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Published:Thursday | July 9, 2020 | 12:25 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) President Martin Lyn says that the reopening of the National Aquatic Centre could happen by August provided that measures taken to safeguard against the spread of the coronavirus disease are accepted by...

Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2020 | 12:20 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican Olympic diver Yona Knight-Wisdom says that the continued delay in the reopening of aquatic facilities in the United Kingdom (UK) will set him back in his preparations for next year’s rescheduled Tokyo Olympic Games. As the UK continues to...

Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2020 | 12:19 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

With athletics moving forward through a return to competitive meets, former national long-distance runner Kemoy Campbell has warned athletes about competing during the current health crisis. Campbell, who was speaking during a recent Gleaner Sports...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2020 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) President Keith Wellington says that parent-teacher associations (PTAs) will be factored into plans to start high-school sports later this year. ISSA announced plans to have competitions,...

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 12:27 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Olympian Kemoy Campbell believes that, for Jamaica to improve in distance running, the mentality of aspiring athletes has to change to give the craft the seriousness he says it deserves. Campbell says that local athletes who wish to take up the...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:22 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Rallycross driver Fraser McConnell got his 2020 season started in a new class and a different environment brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. The 2019 ARX2 champion is competing in the Rallyx Nordic All Star Magic Weekend event in Holjes,...

Published:Wednesday | July 1, 2020 | 12:25 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO), Alexander Williams, says the organisation is in the process of amending its rules to incorporate, in some form, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Athletes Rights Act. Williams believes the...

Published:Wednesday | July 1, 2020 | 12:19 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Noted sports attorney Dr Emir Crowne is calling for a revision of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code to protect athletes who return adverse analytical findings as a result of contaminated products. Crowne was speaking during a Gleaner Sport...

Published:Saturday | June 27, 2020 | 12:20 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) competitions chairman Gregory Daley says, despite expected changes to the FIFA World Cup qualifying format, the Reggae Boyz will not be “disenfranchised” from the final round of qualifying. FIFA officially...

Published:Wednesday | June 24, 2020 | 12:18 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

While advocating for harsher penalties for football clubs whose fans are found guilty of racial abuse, British journalist Leon Mann believes that football’s governing bodies have to be more involved in the fight against racism in football. Mann was...

Published:Monday | June 22, 2020 | 12:07 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Sport Minister Olivia Grange says the process for the resumption of competitive sports in the island has already started. The country has begun a phased reopening in particular sectors that were closed because of the coronavirus pandemic. As has...

Published:Saturday | June 20, 2020 | 12:17 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

British journalist Leon Mann says that more diverse leadership will lead to black coaches getting more opportunities at major football clubs in England. Speaking with The Gleaner on Thursday, Mann addressed the return of the English Premier League...

Published:Friday | June 19, 2020 | 12:24 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

National Parent-Teacher Association of Jamaica Vice-President Stewart Jacobs is advocating for the testing of high-school athletes as a primary condition for youth sports to return in the next school year. Youth sports have felt the effects of the...

Published:Wednesday | June 17, 2020 | 12:20 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

AS LOCAL sports administrators work towards a return of competitive sports, National Parent Teachers Association of Jamaica (NPTAJ) vice president, Stewart Jacobs, warned that there are still major concerns regarding the resumption youth sports for...

Published:Monday | June 15, 2020 | 12:26 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican gymnast Danusia Francis is hopeful that a recent United Kingdom (UK) policy regarding athletes returning to training will be changed to allow those who represent other countries to continue preparations for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Francis...

Published:Wednesday | June 10, 2020 | 1:05 PMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) President Keith Wellington says that a concrete plan for the 2020 schoolboy football season will be presented to the schools by the end of the month. The coronavirus pandemic has affected the...

Published:Wednesday | June 10, 2020 | 12:54 PMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

MVP Track Club President Bruce James, says that athletes at the club could compete in international meets this year provided that certain objectives are met to guarantee their safety. With other sports around the world already returning to action...

Published:Monday | June 8, 2020 | 12:22 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Bobsled and Skeleton Federation president Nelson Stokes says that sustainable revenue from the sport will be achieved by creating a powerful brand that is viable independently from in-competition performance. Stokes was speaking on...

Published:Saturday | June 6, 2020 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Olympians Elaine Thompson Herah and Alia Atkinson are concerned about competing in a post COVID-19 environment. Both athletes were speaking on Thursday during a panel discussion on Zoom hosted by the Olympians Association of Jamaica. The topic was...

Published:Friday | June 5, 2020 | 12:26 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Former Barcelona and Atlético Madrid midfielder Luis García says that clubs paying massive transfer fees for players could be a thing of the past as a result of the effects that the coronavirus pandemic has had on global football. Garc ía was...

Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2020 | 12:25 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

NATIONAL DEFENDER Damion Lowe believes that football’s governing bodies need to enforce harsher punishment on clubs for incidents of racism by fans. Lowe was speaking recently during a Gleaner Instagram live interview, where he discussed a wide...

Published:Tuesday | June 2, 2020 | 12:27 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) President Christopher Samuda says that sporting federations must accommodate democracy in sport, through athlete representation on their respective executive bodies. Samuda underlined that he supports the creation...

Published:Monday | June 1, 2020 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) first vice-president, Nelson Stokes, says that the COVID-19 pandemic should result in creative ways for sports to generate revenue for Caribbean countries. Stokes was speaking at the University of the West Indies’...

Published:Saturday | May 30, 2020 | 12:26 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

While national and Bayer Leverkusen forward Leon Bailey’s return to the German Bundesliga has been currently limited to off-the-bench appearances, his agent and father, Craig Butler, believes that it’s only a matter of time before he reclaims his...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2020 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

President of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA), Keith Wellington, says that the organisation is not in a position to provide funds to schools to offset losses incurred due to the cancellation of events because of the coronavirus...

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