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Stories by Daniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | September 19, 2020 | 12:14 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Former cricket umpire and sports administrator Johnny Gayle died peacefully, surrounded by family members on Tuesday. He was 96 years old. Gayle was first involved with the sport as a member of the Highgate cricket team in St Mary. He started...

Published:Saturday | September 19, 2020 | 12:13 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Two months into his spell with Canadian Premier League (CPL) club Halifax Wanderers, midfielder Alex Marshall is already on the brink of a successful campaign. The Wanderers face defending champions Forge FC in today’s final of the CPL Island Games...

Published:Friday | September 18, 2020 | 12:16 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Sprintec Track Club head coach Maurice Wilson says that the COVID-19 pandemic will change how he determines a suitable base for its annual European camp for the upcoming season. The pandemic caused significant changes to the 2020 track and field...

Published:Friday | September 18, 2020 | 12:15 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

National Master Akeem Brown has been named one of the first four beneficiaries of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) scholarship programme which launched this year. Brown will be awarded $500,000 per annum for three years. The initiative was...

Published:Monday | August 3, 2020 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Former Windies cricketers Nehemiah Perry and Jeffrey Dujon are doubtful that the Caribbean will be capable of hosting any nation for the foreseeable future after South Africa’s withdrawal from a potential tour. Cricket South Africa director and...

Published:Friday | July 31, 2020 | 12:29 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) bestowed the President’s Award on former national hurdler Shevon Nieto yesterday. The two-time Olympian was recognised by the federation for her athletic career, which honoured “the path and fight of an...

Published:Friday | July 31, 2020 | 12:27 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Sport Minister Olivia Grange has not committed to a timetable for when local sports can have spectators again. Local sports are returning, with golf and track and field resuming competitions without spectators, as the country continues to relax...

Published:Wednesday | July 29, 2020 | 12:27 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s path to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar is now clear after Concacaf’s revised structure was announced on Monday. However, there are mixed views as to whether the changes that were created out of necessity can become the norm for future...

Published:Tuesday | July 28, 2020 | 12:24 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

President Michael Ricketts says that the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) is content with the new Concacaf World Cup qualifying format, which sees Jamaica enter the final round with two additional teams. The regional football governing body...

Published:Monday | July 27, 2020 | 12:25 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

With Jamaica’s 2022 FIFA World Cup-qualifying path expected to be determined today, local pundits Michael Hall, Bradley Stewart and former national player Jermaine Johnson believe that any changes made will not put the Reggae Boyz at a disadvantage...

Published:Thursday | July 23, 2020 | 12:31 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

With changes to the World Cup qualifying format expected to be determined next Monday, Jamaican Football Federation (JFF) president Michael Ricketts says that his administration is ready to deal with whatever is decided as it relates to the...

Published:Thursday | July 23, 2020 | 12:16 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

When local top-flight football returns for the 2020-21 season, clubs will be faced with new financial challenges, given the current environment created by the coronavirus pandemic requiring additional safety and health measures that will come at a...

Published:Monday | July 20, 2020 | 12:23 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

While committed to the growth of local diving, springboard diver Yona Knight-Wisdom says that he is still deciding how best he can serve the sport after retirement, and if that would involve being a national coach. In determining his plans for...

Published:Friday | July 17, 2020 | 12:07 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Four-time 100m World champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce says that she is excited about advocating for change in track and field as a founding board member of newly created Athletics Association. The independent all-athletes union was officially...

Published:Wednesday | July 15, 2020 | 12:21 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

President of Boys’ Town Football Club, Leon Mitchell, believes that local football stakeholders should meet and discuss plans for the sport’s return in light of continued COVID-19 concerns. The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) cancelled the...

Published:Tuesday | July 14, 2020 | 12:27 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

While motor racing in Jamaica remains in a holding pattern, Jamaica Millennium Motoring Club (JMMC) president Stephen Gunter says that there is the possibility that fans could return to events on a phased basis should approval be given to restart...

Published:Thursday | July 9, 2020 | 12:25 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) President Martin Lyn says that the reopening of the National Aquatic Centre could happen by August provided that measures taken to safeguard against the spread of the coronavirus disease are accepted by...

Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2020 | 12:20 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican Olympic diver Yona Knight-Wisdom says that the continued delay in the reopening of aquatic facilities in the United Kingdom (UK) will set him back in his preparations for next year’s rescheduled Tokyo Olympic Games. As the UK continues to...

Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2020 | 12:19 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

With athletics moving forward through a return to competitive meets, former national long-distance runner Kemoy Campbell has warned athletes about competing during the current health crisis. Campbell, who was speaking during a recent Gleaner Sports...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2020 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) President Keith Wellington says that parent-teacher associations (PTAs) will be factored into plans to start high-school sports later this year. ISSA announced plans to have competitions,...

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 12:27 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Olympian Kemoy Campbell believes that, for Jamaica to improve in distance running, the mentality of aspiring athletes has to change to give the craft the seriousness he says it deserves. Campbell says that local athletes who wish to take up the...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:22 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Rallycross driver Fraser McConnell got his 2020 season started in a new class and a different environment brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. The 2019 ARX2 champion is competing in the Rallyx Nordic All Star Magic Weekend event in Holjes,...

Published:Wednesday | July 1, 2020 | 12:25 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO), Alexander Williams, says the organisation is in the process of amending its rules to incorporate, in some form, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Athletes Rights Act. Williams believes the...

Published:Wednesday | July 1, 2020 | 12:19 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Noted sports attorney Dr Emir Crowne is calling for a revision of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code to protect athletes who return adverse analytical findings as a result of contaminated products. Crowne was speaking during a Gleaner Sport...

Published:Saturday | June 27, 2020 | 12:20 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) competitions chairman Gregory Daley says, despite expected changes to the FIFA World Cup qualifying format, the Reggae Boyz will not be “disenfranchised” from the final round of qualifying. FIFA officially...

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