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Published:Tuesday | November 12, 2019 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

As the IAAF continues to face backlash from athletes and other stakeholders following its decision to cut certain events from the Diamond League final next season, World Championships silver medallist Fedrick Dacres has described the decision as a setback for discus throwers...

Published:Tuesday | November 12, 2019 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

The last semi-finalists spot in Group H will be known as the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup quarter-finals conclude today. Already qualified St Andrew Technical High School (STATHS) will battle Jamaica College (JC) at Stadium East while St George’s...

Published:Saturday | November 9, 2019 | 12:23 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

The ISSA Champions Cup continues today as the battle for all-island supremacy moves to the quarter-finals. Excelsior High face Jamaica College (JC) in the second game of a double-header at Stadium East at 6 p.m. The two schools will meet for the...

Published:Saturday | November 9, 2019 | 12:20 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Global Clinical adviser and Special Olympics partner Dr Steven Perlman says that proper treatment of special athletes is important to ensure their overall physical health. Perlman, founder of the Special Olympics Special Smiles programme, was part...

Published:Friday | November 8, 2019 | 12:49 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association president Dr Warren Blake says that he can empathise with the athletes whose disciplines have been excluded because of changes to the IAAF Diamond League for next season. The changes announced on...

Published:Friday | November 8, 2019 | 12:46 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has contributed J$12 million to Special Olympics Jamaica to help with funding their participation in the 2021 Special Winter Olympics to be held in Sweden from February 6-12. Special Olympics Executive...

Published:Wednesday | November 6, 2019 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Camperdown kept their semi-final hopes alive with a comprehensive 4-0 win over Charlie Smith in their group G ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup quarter-final fixture at Stadium East yesterday, while Kingston College and Wolmer’s played out a 1-1 draw in...

Published:Wednesday | November 6, 2019 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

St Andrew Technical High School (STATHS) will have a monumental task in front of them when they face St George’s College (STGC) in Group H of the quarter-finals of the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup competition today in the 4 p.m. feature game of a...

Published:Tuesday | November 5, 2019 | 12:37 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

The IAAF named Jamaican junior sprint hurdler Britany Anderson as a finalist for the 2019 Rising Star Award, which recognises the year’s outstanding under-20 athletes from around the globe. The other four finalists are Lemlem Hailu of Ethiopia,...

Published:Monday | November 4, 2019 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Waterhouse FC extended their lead at the top of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) table to four points, holding on to secure a 2-1 win against second-place Molynes United in their match at the Constant Spring Sports Complex yesterday. Kenroy...

Published:Monday | November 4, 2019 | 12:13 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican Olympian and former Kingston College track star Rupert Hoilett will be assessing the damage to his property after fire consumed shops around his premises at his Skibo Avenue residence in Kingston yesterday. When the news team arrived at...

Published:Saturday | November 2, 2019 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Excelsior High rallied back from near elimination to defeat Dinthill Technical High School 4-3 on penalties as the opening round of the ISSA Champions Cup got underway yesterday at the National Stadium. Alex Alexander scored the decisive penalty...

Published:Friday | November 1, 2019 | 12:24 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Defending champions Kingston College stormed past Charlie Smith 5-0 as the quarter-finals of the ISSA-Digicel Manning Cup continued from the National Stadium, yesterday. Dwyane Atkinson led the way with two goals, while Ronaldo Robinson, Tyreese...

Published:Monday | October 28, 2019 | 12:11 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Dunbeholden gave themselves much-needed breathing room in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) table with a 1-0 win over bottom club University of the West Indies (UWI) FC in their game at the Royal Lakes Sports Complex yesterday. Dean-Andre Thomas...

Published:Saturday | October 26, 2019 | 12:18 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Sport minister Olivia Grange says Jamaica’s global appeal in athletics, especially in sprinting, was the driving force behind the coaching exchange partnership brokered with Kenya. Grange confirmed that the two countries will be planning to...

Published:Friday | October 25, 2019 | 12:12 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

The ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup second round between Mona High and St George’s College (STGC) was much closer than it was last year. But STGC came back from a goal down to win 2-1 in the first leg of their two-game tie at Stadium East yesterday....

Published:Friday | October 25, 2019 | 12:10 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

United States-based publication Track and Field News has named Jamaican sprinter Briana Williams as its High School Athlete of the Year. The world junior champion received 14 of the 19 votes for the top honour. The other number-one votes went to...

Published:Wednesday | October 23, 2019 | 12:30 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

After being forced to withdraw from the 200m and 4x100m at the recent World Championships in Doha owing to calf and Achilles issues, double Olympic sprint ­champion Elaine Thompson will be advised in two weeks’ time on the course of ­treatment...

Published:Wednesday | October 23, 2019 | 12:29 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Founder and head coach of SWEPT Track Club Okeile Stewart believes that the addition of Jamaican hurdler Jaheel Hyde to his training group will lead to a return to form for the 22-year-old, who is looking to kick-start his career after a ­...

Published:Tuesday | October 22, 2019 | 12:23 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

It is customary to find Brian ‘Spuddy’ Rickman commentating on Heroes Day racing from Caymanas Park, as he has done for over 30 years. It would take something serious or massive to get him away from the track. So count receiving a national award as...

Published:Monday | October 21, 2019 | 12:10 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Veronica Campbell-Brown won her first Olympic medal in 2000 as part of Jamaica’s silver medal-winning women’s 4x100m relay team that included Merlene Ottey. Last night, the multiple Olympic and World champion was honoured with a statue in her...

Published:Monday | October 21, 2019 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

One of Jamaica’s most decorated athletes is now cast in bronze. The statue of multiple-times Olympic and World champion Veronica Campbell-Brown was unveiled last night in a ceremony at Independence Park that celebrated her achievements, as well as...

Published:Saturday | October 19, 2019 | 12:16 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s 2-0 win over Aruba in the Concacaf Nations League B last Saturday maintained the team’s strong position in Group B, but Theodore Whitmore was far from pleased with the performance, criticising the complacency that was shown. What followed...

Published:Saturday | October 19, 2019 | 12:14 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Vauxhall High secured their place in the second round of the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup after battling to a 2-2 draw with Wolmer’s in the final Group E game at Windward Road yesterday. Wolmer’s, who were already assured their passage to the last 16,...

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 12:27 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

The fate of Group A teams St Jago High School and Cumberland High School will be decided as the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup group phase ­concludes today. Jago will travel to Spanish Town Road to face Haile Selassie High School at 1 p.m., knowing that...

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