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Minister Grange Names Jamaica Anti-doping Appeals Tribunal

In accordance with the requirements of the Anti-doping in Sport Act 2008, the Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Honourable Olivia Grange, MP, has appointed the Jamaica Anti-Doping Appeals Tribunal. The members of the Tribunal are: 1. The Honourable … Continued

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Athletes Must Educate Themselves – Sports Minister

Youth, Sports and Culture Minister, Hon. Olivia Grange, has stressed the need for Jamaica’s athletes to educate themselves on the list of substances which have been banned by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). Her comment comes in the … Continued

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More than 500 Students Attended INSPORTS Summer Camp

More than 500 students from Kingston, St. Andrew and St. Catherine took part in the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) four-week summer camp, which ended on July 31, at the National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston. A mini-concert and a special … Continued

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Usain Bolt is the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year

Sprinting sensation, Usain Bolt, was yesterday (June 11), named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year, for his exploits at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. The presentation was made at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto, Canada, by Laureus World … Continued

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Central High Gets $100,000 to Expand Playfield

Central High School in Clarendon, has received a sum of $100,000 from Juici Patties, towards the expansion of its playfield. Acting Vice Principal of the institution, Uvelyn Daley, told JIS News that the donation will assist in creating a playfield … Continued

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Sports Minister Praises Student Athletes

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Hon. Olivia Grange, has praised the outstanding performance of Jamaica’s student athletes at the recently concluded Penn Relays in the USA, noting that the international community got another taste of ‘Brand Jamaica’. “The more … Continued

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Campbell-Brown to Headline Reebok Grand Prix in NYC

World and Olympic sprint champion Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica will be among the headliners at the 2009 Reebok Grand Prix scheduled for May 30 at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island, New York City, USA. Other top athletes such as American … Continued

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Jamaica Bobsled Team on Track for Winter Olympics

The Jamaica Bobsleigh Team is on track in its qualifying bid for the 21st Olympic Winter Games, scheduled to be held February 12-28, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada. The team recently concluded four months of training and competition with an 11th … Continued

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Veteran Cricketer Honoured

The Scottish city of Stirling has granted the honour of Freedom of the City to Jamaican born former cricketer, 85 year-old Irvin Iffla, in recognition of his long standing commitment and contribution to the public life of the city and … Continued

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Leila Robinson Courts Ready for U-16 Netball Championships

Refurbishing work has been completed at the Leila Robinson Netball Courts at Independence Park, ahead of next month’s Caribbean Under-16 Championships. The lighting fixtures, seats, stands and playing surfaces were refurbished at a cost of $800,000. Electrical Consultant to Independence … Continued

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