Alia Atkinson splashes up silver medal for Jamaica at the Commonwealth Games

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Olympian Alia Atkinson splashed up a silver medal, which was Jamaica’s first

medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow Scotland, after finishing second

in the 50-metre breaststroke final, on Friday.

She was beaten in a close finish by the defending champion Leiston Pickett of

Australia. Pickett won the gold in 30.59 and Atkinson 30.67 seconds.

It was the slowest race for Atkinson in the event at the Games, having set Games

records of 30.49 (heats) and 30.17 seconds (semi-finals) in qualifying on Thursday.

The Us based swimmer now turns her attention to her pet event, the 100-metres,

as well as the 200metres. On the Boys side, Dominic Walters failed to advance

from round one of the men’s 400 metres individual medley after he finished

seventh in the event in a time of four minutes 43...

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Bolt announces his 2014 schedule

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 Jamaica’s double sprint sensation Usain Bolt has announced his schedule for the rest of the 2014 season, and he will run in four events, two of which are competitive 100 meter races.

The 27 year old Racers Track Club runner who has been out of action all of the 2014 season due to a reported foot injury is slated to represent Jamaica at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow Scotland, where he is set to compete in the men’s 4×100 meters event. Bolt did not participate in the Jamaican Senior Trials in Kingston in June, but sent in a letter to the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), outlining his intention to run in the relays if he is selected.

After the Commonwealth Games, the six times Olympic gold medallist will run a special 100 meter at the Copacabana Beach in Rio de J...

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Kaliese Spencer the only Jamaican winner in Monaco Track Meet 

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Olympian, Kaliese Spencer, was the only Jamaican winner at the IAAF Monaco Diamond League track and field meeting recently.

The three times diamond league winner stomped her class, as he sped to a comfortable 54.09 seconds to win the event ahead of World Champion, Zuzana Hejnova, of the Czech Republic, who was 7th in her first race of the season in 55.86 seconds.
In the women’s 100 meters Veronica Campbell-Brown ran a respectable 10.97 seconds to finish behind the American winner, Tori Bowie, who clocked a world leading 10.80 seconds. Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce ran a season’s best 11.01 but had to settle for sixth place.
Speed ball, Justin Gatlin, of the USA ran an awesome curve to win the men’s 200 meters and shut out the fast closing Jamaican, Nickel Ashmeade...

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Jamaica Volleyball Association in need of 4 million dollars to send two teams to Caribbean Volleyball Championship 

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The Jamaica Volleyball Association will need at least four million dollars to offset expenses to compete in the 2014 Caribbean Biennial Senior Volleyball Championship, to be held in Trinidad from August 1-10.

Speaking to CNIS Sports on recently, President of the Jamaica Volleyball Association, Steve Brown said, “Currently we are in dialogue with the National Commercial Bank (NCB), and we are hoping that they will come through for us, and in addition we are doing some micro –collection which is also helping us to accumulate the necessary funds.”

Brown admitted, “It is always going to be difficult to raise funds so soon after competing in the FIVB World Championship in May, I must admit that it has not been easy to send away three teams to two tournaments in such short order, but as an...

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Jamaica slips to 83 in the FIFA/Coca Cola World Rankings 

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Jamaica slipped two places in the latest FIFA Coca Cola world rankings to sit at number 83. The drop in the ladder was expected after the Reggae Boys crashed 8-nil to France in friendly international in June.

The United States who had a tremendous World Cup, slipped two places to 15, one place above the team that lit up the world cup –Costa Rica – who made a massive twelve place jump to 16th, and another CONCACAF team, Mexico who rose to prominence in the 2014 staging of the world cup in Brazil, climbed two places to 18th.

Caribbean neighbours, Trinidad, who reached the 2006 edition in Germany, dropped 13 places to 84th behind Jamaica. The next best placed Caribbean team is Haiti at position 114.

World Cup winners, Germany, jumped one place to assume the top of the rankings, above beate...

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Jamaica Combined Martial Arts team returns with 114 medals

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Jamaica Combined Martial Arts team, which created history in the United States this month, returned to the island recently with a whopping 114 medals and began immediate preparations for the Martial Arts World Cup later this year.

The Jamaicans had their best showing at the U.S. Open International Karate Championships, surpassing the previous best of 100 medals. Akeeno Lindsay, Allando Eubanks, and Sabrina Richards were among some of the standout athletes at the four day tournament in Florida. The team struck 37 gold, 33 silver and 44 bronze medals.

More specifically, the Jamaica Taekwondo Fighters won twelve gold, Rising Sun Karate won eleven, Ningen Karate School finished with ten and Sidekicks Taekwondo returned with one.

Experienced fighter and head of delegation, Jason McKay, explai...

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UWI, JDF and JCF win major titles in the Grand Finale of the Supreme Ventures/C- Sports Business House Volleyball League

University of the West Indies (UWI), Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), and the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), were crowned respective Champions of the 10th Supreme Ventures Business House Volleyball competition. The league had its grand finale on Sunday July 13 at the UWI Gymnasium, where UWI won the Women’s Championship, JDF marched away with the Male crown and JCF arrested the Mixed Division title.

The anticipated clash between JDF and JCF was the first final of the day and it followed the expected script of a bruising encounter between two Government Agencies, as JDF toppled the JUTC in two sets. JDF was too resolute in attack, showing too much class and discipline in every play to be out-manoeuvred, and later secured a 21-13, 21-14 win to lift the 2014 Male crown...

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Senior Netball delegation leaves for Commonwealth Games

A day before departing the island for the Commonwealth Games, members of Jamaica’s senior netball team were drug tested by the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) during their final training session on Tuesday night.

The samples were collected from some of the Sunshine Girls after JADCO testers observed their training procedures.

President of the Jamaica Netball Association (JNA), Marva Bernard, Technical Director, Gill McIntosh, Coach, Minette Reynolds and Captain, Nicole Aiken, will lead the delegation that also includes: shooters: Jhanelle Folwer-Reid, Romelda Aiken and  Thristina Harwood, defenders: Malysha Kelly, Sabrina Spence and Kasey Evering and mid-court players, Paula Thompson and Vangelee Williams.

Team Manager Antoinette Irons and Video Analyst Xavier Thompson will also ...

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Jamaica wins Caribbean Women’s Basketball Championship

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Fresh from winning the Caribbean Women’s Basketball Championships, Jamaica’s female basketballers, dubbed the ‘Lady Jamrockerz’, returned to the island on Monday.

Led by Shenika Smith, Sasha Dixon and Jennifer George, Jamaica scored a narrow 49-46 win over the Dominican Republic in the Final, to win their first Caribbean Women’s title since 2006. Dixon and Smith contributed 28 points, scoring 14 a piece in the Final, and George supported with 13. These three ladies were the offensive factors for their coach, Simone Edwards.

Half of the delegation returned to the island on Monday, and will begin preparations for the Centro Championships which will be held in Mexico between July 22 and 26.

Speaking with CNIS Sports from the Four Seasons Hotel on Monday, Edwards said “ I am so happy...

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Good results for Jamaica on Day One of Caribbean Junior Squash Championship

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Jamaica’s junior squash players recorded good results on Monday as action intensified in the Caribbean Area Squash Association (CASA) Junior Championships, in Bermuda.

The current national women’s champion, Alyssa Mullings, had little trouble in advancing to the final of the Under 17 Girls Singles competition, after easily dispatching Taylor Fernandez of Guyana, with scores of 11-2, 11-7 and 11-8 in their Semi-Final tie.

The other Jamaican reaching a final today was Julian Morrison on the boy’s side, who had to work extremely hard to eliminate the hottest young prospect out of Trinidad N’ku Patrick. Morrison survived the gruelling Under 19 Semi-Final battle, scoring 11-8, 12-10 and 14-12.

The former Jamaica Under 17 champion, Jake Mahfood, will face number two seeded, Nyron Joseph, of ...

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