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Jamaican Women continue success at 2019 World Athletic Championships
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Jamaican Women continue success at 2019 World Athletic Championships

The prevailing word on the street, on social media and from pundits was that Jamaica was expected to struggle at the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha. Afterall Jamaica was "in transition" and "lacked strength". All of that turned out to be rubbish as the Jamaica team once shone brightly on the world stage. Sadly, athletics is still a male-focused sport and it was good to once again see Jamaica's women continue to carry the Jamaica flag high at the World Champs as they have had constantly done. Gone are the Bolts, the Powells and the Blakes but still the Jamaican women carry the torch lead by the indomitable Shelly-Ann Frazer-Pryce. If we tally Jamaica's medal haul at all the World Champs, the women, by far outshine the men in quantity and quality. If we go father and look at...
Boys’ and Girls’ Champs 2013 Best Ever – 30 record fall as Calabar and Holmwood Triumph
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Boys’ and Girls’ Champs 2013 Best Ever – 30 record fall as Calabar and Holmwood Triumph

Calabar High School roared loudly on the final day to successfully defend the Mortimor Geddes trophy — symbol of schoolboys' track and field supremacy — when they strolled to an easy victory on yesterday's final day of the 103rd ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys' and Girls' Athletics Championships at the National Stadium. After entering the day in third place, on 110 points, behind Jamaica College (JC) on 115 and Kingston College (KC) on 113, Calabar wasted no time in asserting their dominance on the track, as they gradually pulled away from the pack, piling up points in almost every event on the final day of the five-day championships.Calabar made a mockery of predictions that Champs would be a close affair with less than 10 points separating the top two schools. Coming into yesterday's 24 finals ...
Jamaica’s Unbelievable Medal Record at the Olympic games – 1948 to 2008
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Jamaica’s Unbelievable Medal Record at the Olympic games – 1948 to 2008

As we count down the days the 2012 Olympic Games in London it makes perfect sense to look back at Jamaica's medal winning performances over the decades. Ironically, Jamaica first participated at the Olympic Games in 1948 which like this year's games was also held in London. Jamaica has amassed 55 medals in total at the Olympic games 13 gold medals, 25 silver medals and 17 bronze medals. All of those medals except David Weller's 1980 bronze medal in cycling have come in track and field - an area where Jamaica has grown to dominate regionally and international in recent years. With a seemingly unrelenting flow of fresh talent year after year the future of Jamaican athletics on the Olympic stage will continue on for many more years. We are sure Jamaica will do well at the 2012 London Olymp...
BBC’s Health Check makes a stop at the “sprint capital of the world” – Jamaica
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BBC’s Health Check makes a stop at the “sprint capital of the world” – Jamaica

Claudia Hammond reports from the sprint capital of the world, Jamaica, for the second of four special Health Check programmes on the lifecycle of an athlete. In "From Promise to the Podium", she investigates how this tiny island, of fewer than three million people, so consistently turns out world class track athletes. At the first race meet of the season, at the National Stadium in Kingston, she watches hundreds of school children from the country's high schools competing at the Camperdown Classic, and then holds her breath with the rest of the crowd, as the world's youngest-ever 100m World Champion, Yohan Blake, runs a personal best in the 400 metres. Jamaican sprint training has come home, and most of the elite athletes now choose to stay on the island with the top coaches at Race...
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Veronica wins gold in 200m

Olympic champion Veronica Campbell-Brown held off the challenge of American Carmelita Jeter down the home straight to win the women's world 200 meters title for Jamaica Friday. Jeter, who won the 100 meters gold earlier in the (more…)
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Blake wins world 100m title

American sprint legend Maurice Greene said young Jamaican Yohan Blake was the one to beat Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest man on the planet, at the World Championships in Daegu. And he was right -- but the American probably (more…)
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Jamaica tops CAC Champs

Jamaica dominated the XXIII Central American and Caribbean Athletics Championship, Mayagüez 2011 and finished tonight with 10 gold medals, 6 silver, and 10 bronze. Mexico is next in the medal tally (with 7 gold prizes) and Trinidad (more…)
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Team for 7th IAAF World Youth Champs

The 7th International Association of Athletics Federations World Youth Championships is scheduled for Lille, France from July 6-10, 2011. The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association announces a team of (more…)
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CARIFTA Games 2011 Results

The alarms were going off. Literally. Beneath overcast skies at the Catherine Hall Sports Complex in Montego Bay, Jamaica, someone was setting off the fire alarm in the middle of the third and final day (25) of the 40th CARIFTA (more…)
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JAAA Sports man/woman of 2011

There was little surprise as Jermaine Gonzales and Veronica Campbell Brown were named 2010 Male and Female Athletes of the Year at the Jamaica Amateur Athletic Association (JAAA) Golden Cleats Awards at the Terra Nova (more…)