Category: Champs Fever

Roots of the Rivalry: When Calabar Crushed KC in 1976






This is Champs as Jamaica knows it. It is more than a competition, more than some games. Champs is our very own Olympics. It is legacy, dynasty, history … and rivalry. The rivalries are serious. They mean everything in the moment,








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5 Timeless Champs Traditions






The Inter-Secondary Schools Association (ISSA) is the governing body in Jamaica for inter-secondary school sporting events. The highlight of their calendar annually is, of course, the ISSA/Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls’ Champs. Champs is one of Jamaica’s trademark sporting events.








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Jamaican Student Athletes Who Died During or After Sporting Events






Further reference: For further reference, please see the following links with news stories and opinion articles on the students’ deaths: Matthew Hylton: RJR News Online’s story, ‘Swimmer dies’ Terrence Golding: ‘Memorial trophy named in Terrence Golding’s honour’ Cavahn McKenzie: ‘St Jago athlete Cavahn McKenzie








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The Stars Who Lit Up Champs 2016






Champs 2016 is now a memory, but what an awesome one it was! A number of records were rewritten, new stars crowned and old stars cemented their places in history as our high school athletes once again showed why Jamaica








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My Favourite Champs Memory: An Antiguan Catches The ‘Champs Fever’






Earlier this month, we asked fans to share with us some of their most memorable Champs moments. We got a message on Facebook from an Antiguan fan, Alicia Ward, who lived in Jamaica for three years while attending The University








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In The Beginning – The Years Before ‘Champs’






Most Jamaican athletics fans know that the Champs we know and love today began in 1910. However, most people are unaware of any high school competitions but prior to that. Today, we take a Throwback Thursday trip down memory lane








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A Look Back At Some Champs Stars Of The Past






We’ve looked at the schools that helped to make Champs the phenomenon that is now. Now, we take a look at some of the standout athletes in Champs history, some of whom have gone on to represent Jamaica very well








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Champs Flashback – School Profiles






Sixty-three schools took earned points during last year’s staging of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships. As well all know, Edwin Allen High School came out on top for the girls, while Calabar High won for the








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What Is Your Favourite Champs Memory?






The 2016 Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships gets into gear tomorrow at 1PM, and high schools athletes across Jamaica are ready and rearing to go. Defending girls champions Edwin Allen High School will have to work








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Champs Fever 2015






Champs 2015 is over and done. The winners have been crowned – Calabar High (Boys) and Edwin Allen High (Girls). At this moment, members of Inter-Secondary School Sports Association (ISSA), organisers of the meet, are probably meeting to discuss all that








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