic champion Omar McLeod is now a brand ambassador of shoe company Puma. McLeod, who failed in his attempt to retain his World title in the 110m hurdles at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, last year, was...

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 12:25 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) president Dr Warren Blake says that the National Senior Championships is only one meeting from being cancelled, as only a small number of athletes have indicated that they would participate if the...

Published:Tuesday | June 30, 2020 | 12:19 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

‘Tek yuh hand turn fashion’ has always been a mantra of the Jamaica Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (JBSF), and its latest innovative training methods are reaping rewards. This as car-manufacturing giant BMW has supplied Jamaica’s male two-man...

Published:Tuesday | June 23, 2020 | 12:30 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

General Manager of Independence Park Limited (IPL) Major Desmon Brown says that the organisation will not discuss reopening protocols for the National Stadium until they receive the go-ahead from the Government to resume operations at the facility...

Published:Tuesday | June 16, 2020 | 12:20 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

THE JAMAICA Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) is set to meet with a number of coaches later this week to discuss the restart of competition after the coronavirus pandemic forced the sport to go on hold since early March. President of the...

Published:Tuesday | June 16, 2020 | 12:19 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

As coronavirus restrictions continue to ease in Jamaica and around the world, the Jamaica Football Federation is looking to get its senior men’s team preparations for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers back into gear. Michael Ricketts, the president...

Published:Tuesday | June 9, 2020 | 12:13 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Jair Lyons, the operator of Jamaican fitness company 876 CrossFit, has discontinued his affiliation with parent company CrossFit, after the company’s CEO posted a tweet making light of George Floyd’s death. Floyd, an African American man, died...

Published:Friday | June 5, 2020 | 12:24 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Former Reggae Boy Demar Phillips said he is open to returning home and finishing his lengthy and successful career in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL), Jamaica’s top-flight football competition. The 36-year-old, who has won 72 caps for the...

Published:Saturday | May 30, 2020 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Stephen Francis, one of the founders of MVP Track Club, has declined to comment on reports that four-time World 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has left the club for a second time. Francis, who has been guiding the career of Fraser-...

Published:Friday | May 29, 2020 | 12:28 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Maurice Wilson, the head coach of Sprintec Track Club, says his charges will be ready to compete when action in athletics resumes in August. The veteran sprint coach says that even though the recent two-week lockdown of St Catherine, where the club...

Published:Wednesday | May 27, 2020 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

MINISTER OF Sport, Olivia Grange, says she is working with the various local sporting bodies to develop a plan to reopen the country’s sporting industry amid the coronavirus pandemic. Like other countries across the globe, organised sports in...

Published:Monday | May 25, 2020 | 12:12 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) President Warren Blake is still hoping that the Government will assist athletes whose earning potential has been affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Blake said that the association has...

Published:Friday | May 22, 2020 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

When members of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) meet in a couple of weeks to decide if it will host its annual National Senior Championships this year, it will have to determine if athletes will still want to take part in...

Published:Tuesday | May 19, 2020 | 12:09 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Jonielle Smith, the last-minute replacement for teenage sensation Briana Williams in the women’s 100m at the Doha World Championships, is still trying to salvage something from the 2020 athletics season. The former Wolmer’s High School for Girls...

Published:Friday | May 15, 2020 | 12:16 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

LIKE MANY other track athletes, the racing bug has been itching quarter-miler Akeem Bloomfield as sports worldwide have come to a standstill because of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. However, the recent announcement by World Athletics that...

Published:Tuesday | May 12, 2020 | 12:15 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Technical Director of Cavalier SC Rudolph Speid believes that it would be in the best interest of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) for the 2019-20 season to be cancelled. Speid told The Gleaner that he does not believe that clubs would able to...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 9:01 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

KINGSTON COLLEGE (KC) principal Dave Myrie has refuted claims that St Jago High School sprint hurdler Vashaun Vascianna will be joining the school this September. The Gleaner understands that Vascianna, who broke the Class Two boys’ 110m hurdles...

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