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Local Media

World Athletics, formerly the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF), the world governing body of track and field, has issued a ruling that will have a strong negative effect on the earning potential of some of the nation’s...

Global Clinical adviser and Special Olympics partner Dr Steven Perlman says that proper treatment of special athletes is important to ensure their overall physical health. Perlman, founder of the Special Olympics Special Smiles programme, was part...

Even as he continues to build on proven media mastery as co-host of Television Jamaica’s morning magazine show ‘Smile Jamaica’, Neville ‘Bertis’ Bell is solidifying his position among the most influential and beloved Jamaican sports figures. His...

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has contributed J$12 million to Special Olympics Jamaica to help with funding their participation in the 2021 Special Winter Olympics to be held in Sweden from February 6-12. Special Olympics Executive...

The IAAF announced significant changes to the Diamond League schedule this week. The 200m, the 3,000m steeplechase, the discus throw and the triple jump have been removed from Diamond League status. The Diamond League finals will now be contested...

Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association president Dr Warren Blake says that he can empathise with the athletes whose disciplines have been excluded because of changes to the IAAF Diamond League for next season. The changes announced on...

Sports Minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange says refurbishing work on the synthetic track at the Montego Bay Sports Complex in St James is scheduled to begin by the end of the financial year in March next year. The track, which is the only synthetic...

The IAAF named Jamaican junior sprint hurdler Britany Anderson as a finalist for the 2019 Rising Star Award, which recognises the year’s outstanding under-20 athletes from around the globe. The other four finalists are Lemlem Hailu of Ethiopia,...

Last year’s beaten Red Stipe Premier League (RSPL) finalists, Waterhouse, and the promoted Molynes United share a home ground and more, but one should not expect any neighbourly behaviour when the two meet today in the top-of-the-table clash....

International Media

Kenya’s Robert Keter upstaged a quality field to win the Urban Trail Lille 5km on Saturday (9), taking seven seconds off the world record* with his winning time of 13:22.

The US-produced film Bannister: Everest on the Track has won the top prize, the Golden Achilles, at the second International Athletics Film Festival in San Sebastian.

A lot has happened in the 14 years since Tianna Bartoletta won the world long jump title as a teenager.

Spanish cross country races in Elgoibar and San Sebastian have each been awarded World Athletics Heritage Plaque in recognition of their historic status and contribution to the sport.

Ahead of the 2019-20 IAAF Cross Country Permit season which opens next weekend with the Cross de Atapuerca in Burgos, we focus on five outstanding and historic races within the calendar.