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SPORTS

Hinds Renews Call For The Revival Of The National Sports Council

In a report on radiojamaicaonline.com, Opposition Spokesman on sports Wavell Hinds has renewed the call for the revival of the national sports council in an effort to channel the country’s full potential from sport in the aftermath of the nation not being one of six countries playing host to next month’s ICC T20 World Cup.The former Jamaica and West Indies […]

SPORTS

We Missed The Boat!

I’M relieved we didn’t submit a last-minute bid for next year’s Twenty20 (T20) World Cup. One needs to be a sports business-oriented nation that understands the value of hosting major sports events and can plan, execute, and account for the economic, sporting, and political objectives set. We are not yet that nation. Late deliberation That serious deliberations took place only […]

SPORTS

Olympic Sprint Champion Elaine Thompson- Herah To Get Diplomatic Passport

Minister of Sport Olivia “Babsy” Grange has announced that Jamaica’s double Olympic sprint star Elaine Thompson-Herah will be receiving a diplomatic passport from the Government of Jamaica before the end of the year. Minister Grange made the announcement while speaking at a celebration ceremony in honor of Thompson-Herah. Thompson-Herah’s supreme track prowess included an Olympic record of 10.61 in the […]

Soccer

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly From The Euro 2021 Final

The final of Euro 2021 was built up by the sports media as a tremendous spectacle. The game pitted a young English Lions team against a sturdy and battle-tested Italian Gladiators. Playing at home under the arch of Wembley stadium, the English fans turned out to see their team bring the title home, having won their last title in 1966. […]

Athletics

Olympian Dr. Cynthia Thompson Dead At 96

Olympian Dr. Cynthia Thompson has died. The 96-year-old passed away on Friday afternoon at the University Hospital of the West Indies after a brief illness. Minister of Sport in Jamaica, Olivia Grange, has expressed sadness at the passing of Thompson. “I am very sad at the passing of Dr. Cynthia Thompson. On this day (Friday) when we celebrated our women […]

cricket SPORTS

Former Windies Player Warns Politicians To Stay Out Of Sports

Former Windies and Jamaica cricket player, Maurice Foster is warning government in the region to stay out of sports. Foster’s call comes against a new move by Caricom leaders to intervene in the restructuring of Windies cricket setup. The heads of Caricom have long pushed for the dissolution of the current West Indies board despite the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) […]

BUSINESS Commerce

Amazon Got Sports

Amazon.com, Inc., the American electronic commerce, and cloud computing company based in Seattle, Washington, is renewing its interest in sports apparel. According to Bloomberg, the e-retail giant is working with known sportswear-makers’ suppliers and manufacturers to challenge companies such as Nike, Lululemon, among others in an increasingly crowded market. The report noted that the project is still in its very early stages […]

cricket SPORTS

Protest — To Kneel Or Not To Kneel?

Historically, symbols have played an important part or role in a country’s cultural development. National symbols are developed to unite people by creating visual, values, goals, or history. Additionally, symbols are often rallied around as part of the celebrations of patriotism and are designed to be inclusive and representative of all people of the national community. Now, fast forward to […]

cricket SPORTS

Penn Relays — Super Run By Edwin Allen High School Girls

Edwin Allen High School puts the ‘R’ into Run by becoming the first high school girls team to tear up the record and set a new one running under 44 seconds in the 4×100 meters at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia. It took Kasheika Cameron, Kevona Davis, Shellece Clarke and Patrice Moody 43.96 seconds to cover the distance, thus winning […]

NEWS

Iran Gives Women Reprieve In Sports

According to Indiatimes.com, Iran has partially lifted a ban on women attending men’s sports matches. The lift of the ban came days after a court pardoned an Iranian-British woman who had been jailed for protesting against the law. The Iranian Deputy Sports Minister, Abdolhamid Ahamadi, however said some sports will continue to remain off limits. “Of course, in some areas […]