Jamaica

  • Commonwealth Games 2014: Usain Bolt says his best is yet to come 4 days ago

    Kingston: Six-times Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt and his coach Glen Mills believe the Jamaican sprinter can run even faster as he targets the 2015 world championships and the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. It has been five years since Bolt set the 100m world record of 19.58 seconds...
  • Bolt fit and ready for Commonwealth Games 6 days ago

    Six-times Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt says he is ready to put in a good showing in the sprint relay at the Commonwealth Games after recovering from foot surgery and a hamstring injury. The Jamaican, who missed nine weeks of training after surgery on his left foot in March, told Reuters...
  • Bolt to run at Copacabana, Gatlin race unlikely 1 week ago

    North Carolina: Usain Bolt will return to Rio de Janeiro next month to run a special 100 metres on the beach, he said on his website on Sunday, but the Jamaican world record holder is now unlikely to race against Justin Gatlin this year. The six times Olympic gold medallist added...
  • Silas Kiplagat shocks world champ Kiprop in sizzling 1,500m July 19, 2014

    Kenyan Silas Kiplagat shocked compatriot Asbel Kiprop to become the fourth-fastest 1,500 metres runner of all time at a sizzling Monaco Diamond League meeting on Friday. Kiplagat broke through to run a year-leading three minutes, 27.64 seconds and surprise two-time world champion Kiprop, who was attempting to break Hicham El Guerrouj's...
  • Chris Gayle's sexist remark leaves women's rights group fuming July 18, 2014

    Antigua: A women's rights group here has condemned as "sexist" remarks made by Jamaica Tallawahs captain Chris Gayle to a female journalist at a media conference. And the group, Women Against Rape (WAR) headed by gender equity advocate Alexandrina Wong, has also criticised the response by the Caribbean Premier League (CPL)...
  • Fraser-Pryce regaining confidence following Glasgow outing July 18, 2014

    Monaco: World and Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce believes last weekend's Glasgow Grand Prix was a turning point in her comeback from injury, and is hoping to continue improving for the rest of the season. The Jamaican was speaking ahead of her outing on Friday, where she will contest the 100 metres...
  • US-based Indian company, new owners of Jamaica Tallawahs July 16, 2014

    St. George's (Grenada): The United States based Chalak Mitra Group (CMG) are the new franchise owners of reigning Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Champions, Jamaica Tallawahs, organisers have announced. The announcement was made here after the Tallawahs posted a thrilling opening round victory over St. Lucia Zouks at the national stadium...
  • Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson have suspensions cut July 15, 2014

    Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson have had their 18 month drug suspensions cut to six months and are free to continue competing, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Monday. "The CAS decided to reduce their period of ineligibility to six months, which has been already served,"...
  • Man walks into a McDonald's with a knife sticking out of his back, calmly saying goodbye to family members on his cellphone June 25, 2014

    A man walked into a Queens McDonald's with a knife sticking out of his back, staining his white shirt with blood, while chatting on his cellphone. The diners alerted the police and he was taken to a hospital where he is said to be serious, the New York Post and...
  • Usain Bolt pulls out of Paris, Ostrava June 7, 2014

    London: Sprint superstar Usain Bolt has delayed his debut on the international circuit this season, after pulling out of the Ostrava Golden Spike and Paris Diamond League. The World and Olympic champion announced he would miss the June 17 outing in the Czech Republic and the July 5 Meeting Areva at...
  • Yohan Blake back in form, leads Jamaica to 4x100 relay title May 26, 2014

    Olympic silver medallist Yohan Blake made it a perfect trip to the inaugural IAAF World Relays as he anchored Jamaica to a triumphant run in the 4x100 metres relay on Sunday. A night after leading a Jamaican team to a world record in the 4x200 relay, Blake brought his countrymen home...
  • Usain Bolt to make season debut next month May 14, 2014

    Paris: Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt is set to make his return to the track next month, around the middle of the international track and field season. Bolt is due to compete in Ostrava in the Czech Republic June 17, a late start for the Jamaican sprinter recovering from a foot...
  • Drug ban unfair and unjust, says Asafa Powell April 11, 2014

    Kingston: Jamaican Asafa Powell has described as "unfair and patently unjust" an 18-month drugs ban handed to him by the Jamaican Anti-Doping Commission, and says he will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Following the judgment on Thursday by the three-member disciplinary panel, the sprint star took to the...
  • Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell banned for 18 months for doping April 10, 2014

    Former 100 metres world record holder Asafa Powell was banned for 18 months by a Jamaican anti-doping disciplinary panel on Thursday after he tested positive for a banned substance last year. The Jamaican sprinter, 31, tested positive for the stimulant oxilophrine at last year's national championships and the ban has been...
  • Jamaican sprinter Simpson handed 18-month doping ban April 9, 2014

    Athens Olympics relay champion Sherone Simpson has been suspended for 18 months after testing positive for the banned stimulant oxilofrine during last June's Jamaican trials. Simpson was the second Jamaican athlete to be handed a doping ban on Tuesday as Olympic discus thrower Allison Randall was suspended for two years after...
  • CPL team Tallawahs appoints Arthur as coach March 21, 2014

    Kingston: Former Australia cricket coach Mickey Arthur will take charge of defending champions Jamaica Tallawahs for the upcoming Caribbean Premier League (CPL). The organisers confirmed that the South African, who also coached the Proteas for several years, will replace Englishman Paul Nixon. The Tallawahs beat Guyana Amazon Warriors in the final...
  • Asafa Powell tells panel he 'forgot' supplement names January 15, 2014

    Kingston: Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell, who tested positive for a banned substance last year, told a disciplinary panel on Tuesday he did not list the supplements he was taking because he could not remember their names. The former world 100 metres record holder, who faces a two-year ban if found guilty...
  • Usain Bolt says Jamaican doping issues costing him money November 17, 2013

    Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt said on Saturday that controversy over Jamaica's anti-doping programme is scaring off potential sponsors and costing him money. "There is a lot going on with this drug thing that I really feel they need to be clear [about] and clarify because now it is causing problems...
  • Usain Bolt shortlisted for Athlete of the Year award November 4, 2013

    Usain Bolt, the world's fastest man, joined world high jump champion Bohdan Bondarenko and double Olympic and world 10,000 and 5,000 metres champion Mo Farah on the shortlist for the male Athlete of the Year award announced on Monday. Bolt, who has won the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) award...
  • Bolt to race 100 metres on major Buenos Aires avenue October 2, 2013

    Buenos Aires: Olympic champion Usain Bolt will run a 100 metres exhibition race on a track laid down on the iconic 9 de Julio Avenue in central Buenos Aires in December, local media reported on Tuesday. The Jamaican world sprint champion, winner of six Olympic gold medals from the 2008 and...
  • Powell, Simpson to face disciplinary panel in January September 28, 2013

    Kingston: Former 100-metre sprint world record holder Asafa Powell and his MVP team-mate Sherone Simpson are to face the disciplinary panel of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission in January next year. Simpson will appear Jan 7 and 8 while Powell's hearing is scheduled for January 14-15, reports CMC. They were among five Jamaicans...
  • Jamaica's Jermaine Hue handed a nine-month ban for doping September 27, 2013

    Zurich: FIFA suspended Jamaica player Jermaine Hue for nine months on Thursday after he tested positive for a banned substance at a World Cup qualifying match. Team doctor Carlton Fraser was banned from football for four years for administering the drug, dexamethasone, FIFA said Thursday. "This suspension covers all types of matches,...
  • Usain Bolt signs 10 million dollar deal to stay with Puma September 24, 2013

    London: Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt will earn an estimated $10 million a year in a sponsorship deal with German sportswear company Puma that will take him to the end of his career. The Jamaican, the highest earner in his sport, will remain with Puma until after the 2016 Olympics...
  • May continue until 2017 worlds, says Usain Bolt September 20, 2013

    London: Usain Bolt, the world's fastest man, may continue competing until the 2017 world championships in London, the Jamaican told the BBC on Thursday. The six-times Olympic champion had previously always said he planned to quit after the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. "I wanted to retire after Rio but my...
  • Usain Bolt shines again in Brussels Diamond League September 7, 2013

    Brussels: World and Olympic champion Usain Bolt powered away late in the race to win the 100 metres in 9.8 seconds at the season-closing Diamond League meeting in Brussels on Friday. Bolt, who won 100, 200 and 4x100 relay golds at last month's world championships was one of several Moscow...
  • Usain Bolt targets 200 record next year, retirement after Rio September 4, 2013

    Brussels: Usain Bolt has made breaking his 200metres world record the target for 2014 and reiterated his plan to retire after the 2016 Rio Games having achieved the unthinkable hat-trick of Olympic sprint doubles "As long as I stay injury free next season you'll see me attempting a few times to...
  • Caribbean Premier League hailed a massive success August 26, 2013

    Port of Spain: The inaugural Caribbean Premier League (CPL) has been hailed by organisers and players as a "massive success". The tournament ended on Saturday night in front of a full house at the Queen's Park Oval here with the Jamaica Tallawahs crowned as the champions after beating the Guyana...
  • Chris Gayle guides Jamaica to inaugural CPL title August 25, 2013

    Port of Spain: Another exhibition of power hitting by captain Chris Gayle and the consistent Andre Russell guided Jamaica Tallawahs to a commanding seven-wicket win over the Guyana Amazon Warriors and the inaugural Caribbean Premier T20 League title. The pair smashed an unbeaten 62 from 34 balls as the Tallawahs rattled...
  • Worked hard on my game: Andre Russell August 23, 2013

    Port of Spain: Allrounder Andre Russell says he cannot wait to line up with the Jamaica Tallawahs in their bid to make the final of the Limacol Caribbean Premier League (CPL). The 25-year-old has emerged as the hero for the Kingston-based franchise, producing match-winning knocks and incisive spells to help...
  • WADA threatens to expel Jamaica on doping issue August 23, 2013

    Montreal: The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has threatened to expel Jamaica from the next Olympics and other major competitions if it refuses to address shortcomings highlighted by a senior ex-employee. WADA director general David Howman Wednesday night urged the Portia Simpson Miller government to investigate claims by the former executive director...