Tag: athletics

Something to Smile About: 12 Uplifting Jamaica World Champs Facts

Things have not been going as planned for Team Jamaica at the London 2017 World Championships, and spirits are a bit low among local athletics fans. Has our decade-long surge of dominance come to a screeching halt? First, we had

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Bronze is the New Gold: Usain Bolt’s Legacy Still Intact

No one could have predicted it. Or, rather, no one would have even dared. For to suggest that Usain Bolt—sprint king, legend, god amongst men—would fail to defend his 100m crown in his last individual race on the international stage

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What’s Right With Jamaica? Asafa Powell

Today’s What’s Right With Jamaica focus will be on track and field icon Asafa Powell. The Gleaner’s #MakeItLegendary video gives some seriously cool information about him. Please check it out! How thankful are Jamaicans for Jamaica? It’s a wonderful country

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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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6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 12, 2016

Golden League – Jamaica’s Track-And-Field Stars Take Their Mark In Rio. The first pages of the newest chapter of Jamaica’s Olympic track-and-field history will be turned inside the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro today…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com Cops Against

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10 Random Facts from Team Jamaica’s Olympics History

Do you know the name of the youngest Jamaican Olympian? What about the oldest? Has Jamaica ever failed to medal at the Olympic Games? Well, if you like trivia, I’ve got the answers to these questions and more for you.

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Who Will Bring Home the Medals from Rio 2016?

The highly anticipated XXXI Olympiad gets underway this evening in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Jamaica is fielding one of its most diverse teams in years, and all the athletes will be looking to notch personal bests and possibly make the

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 21, 2015

Bauxite Job Cuts – Massive Redundancy To Hit Noranda Workers In January. More than 30 per cent of employees at the Noranda Bauxite Company in St Ann could be out of a job come early next year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 13, 2015

Witch Hunt In PNP – Former Labourites Under Attack, Says Lloyd B. With seven former Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) members lining up to join the People’s National Party (PNP), one so-called turncoat has called for an end to divisive language used

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 22, 2015

Give Cops Time – US Law Enforcement Officials Plead For Patience In Support Of Local Anti-Gang Efforts. Jamaica’s anti-gang legislation can be an “extremely effective tool” to dismantle some of the country’s most feared crime syndicates, a team of senior United States

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