Category Archives: athletics

The Briana Williams/Boldon Coaching Conundrum

Jamaica’s national senior and junior athletic trials – known also as the Olympic trials – concluded recently with some sterling performances especially from the female athletes. One of the outstanding accomplishments at the trials was that of top 400 metres … Continue reading

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Shelly-Ann Delivers Landmark Performance on Jamaican Soil

When Shelly -Ann Fraser Pryce blitzed the 100m last Saturday at 9.15 a.m.ish to obliterate the national record in a pulsating 10.63 it shook the foundations of athletics. In becoming the 2nd fastest woman of 100m ever Fraser-Pryce did something … Continue reading

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Jamaican Athletes and the Statue Debate

Last Sunday, the Jamaican government unveiled a statue of the sprint icon Asafa Powell at Statue Park, National Stadium. The statue was created by Basil Watson. Powell joins compatriots Usain Bolt, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Veronica Campbell-Brown in having life sized … Continue reading

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Coe Needs a Red Card from Athletics

If Seb Coe remains head of the IAAF for much longer he is going to ruin the sport with his conservative approach. Coe’s recent announcement to remove  the discus, 200m, 3000m steeplechase and triple jump  from next season’s Diamond League … Continue reading

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World Championship 2019 – Doha Saved by the Athletes

With the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Outdoor Championship Athletics in Doha, Qatar, at an end, I am still bemused why this event was held there in the first place. From the moment Qatar was given the mantle … Continue reading

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Jamaica’s National Trials and that Hurdles Fiasco

The outcome to the women’s recent 100m hurdles non-race at Jamaica’s recent national senior and junior trials was a major embarrassment. Danielle Williams, Jamaica’s number 1 sprint hurdler in recent years, had clearly false started and was given the red … Continue reading

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Goodbye Mr Bolt – Hopefully We’ll Meet Again

It was 17 years ago in Jamaica when a relative of mine said to me “Reggie Bolt have one relative, him fast you see Gary”. Now the late Reggie Bolt was a childhood friend of my dad who grew up … Continue reading

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IAAF Prize Money Sucks: Do Athletes Need Their Heads Testing?

Usain Bolt, Mo Farah and other top athletes are in the final stages preparing for the IAAF World Championship Athletics at the Olympic Stadium in London this August. Next to the Summer Olympic Games the biennial IAAF World Championship is … Continue reading

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Time Magazine Person of 2016. My Picks of Winners & Losers

Time Magazine shortlist for person of 2016 were as follows Donald Trump Simone Biles Hillary Clinton Beyonce CRISPR Scientists Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Nigel Farage The Flint Whistleblowers Narendra Modi Vladimir Putin Mark Zuckerberg Winner: Donald Trump My own list would … Continue reading

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Sebastian Coe’s and the future of Athletics

Now that Sebastian Coe has started his role as International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) chief he will no doubt be inundated with ideas on how to take the sport forward. Here are my own thoughts. Learning from other sports … Continue reading

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