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Stories by Akino Ming/Staff Reporter

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2020 | 12:07 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

KALIESE SPENCER- CARTER is hoping that the possibility of her fourth-place finish in the 400m hurdles at the London Olympic Games being upgraded to the bronze medal will inject some impetus into her career. The 32-year-old could be awarded her...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:19 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

GYMNASTS TONI-ANN Williams and Reiss Beckford will have to hold their breaths for an extended period to find out if they will participate in the pending Olympic Games, as the event has been pushed back a year because of the outbreak of the...

Published:Wednesday | March 25, 2020 | 12:19 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Christopher Samuda, the president of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), affirmed that the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games will have minimal financial implication on the association, as its business structure is set up to withstand...

Published:Tuesday | March 24, 2020 | 12:23 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Veteran athletics coach Glen Mills is hoping a postponement or cancellation of this year’s Olympic Games will not mean that the 2020 athletics season will be cancelled, but would cut a significant portion of track-and-field athletes’ earnings....

Published:Friday | March 20, 2020 | 12:24 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Apart from the potential cancellation of the Olympic Games, one main concern caused by COVID-19 for the 2020 track and field season is the loss of earnings by athletes. The worldwide outbreak of the virus has forced meets like the Grenada...

Published:Saturday | March 14, 2020 | 12:07 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Unlike other players in the fraternity who are ruing the cancellation of the 2020 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships, veteran athletics coach Glen Mills believes that the suspension and cancellation of sporting events is the...

Published:Friday | February 28, 2020 | 12:24 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

After the Ministry of Health (MOH) stated that it is considering to add Japan, the host country of this summer’s Olympic Games, to the list of countries now under travel restrictions by Jamaica because of the outbreak of the coronavirus, Warren...

Published:Friday | February 14, 2020 | 12:22 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Fedrick Dacres became the first Jamaican to win a throwing medal at a global athletics event when he claimed silver in the men’s discus throw at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, last year. But the feat seems to have done very...

Published:Friday | February 7, 2020 | 12:14 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Oblique Seville’s 2019 season has placed him in the psyche of athletics fans locally as one of the up-and-coming short sprinters who will be tasked to reclaim the legacy of Jamaica dominating the 100m in the world. That legacy, which received...

Published:Friday | January 31, 2020 | 12:24 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Before Sherone Simpson called time on her long and illustrious career at the end of last season, she identified a void in sports in Jamaica that she believes is preventing athletes from maximising their potential. The 35-year-old says she is...

Published:Tuesday | January 28, 2020 | 12:18 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton told The Gleaner that he is prepared to advise Jamaican athletes against competing at the upcoming World Athletics Indoor Championships, scheduled for Nanjing, China, if the coronavirus continues to spread...

Published:Saturday | December 14, 2019 | 12:22 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

From working tirelessly to reinstate Jamaica into the International Gymnastics Federation (IGF), to funding a gym out of her own pocket, Nicole Grant-Brown, the president of the Jamaica Gymnastics Association (JAGA), has gone above and beyond to...

Published:Saturday | November 30, 2019 | 12:11 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

In order to make it easier for fans to attend their games, Waterhouse FC have secured permission from the Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA) to host Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) matches on Friday nights. The club will host its first Friday...

Published:Saturday | November 23, 2019 | 12:13 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce’s victory in the women’s 100m at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, in late September provides more evidence for the debate whether she is the greatest female sprinter of all time. But, it may not have done...

Published:Saturday | November 9, 2019 | 12:11 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Michael Fray’s death on Wednesday, after falling on hard times, has triggered the Government to take more steps to help ­vulnerable Olympians. Sports Minister Olivia Grange is ready to explore the possibility of building a home for former athletes...

Published:Saturday | November 2, 2019 | 12:18 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

President of the Jamaica Basketball Association (JaBA), Paulton Gordon, said the local basketball fraternity has taken new measures to ensure that the Jersey Mike’s Jamaica Classic, one of the top College Basketball preseason tournaments, leaves a...

Published:Monday | October 21, 2019 | 12:07 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Elaine Walker-Brown is the new ­president of the St Catherine Football Association after her narrow victory over long-time vice-president Ricardo Valentine yesterday. Walker-Brown, who has been serving football in the parish for more than 20 years...

Published:Saturday | October 19, 2019 | 12:09 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

After a shocking 2-1 win over fifth seed Annotto Bay High in the first leg of their second-round tie on Wednesday, Happy Grove High School (28th seed) are positioned to realise late coach Gary Dinnal’s dream of advancing beyond the second round of...

Published:Tuesday | October 8, 2019 | 12:16 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Doha,Qatar: Akeem Bloomfield has admitted that the decision he and his coach, Ralph Spry, made to concentrate on the 200m earlier this season was a mistake and has said that he will be focusing on the 400m next season. The former Kingston College...

Published:Monday | October 7, 2019 | 12:10 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Doha, Qatar: Although she was beaten into third in the final of the 100m hurdles, Danielle Williams, said that her 2019 season was nothing short of amazing, as Jamaica copped three medals on the final day of the IAAF World Championships to take...

Published:Monday | October 7, 2019 | 12:10 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Doha, Qatar: With sprint legend Usain Bolt now retired and many of his contemporaries at the back end of their careers, there have been concerns that Jamaica’s track and field could be sinking into a dark phase again. Fears were heightened in 2017...

Published:Saturday | October 5, 2019 | 12:14 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Doha, Qatar: Okeil Stewart, the coach of Rushell Clayton, had to fight hard to hold back tears as the reality of Clayton’s bronze medal-winning performance at the 2019 IAAF World Championships dawned on him as he made his way out of the Khalifa...

Published:Friday | October 4, 2019 | 12:10 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Doha, Qatar: Omar McLeod was disappointed to have fallen in the final of the men’s 110m hurdles, but he was even more peeved that his fall impeded Spanish athlete Orlando Ortega. McLeod, who was trying to defend his world title, clipped hurdle...

Published:Thursday | October 3, 2019 | 12:11 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Doha, Qatar: Shanice Love believes it is only a matter of time before Jamaica’s female discus throwers catch up with their male counterparts. Love’s comments came after she and national champion, Shadae Lawrence, crashed out of the competition here...

Published:Wednesday | October 2, 2019 | 12:27 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

DOHA, Qatar: After a mild effort in the preliminary round of the men’s 400 metres, Akeem Bloomfield says that he is ready to prove that he is one of the best quartermilers in the world. The former Kingston College athlete became one of the leading...

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