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Published:Saturday | May 15, 2021 | 12:06 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

For many high-school track and field coaches from rural Jamaica, getting their athletes prepared for the ongoing ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships (Champs) during a season of uncertainties was certainly a test of commitment...

Published:Thursday | May 13, 2021 | 12:16 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

If good things come to those who wait, Holmwood Technical’s Cedricka Williams certainly made it all worthwhile for her anxious supporters, saving it late, as she secured the Class Two discus record at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics...

Published:Thursday | May 13, 2021 | 12:11 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

For every event that Clarendon College (CC) take part in throughout the 2021 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletic Championships (Champs) this week, they will do so with the memory of their fallen driver Keith Dunkley, who throws coach Davion...

Published:Wednesday | May 12, 2021 | 12:15 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

While disappointed with the cancellation of the Carifta Games for a second consecutive year, Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association President, Garth Gayle, said that the 2021 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships (Champs)...

Published:Friday | March 5, 2021 | 12:12 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) Chairman Alexander Williams says that they will adjust their approach to any potential adverse findings resulting from athletes who are administered the COVID-19 vaccine. With four months to go before the...

Published:Friday | January 29, 2021 | 12:31 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

ISSA President Keith Wellington says that a decision is expected to be made soon regarding whether to stick to the planned date for the 2021 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships (Champs) or to finalise a new date. ISSA...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:18 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

With his attention solely focused on ending Jamaica’s two-decade wait for another FIFA World Cup finals appearance, national senior men’s football team head coach Theodore Whitmore says that he does not want a repeat of the payment negotiations...

Published:Tuesday | December 8, 2020 | 12:14 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation President Michael Ricketts says that they will be looking to make adjustments to their health protocols for next year to avoid the challenges experienced during the national senior men’s team recent international...

Published:Friday | November 27, 2020 | 12:28 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Discus thrower Fedrick Dacres says that he will do whatever it takes to accelerate his recovery from his wrist injury in time for the Tokyo Olympics next year. Dacres confirmed that he tore a ligament in his left hand in October in what he...

Published:Tuesday | November 3, 2020 | 10:41 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) President Martin Lyn says that $2 million will be required to replace the pumping system for the 50m pool at the National Aquatic Centre (NAC). The facility was reopened in August to clubs and national...

Published:Tuesday | October 6, 2020 | 6:23 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

As organisers of the National Premier League (NPL) wait for the Ministry of Health...

Published:Tuesday | September 29, 2020 | 12:11 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

National senior women’s football team head coach Hubert Busby says that he is targeting a late November camp for the Reggae Girlz, with the goal of having an international friendly in December. This, however, relies on the COVID-19 pandemic...

Published:Monday | September 28, 2020 | 12:14 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Sports physician Dr Akshai Mansingh says that preseason training for the upcoming Premier League season can commence safely as long as local restrictions on gatherings are adhered to. Organisers are targeting a start on November 4, pending health...

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...

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