Jamaica

  • Drug ban unfair and unjust, says Asafa Powell 11-04-2014 09:17 AM

    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...
  • Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell banned for 18 months for doping 10-04-2014 09:08 PM

    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...
  • Jamaican sprinter Simpson handed 18-month doping ban 09-04-2014 10:10 AM

    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...
  • CPL team Tallawahs appoints Arthur as coach 21-03-2014 01:49 PM

    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...
  • Asafa Powell tells panel he 'forgot' supplement names 15-01-2014 10:11 AM

    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...
  • Usain Bolt says Jamaican doping issues costing him money 17-11-2013 10:42 AM

    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...
  • Usain Bolt shortlisted for Athlete of the Year award 04-11-2013 11:25 PM

    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)...
  • Bolt to race 100 metres on major Buenos Aires avenue 02-10-2013 09:00 AM

    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...
  • Powell, Simpson to face disciplinary panel in January 28-09-2013 04:51 PM

    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...
  • Jamaica's Jermaine Hue handed a nine-month ban for doping 27-09-2013 10:01 AM

    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...
  • Usain Bolt signs 10 million dollar deal to stay with Puma 24-09-2013 10:04 PM

    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 20-09-2013 08:18 AM

    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...
  • Usain Bolt shines again in Brussels Diamond League 07-09-2013 08:41 AM

    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 04-09-2013 09:11 PM

    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...
  • Caribbean Premier League hailed a massive success 26-08-2013 03:19 PM

    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 25-08-2013 12:58 PM

    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...
  • Worked hard on my game: Andre Russell 23-08-2013 11:26 AM

    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 23-08-2013 10:42 AM

    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...
  • CPL: Gayle welcomes Sangakkara's arrival 22-08-2013 02:11 PM

    Port of Spain: Captain Chris Gayle has welcomed the arrival of Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara in the Jamaica Tallawahs ahead of their semi-final clash against Barbados Tridents in the Caribbean Premier T20 League (CPL). Sangakkara, considered one of the best batsmen of the modern game, is set to join...
  • All-round Gayle takes Jamaica Tallawahs to second place 19-08-2013 11:52 AM

    Kingston, Jamaica: Chris Gayle made a solid impact as Jamaica Tallawahs moved to second place on the Caribbean Premier League points table courtesy a tense three-wicket win over Trinidad & Tobago Steel at Sabina Park on Sunday. Gayle's 2 for 24 had played a role in keeping T&T to 133...
  • It's official: Usain Bolt is the best athlete in the world 18-08-2013 10:20 PM

    Moscow: Usain Bolt, already enshrined as one of the greatest Olympians of all time, became the most successful athlete in world championship history when he anchored Jamaica to victory in the 4x100 metres relay on Sunday. Bolt followed up the 100 and 200m double with his third gold in the...
  • Jamaica sweep 6 sprint events with relay golds 18-08-2013 09:38 PM

    Moscow: Usain Bolt is perfect again. With three gold medals in Moscow, the Jamaican great became the most successful athlete in the 30-year history of the World Championships. The 4x100m relay gold on Sunday erased the memories of the 100m title he missed out on in South Korea two years...
  • Bolt needs a worthy challenge to remain top draw 18-08-2013 11:46 AM

    Moscow: Usain Bolt is undoubtedly the biggest name in world sport but unless someone emerges who is able to realistically challenge his hegemony then even the majestic Jamaican might begin to lose some of his stardust. Bolt completed another sprint double when he added the world 200 metres title to...
  • CPL: Gayle's knock in vain as Guyana pip Jamaica 17-08-2013 12:59 PM

    Despite Chris Gayle's 46-ball 43, Jamaica Tallawahs lost by five runs chasing Guyana Amazon Warriors' target of 140 in the Carribean Premier League on Thursday. After put in to bat, openers Lendl Simmons (30) and Martin Guptill (39) gave Guyana a decent start. Then James Franklin coming first down scored...
  • Usain Bolt breezes through 200 heat at World Championships 16-08-2013 01:28 PM

    Moscow: Usain Bolt took it easy Friday on his way to another three gold medals at the world championships, breezing through the heats of the 200 meters to set him up for No. 2. The 100 champion eased up with 60 meters to go, looked left and right, and when...
  • Fraser-Pryce wins women's 100 meters at World Championships 12-08-2013 11:34 PM

    Moscow: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce produced a masterful display of sprinting to complete a Jamaican 100 metres double at the world championships with victory in the women's final on Monday. The 26-year-old set a world leading time of 10.71 seconds for a commanding win which followed hot on the heels of compatriot...
  • Fraser-Pryce on course to give Jamaica 100 double 12-08-2013 10:51 PM

    Moscow: Jamaica were on course for a 100 metres double at the world championships after Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce eased into the final of the women's event on Monday. Title favourite Fraser-Pryce never looked troubled as she clocked 10.85 for the fastest time of the three semi-finals but she faces...
  • US out for more gold at world championships 12-08-2013 10:06 PM

    Moscow: Jamaica and the United States put their top sprinters into the women's 100-meter final for the next installment of their sprint rivalry later Monday at the world championships. Usain Bolt already beat Justin Gatlin in the men's 100 to give Jamaica the early lead. The U.S. team has three...
  • It was always tough with Justin Gatlin around: Usain Bolt 12-08-2013 04:51 PM

    Moscow: Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt has said that it was hard to beat US rival Justin Gatlin on the way to reclaiming his 100m title at the World Athletics Championships here. Bolt, one of four Jamaicans in the much anticipated men's 100m final on Sunday, the event he false...
  • Usain Bolt wins men's 100 amid steady rain 11-08-2013 11:36 PM

    Moscow: His legs were hurting, the rain was pouring and he was trailing late in the race. Doesn't matter. This is Usain Bolt. And nothing gets in the way of him and first place, especially when he's driven as he was Sunday night in the 100-meter final at the world...