Athletics

Balanced performances at JAAA/Puma meet

Kirkvine , Manchester — The 35th staging of the JAAA/Puma/Pat Anderson/Charlie Fuller Development Meet at Kirkvine resulted in balanced performances from the various schools involved. Read More

Queen's/Grace Jackson meet embodies rich track and field legacy
The 17th staging of the Queen's/Grace Jackson Track and Field Development Meet will take place at the National Stadium on Saturday, January 27 . ... Read More

Calabar impress at Douglas Forrest Invitational Development Meet
Defending Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Boys' Athletics champions Calabar High School made a strong statement at the Douglas Forrest Invitational Development Meet last Saturday as a number of their athletes won events both on the track and in the...... Read More

Russian athletes quit race en masse 'ahead of doping inspection'
Moscow , Russia (AFP) — Russia's athletics federation said yesterday it was looking into the sudden withdrawal of dozens of athletes from a race, as a report said the mystery was explained by an unexpected visit from doping inspectors.... Read More

Photo: SURE FIT

Wednesday, January, 17 2018    

Nadine Thomas (right), brand manager for Ensure, first-time sponsors of the McKenley/Wint Track & Field Classic, hands over a symbolic cheque to Calabar High School Principal Albert Corcho at the launch of the third staging of the event at Jamaica Baptist Union in Kingston yesterday. Read More

Olympics bound

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

The Jamaica Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (JBSF) officially announced yesterday that it will be sending a women's team to the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea next month. Read More

Jamaican Kimarra McDonald storms to victory in women's 10K

Sunday, January, 14 2018    

HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) — Jamaican middle-distance runner Kimarra McDonald stormed to an emphatic victory yesterday in the 10-kilometre women's race on day two of the Bermuda Marathon Weekend. Read More

VCB elated former school to be named in her honour

Saturday, January, 13 2018    

One of Jamaica's most recognisable female sprinters, Veronica Campbell-Brown (VCB), will have the wish for her first high school Troy to being named after her some time in the near future. Read More

JC rule at R Danny Williams Development Meet

Saturday, January, 13 2018    

Hosts Jamaica College (JC) dominated proceedings at the 25th staging of the Pure Water/JC/R Danny Williams Track and Field Development Meet held at the school grounds last Saturday. Read More

Three athletics meets on today

Saturday, January, 13 2018    

The athletics season kicks into high gear today with three development meets spread across St Catherine and Manchester — the Douglas Forrest Invitational at G C Foster College; the JAAA/Puma Pat Anderson Development Meet at Kirkvine, and the Charlie Fuller field... Read More

VCB 5K Run/Walk Road Race launched

Friday, January, 12 2018    

THE third annual staging of the Veronica Campbell-Brown (VCB) Foundation 5K Run/Walk Road Race is scheduled to be held on Sunday, January 21, at the Vere Technical High School in Hayes, Clarendon, starting at 7:30 am. Read More

Diack still barred from leaving France — source

Friday, January, 12 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Disgraced former world athletics chief Lamine Diack remains barred from leaving France, a source close to the case said yesterday. Read More

IOC to host meeting of North, South Korea officials

Thursday, January, 11 2018    

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AFP) — Officials from North and South Korea will meet at the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) headquarters on January 20 to hammer out the details of the North's participation at next month's Winter Games, the IOC said yesterday. Read More

There is life after Usain Bolt, assures Vilma Charlton

Sunday, January, 7 2018    

Olympian Vilma Charlton says she is confident that Jamaica's track and field will continue to spark the global track in the wake of the inimitable Usain Bolt. Read More

Flying High

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, December, 31 2017    

When Ristananna Tracey came out of the IAAF London World Championships as Jamaica's lone female individual medallist, she had achieved her ultimate goal in what she describes as a “yo-yo season”. Read More



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