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Stories by Sharla Williams/Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | June 25, 2022 | 12:06 AMSharla Williams/Gleaner Writer

Spectators who flock to the National Stadium to enjoy major sporting events usually rely on the vendors in the stands to sell them snacks to meet their food needs. Nuts are a popular snack consumed by spectators and Paul Jones has been travelling...

Published:Friday | June 24, 2022 | 12:08 AMSharla Williams/Gleaner Writer

Safety is a big concern for many Jamaicans as the country’s crime rate remains very high. Although the National Stadium is a venue where many citizens and tourists go to enjoy sporting activities, areas close to the venue are not the safest as...

Published:Thursday | June 23, 2022 | 12:11 AMSharla Williams/Gleaner Writer

CANADA-BORN DIVER Yohan Eskrik-Parkinson said he was happy to make his debut for Jamaica at the recently concluded Canada Grand Cup in Calgary, Canada, but he still has a lot to learn if he is going to achieve his goals. “I was honoured to finally...

Published:Wednesday | June 22, 2022 | 12:13 AMSharla Williams/Gleaner Writer

HEAD COACH of Jamaica’s under-15 girls football team, Tashana Vincent, is banking on the talent of her charges and her coaching to get them over the challenge of truncated preparation for the upcoming Concacaf Girls U15 Championship. The Young...

Published:Tuesday | June 21, 2022 | 12:12 AMSharla Williams/Gleaner Writer

After a quiet 24 months because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the women’s national volleyball team got the chance to break a sweat with a ‘Volleyball Sumfest’ last weekend. The games involved the national team splitting in groups and playing against...

Published:Tuesday | June 14, 2022 | 12:05 AMSharla Williams/Gleaner Writer

For the first time in Jamaica’s football history, a team will be directed by women only as former Reggae Girls Tashana Vincent and Alicia James will serve as head coach and assistant coach, respectively, for the national under 15 girls. They will...

Published:Saturday | June 11, 2022 | 12:10 AMSharla Williams/Gleaner Writer

Sprinting legend Usain Bolt will be back competing at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park tomorrow, but not in his spikes, as he will lace up his football boots to compete at the Soccer Aid for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). “London, I’m...

Published:Saturday | June 11, 2022 | 12:06 AMSharla Williams/Gleaner Writer

Karen Healy-Silcott, player/coach on the national lacrosse team, says her role is difficult but she is determined to help to develop the sport in Jamaica. Born in the United States to a Jamaican mother and former player at the Syracuse University...

Published:Friday | June 10, 2022 | 12:13 AMSharla Williams/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Chess Federation (JCF) says, unlike other sports, chess has seen a boost locally during the COVID-19 pandemic, and they plan to lift the sport to another level. President of the federation, Peter Myers, said one of the main reasons for...

Published:Thursday | June 9, 2022 | 12:11 AMSharla Williams/Gleaner Writer

FORMER SUNSHINE Girls goal shooter Jodi-ann Ffrench-Kentish has established Jamaica’s first netball academy, saying that the development of the sport was paramount for the new organisation. She said the Future Netballers Academy is a non-profit...

Published:Wednesday | June 1, 2022 | 12:11 AMSharla Williams/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA’S ONLY representative at the Pan-American Karate Championships, Valentyna Zolotarova, was unable to make it past the first round of the competition held in Curacao last week, but enjoyed wins for the island’s programme in different ways....

Published:Tuesday | May 31, 2022 | 12:45 AMSharla Williams/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s youngest-ever national women’s chess champion, 14 year-old Gabriella Watson, says constant training and keeping focused helped her to rewrite Jamaica’s chess history this month. Competing in her first women’s championships, Watson...

Published:Thursday | May 26, 2022 | 12:12 AMSharla Williams/Gleaner Writer

REGGAE BOY and Philadelphia Union striker Cory Burke surprised a seven-year-old with a home visit and a signed pair of his cleats after a social media post. According to an Instagram post, created by the fan’s mother and tagging Burke, Tyler Caruso...

Published:Wednesday | May 25, 2022 | 12:12 AMSharla Williams/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICAN OLYMPIC medallists Elaine Thompson Herah, Shericka Jackson and Briana Williams are set to run in what is expected to be a competitive 100m against Sha’Carri Richardson and Dina Asher-Smith at the Prefontaine Classic this Saturday. The line...

Published:Wednesday | May 25, 2022 | 12:12 AMSharla Williams/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICAN REFEREE Jessica Kerr-Wilson said she is happy that female referees will be given the opportunity to showcase their talent at the FIFA Men’s World Cup in Qatar from November 21 to December 18. Last week, FIFA announced that France’s...

Published:Tuesday | May 24, 2022 | 12:11 AMSharla Williams/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica will make history in international lacrosse next month when the country becomes the first Caribbean nation to compete at the World Lacrosse Women’s World Championship. The championship will be held in Maryland, United States, June 29 to...

Published:Monday | May 23, 2022 | 12:07 AMSharla Williams/Gleaner Writer

With the Jamaica Karate Federation (JKF) facing financial difficulties, Valentyna Zolotarova will be Jamaica’s only representative at the Senior Pan American Karate Championships in Curacao, May 26-28, 2022. President of the JKF Tony Robinson says...

Published:Saturday | May 21, 2022 | 12:09 AMSharla Williams/Gleaner Writer

Many children who compete in sports internationally often have difficulties balancing sports and having a normal childhood. This is something 14-year-old race kart driver Alex Powell can relate to. “It’s not easy to balance my sport along with...

Published:Friday | May 20, 2022 | 12:12 AMSharla Williams/Gleaner Writer

May is recognised as Mental Health Awareness Month and the Jamaica Association of Sports Medicine (JASM) is promoting mental health awareness among Jamaican athletes. Elite sports psychologist and JASM member Dr Jason Hamilton says an athlete’s...

Published:Friday | May 20, 2022 | 12:10 AMSharla Williams/Gleaner Writer

After recently clocking the fifth-fastest 800 metres time by a Jamaican, Navasky Anderson hopes to become the first Jamaican male to compete in the event at the World Athletics Championships since Marvin Watts in 2001. Anderson, who ran a personal...

Published:Thursday | May 19, 2022 | 12:10 AMSharla Williams/Gleaner Writer

As the world recently celebrated Mother’s Day and we are fast approaching the end of Child Month, legendary sprinter Usain Bolt’s mother, Jennifer Bolt, is encouraging parents to support their children’s dream of having a professional sports career...

Published:Tuesday | May 17, 2022 | 12:08 AMSharla Williams/Gleaner Writer

Recently more than 75 students participated in the closing ceremony at the G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sports in Spanish Town and like most students, the COVID-19 pandemic made this journey very difficult for them. Principal...

Published:Monday | February 21, 2022 | 12:07 AMSharla Williams/Gleaner Writer

NATIONAL 100 metres champion Tyquendo Tracey is setting out to redeem himself at this year’s World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, after injury put him out of the Tokyo Olympic Games last year. To accomplish this redemption, Tracey says...

Published:Saturday | February 19, 2022 | 12:09 AMSharla Williams/Gleaner Writer

Former amateur bodybuilder Shadae Green is out of the heat and into the cold as she undertakes a new journey in sports after joining the Jamaica national bobsled team. Green, a sports enthusiast, has participated in sports such as track and...

Published:Friday | December 3, 2021 | 12:11 AMSharla Williams/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (JBSF) has launched a GoFundMe account in hopes of raising enough funds to buy new bobsleds to help the team improve its competitiveness ahead of the Winter Olympic Games next year. JBSF President...

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