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Weir to try pro 110m hurdles in 2014 Dania Bogle Dec 6, 2013

   HE may be the second best athlete in the world over 200m but now the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships silver medallist Warren Weir looks set to return to the event which made him a star during his Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Boys’ Championships days at Calabar High School in Jamaica.  

Wolmer’s Boys School – Slow and steady wins the race Dania Bogle Nov 22, 2013

Wolmer’s Boys School last won the Inter-Secondary School Sports Association (ISSA) Boys’ Championship title in 2010 after more than half a century in the wilderness, and since then there has been a lot of humour surrounding their ability to win another title for another 54 years.

Kemoy Campbell picked for 2nd place Nov 20, 2013

Kemoy Campbell picked for 2nd place at NCAA Div1 XC Championships; NCAA D1 South Central Regional November 15, 2013 in Waco, TX Men 10,000 Meter Run - Kemoy Campbell (University of Arkansas) 29:41.30 SB;  

Calabar already working for Champs 2014 Dania Bogle Nov 14, 2013

Defending Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) boys champions Calabar High School are already in prep mode to defend the title they have won for the last two years.  Team coach Michael Clarke told MilesplitJa.com that while the team won in 2012 and 2013, the work began a long time ago.

WADA is welcome -Fraser-Pryce Dania Bogle Oct 18, 2013

WORLD and Olympic Games 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has issued a challenge to the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) that they are welcome to come to Jamaica and examine its testing procedures at any time.      

3 Jamaicans Win in Zurich Desmond Palmer Sep 3, 2013

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Usain Bolt continued their winning ways at the Weltklasse Zurich IAAF Diamond League meet in Switzerland on August 29. Meanwhile, another Jamaican woman used that venue to dip under 11 seconds in the 100m dash for the first time.

Garfield Gordon on the Move Dania Bogle Aug 25, 2013

  Long distance running is not something Jamaicans are known for but within the last year the Mavis Bank Track Club has been producing some fine middle and long distance runners.

From TCI to Moscow | Caribbean Intelligence Dania Bogle Aug 14, 2013

He has a Jamaican girlfriend, he loves Jamaican food and music so why is TCI’s Delano Williams now a part of Team GB? Our Kingston reporter Dania Bogle finds out that Jamaicans wish him well. (via www.caribbeanintelligence.com)

Fraser-Pryce Takes Back World 100m Title Desmond Palmer Aug 13, 2013

Jamaica’s 2008 and 2012 Olympic 100m gold medalist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce defied a slight pain she felt after her semi-final run and stormed to a world leading 10.71secs for victory over a strong field at the Moscow, Russia World Championships yesterday.

Powell's Trainer Claims Innocence in Doping Scandal Desmond Palmer Jul 19, 2013

Asafa Powell’s trainer said yesterday he should not be blamed for a banned stimulant found in Powell’s system, and the embattled Jamaican sprinter has returned home to Kingston from Italy days after learning that he had tested positive for oxilofrine (methylsynephrine) at the Jamaica National Trials in June. His training partner Sherone Simpson also tested positive for the same substance.