Tag: Champs

What’s Right With Jamaica? CHAMPS … producing champs!

Jamaica is recognised internationally as a sprint factory. The country boasts some of the best and fastest athletes the world has ever seen, and carries a flair for athletic excellence that has other nations literally black, green and gold with

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#Infographic: How Much do Jamaican Schools Spend on Champs?

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Euphoric: 28 New Records Set at Champs 2017

Twenty-eight. That’s how many old records were broken and new records set at the 107th ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships in 2017. It was an epic display of skill, spirit and spunk. Here’s a listing of the details for each,

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Euphoric: Terri-Karelle’s Champs 2017 Takeaways

It’s over. Five days. Twenty-eight new records. Countless emotional highs. The glory and excitement of 2017’s staging of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys & Girls’ Athletics Championships has left us in a haze of euphoria. Terri-Karelle Reid, Miss World Jamaica 2005, Gleaner brand

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Chuck, Duck and Boom The Fence! Jamaican Terms For Champs Life

Jamaican patois adds unique spice to everything. For Boys & Girls’ Champs, we have our own parlance to describe the goings-on. If you’re interested any at all in our biggest annual display of student athletic grandeur, you should take the time to

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Did You Know? 25 Interesting Champs Trivia Facts

Champs has a long and rich history in Jamaica. From its inception in 1910 till now, it has been an invaluable stepping stone for many of our nation’s best athletes. According to Colin Channer, “The entire nation of Jamaica owes

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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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Schools With The Most Wins In Champs History

A breakdown of the schools with the most wins in Champs history: For the boys, Kingston College comes out on top with 31 wins over 104 years of competitions. KC is followed by Calabar and Jamaica College in second and

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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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