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Tag Archives: Usain Bolt

Back in BEIJING – by HUBERT LAWRENCE

Gold medallist Kirani James of Grenada aon the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men’s 400 metres at Hampden Park during day seven of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 30, 2014 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

The Bird’s Nest, the Beijing smog and Usain Bolt’s brilliance at the 2008 Olympics are still vivid memories. Led by Bolt, the Caribbean returns to Beijing, for the 2015 World Track and Field Championships. As the days count down to the August 22 start of that event, there is hope of a triumphant return. Bolt became sport’s main man in …

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CHAMPS is the Big Show – by HUBERT LAWRENCE

AKEEM BLOOMFIELD. Photo: © 2015, The Gleaner Co. Ltd.

Defending champions, Calabar High School, and Edwin Allen High School won in contrasting style at the March 24 – 28 renewal of Boys’ and Girls’ Championships, respectively. Calabar eked out a narrow win over arch-rival, Kingston College, in the Boys’ section with Edwin Allen claiming Girls’ success as they gathered 321 points, to outlast Hydel (221), St. Jago (219.33) and …

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Caribbean SPORTS INFRASTRUCTURE – The Way Forward

It’s the old adage that the Caribbean produces world-beaters in spite of its sports systems rather than because of it. While measures have been put into place and the rhetoric from various sports ministries across the islands hint at an understanding of the critical thinking required, the Caribbean is still playing catch up with regard to providing the needs to …

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