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Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:10 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Four-time national tabletennis champion Simon Tomlinson is hoping that Jamaica will invest in young players. Tomlinson made the call after his protégé, Solesha Young, won the women’s singles at last month’s National Championships. He feels that...

Published:Tuesday | March 5, 2019 | 12:20 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

When Tyquendo Tracey won the 100 metres at the National Senior Championships, the North American Central American and Caribbean Championships, and the Athletics World Cup last year, it was the fulfilment of a dream. Tracey says he always wanted to...

Published:Monday | January 14, 2019 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Fedrick Dacres, the world's top discus thrower, got his 2019 campaign off to a solid start at the Fuller Memorial at Manchester High School on Saturday. Though he felt his technique was somewhat off, Dacres cranked out a consistent series of throws...

Published:Friday | January 11, 2019 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Jamaica performed so well at last year's major track and field meets at the junior and senior levels, and those results have given Dr Warren Blake, president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association, a positive outlook. He expects more...

Published:Saturday | January 5, 2019 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Calvin Stamp, Jamaica's finest performer in Olympic weightlifting, is dead. Stamp reportedly perished in a car crash in Atlanta late in December. The 60-year-old Jamaican competed in the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles and in the 1988 Olympics in Seoul...

Published:Saturday | December 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Kenyan marathoner Eliud Kipchoge and South African middle-distance runner Caster Semenya are the Athletes of the Year.That's the verdict from the respected United States athletics journal, Track And Field News. According to the magazine's website,...

Published:Monday | December 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Far from being depressed about their tough draw for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, the Reggae Girlz are in fact looking forward to playing Brazil when the competition begins next year. Speaking to media as the Girlz continued their tour of the...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

After 16 years in office, Jamaica Chess Federation president Ian Wilkinson will demit office next June. However, Wilkinson believes that his successor will do a good job. Speaking earlier this month, he said that there are several persons who have...

Published:Wednesday | December 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Olympic and World 100-metre silver-medal winner Kerron Stewart, says she might go down in history as the sprinter who ran 10.75 seconds without winning a gold medal. Stewart, who retired at the end of the 2018 athletics season, made this insight...

Published:Tuesday | December 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

"Landmark moments in 2018 have paved the way for a bright future in Jamaican chess." That is the viewpoint of outgoing Jamaica Chess Federation President Ian Wilkinson. Citing the World Chess Sub-Zonal tournament and Jamaica's strong run at the...

Published:Friday | December 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

With Kingston College (KC) down 1-0 in last week's ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup final, coach Ludlow Bernard must have given a monumental half-time talk to drive his boys to a dramatic 3-2 victory over St George's College.The same could be assumed of...

Published:Wednesday | December 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

When pundits try to predict the winner of this Saturday's Olivier Shield clash, trend analysis may be useless. Corporate Area teams have had a hold on the Shield since 2005, but there is one recent sign that the trend might be about to turn....

Published:Saturday | December 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Stung by an early loss in the 1983 daCosta Cup, Cornwall College shifted into high gear. When the season was over, Cornwall had won the daCosta Cup, the Ben Francis Cup, and the symbol of schoolboy football supremacy, the Olivier Shield.Captained by...

Published:Monday | November 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

If sport in Jamaica is to flourish, federations will have to become efficient, revenue-generating entities. That is the vision of Christopher Samuda, president of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA). Speaking at the November 21 launch of the 15th...

Published:Monday | November 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Dr Rachael Irving, research fellow at the University of the West Indies (UWI), thinks ISSA should wait before implementing its new transfer regulations. In the interim, schools with modest track and field programmes could be strengthened before the...

Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Allan 'Skill' Cole, one of Jamaica's best-ever footballers, has described the late Ben Francis as a father to everyone who came to Vere Technical High School. Cole, who starred when Vere began to dominate schoolboy football, was speaking just after...

Published:Friday | November 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

With reports of a loss beginning to filter through, the future of the Athletics World Cup could be bleak. However, the team concept that underpins the meet has some observers hoping it will survive. One of them is the president of the Jamaica...

Published:Tuesday | October 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

National table tennis head coach, Satoshi Takashima says he sees a bright future for Jamaica, if its young players continue to train hard. Takashima returns to his homeland of Japan in January, after a two year stint in the island and said he is...

Published:Saturday | October 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Shaunae Miller-Uibo might have earned a nomination for the 2018 IAAF Athlete of the Year Award on the strength of her 200 metre running alone. The 24-year-old Bahamian won the 200 metres at both the Commonwealth Games and the season-ending...

Published:Saturday | October 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Scroll down the list of winners of the Manning Cup and the Olivier Shield and it may surprise you to find Ardenne High School among them. Yet, the history of the 1991 Ardenne team shows that its dominance 27 years ago was built over several seasons...

Published:Friday | October 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Steeplechaser Aisha Praught-Leer has had plenty to smile about since she started to run for Jamaica, but pinpoints her win at the Commonwealth Games as the best moment since her debut for the country in 2015.Speaking to the International Association...

Published:Thursday | October 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

The 2019 World Championships will present a mixed 4x400 -metre relay for the first time, as part of a packed schedule for 400-metre runners. Alarmed at first, noted coach Maurice Wilson believes that spectators will enjoy the new event and that it...

Published:Saturday | October 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Devon 'Pablo' Anderson, football coach at Holy Trinity High School, thinks teams like his will welcome new Intersecondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) regulations on recruitment. Anderson says it is heart-rending to invest time and effort in...

Published:Saturday | October 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Dominating discus thrower Fedrick Dacres has described his coach Julian Robinson as a perfectionist. Speaking to the IAAF in an interview that appeared on October 11, the 24-year-old Dacres says that Robinson has taught him every aspect of the...

Published:Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's female table tennis players need overseas exposure if they are to keep pace with their rivals in the region.That's the observation of Matthew Dawson, who was national women's team coach during the recently concluded 60th Caribbean Table...

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