Category: Sports

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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5 Fun Facts About the Sagicor SIGMA Corporate Run






The Sagicor SIGMA Corporate Run has become a highly anticipated staple on many corporate calendars in Jamaica. Heralded as a time for family, friends and coworkers to get some exercise, have tons of fun and also contribute to a good cause,








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Lindy In The Paper: 10 Gleaner Headlines Hailing The Great Lindy Delapenha






A cursory search of the Gleaner’s newspaper archives (which offers more than one million newspaper pages online) on veteran journalist and sportsman Lloyd  Lindberg ‘Lindy’ Delapenha will turn up 511 results (to date of this post’s publication). He was not








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#Infographic: What Changes Will Be Made To ISSA Champs 2017?













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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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#ThrowbackThursday: Usain Bolt






For Throwback Thursday, we take you back to Usain Bolt training hard before the 2016 Rio Olympics, where he performed his epic three-peat when he won gold in the men’s 100m, 200m, and 4×100 relays. Bolt said: “The sky has








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There Has Been A Changing of the Guard in Jamaican Women’s Sprinting






Earlier this month, I noted that defending champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce would face an uphill battle in her quest to claim a third 100m title and a place in history as the first woman to ‘three-peat’ in any event at the








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It’s Not Yam – Champs Is The ‘Secret’ to Jamaica’s Olympics Success






Ever since Team Jamaica’s exploits at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, people from around the world have been wondering what is the ‘secret’ to our success. To some, we just ‘came out of nowhere’ to displace the mighty








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Olympics Timeline: Veronica Campbell-Brown






One of the most decorated sprinters in history, Veronica Campbell-Brown has been a staple of Jamaican athletics since her high school days, when she dominated ‘Champs’ for Vere Technical. She has represented Jamaica at every level and has medals of








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