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Published:Wednesday | June 23, 2021 | 12:13 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

Fast-rising sprint hurdler Rasheed Broadbell will not be competing at this week's Jamaica Athletics Administrative Associations (JAAA) National Senior Championships, after receiving a medical exemption, for an injury suffered on Saturday morning,...

Published:Wednesday | June 23, 2021 | 12:12 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

Jamaica’s top athletes will again command the attention of the world when the National Senior Championships get underway inside the National Stadium starting tomorrow. However, as the battle for Tokyo 2020 Olympics places take centre stage, the...

Published:Wednesday | June 23, 2021 | 12:08 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

The last time 400m hurdler Ronda Whyte tried to make an Olympic team, an injury just before the National Senior Championships led to an eighth-place finish in the local trials and a missed opportunity to compete on the greatest sporting stage....

Published:Tuesday | June 22, 2021 | 12:13 PMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

Fast-rising sprint hurdler Rasheed Broadbell will not be competing at this week's Jamaica Athletics Administrative Associations (JAAA) National Senior Championships, after receiving a medical exemption, for an injury suffered on Saturday morning,...

Published:Thursday | May 20, 2021 | 12:16 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

Jamaica has lost yet another iconic track and field figure following yesterday’s passing of Olympian Neville Myton, who lost his long battle with cancer. He was 74 years old. Myton, who represented Jamaica at the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo, where...

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2020 | 12:17 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

Argentina’s Ambassador to Jamaica, Luis del Solar, described legendary footballer Diego Maradona as a global treasure and an icon that will continue to inspire despite his passing. Maradona died at home yesterday in Buenos Aires from a heart...

Published:Monday | May 18, 2020 | 12:06 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

Very few knew the late media and business magnate Oliver Clarke as well as former Jamaica Olympic Association President Mike Fennell. With more than four decades of friendship and jocular exchanges, Clarke’s passing on Saturday night, after a...

Published:Monday | April 27, 2020 | 12:22 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

World Athletics president Sebastian Coe says the organisation is looking into ways to provide assistance for athletes who might find themselves in financial difficulties due to the coronavirus pandemic and is calling on governments to offer...

Published:Saturday | April 25, 2020 | 12:21 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

With the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) suspending actual drug testing due to the coronavirus pandemic, President of World Athletics, Sebastian Coe, admitted that global health crisis has also had a negative impact on his organisation’s...

Published:Wednesday | December 4, 2019 | 12:28 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

Six months after leading Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz into their first-ever FIFA Women’s World Cup match, head coach Hue Menzies has decided to walk away from the programme after a protracted dispute with the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) over unpaid...

Published:Wednesday | October 9, 2019 | 12:07 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: Long Jump world record holder Mike Powell believes that Jamaica’s World Championships gold medallist Tajay Gayle has all the tools required to erase his 28-year-old world record. Gayle shocked the world when he upset Cuban Juan Miguel...

Published:Monday | October 7, 2019 | 12:12 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) president Dr Warren Blake explained the circumstances behind Jamaica’s dramatic women’s 4x400m relay bronze medal and hailed the team after its 12 medal performance at the just-...

Published:Friday | October 4, 2019 | 12:00 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: There is something about major championships that seems to get the best out of Jamaican quarter-miler Shericka Jackson. In five years as a professional athlete, the MVP standout boasts three individual bronze medals at the highest...

Published:Friday | October 4, 2019 | 12:13 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: Two-time World Championships finalist Kimberly Williams believes that the performances of the island’s field events athletes over the years, but particularly in Doha at the World Championships, will help to drive their development in...

Published:Friday | October 4, 2019 | 12:12 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: There is an air of quiet, understated confidence about Jamaican triple jumper Shanieka Ricketts, who confirmed her amazing 2019 form yesterday after topping all qualifiers to tomorrow’s World Championships final at the Khalifa...

Published:Friday | October 4, 2019 | 12:11 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: In winning Jamaica’s first ever medal in the women’s shot put event at the Olympic or World Championships level, 26-year-old Danniel Thomas-Dodd delivered on a promise that she made over a decade ago to a teenage girl in Westmoreland...

Published:Thursday | October 3, 2019 | 12:33 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) Dr Warren Blake believes it’s important that Jamaica’s athletes turn in a good performance at the World Championships in Doha after the disappointing campaign at the...

Published:Thursday | October 3, 2019 | 12:00 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: When quarter-milers Shericka Jackson and Stephenie-Ann McPherson line up in the women’s 400m final at the World Championships tonight, not only will they be looking to continue a rich tradition, but they will also be chasing history...

Published:Thursday | October 3, 2019 | 12:09 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: It wasn’t the sort of introduction she was expecting from her 1500m IAAF World Championship debut and after last night’s disappointment, Aisha Praught-Leer is not quite sure of her future in the event. This after making the switch from...

Published:Wednesday | October 2, 2019 | 12:29 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: Defending World 110m hurdles champion Omar McLeod has promised something special – national record special – as he looks to become the third man to successfully defend his title in the event at the IAAF World Championships in Doha...

Published:Wednesday | October 2, 2019 | 12:29 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: Still beaming from her historic fourth 100m World title, Jamaican sprinting star Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce hailed her coach, Stephen Francis, for his impact on her career while noting that she never expected the success she has enjoyed...

Published:Wednesday | October 2, 2019 | 12:27 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: Jamaican distance athlete Aisha Praught-Leer has admitted that switching to the 1500 metres from the 3000m steeplechase was a risk, but said she is confident that it was one worth taking, ahead of her start to competition tomorrow at...

Published:Tuesday | October 1, 2019 | 12:00 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: Jamaican discus flagbearer Fedrick Dacres was not entirely satisfied with his execution in the final at the World Championships in Doha, but he was nonetheless thankful after becoming the first Jamaican to medal in the event at the...

Published:Tuesday | October 1, 2019 | 12:00 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: At the 2017 World Championships, Fedrick Dacres entered the ring at the London Olympic Stadium as the second best discus thrower on the planet and a huge favourite for a historic first Jamaican medal in the event. An underwhelming 65...

Published:Tuesday | October 1, 2019 | 12:09 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: World Championships 100m finalist Jonielle Smith expressed disappointment with what she described as a lack of support from some fans ahead of her 100m campaign in Doha, Qatar, but felt proud of her efforts. Smith finished sixth in a...

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