Athletics

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Nadine Thomas (right), brand manager for Ensure, first-time sponsors of the McKenley/Wint Track & Field Classic, hands over a symbolic cheque to Calabar High School Principal Albert Corcho at the launch of the third staging of the event at Jamaica Baptist Union in Kingston yesterday. Read More

Olympics bound
The Jamaica Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (JBSF) officially announced yesterday that it will be sending a women's team to the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea next month.... Read More

Jamaican Kimarra McDonald storms to victory in women's 10K
HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) — Jamaican middle-distance runner Kimarra McDonald stormed to an emphatic victory yesterday in the 10-kilometre women's race on day two of the Bermuda Marathon Weekend.... Read More

VCB elated former school to be named in her honour
One of Jamaica's most recognisable female sprinters, Veronica Campbell-Brown (VCB), will have the wish for her first high school Troy to being named after her some time in the near future. ... Read More

JC rule at R Danny Williams Development Meet

Saturday, January, 13 2018    

Hosts Jamaica College (JC) dominated proceedings at the 25th staging of the Pure Water/JC/R Danny Williams Track and Field Development Meet held at the school grounds last Saturday. Read More

Three athletics meets on today

Saturday, January, 13 2018    

The athletics season kicks into high gear today with three development meets spread across St Catherine and Manchester — the Douglas Forrest Invitational at G C Foster College; the JAAA/Puma Pat Anderson Development Meet at Kirkvine, and the Charlie Fuller field... Read More

VCB 5K Run/Walk Road Race launched

Friday, January, 12 2018    

THE third annual staging of the Veronica Campbell-Brown (VCB) Foundation 5K Run/Walk Road Race is scheduled to be held on Sunday, January 21, at the Vere Technical High School in Hayes, Clarendon, starting at 7:30 am. Read More

Diack still barred from leaving France — source

Friday, January, 12 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Disgraced former world athletics chief Lamine Diack remains barred from leaving France, a source close to the case said yesterday. Read More

IOC to host meeting of North, South Korea officials

Thursday, January, 11 2018    

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AFP) — Officials from North and South Korea will meet at the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) headquarters on January 20 to hammer out the details of the North's participation at next month's Winter Games, the IOC said yesterday. Read More

There is life after Usain Bolt, assures Vilma Charlton

Sunday, January, 7 2018    

Olympian Vilma Charlton says she is confident that Jamaica's track and field will continue to spark the global track in the wake of the inimitable Usain Bolt. Read More

Flying High

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, December, 31 2017    

When Ristananna Tracey came out of the IAAF London World Championships as Jamaica's lone female individual medallist, she had achieved her ultimate goal in what she describes as a “yo-yo season”. Read More

New JOA website to cover all the bases

Sunday, December, 31 2017    

A new interactive website for the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) aimed at assisting all stakeholders will be at the forefront of Ryan Foster's 2018 plans to make the association more visible and engaging. Read More

Alia picks Tracey for Sportswoman of the Year

Saturday, December, 30 2017    

Not surprisingly, after another good year in the pool Jamaica's swimming sensation Alia Atkinson has been nominated for Sportswoman of the Year yet again. Read More

A marked man!

Paul Borrowes Observer Writer | Sunday, December, 24 2017    

How many sprint hurdlers have become world champions one year after becoming Olympic champions?Only two. Read More

Gatlin's agent says doping claims 'just big talk'

Thursday, December, 21 2017    

London , United Kingdom (AFP) — The agent at the centre of a investigation by a British newspaper into world 100 metres champion Justin Gatlin's entourage said Tuesday he invented a story about obtaining banned drugs to impress undercover... Read More



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