JAAA upset with Court of Arbitration for Sports criticism

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Following the harsh criticism of the Jamaica Anti Doping Commission (JADCO) and the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) the JAAA is unhappy with the analysis.

On Tuesday the CAS in a 58 page document strongly criticized Jamaica’s anti-doping officials for the mishandling of the drug test of Olympian sprinter Veronica Campbell Brown, which led to a successful appeal of her two year ban.

Campbell was recently cleared of all charges by CAS, after it considered the evidence presented in her case. The three-member panel at CAS refers to errors in the collection and handling of the sprinter’s urine that could have resulted in contamination of the sample. It called into question the entire Jamaican anti-doping operation.

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FIFA instructor Rodrigo Kenton to visit Jamaica for two instructor’s courses

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CNIS Sports can confirm that experienced Costa Rica football coach and FIFA coaching Instructor Rodrigo Kenton will conduct two Advanced Level II coaching courses in Jamaica.

The first course will be held at the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Football Center at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus on April 22, and the second will be held in Montego Bay starting on May 2. The sessions begin at 9:30am each day and ends at 5:30pm.

Each course will have duration of ten days and will include topics such as:

  • Set Plays
  • Periodization
  • Load Adaptation, General Targets in Preparing a Player
  • Perfection of Skills
  • Definition of Team Selection
  • Match Analysis

Participants are drawn from high schools and clubs in the respective parishes’ right across the island, in keeping with the JFF’...

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National High Jumper Demar Robinson handed one year ban

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Former Calabar and National Junior high jump representative Damar Robinson was handed a one year suspension on Monday at the Jamaica Conference Centre, for returning a positive test which revealed the prohibited Steroid Androgen Receptor Modulator (SARM) in his system at last year’s national senior trials .

The ban is retroactive to June 6, 2013, which means that he has served 10 months already and will be cleared to compete on June 7 this year. Robinson, who was unable to compete at the annual ISSA/Boys and Girls Athletics Championship last year, listened to his ban via Skype. Robinson was unable to attend the hearing in person because he is currently on scholarship at Cloud County Community College in the United States.

The ban was handed down by Kent Pantry the Chairman of the Jamaic...

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Mico – UWI to clash in Inter-Collegiate Rugby League final on April 17

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The Duhaney Park playfield has been confirmed as the venue for the 2014 Inter-Collegiate Rugby League final between defending Champions Mico and the University of the West Indies on Holy Thursday, April 17, starting at 4.

Mico reached the final after a ten-try 54-7 crushing of University of Technology (UTech) in their Semi-Final, thanks to the speedy full back Kennard Woolery who scored 24 points in the win.

In that win Jakeba Grant secured added points from two penalty kicks and a drop goal for Mico. Toyin Cross and Antonio Barber each grabbed a try double and there were touchdowns for Joel Simmonds, Astil Johnson and Alec Harris. These players are expected to take up the competitiveness a notch in the final.

On the flip side, UWI who was reaching the final for the first time in three ye...

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Exciting start to Men’s and Women’s Senior Hockey League

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Exciting action and close encounters dominated the day’s proceeding last Saturday at the Mona Astro Turf, in the start of the Jamaica Hockey Federation/Men’s and Women’s Hockey Competition.

In Men’s action, Jamaica Defense Force with Jerome Davis clipped Sharpe’s Rebels 1-nil, with the army men having the upper hand throughout before finally getting the all important goal in the closing stages of the contest. The biggest win on the day came in the penultimate match in the male division where Raiders literally raided University of the West Indies (UWI) blanking the tertiary institution 3-nil to get a great start to the competition.

In other male games Munro Old Boys edged former Champions Circus Circle 1-nil, and Explorers scored a narrow 2-1 escape over Phoenix.

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Jamaica sneaks into semi-final of Regional Four Day Cricket Competition

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Jamaica secured a place in the Semi-Final of the West Indies Cricket Board Regional Four Day Cricket Competition on Monday, after pulling off a 59 run win against the Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) team at the 3Ws Oval at Cave Hill, Barbados.

Resuming the final day on 155 for 5 and needing another 82 runs to win, The CCC team found themselves in trouble after losing the first 2 wickets after 10 minutes. The College team later knew that victory was beyond them when they only managed to add 22 more runs in 41minutes, as John Campbell bowling for Jamaica bagged 4 for 17 to provide the spur needed to wrap up an intriguing victory.

Other supporting bowlers for Jamaica were; Nikita Miller who finished with 3-61, Jerome Taylor 2-36 and Damion Jacobs 1-31.

With the 12 points awarded for an ...

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Jamaica’s male Squash team to Commonwealth Games selected…..pending ratification from the J.O.A

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Bruce Burrowes earned the number two national men’s Squash rankings position, after beating contenders Dane Schwier and Julian Morrison on the weekend in the national Squash selection playoff to represent Jamaica at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland in July.

The 2013 All Jamaica Men’s runner-up Burrowes knocked out Morrison 11-3, 12-10, 11-9 and then later dispatched Schwier 11-6, 11-8, 11-9 to emerge undefeated in the national qualification playoff.

All Jamaica and Caribbean Men’s Champion, Chris Binnie, automatically earned the number one ranking for selection based on his status as reigning national and regional champion.

The Jamaica Squash Association (JSA) will now make a formal submission to the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) recommending Binnie, Burrowes and Schw...

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Olympian Dennis Johnson to be honoured in New York

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Legendary Jamaican sprinter Dennis Johnson will be honoured by Team Jamaica Bickle (TJB) on Thursday April 17, when members of the Jamaican Diaspora gather at the auditorium of St. Francis College in New York.

Olympian Johnson will be recognized for his contribution to Jamaica’s progression in Track and Field and his invaluable support in the development of the sport off the track. The reception will also mark a historic milestone with TJB, which will be celebrating 20 years of unbroken service to Jamaica’s athletes at the Penn Relays; a program expanded overtime to include its Caribbean counterparts.  Team Jamaica Bickle is a support programme which offers transportation and meals to all Jamaican athletes and support staff competing at the Penn Relays.

The occasion will also be used...

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ISSA High School Girls Football Semi-Final set for April 15

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Defending Champions Excelsior High School will start as favourites on Tuesday April 15, in the Semi-Final of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association/KFC/Locker Room High School Girls Football League, at the Spanish Town Prison oval.

The Mountain View Avenue based school –XLCR will tackle Lennon in the feature Semi-Final starting at 3pm, in what will be a clash between two former Champions. Lennon’s team is no push over as they have several talented players, and equally XLCR will be led by the competitions leading goal scorer Nicole Broderick who has some 36 goals to her credit since the start of the league.

Excelsior’s coach Xavier Gilbert told CNIS Sports, that it will be a keen contest against Lennon, an opponent that he has come to respect...

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Waterhouse FC jumps in front in the National Premier League

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Former champions Waterhouse on 50 points, now sit atop the standings in the Red Stripe National Premier League (RSPL) football competition, following the latest round of matches on Thursday at the Drewsland Mini Stadium.

This after handing previous leaders Montego Bay United their second consecutive loss in registering a come-from behind 2-1 win. Mo-bay United led at half time through Fabian McCarthy’s 45th minute strike, but Ewan Gray, who netted immediately after the break nullified that advantage, and Kenroy Howell, in the 59th minute, scored what turned out to be the winning goal thereby securing all three points for the home team.

Waterhouse has now moved to 50 points, two ahead of Mobay and Harbour View and remains unbeaten under coach Anthony Patrick.

Meanwhile at the opposit...

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