Tag: olympics

SPORTS

Jackson Turns Up The Heat At JAAA National Championships

Jamaica’s reigning 200m world champion, 29-year-old Shericka Jackson, allays fear about her fitness by sprinting to a season’s best time of 10.84s to clinch victory in the women’s 100m final at the National Championships, on Friday. “At some points during the season I lost a bit of hope because it took me so long to start, but I trusted the […]

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Sha’Carri Richardson Puts On Stunning Run In U.S. Olympics Trial

World 100m champion, Sha’Carri Richardson was in a no-nonsense mood at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon, on Saturday night.  In a display of sheer speed, she stormed her way into winning the 100m event in preparation for the 2024 Paris Olympics. With a world-leading time of 10.71 seconds, Richardson dominated the competition, emboldening her status as an early […]

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Jamaica’s Olympic Gold Medalist Briana Williams Makes New Move

Jamaica’s Olympic sprint relay gold medalist Briana Williams has made the decision to switch her coach from former Trinidadian athlete Ato Boldon to a new coaching setup at Titans International Track Club. Boldon was responsible for helping Williams to hone her athletic skills at an early age. She won various athletic events, including double gold at the World Under-20 Championships […]

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Top Jamaican Sprinters Lead Team To World Athletics Indoor Championships

Tokyo Olympics sprint relay gold medalists Shericka Jackson and Briana Williams headline the country’s team to the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade, Serbia from March 18-20. Jackson and Williams will contest the 60 meters. The other women are quarter milers Roneisha McGregor and Stephenie-Ann McPherson and Junelle Bromfield, who is entered as an alternate. Natoya Goule will contest the 800 […]

POLITICS

China Says Winter Olympics Move By U.S. Baffling

China said that the Biden administration’s decision to send U.S. consular staff to Beijing with American athletes for the Winter Olympics was “baffling” amid the diplomatic boycott. “The U.S. claims it won’t send any diplomatic or official representatives to the Beijing Winter Olympics while at the same time applying for visa for officials from government agencies,” foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao […]

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China Lashes Out At U.S. Olympics Boycott

Zhao Lijian, China’s foreign ministry spokesperson has lambasted the United States for its diplomatic boycott of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. The U.S. action comes against allegations of China’s genocidal treatment of the Uyghur minority in Xinjiang. However, Lijian charged that such a description “fits the US better than anyone else” for its treatment of Native Americans. “The US has […]

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Sha’Carri Richardson In Clash Against Olympic Medalists

“The Tortoise and the Hare” is one of Aesop’s Fables and is one told umpteenth time in schools. The account details a race between unequal partners and has attracted conflicting interpretations. The fable itself is a variant of a common folktale theme in which ingenuity and trickery are employed to overcome a stronger opponent. However, when America’s newly minted sprint […]

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Top 5 Most Dramatic Races From The Olympics So Far

Many felt that the Olympics currently underway in Tokyo would have lack excitement and passion due to the absence of spectators. Some felt that the games should have been canceled due to the pandemic and the risk to all involved. Nonetheless, the athletes in the games have shown the mental fortitude to deliver world-class performances in deafening silence. Below are […]

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The Top Ten Greatest Caribbean Olympic Athletes Of The Past Forty Years

The 32nd edition of the Olympic games is well underway in Tokyo, Japan, and the eyes of the world have descended on the Asian city. Over the years, the Caribbean has been well represented by our countrymen and women at the games. In this article, we will look back at the greatest performers from the region on the Olympic stage […]

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Seven Events To Watch During The Upcoming Olympics

With the opening ceremony set for Friday, July 23, the Olympics will captivate the mind, heart, and time of most humans on planet Earth for the next two weeks. Caribbean sports fans will especially have their eyes peeled on the performance of the region’s best athletes. That said, here are the top seven events to watch during the Olympics from […]