JAMAICA SPORTS NEWS: March 14th – March 20th, 2015

REGGAE BOYZ RISE IN FIFA RANKINGS—03/15/15 In spite of being inactive, Jamaica’s senior Reggae Boyz are moving closer to the top position in the Caribbean. The team has risen three places in the ranking, now sitting at 76th place in the rankings of FIFA. The Reggae Boyz will play their first match of 2015 on […]
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JAMAICA SPORTS NEWS: March 7th – March 13th, 2015

ANTI-DOPING BUDGET REDUCED BY J$14 MILLION—03/07/15 Natalie Neita Headley, Jamaica’s Sports Minister, announced a reduction in the anti-doping budget totaling J$14 million. The cuts in the Jamaica Anti-Doping Agency (JADCO) budget were announced shortly after the visit of Sir Craig Reedie, president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Reedie praised Jamaica’s anti-doping program, saying it […]
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JAMAICA SPORTS NEWS: February 28th – March 6th, 2015

HOWELL, CAMPBELL CALLED TO JAMAICAN U-23 NATIONAL SQUAD—03/02/15 Nico Campbell, sophomore goalkeeper at St. George’s College, and Ramone Howell, a freshman midfielder, have been tapped by the Jamaican Football Federation to attend a U-23 National Team camp. The camp will lead to an international exhibition match against the Cayman Islands. The Reggae Boyz are getting […]
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JAMAICA SPORTS NEWS: February 21st – 27th, 2015

CAMPBELL-BROWN TO BE HONORED AT BEN FRANCIS INVITATIONAL—02/21/15 Veronica Campbell-Brown, seven-time Olympic medalist, is scheduled to be the honoree at the staging of the Vere Technical High fifth Ben Francis Track and Field Invitational in Clarendon. The event will feature a motorcade for past Vere students from May Pen to the venue. She will then […]
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JAMAICA SPORTS NEWS: February 14th – 20th, 2015

APPEALS PANEL UPHOLDS BAN ON SMIKLE—02/14/15An appeals panel in Jamaica has decided to uphold a two-year ban against Traves Smikle, Olympic discus thrower, for doping. Smikle had tested positive for a banned substance in 2013.  He is the Jamaican national record holder in the discus and has stated that he did not know he had […]
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JAMAICA SPORTS NEWS: February 7th – 13th, 2015

POWELL TAKES SECOND PLACE AT BOSTON MEET—02/08/15Jamaica’s Asafa Powell, a former record-holder in the 100 meters, took second place in the 60 meter competition at the Boston Indoor Grand Prix. First place went to Trell Kimmons who ran the distance in 6.51 seconds. Powell’s time was 6.52 seconds, while coming in third was Michael Rodgers […]
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JAMAICA SPORTS NEWS: January 31st – February 6th, 2015

BURRELL BACKS MEN’S FOOTBALL TEAM TO OVERCOME ECONOMIC OBSTACLES—02/03/15Horace Burrell, the head of Jamaica’s football, said he is backing the men’s team in order to overcome the nation’s economic challenges and to ensure the team makes it mark in the international sport. According to Burrell, Jamaica is like other Caribbean nations in that it faces […]
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JAMAICA SPORTS NEWS: January 24th – 30th, 2015

DACRES DISCUS THROW EXCEEDS QUALIFICATION STANDARD—01/25/15Federick Dacres attained a discus throw of 66.30 meters at the Big Shot meet at Excelsior High School. The throw, which exceeded qualification standards for the IAAF World Championships, was especially gratifying given that Dacres experienced knee surgery that threatened his career in 2014. He said that he is hoping […]
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JAMAICA SPORTS NEWS: January 17th – 23rd, 2015

JAMAICANS ATKINSON, WALTERS WIND TOP AWARDS—01/17/15Jamaican swimming champion Alia Atkinson and Nicholas “The Axeman” Walter, top Jamaican boxer, were selected as Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year at the 54th RJR Sports Foundation National Awards. The athletes were honored for their quality performance in their respective sports. STEPHEN ALLEN WINS THIRD CONSECUTIVE RACE—01/18/15Jamaica’s Stephen Allen, […]
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JAMAICA SPORTS NEWS: January 10th – 16th, 2015

JAMAICAN BICYCLIST MOVING TOWARD OLYMPICS—01/10/15Maliek Byndloss is working at the Eden Park BMX Track in St. Mary in preparation for his attempt to represent Jamaica at the Olympic Games in 2016. Byndloss, 19, who has Jamaican parents, must obtain ten Union Cycliste International (UCI) racing points to qualify for the 2016 Summer Games. His goal […]
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