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Published:Monday | February 15, 2021 | 12:18 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Olympian Danny McFarlane said he would not be willing to take the COVID-19 vaccine to compete at the Olympic Games or otherwise unless the drugs are researched thoroughly. McFarlane, who works in the medical field as a behaviour specialist in the...

Published:Saturday | February 13, 2021 | 12:31 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Olympian Danny McFarlane said there is a great need for fresh blood and former athletes in the executive of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA). McFarlane, the 2004 Olympic Games 400m hurdles silver medallist, said Garth Gayle...

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2021 | 5:55 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Despite a monthly bill of almost $500,000, President of the Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) Martin Lyn said his administration is rethinking plans to close the country’s main aquatics facility in spite of the financial constraints...

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2021 | 5:49 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Managing Director of the Sport Development Foundation (SDF), Denzil Wilks, says documentaion for the new veteran athletes’ assistance programme, which Sport Minister Olivia Grange recently ordered the foundation to establish, should be ready for...

Published:Tuesday | February 9, 2021 | 12:22 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Former national senior men’s football team assistant coach, Bradley Stewart, said the cease and desist order placed on the Reggae Boyz’s training camp by the Government on Friday has put a further dent in the ambitions of local players with...

Published:Saturday | February 6, 2021 | 1:18 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Departing Jamaica Table Tennis Association (JTTA) President Godfrey Lothian says he leaves behind what he describes as a solid foundation for Andrew Lue and his administration to build on. Lothian, who led table tennis for the last seven years,...

Published:Wednesday | February 3, 2021 | 12:23 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Table Tennis Association presidential candidate Andrew Lue heads into this Saturday’s controversial annual general meeting (AGM) and election of officers confident of victory, but warned his supporters that there are no guarantees of...

Published:Monday | February 1, 2021 | 12:15 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Miami FC technical director and head coach Paul Dalglish says the club’s recent signings, Lamar Walker and Jahshaun Anglin, are outstanding talent that can develop and ‘flourish’ within the club’s environment. The United Soccer League (USL) club...

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2021 | 12:07 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

With the leadership conflict within the Jamaica Table Tennis Association (JTTA) continuing to deepen, Karen Sinclair-Lym, the first person to challenge Godfrey Lothian’s leadership of the organisation, is warning that it will take a lot of effort...

Published:Wednesday | January 27, 2021 | 4:22 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

After an injury-stricken season in the Costa Rican premier division with A.D. Municipal Pérez Zeledón, former Reno ace, Craig Foster, is looking to rediscover his best form with El Salvadoran outfit Chalatenango, after his recent return. Foster...

Published:Monday | January 25, 2021 | 12:14 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Former West Indies cricketer Nehemiah Perry says he did not change his mind about challenging for the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) presidency out of apprehension. Perry said late last year that he was considering contesting the top post...

Published:Monday | January 25, 2021 | 12:14 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Former Reno FC captain Alburn Facey says he is impressed with the recent steps the Jamaica Premier League has taken towards professionalisation. Facey, who also represented Sandals South Coast in the League three years ago, has recently joined the...

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2021 | 12:13 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans were left in shock yesterday with news of the passing of former Reggae Boy Luton Shelton. Shelton, 35, died at home after ailing with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) since 2017. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2021 | 12:09 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Former Cavalier and Harbour View midfielder Andrew Williams, not to be confused with Andy ‘Bomber’ Williams, passed away on Monday after a long illness. Williams was an influential player throughout the 1990s, and also represented Jamaica on...

Published:Thursday | January 21, 2021 | 12:19 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

President of the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA), Wayne Shaw, said the football fraternity has lost a mentor and father figure with the passing of Constant Spring Football Club founder Maurice ‘Danny’ Lyn, who passed away...

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2021 | 12:11 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Two separate Jamaica Table Tennis Association (JTTA) annual general meetings (AGM) were set on Saturday, following separate special general meetings (SGM) by rival fractions, led by incumbent Godfrey Lothian and challenger Andrew Lue. While Lothian...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2021 | 12:13 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

A number of sporting associations are of the view that the move by the Government to initiate dialogue with them for the return of sports means that they are a step closer to that reality. Sports have been halted for nearly a year because of the...

Published:Monday | January 18, 2021 | 12:07 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation Technical Committee Chairman Rudolph Speid is anticipating that a number of lower-league clubs will become defunct when football restarts. Speid says that financial difficulties will cause personnel at these amateur...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:17 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Members of the Jamaica Table Tennis Association (JTTA) will have to decide on which of the two special general meetings (SGM) they will attend tomorrow. This is because President Godfrey Lothian and presidential challenger Andrew Lue-led teams...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2021 | 12:12 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Christopher Townsend, attorney of Phoenix All Stars Football Academy founder Craig Butler, says he expects many rounds of mediation before his client returns to court on March 11. Mediation means that the dispute between both parties will be...

Published:Monday | January 11, 2021 | 12:14 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Craig Butler and his son, Kyle Butler, will face the Half Way Tree Resident Magistrates Court, where their trial for assault charges will be mentioned before a judge this morning. Kyle, who is represented by Tom Tavares-Finson, last represented...

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2021 | 12:13 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Baseball Association (JBA), Uel Gordon, says the body is currently working to meet administrative requirements set by the Sports Development Foundation (SDF), in order to solicit the monthly subvention provided by the...

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2021 | 12:17 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

The coronavirus pandemic at the start of 2020 meant that Jamaica played very little football that year both locally and internationally. On March 12, the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) took the decision to suspend all local competitions...

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2021 | 12:16 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Cycling Federation (JCF) President Dr Wayne Palmer says he intends to make youth the foundation of his administration’s new development strategy. Palmer, who came to office in September, said that the association is establishing a new...

Published:Monday | January 4, 2021 | 12:11 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Cycling Federation (JCF) President Wayne Palmer expects the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) to approve protocols for cycling to return locally by the end of this week. Palmer says that cycling is a contact-free sport and was also...

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