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Published:Monday | March 23, 2020 | 12:19 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Sprintec Track Club head coach Maurice Wilson is taking no chances on measures to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. Local athletes from various sporting disciplines have been forced to restructure their training programmes because of the...

Published:Monday | March 23, 2020 | 12:15 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICAN BASKETBALLER Romaro Gill had no way of knowing that his collegiate basketball career would come to such an abrupt end. Last week, Gill, who was in his senior season for Seton Hall University, was supposed to compete in the Big East...

Published:Friday | March 20, 2020 | 12:27 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Local athletes are managing to find ways to train in spite of restrictions being imposed by the Jamaican Government to combat the novel coronavirus, which now has 16 official cases and one death. The pandemic has caused numerous cancellations and...

Published:Wednesday | March 18, 2020 | 12:28 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Former Jamaica College (JC) football head coach, Miguel Coley, is in the midst of an unexpected and difficult chapter in his coaching career The coronavirus pandemic has put the sporting world in a vice and football leagues across the world have...

Published:Tuesday | March 17, 2020 | 12:15 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

When racing resumes today at Caymanas Park, it will be under the strictest of protocols, which according to Supreme Ventures Racing Limited (SVRL) Chairman, Solomon Sharpe, have been devised to ensure a low-risk environment for all stakeholders....

Published:Wednesday | March 11, 2020 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) president Dr Warren Blake says the cancellation of this year’s ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships may be necessary as a response to the coronavirus which had its first confirmed case...

Published:Wednesday | March 11, 2020 | 12:17 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Millennium Motoring Club (JMMC) President Stephen Gunter says that Jamaican driver Alex Powell’s first top-three finish of the 2020 season was well needed after a difficult start to life in the junior class. Powell finished second in the...

Published:Tuesday | March 10, 2020 | 12:06 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

As his nickname suggests, Jamaican driver William ‘Wings’ Myers is the latest local product to soar on to the international circuit. The 22-year-old announced on February 28 that he was the latest addition to team Group A Racing, which will compete...

Published:Saturday | March 7, 2020 | 12:15 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Former Major League Baseball (MLB) player Andrew Dixon says that the latest inclusion to St Thomas Baseball League has justified his choice in bringing the sport to the parish. Dixon, who is also president and founder of the Andrew Dixon...

Published:Friday | March 6, 2020 | 12:27 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Former national tennis player and current tournament organiser Max Brown will be hoping to spark the future of Jamaican tennis at the Max Brown Clay Court Tennis Championships, scheduled to take place from April 10 to 13 at the Couples Swept Away...

Published:Tuesday | March 3, 2020 | 12:12 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Sports Minister Olivia Grange says that resources have been allocated to repair the synthetic track surface at the Montego Bay Sports Complex in St James. “The funds (for the new Montego Bay Sports Complex track) are available in the 2020 fiscal...

Published:Monday | March 2, 2020 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Sport Olivia Grange hopes that a financial assistance programme valued at between $50 and $70 million, will galvanise Jamaica’s prospective Olympians in their preparations for the Tokyo Olympics this year. Grange was speaking at a...

Published:Friday | February 28, 2020 | 12:23 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Association of Social Workers (JASW) President Eva Forde is hoping to use sport as a way of breaking the stigma of mental health in Jamaica. The association will have their inaugural JASW 5k Run/Walk and Social Impact Expo in New Kingston...

Published:Wednesday | February 26, 2020 | 12:20 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Athletics Administration Association (JAAA) president, Dr Warren Blake, says a possible cancellation of this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, due to the coronavirus break would be calamitous His comments came after senior...

Published:Monday | February 24, 2020 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) referee department head Victor Stewart says the ejection of a fan from a Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) game for verbal abuse aimed at match officials yesterday will send a message to potential future aggressors...

Published:Wednesday | February 19, 2020 | 12:33 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Olympian Yona Knight-Wisdom captured his first medal of the 2020 season, winning a silver in the 3m springboard at the opening FINA Diving Grand Prix meet in Madrid, Spain, last Saturday. The Pan American Games silver medallist posted a score of...

Published:Tuesday | February 18, 2020 | 12:22 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Reigning Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) champions Portmore United will look to cause a major upset when they face Mexican club Cruz Azul in the first leg of their Concacaf Champions League Round of 16 tie tonight at the National Stadium, starting...

Published:Tuesday | February 18, 2020 | 12:08 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

South East St Catherine political candidate Robert Miller intends to use sport as part of his agenda for the constituency if elected. The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) hopeful, along with JLP Bridgeport coordinator Duane Ebanks, recently presented...

Published:Monday | February 17, 2020 | 12:23 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

World Athletics Championships women’s shot put silver medallist Danniel Thomas-Dodd says that the cancellation of this year’s World Athletics Indoor Championships has lessened her workload as she prepares for the Tokyo Olympics this summer. The...

Published:Friday | February 14, 2020 | 12:30 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Olympian Yona Knight-Wisdom says that he will be targeting consistency in his performances as he officially gets his 2020 season under way at the first meet of the FINA Diving Grand Prix in Madrid, Spain, tomorrow. The Pan American Games 1m...

Published:Friday | February 14, 2020 | 12:30 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Shama Beckford held off the challenge of brothers Ivah and Icah Wilmot to win the first event of the Jamaica Surfing Association (JSA) 2020 National Open Series held at the Copacabana Beach in Bull Bay, St Andrew, on Sunday. Beckford’s combined...

Published:Wednesday | February 12, 2020 | 12:22 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Shahiede Patterson is seeking to be the first Jamaican to qualify for rowing at the Olympics, and he is working hard to achieve the feat. Patterson, a fourth-year student at the Caribbean Maritime University, has had to balance his academics and...

Published:Tuesday | February 11, 2020 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Sport Minister Olivia Grange says that plans are being made to commission more statues in the near future commemorating the success of local athletes. Grange was speaking at the statue unveiling of former world record holder Asafa Powell at...

Published:Monday | February 10, 2020 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

One of the fastest men ever in world history, born here in Jamaica, has now been immortalised. Asafa Powell, the former 100m world record holder was honoured in a ceremony last night at Independence Park, where his statue was unveiled in front of...

Published:Friday | February 7, 2020 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Olympian Yona Knight-Wisdom’s success has left an impression on the local aquatic community, most notably national junior swimmer Zaneta Alvaranga. While participating in an opening training session with the Pan American Games silver medallist...

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