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Published:Friday | December 4, 2020 | 12:27 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

In spite of a pandemic that caused massive upheaval to the 2020 athletics season, double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson Herah described her season as a “blessing in disguise,” one that has allowed her to return to her best The 28-year-old...

Published:Thursday | December 3, 2020 | 12:07 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

As national striker Shamar Nicholson seeks to build on his debut season with Belgian club Charleroi, Belgian journalist Vincent Blouard believes that the 23-year-old will have to make major adjustments to help his club equal or surpass last season’...

Published:Wednesday | December 2, 2020 | 12:17 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

President Anthony Wilmot says that the Jamaica Surfing Association (JSA) will be ready for the start of the next qualifiers for the rescheduled Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, next year. Surfing will make its debut at the Tokyo Olympics, which have...

Published:Wednesday | December 2, 2020 | 12:14 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Dunbeholden manager Paul Christie and Molynes United President Herman Cruickshank are frustrated about the latest postponement of the National Premier League and its impact on their clubs. The league is awaiting approval from the Ministry of Health...

Published:Tuesday | December 1, 2020 | 12:12 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Emboldened by the support of family, friends, and now the RJRGLEANER Sports Foundation Benevolent Fund, Jamaica Surfing Association President Anthony Wilmot says that he is looking forward to rebuilding his home in Nine Miles, Bull Bay, that was...

Published:Tuesday | December 1, 2020 | 12:12 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Having won another term as president of the Jamaica Hockey Federation (JHF), Fabian Stewart says that his immediate focus will be re-engaging clubs and players as the association targets a resumption of play amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Stewart...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:21 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

As Olympic double sprint champion Elaine Thompson Herah celebrates her selection as a finalist for the World Athletics Female World Athlete of the Year award, two of Jamaica’s leading track and field coaches presented differing views on her chances...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:18 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) General Secretary Dwayne Dillon says the ongoing reorganisation of local football administration will impact the future relationship between the parish associations and the new body responsible...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 12:12 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica College (JC) basketball coach Duane Cunningham says that he is happy about the part that he played in guiding national basketballer Nick Richards to the NBA. Richards, a 22-year-old JC and University of Kentucky past student, was drafted...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:03 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Swimmer Alia Atkinson and her London Roar team are in action in the International Swimming League (ISL) Finals which start in Budapest, Hungary, today. The two-day final which concludes tomorrow includes defending champions Energy Standard of...

Published:Friday | November 20, 2020 | 12:16 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Football Federation Technical Committee Chairman Rudolph Speid says that the absence of local football and its lack of professionalism is causing the country to regress internationally. Speid was speaking at a Gleaner’s Editors Forum...

Published:Friday | November 20, 2020 | 12:15 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

National basketballer Nick Richards will begin his professional career in the NBA with the Charlotte Hornets. The 22-year-old Jamaica College and University of Kentucky alum was originally selected with the 42nd overall pick by the New Orleans...

Published:Wednesday | November 18, 2020 | 12:18 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) technical committee chairman Rudolph Speid believes Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz showed their class following their 2-1 win over Saudi Arabia in yesterday’s second match of their two-game series at the Prince Faisal bin...

Published:Tuesday | November 17, 2020 | 12:17 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

When national senior men’s football team head coach Theodore Whitmore takes charge of Jamaica’s second match against Saudi Arabia today, he will be celebrating a significant milestone in his coaching career. The 48-year-old will be on the sideline...

Published:Monday | November 16, 2020 | 12:12 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Swimmer Alia Atkinson produced the eighth fastest time in the history of the 100m breaststroke short course (25m pool) format as she helped her International Swimming League (ISL) team, the London Roar, to advance to the final in Budapest, Hungary...

Published:Friday | November 13, 2020 | 12:17 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) President Michael Ricketts says that the new rules addressing how the upcoming National Premier League season will end in the event of a stoppage will be finalised when approval has been given to start the league...

Published:Wednesday | November 11, 2020 | 12:13 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Coach of Excelsior High school’s track and field team, Michael Vassell, says that male coaches must be able to have frank discussions with their female athletes regarding the effects that their menstrual cycle can have on training and performance...

Published:Tuesday | November 10, 2020 | 12:11 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Dr Wykeham McNeill says that it is important that sporting associations and managers factor in the nuances of long-distance air travel as part of a professional athlete’s preparation for a major competition. His comments follow Daniel Wilson, the...

Published:Monday | November 9, 2020 | 12:12 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

National senior women’s football team physician Dr Gillian Lawrence says that an appreciation and adoption of technology is important to developing training methods catered to female athletes around their menstrual cycles to optimise their...

Published:Saturday | November 7, 2020 | 12:15 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) President Michael Ricketts says the National Premier League is unlikely to begin as planned on November 14. Local football has been inactive for eight months because of the coronavirus pandemic. The proposed start...

Published:Friday | November 6, 2020 | 12:13 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Although local football has yet to return, national players Lamar Walker and Kemal Malcolm are relishing the opportunity to represent Jamaica in upcoming international friendlies after eight months of inactivity. The two are among the five local...

Published:Wednesday | November 4, 2020 | 12:13 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

In the aftermath of an unprecedented athletics season, Swept Track Club head coach Okeil Stewart and MVP track club president Bruce James have credited the restart of local track and field for the nomination of double Olympic sprint champion Elaine...

Published:Wednesday | November 4, 2020 | 12:09 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Olympian Alia Atkinson helped to guide the London Roar to their second straight win of the 2020 International Swimming League (ISL) season in Budapest, Hungary, this past weekend. The short course record holder had critical wins in the breaststroke...

Published:Monday | November 2, 2020 | 12:13 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

As trials for concussion substitutions in football are being proposed to begin next year, Humble Lion head coach Andrew Price and national senior women’s team head coach Hubert Busby agree that coaches should not influence decisions on whether a...

Published:Saturday | October 31, 2020 | 12:14 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Concacaf executive Howard McIntosh says that it is not financially possible to hold competitions in a biosecure environment in the region. He was speaking on Tuesday at a University of the West Indies, Mona webinar hosted by the Faculty of Sport,...

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