Tag: Sports

Did You Know? 5 Interesting Facts About Jamaica’s Commonwealth Games 2018 Team

Jamaica’s team to the Commonwealth Games, which run from April 4-15, 2018, is on location and already engaged in the fight for golden glory in various sporting events. They have the honour and serious responsibility of continuing what has been

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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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Five Facts About Bobsleighing in Jamaica

Here are five facts about Jamaica’s bobsleighing history: Jamaica’s debut in bobsleighing at the Winter Olympics took place in 1988 at the games in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, which took place between February 13 and 28. That first team comprised Dudley Stokes, Michael

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10 Life Lessons From Captain Horace Burrell

When giants pass from this life, it is not enough to lament and bemoan what has been lost. Even as we grieve their passing, we should stop to examine the lives of these great men and women and extract lessons

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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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10 Amazing Facts About Lindy Delapenha

On Thursday, January 26, 2017, Jamaica lost an illustrious and beloved sportsman and veteran journalist, Lloyd  Lindberg ‘Lindy’ Delapenha. (Please see The Gleaner’s story on his death here.) Delapenha has featured on both sides of the coin in media: he

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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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‘Non-Traditional’ Sports That Have Featured Jamaican Athletes At The Olympics – Part One

Jamaica is renowned for its many outstanding achievements in sports, particularly in athletics. We have racked up 66 track and field Olympic medals since our debut at the 1948 Games in London; rank fifth in the overall for most medals

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5 New Year’s Resolutions For Jamaica In 2016

Many of us are still in the process of determining our new year’s resolutions, while others have already fallen off the bandwagon. We looked at some of the top resolutions last week – getting fit, quitting smoking and drinking, family

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