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Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2021 | 12:11 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Yesterday’s passing of former Jamaica Table Tennis Association (JTTA) President Godfrey Lothian sent shock waves through the sporting world with several stakeholders hailing the administrator for his contribution and commitment to the sport....

Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2021 | 12:11 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

The Reggae Boyz’s tour of Japan might have ended on a disappointing note with their 4-0 loss to the hosts’ Olympic team, but as far as national defender Damion Lowe is concerned, the exercise was an overall positive experience for the Jamaicans...

Published:Monday | June 14, 2021 | 12:09 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Rugby Football Union (JRFU) Chairman Jerry Benzwick says that the nation’s senior men’s and women’s teams have left the island for tournaments without as much preparation as they would have liked. The Crocs and Lady Crocs left the island...

Published:Sunday | June 13, 2021 | 9:46 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Tajay Gayle’s preparation for the Olympic Games in Japan next month appears to be going smoothly thus far. The World long jump champion produced impressive performances at the Miramar Invitational in Florida in April and the Olympic Destiny Series...

Published:Thursday | June 10, 2021 | 12:15 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Reggae Girlz head coach Hubert Bubsy Jr underlined that today’s friendly international against Nigeria at the BBVA Stadium in Houston, Texas, is a great opportunity for their five newcomers to the squad to show the quality they possess. The match...

Published:Wednesday | June 9, 2021 | 12:12 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

After months of inactivity and lost revenue opportunities, some of Jamaica’s top football clubs, burdened by mounting debt, are yet to receive an initial payout - nearing $1 million each, from the Professional Football Jamaica Limited (PFJL) ahead...

Published:Wednesday | June 9, 2021 | 12:11 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

President of the United Racehorse Trainers Association (URTA) Ryan Darby described the passing of veteran trainer, Richard Todd, 61, who collapsed and died while going through his regular rounds at Caymanas Park yesterday, as sudden and shocking...

Published:Thursday | June 3, 2021 | 12:07 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Tennis Jamaica (TJ) president, John Azar, has high hopes forin Jamaica men’s Davis Cup team, which is being led by University of Florida’s standout, Blaise Bicknell, and its chance of topping Group Three of the Americas tournament, set for Panama...

Published:Wednesday | June 2, 2021 | 12:10 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

For the first time in 24 years, a Jamaican track cycling team will participate in an international event, when a three-man team competes at the upcoming Pan American Track Cycling Championships June 23-29 in Lima, Peru. However, despite the...

Published:Wednesday | June 2, 2021 | 12:08 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Winter Olympics skiing aspirant Ben Alexander is currently in Austria training with prominent Austian skiing school, the Schild Ski Racing Camp, and the 37-year-old England-born athlete is expecting major improvements to his results when he...

Published:Tuesday | June 1, 2021 | 12:13 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Tennis Jamaica President John Azar confirmed that the three-day national trials tournament for female players, which will be used to select Jamaica’s team to the Billie Jean King Cup (formerly Federation Cup), will take place starting tomorrow at...

Published:Monday | May 31, 2021 | 12:13 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Tennis Jamaica (TJ) President John Azar says approval for the sport’s resumption could happen within two weeks. Azar says it has been what he describes as a painstakingly slow and frustrating process seeking consent from the Government. However, he...

Published:Thursday | May 27, 2021 | 12:19 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Tivoli Gardens head coach, Philip Williams, is hoping his team can continue where they left off and recapture the form they were on when the 2019-2020 Premier League campaign was brought to an abrupt end by the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020....

Published:Wednesday | May 26, 2021 | 12:10 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Rugby Union President Jerry Benzwick says the national men and women’s rugby sevens teams have been faced with contrasting situations in their preparation for the World Rugby Seven Repacharge tournament, which is the final chance for...

Published:Tuesday | May 25, 2021 | 12:14 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Molynes United head coach Calvert Fitzgerald says that Jamaica Premier League (JPL) clubs with greater resources will be in a better position to start the season. This, he says, is because they have the finances to keep their players together more...

Published:Thursday | May 20, 2021 | 12:17 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), Christopher Samuda, said despite the controversy surrounding the staging of the rescheduled 2020 Tokyo Olympics, he believes it is important for stakeholders to come together and ensure that the...

Published:Thursday | May 20, 2021 | 12:15 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

The preliminary inspection of the training facilities of 11 of the 12 Jamaica Premier League clubs has been completed, with at least half of those already receiving a satisfactory mark. The outstanding club is expected to be inspected today, and...

Published:Thursday | May 20, 2021 | 12:14 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Diane Burkle, the grandmother of Jamaica Olympic hopeful Olivia Morina, says they are still awaiting clearance for the 10-year-old figure skater to compete for Jamaica. The American-born youngster, who qualifies to represent Jamaica through her...

Published:Wednesday | May 19, 2021 | 12:14 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), Christopher Samuda, said the organisation is closely monitoring ongoing anti-Olympics protests in Japan and is paying attention to medical information coming out of the country, adding that this...

Published:Saturday | May 15, 2021 | 12:12 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Cycling Federation, Dr Wayne Palmer, said as pleasing as it is for him to see sporting activities resuming locally, he does not think minor sports are being treated with the same level of importance as more popular sports....

Published:Friday | May 14, 2021 | 12:12 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz will play three friendly matches in Japan next month, but will have to do without Bayer Leverkusen star Leon Bailey who, according to head coach Theodore Whitmore, was not named to the 30-member squad because he has not yet...

Published:Thursday | May 13, 2021 | 12:12 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Former England rugby international and Jamaica Rugby League Association (JRLA) Operations Director, Jason Robinson, believes Jamaica’s Reggae Warriors have immense potential, and is hoping they can make a mark when they make their historic Rugby...

Published:Wednesday | May 12, 2021 | 12:08 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

America-based promoter Vernon Lynch said his Boxing Showdown promotions company is willing to wait a little longer for the Jamaican Government to approve a television boxing series that they have scheduled to take place on the island in June....

Published:Thursday | May 6, 2021 | 12:09 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

The 2021 Junior Pan American Cycling (track) Championships is set to take place in Mexico from May 31 to June 6, but Jamaica is almost certain to miss out on the event, as they are still to be granted approval to host their national trials, which...

Published:Wednesday | May 5, 2021 | 12:30 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) General Secretary Dalton Wint said the cease-and-desist order issued by the federation on Monday was necessitated due to the online circulation of a photo showing the fixture list for an apparent local football...

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