Sports Spotlight Discusses the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics to 2021 with the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA)

With the 2020 Olympics being postponed until next year as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic, the games are now scheduled for July 3 to August 8, 2021 in Tokyo Japan. This will also result in some reconfiguration in terms of the plans and preparations for participating nations and athletes. Find out how the JOA is responding to the coronavius threat and the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics.

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Sports Spotlight Discusses the Athletes Assistance Programme in light of COVID-19

The Athletes Assistance Programme is being reviewed in light of the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games to 2021. With the games now postponed the Athletes Assistance Programme Committee is being reviewed to make recommendations on the way forward. Press play to find out what measures are being implemented to help athletes in the midst of COVID19

 

 

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Sports Spotlight talks about the negative impacts of Coronavirus on the staging of Sporting Events

With the country confirming its first case of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Government is ramping up mitigation efforts to prevent community spread. The mitigation measures include a recommendation that persons avoid public gatherings where possible, as well as unnecessary overseas travel, particularly to territories that have reported cases of the virus. Pres play to find out what ramifications this will have on our sporting events.

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Jamaica Rugby Football Union Gets Cash Injection of 6.6. Million Dollars

Rugby is steadily growing in popularity in Jamaica, and it’s easy to see why. It’s physical, demanding, mentally stimulating and has various elements that allow spectators to stay engaged and interested. Thanks to a cash injection of 6.6 million dollars from the Credit Unions of Jamaica, the Jamaica Rugby Football Union (JRFU) is set to spread the sport even further across the island. Press play to learn more about how this sport is making waves in Jamaica

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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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