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Stories by Robert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Wayne Robinson, principal of Jamaica College (JC), has expressed his gratitude to the Ashenheim family after they donated an eight-lane synthetic track, which is now under construction at the school's Old Hope Road base.Robinson told The Gleaner...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Christian Stokes, president of the Jamaica Bobsled and Skeleton Federation, is a proud man today after Jamaica's history-making women's two-man bobsled team completed four runs on the ice at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.The...

Published:Tuesday | February 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Former national senior netball team captain and defender Nicole Aiken-Pinnock said she is devastated by her omission from the Sunshine Girls team forthis year's Quad Series and Commonwealth Games.Aiken-Pinnock, who now plays professionally in the...

Published:Friday | February 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), Michael Ricketts, has hit back at former Reggae Boy Fitzroy Simpson after the British-based retired player slammed the federation for offering a reported US$3,000 per month to national head coach...

Published:Thursday | February 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

The Sports Development Foundation (SDF) has pumped $1.5 million into this year's staging of the National Basketball League (NBL), which is set to get under way with a double-header at the National Arena on Saturday.Associate sponsors KFC will also...

Published:Thursday | February 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA), Wayne Shaw, has expressed his delight after JN Bank announced a $3 million sponsorship of this year's Jackie Bell KO competition.The announcement was made by Carlene Edwards,...

Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

There is a high level of excitement within the Jamaica Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation as the country's athletes prepare to compete in this year's Winter Olympics Games in Pyeonchang, South Korea from February 9-25.The Jamaica team led by Chef de...

Published:Friday | February 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Former Boys' Town player Ali McNab says that head coach Andrew Price should not be blamed for the current woes of the south St Andrew Red Stripe Premier League Club.Boys' Town are having a poor season. They are now at the bottom of the standings on...

Published:Thursday | February 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) Super League outfit Molynes United Football Club are moving to a new home.The club, which has been training and hosting games at Chalmers Avenue for a number of years, will now be relocated to...

Published:Tuesday | January 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Former president of Netball Jamaica, Marva Bernard, said she is very delighted with her recent appointment as mobile director of the St Martin Netball Association (SMNA).Bernard has been charged by the SMNA with the responsibility for development...

Published:Friday | January 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

In an effort to bring a lot more excitement to this year's 42nd staging of the Gibson McCook Relays, the organisers have decided to introduce the boys and girls' sprint medley open to the meet, which will be held at the National Stadium on February...

Published:Thursday | January 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Assistant coach of Jamaica's Under-20 female footballers, Xavier Gilbert, says the team did well at the recent CONCACAF qualifiers in Trinidad and Tobago, despite their failure to qualify for this year's FIFA World Cup in France in August.Gilbert...

Published:Tuesday | January 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Reigning world 110m hurdles champion Omar McLeod has set his sights on breaking both the 60m hurdles and 110m hurdles world records this year.McLeod, 23, who has a personal best of 12.90 seconds in the 110m hurdles and 7.41 in the 60m hurdles, said...

Published:Saturday | January 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

WORLD 110 metres hurdles gold medallist Omar McLeod and swimming ace Alia Atkinson were crowned the RJRGLEANER Sports Foundation's National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year at last night's awards ceremony, held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of Netball Jamaica, Dr Paula Daley-Morris, said shooter Romelda Aiken is not guaranteed a spot on the national senior women's team, despite making herself available for the upcoming Quad Series and Commonwealth Games later this year."We...

Published:Saturday | January 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA), Wayne Shaw, says the response to medical screening for players has been overwhelming since it was introduced just under a year ago.The screenings, undertaken by Delgado Health...

Published:Friday | January 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

The Gleaner Company (Media) Limited (GCML) is now the official print partners of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL), following the signing of multi-year deal with the Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA).The signing of the deal, which took...

Published:Thursday | January 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

General Secretary of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF,) Dalton Wint, said he expects Reggae Boyz coach Theodore 'Tappa' Whitmore to sign a new contract offered to him very soon.Whitmore, along with his assistant, Jerome Waite, have headed the...

Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Experienced Chinese gymnastic coach Zou Zhenqqiu is scheduled to arrive in the island this afternoon at the start of a 30-day visit.Zhenqqiu's chief task is to help with the development of Jamaica's promising gymnasts, president of the Jamaica...

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