Category — Other Track News
- VCB looking towards 2013
- New JAAA administration has to hit the ground running!
- Bolt, Shelly head RJR nominations
- IAAF ratifies world record for Aries Merritt
December 5, 2012 No Comments
Usain Bolt won the Male Athlete-of-the-Year award for the fourth time, a first since the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) started the prestigious award.
Additionally, Bolt’s coach, Glen Mills, won an award for Lifetime Achievement in coaching at the presentations held in Barcelona, Spain this morning. Read more on Jamaica Observer.
November 25, 2012 No Comments
Today marks a year since the passing of the former president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), Howard Aris.
The long-time track administrator, coach and physiotherapist died of a massive heart attack during a PNP rally in Portland on Thursday, November 10, 2011. Read more on Jamaica Observer
November 11, 2012 No Comments
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) today ratified another of Usain Bolt’s slew of world records.
The back-to-back Olympic sprint double champion saw Jamaica’s 4x100m relay record of 36.84 from the 2012 London Games officially approved. Read more on Jamaica Observer.
November 11, 2012 No Comments
Double Olympic 100m gold medalist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has been appointed the first ever Ambassador of the University of Technology (UTech), and a new assessment centre aimed at developing the full potential of children with disabilities, named in her honour.
President of UTech Professor Errol Morrison officially appointed Fraser-Pryce yesterday at the university’s graduation ceremony held at the National Arena in Kingston. It was also announced at that time that an assessment centre for children with disabilities, to be established in the School of Allied Health and Wellness, will be named the Shelly-Ann Fraser Assessment Centre for Children.
Read more on Jamaica Gleaner.
November 5, 2012 No Comments
- Danny McFarlane calls it a day!
- Bolt still uncertain about other events for Rio 2016
- Mario Forsythe gives back to Muschett High
October 27, 2012 No Comments
The fastest man on the planet Usain Bolt has donated his running spikes to assist a nine-year-old cancer patient.
According to metro.co.uk, Matthew Smith, who had a leg amputated in April, is learning to use a prosthetic limb and says he longs to be back playing soccer for Brislington Juniors FC in Bristol. Read more on Jamaica Observer.
October 23, 2012 No Comments
Campbell-Brown was not on hand to receive her award from Simpson Miller, as she unavoidably had to be off the island, but her big sister Beverley Smith collected the crystal trophy and $500,000 cash prize on her behalf.
The prime minister, however, in her address, used the opportunity to emphasize the importance of sport towards nation growth and pointed out that despite the need for greater assistance, the Government remains committed to playing its part. Read more on Jamaica Gleaner.
- Richards-Ross: Ja’s top stars back union call
- Asafa donates $200,000 to JAGAS
- Gonzales joins Cameron’s training camp
- Athletes and event protocol
October 21, 2012 No Comments
The Selection Committee for the Courtney Walsh Award for Excellence has released the names of three persons shortlisted for the award. They are cricketer Stafanie Taylor and Olympians Veronica Campbell Brown and Nesta Carter.
The recipient will be announced on the night of the ceremony scheduled for tomorrow. Read more on Jamaica Observer.
OTHER TRACK NEWS
October 17, 2012 No Comments
- PM defends monetary gifts to athletes
- Is this the best use of $17m?
- Usain Bolt’s Tracks and Records coming to Falmouth
October 16, 2012 No Comments