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Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 12:27 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

HEAD OF the Jamaica Football Federation’s Referees’ Department, Victor Stewart, says that match officials will only be guaranteed funds for services rendered so far during the current Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) season. The league has been...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 12:18 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA OLYMPIC Association (JOA) President Christopher Samuda has assured sporting associations and athletes who are still pursuing Olympic qualification, that the financial obligations made by the association will be fulfilled. The 2020 Tokyo...

Published:Monday | April 6, 2020 | 12:23 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica College (JC) basketball coach Duane Cunningham has been fortunate to see some of his former players excel through the collegiate ranks. The path starts with teaching the basics to new students, and Cunningham says this should not be...

Published:Saturday | April 4, 2020 | 12:18 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Although Jamaica’s venture into Skateboarding has been put on pause because of the coronavirus pandemic, Jamaica Skateboarding Federation (JSF) president Ryan Foster says that the body is still financially sound in its pursuit for an Olympic berth...

Published:Friday | April 3, 2020 | 12:33 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

With the 2020 athletic season on an indefinite pause because of the coronavirus pandemic, Sprintec Track Club head coach Maurice Wilson says he is not optimistic about any financial recovery for athletes and clubs for the 2020 season. Athletic...

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2020 | 12:26 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

As athletes continue to navigate a new reality of limited training and no competition due to the coronavirus, sports psychologist Olivia Rose believes that maintaining mental discipline, as well as their mental health, will be critical in dealing...

Published:Monday | March 30, 2020 | 12:30 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican Olympic diver Yona Knight-Wisdom is finding comfort through routine and community while in self-isolation in the United Kingdom as the country increases measures to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. The Pan American Games 1m...

Published:Monday | March 30, 2020 | 12:29 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Sport Minister Olivia Grange says that athletes who were in training for the now-postponed Tokyo Olympics should still expect financial support from the Government, starting this week. The funding comes under the Athlete Assistance Programme (AAP...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:26 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

The postponement of the Tokyo Olympics has pushed back the ambitions of sports with lesser profiles in Jamaica looking to break through on the international stage. However, some sporting associations are taking a more optimistic view of the current...

Published:Wednesday | March 25, 2020 | 12:20 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

For several Jamaican athletes, news of the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games due to the coronavirus pandemic has delayed a lifelong dream of competing on the biggest sporting platform on the planet. The International Olympic Committee (...

Published:Tuesday | March 24, 2020 | 12:26 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

DESPITE THE disruption of the local high-school athletics season due to COVID-19, two of the island’s top coaches have voiced their disagreement with suggestions that the age of eligibility be extended to give final-year student athletes an...

Published:Monday | March 23, 2020 | 12:19 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Sprintec Track Club head coach Maurice Wilson is taking no chances on measures to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. Local athletes from various sporting disciplines have been forced to restructure their training programmes because of the...

Published:Monday | March 23, 2020 | 12:15 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICAN BASKETBALLER Romaro Gill had no way of knowing that his collegiate basketball career would come to such an abrupt end. Last week, Gill, who was in his senior season for Seton Hall University, was supposed to compete in the Big East...

Published:Friday | March 20, 2020 | 12:27 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Local athletes are managing to find ways to train in spite of restrictions being imposed by the Jamaican Government to combat the novel coronavirus, which now has 16 official cases and one death. The pandemic has caused numerous cancellations and...

Published:Wednesday | March 18, 2020 | 12:28 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Former Jamaica College (JC) football head coach, Miguel Coley, is in the midst of an unexpected and difficult chapter in his coaching career The coronavirus pandemic has put the sporting world in a vice and football leagues across the world have...

Published:Tuesday | March 17, 2020 | 12:15 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

When racing resumes today at Caymanas Park, it will be under the strictest of protocols, which according to Supreme Ventures Racing Limited (SVRL) Chairman, Solomon Sharpe, have been devised to ensure a low-risk environment for all stakeholders....

Published:Wednesday | March 11, 2020 | 12:25 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) president Dr Warren Blake says the cancellation of this year’s ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships may be necessary as a response to the coronavirus which had its first confirmed case...

Published:Wednesday | March 11, 2020 | 12:17 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Millennium Motoring Club (JMMC) President Stephen Gunter says that Jamaican driver Alex Powell’s first top-three finish of the 2020 season was well needed after a difficult start to life in the junior class. Powell finished second in the...

Published:Tuesday | March 10, 2020 | 12:06 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

As his nickname suggests, Jamaican driver William ‘Wings’ Myers is the latest local product to soar on to the international circuit. The 22-year-old announced on February 28 that he was the latest addition to team Group A Racing, which will compete...

Published:Saturday | March 7, 2020 | 12:15 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Former Major League Baseball (MLB) player Andrew Dixon says that the latest inclusion to St Thomas Baseball League has justified his choice in bringing the sport to the parish. Dixon, who is also president and founder of the Andrew Dixon...

Published:Friday | March 6, 2020 | 12:27 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Former national tennis player and current tournament organiser Max Brown will be hoping to spark the future of Jamaican tennis at the Max Brown Clay Court Tennis Championships, scheduled to take place from April 10 to 13 at the Couples Swept Away...

Published:Tuesday | March 3, 2020 | 12:12 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Sports Minister Olivia Grange says that resources have been allocated to repair the synthetic track surface at the Montego Bay Sports Complex in St James. “The funds (for the new Montego Bay Sports Complex track) are available in the 2020 fiscal...

Published:Monday | March 2, 2020 | 12:19 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Sport Olivia Grange hopes that a financial assistance programme valued at between $50 and $70 million, will galvanise Jamaica’s prospective Olympians in their preparations for the Tokyo Olympics this year. Grange was speaking at a...

Published:Friday | February 28, 2020 | 12:23 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Association of Social Workers (JASW) President Eva Forde is hoping to use sport as a way of breaking the stigma of mental health in Jamaica. The association will have their inaugural JASW 5k Run/Walk and Social Impact Expo in New Kingston...

Published:Wednesday | February 26, 2020 | 12:20 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Athletics Administration Association (JAAA) president, Dr Warren Blake, says a possible cancellation of this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, due to the coronavirus break would be calamitous His comments came after senior...

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