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Jamaican Athletes In World Award Running

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Wednesday November 9, 2016 – Jamaica's speed king and queen could be in line for athletics' most prestigious award. Triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt and newly crowned Olympic double champion Elaine Thompson are among the three finalists for the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) male and female Athlete of the Year awards, it was announced this morning.

Bolt, the fastest man in the world over the past decade and world record holder in both the 100 and 200 metres, is up against Great Britain's double gold medallist Mo Farah and South Africa's 400m world record holder Wayde van Niekerk for the male title.

While he has already won the award six times, it is the first nomination for Thompson who equalled the national record of 10.70 seconds in the 100m on her way to doing the double in Rio.

Ethiopia's Almaz Ayana and Poland's hammer thrower Anita Wlodarczyk are in the running for the female Athlete of the Year title.

The finalists were determined by a three-way voting process. The IAAF Council's vote counted for 50 per cent of the result, the IAAF Family's vote counted for 25 per cent and a public vote, conducted via social media, counted for 25 per cent of the final result.

The Athletes of the Year will be announced at the IAAF Athletics Awards on December 2.

Grenada's golden boy reaps his rewards

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada, Tuesday, September 4, 2012 – Kirani James returned to a hero's welcome in Grenada as he enjoyed a weekend of celebrations in his homeland to mark his August 6 Olympic 400-meter gold medal victory ... read more

A Single Caribbean Sports Academy to ensure future World Champions

(Sir Ronald Sanders ) BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Friday August 10, 2012 - On the basis of the size of populations and medals won, the tiny Caribbean island of Grenada would be ranked in first place in the 2012 Olympic Games in London with another Caribbean island, Jamaica, in second place – though with a larger number of medals. Officially, Jamaica is ranked at 18 and Grenada at 42 ... read more

Caribbean has one of its best Olympic showings

(Caribbean360) BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Monday, August 13, 2012 – As Saturday's men's 4x100 metres relay race brought the curtain down on the English-speaking Caribbean's performance at the London 2012 Olympics, it was a superior performance to the region's outing at the games four years earlier ... read more

Womens Football Symposium takes place today

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation will host a Women’s Football Symposium today at the Ato Boldon Stadium for 10 am. This symposium is similar to the men’s symposium that was conducted in January and will focus on where is the Women’s game positioned in Trinidad and Tobago. According to Women’s football administrator Jinelle James “It will look at how do we now do we measure up on the international stage and what is needed to make us a true competitor in the CONCACAF. “ Invited Coaches are Chris Bailey, Sheldon Bridgeman, Marlon Charles, Corbin Cooper, Joanne Daniel, Stephan De Four, Anthony Harrington, Richard Hood, Kenrick Hoyte, Joel Hyacenth, Rajesh Latchoo, Ahkeela Mollon, Arnold Murphy, Jenelle Nedd, Joel Warrick, Andre Barnard,Sherry Phillip, Peter Pierre, Kenrick Preedy, Racine Romaine, Anslem Robley, Dexter Skeene, Collin Skeene, Jason Spence, Tamar Watson. 

PM welcomes teams to St Vincent

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- The West Indies and Australia cricket teams got a warm and friendly welcome to the island of St Vincent at the official launch of the Digicel Series on Tuesday night.

The two teams were special guests at a function hosted by Dr Julian Hunte, president of the West Indies Cricket Board. The event was held at official residence of the prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, who was joint host.

In welcoming the teams, Gonsalves said: “The people of St Vincent and the Grenadines are delighted to welcome our brothers from Australia to these warm shores and we also welcome our brothers from the West Indies back home. It is good to have the Digicel Series starting here and we assure you Arnos Vale will be fully ready for the three upcoming matches.”

The guests, who also included members of parliament, directors and staff of the WICB, representatives of Digicel, and local cricket administrators, were treated to sumptuous local food and entertained by local musicians.

Cricket returns to Arnos Vale on Friday as the Digicel Series bowls off with the first Digicel ODI at Arnos Vale Cricket Ground. First ball is 9.30 am (8.30 am Jamaica Time). The scenic venue last hosted international cricket back in March 2010 when a large crowd turned out to see the West Indies defeat Zimbabwe.