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Learn About the Sport of Handball

On today’s edition of Sports Spotlight we get to know more about the sport of handball, and the steps being taken to popularize it in Jamaica.

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National Tackle Football Association on Jamaica

On today’s edition of Sports Spotlight, we hear how the National Tackle Football Association of Jamaica is working to grow the sport of American football locally. Listen to this edition of Sports Spotlight to hear more.

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Sports Spotlight Discusses the Official Unveiling of Veronica Campbell Brown’s Statue

On Sunday October 20, 2019 the legacy of one of Jamaica’s most outstanding sprinters Veronica Campbell Brown was literally cemented, as an official statue in her honour was unveiled at Statue Park at the National Stadium. Moulded by renowned sculptor Basil Watson, the life-sized statue sees Campbell Brown mid-stride, holding her hands upward in thanksgiving, moments after bursting through the tape at the finish line. Find out more on today’s edition of Sports Spotlight.

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Jamaica Making Waves In Ice Hockey

On this week’s edition of Sports Spotlight, Jamaica makes history in yet another surprising sport – Ice Hockey.

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Jamaica/Kenya Ink Sports Cooperation Agreement

The relationship between the Jamaica and Africa is about to get much deeper as the Government recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the Republic of Kenya for greater collaboration and partnership in the area of sports. Under the MOU, Jamaica and Kenya have agreed to cooperate in the organising of major sporting events in track and field, water sports, football, cycling, cricket, netball, boxing, tennis, golf, martial arts, basketball, rugby and any other discipline that both countries may mutually decide upon.

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Excerpts of Sports Minister Olivia Grange Sectoral Presentation

The Government is continuing its work to enhance the local sports infrastructure as well as create opportunities for local athletes to thrive in their chosen disciplines through its technical partnership on sports cooperation with the People’s Republic of China. Under the partnership Jamaican athletes which is in its second year, coaches and managers have the opportunity to visit China to receive specialised training in seven disciplines, namely swimming, synchronised swimming, badminton, gymnastics, volleyball, football and basketball.

 

 

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SDC Launches National T20 Competition

On today’s edition of Sports Spotlight, the Social Development Commission launches the 2019 National T20 Community Cricket Competition.

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Rugby Team Visits Jamaica

Jamaica this month welcomed members of the North West English Lionhearts rugby team, a powerful representative team from the amateur leagues in England. The team is in the middle of a 14-day tour, with the aim of testing the mettle of our local players. The Jamaica Rugby League Association is using the tour as part of the preparation pathway for Jamaica’s team, which qualified for the Rugby League World Cup in 2021 in England.

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Reggae Girls Bowing Into Action

With the Reggae Girls only days away from making their World Cup debut, a few squad members share their thoughts on the historic occasion.

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Reggae Girls Off to France

The Reggae Girlz left the island on Monday, May 20, en route to their final destination Paris, France, where they will make their historic debut at the FIFA Women’s World Cup. They left the country fresh off the back of a 3-1 victory over Panama in an international friendly at the National Stadium on Sunday May 19, which doubled as the send-off event for the Girlz.

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Contract Signed for National Stadium Upgrade

On today’s edition of Sports Spotlight, contract signed for upgrade of the National Stadium, and Government gives Jamaica Tallawahs franchise a financial boost ahead of this year’s Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 tournament.

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Endurance Games Gaining Popularity

On today’s edition of Sports Spotlight, Guardsman Games stakes claim for Jamaican endurance athletes on international scene.

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SDC Launches Community Cricket

On today’s edition of Sports Spotlight, Government revamps protocol for financing local federations; and Social Development Commission launches 2019 National Community T20 Cricket Competition.

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Sports Museum Call Out

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, is encouraging persons with sport artifacts and memorabilia to donate them to the collection for the proposed National Sport Museum.

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Jamaica to Host Gold Cup Matches

On today’s edition of Sports Spotlight, Jamaica to make history by hosting Gold Cup matches, and hurdles project to be implemented in schools.

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Netball Association Gets Funding Support

Netball Jamaica has received some 3 million dollars in sponsorship support courtesy of manufacturing company LASCO and Starlight Productions. The funds will go towards the sponsorship of Netball Jamaica’s 2019 Major and Minor League Netball Competitions.

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