Rio 2016 Olympics: Photo Highlights & Results Of The 4x400m Relay Men Final

Javon Francis will probably go down as one of Jamaica's greatest 4x400m runner. This young man dominates the commentary, when it gets to this race. It is believed that if there are three other runners of his caliber, Jamaica would have easily taken gold at the Rio 2016 Olympics. However, we had to settle for … Continue reading Rio 2016 Olympics: Photo Highlights & Results Of The 4x400m Relay Men Final

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Photo Highlights & Results Of The 4x400m Relay Women Final

As we say in Jamaica, it was donkey lengths; Jamaica and USA were worlds away from the other runners, at the Rio 2016 Olympics. It started with a strong leg by Jamaica's Stephanie Ann McPherson. At the second hand off Jamaica had closed the distance between themselves and USA. However, the USA managed to keep at … Continue reading Rio 2016 Olympics: Photo Highlights & Results Of The 4x400m Relay Women Final

Rio 2016 Olympics: Asafa, Blake, Ashmeade & Usain Bolt Close Down The 4x100m Relay

All eyes were on the 'big man', Usain Bolt as he came to the point of completing a 'triple triple' and achieve three gold medals in the 100m, 200m and the 4x100m, at the Rio 2016 Olympics. All waited with bated breath as the baton exchanged from Asafa Powell to Yohan Blake to Nickel Ashmeade and finally to Usain Bolt. The 'triple … Continue reading Rio 2016 Olympics: Asafa, Blake, Ashmeade & Usain Bolt Close Down The 4x100m Relay

Rio 2016 Olympics: Photo Highlights And Results Of The 4x100m Relay Women Final

It was a highly anticipated final and Jamaica did not disappoint, at the Rio 2016 Olympics in the 4x100m Relay Women Final. The line up included Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce, Elaine Thompson, Veronica Campbell Brown and Christania Williams. The race was over in a flash as the USA and Jamaica zipped around the track with Great Britain close behind. Allison Felix … Continue reading Rio 2016 Olympics: Photo Highlights And Results Of The 4x100m Relay Women Final

Rio 2016 Olympics: Photo Highlights & Results Of The 4x400m Men’s Relay Round 1

It was a cracking third and fourth leg by Allen and Francis of Jamaica, at the Rio 2016 Olympics in the 4x400m Men's Relay Round 1. Allen took Jamaica from fourth place to hand over behind America. Javon Francis, 'donkey man', ran a killer 50m to overtake the American runner, for first place. Jamaica is safely through to the 4x400m … Continue reading Rio 2016 Olympics: Photo Highlights & Results Of The 4x400m Men’s Relay Round 1

Rio 2016 Olympics: Photo Highlights & Results Of The 4x400m Women’s Relay Round 1

Credit must be given to Christine Day of Jamaica, for her leg, at the Rio 2016 Olympics, of the 4x400m Women's Relay Round 1. She gave great effort to put the others in good stead, as the baton made its way around the field, the gap also grew. In the end, Novlene Williams Mills had a good 20 … Continue reading Rio 2016 Olympics: Photo Highlights & Results Of The 4x400m Women’s Relay Round 1

Rio 2016 Olympics: Schedule For Jamaican Athletes, Day 9 – August 20

Rio 2016 Olympics Schedule For Jamaican Athletes SATURDAY, AUGUST 20 EVENING SESSION 7:15 p.m.: 800m Final 8:00 p.m.: 4x400m Relay Women Final 8:35 p.m.: 4x400m Relay Men Final *Jamaica Time ***** About the writer: Poetess Denise N. Fyffe is a published author of over 30 books, for more than six years and enjoys volunteering as a Counselor. … Continue reading Rio 2016 Olympics: Schedule For Jamaican Athletes, Day 9 – August 20

Rio 2016 Olympics: Full Schedule For Jamaican Athletes, Day 8 – August 19

Rio 2016 Olympics Schedule For Jamaican Athletes FRIDAY, AUGUST 19 EVENING SESSION 6:40 p.m.: 4x400m Relay Women Round 1 7:10 p.m.: 4x400m Relay Men Round 1 8:15 p.m.: 4x100m Relay Women Final 8:35 p.m.: 4x100m Relay Men Final   ***** About the writer: Poetess Denise N. Fyffe is a published author of over 30 books, for … Continue reading Rio 2016 Olympics: Full Schedule For Jamaican Athletes, Day 8 – August 19

Rio 2016 Olympics: Jamaica’s Usain Bolt Playfully Through To Men’s 200m Finals

The 'big man' Usain Bolt and Andre De Grasse of Canada, looked easy and playful in their semi final and got through to the next round with ease. Nickel Ashmeade was not so fortunate, and placed fourth in his event, at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Yohan Blake also missed out on reaching to the finals. Nickel Ashmeade … Continue reading Rio 2016 Olympics: Jamaica’s Usain Bolt Playfully Through To Men’s 200m Finals

Rio 2016 Olympics: Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson Double Olympic Champion of 100m & 200m

Pot covers could be heard clanging all over Jamaica, even before Elaine Thompson completed her race. By the end, ears were ringing and Jamaicans jumped up and down grinning and beaming proudly. Jamaican's love their sports. We love our athletes and we luv a gold medal. Elaine has been dominant in both the 200m and … Continue reading Rio 2016 Olympics: Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson Double Olympic Champion of 100m & 200m

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Results Of The Women’s 100m Hurdles Semi Finals

The Jamaican women did not fair well in the Women’s 100m hurdles semi finals, at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Shermane Williams, Nickiesha Wilson and  Megan Simmonds finished fifth, seventh and fifth respectively. All the ladies ran without injury or major mishap unlike several of the hurdlers.     1 Brianna Rollins United States 12.47s 2 Kristi Castlin United States 12.63s 3 … Continue reading Rio 2016 Olympics: Results Of The Women’s 100m Hurdles Semi Finals

Rio 2016 Olympics: Shermane Williams, Nickiesha Wilson & Megan Simmonds Out Of The Women’s 100m Hurdles

Shermane Williams, Nickiesha Wilson and  Megan Simmonds represented Jamaica today in the Women’s 100m hurdles semi finals, at the Rio 2016 Olympics. It was an evening of harsh disappointments and mishaps in the event as several runners, who were capable of making the finals, crashed into the hurdles. Megan Simmonds who looked the best of all three Jamaicans, clipped the … Continue reading Rio 2016 Olympics: Shermane Williams, Nickiesha Wilson & Megan Simmonds Out Of The Women’s 100m Hurdles

Rio 2016 Olympics: Jamaica’s Women Knocked Out Of The Women’s 800m

Wednesday morning was not a good showing for the Jamaican athletes at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Simoya Campbell was the first of the Jamaican women in the 800m, running in heat 6. She lead the race for the first 500m but lost her position and came in last. With that result, it is clear that Campbell's … Continue reading Rio 2016 Olympics: Jamaica’s Women Knocked Out Of The Women’s 800m

Rio 2016 Olympics: Schedule For Jamaican Athletes, Day 7 – August 18

THURSDAY, AUGUST 18 MORNING SESSION 7:55 a.m.: Shot Put Men qualifying Groups A and B 8:00 a.m.: Women’s High Jump qualify-ing round, Groups A and B 9:20 a.m.: Women’s 4x100m relay Round 1 9:40 a.m.: Men’s 4x100m Relay Round 1 10:00 a.m.: Men’s 400m Hurdles Final EVENING SESSION 6:30 p.m.: Shot Put Men’s Final 7:15 … Continue reading Rio 2016 Olympics: Schedule For Jamaican Athletes, Day 7 – August 18

Rio 2016 Olympics: Photo Highlights of Omar McLeod’s Win In 110m Hurdles Finals

Congratulations to Jamaica's Omar McLeod; he is the 100m hurdles Olympic champion, at the Rio 2016 Olympics. McLeod has been the best in the event all year and certainly deserves the victory. Photo Highlights ***** About the writer: Poetess Denise N. Fyffe is a published author of over 30 books, for more than six years and enjoys volunteering … Continue reading Rio 2016 Olympics: Photo Highlights of Omar McLeod’s Win In 110m Hurdles Finals

Rio 2016 Olympics: Jamaica’s Omar McLeod’s History Making Victory In Men’s 110m Hurdles Finals

It was pure joy watching Omar McLeod accomplish what no other Jamaican has managed to do; he is the 100m hurdles Olympic champion, at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Mcleod dominated the event all year and was expected to perform very well. He did not disappoint and can now rest easy, for all his hard work. One could … Continue reading Rio 2016 Olympics: Jamaica’s Omar McLeod’s History Making Victory In Men’s 110m Hurdles Finals

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Elaine Thompson Through To Women’s 200m Finals

One of the most anticipated final draws closer with the completion of the women's semi final completed, at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Simone Facey and Elaine Thompson represented Jamaica in the semi finals, however, only Thompson was successful in her event.  While Thompson looked comfortable in her race, Dafne Schippers dominated and is the favorite … Continue reading Rio 2016 Olympics: Elaine Thompson Through To Women’s 200m Finals

janieve russell To The Women’s 400m Hurdles Finals

Rio 2016 Olympics: Janieve Russell, Leah Nugent and Ristananna Tracey Through To The Women’s 400m Hurdles Finals

The Jamaican women performed well in the 400m hurdles semi finals, at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Janieve Russell, Leah Nugent and Ristananna Tracey all made it through to the finals. Russell silenced her critics and is showing a better form than she did yesterday. 1 Dalilah Muhammad United States 53.89s 2 Sara Petersen Denmark 54.55s 3 Zuzana … Continue reading Rio 2016 Olympics: Janieve Russell, Leah Nugent and Ristananna Tracey Through To The Women’s 400m Hurdles Finals

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Andrew Riley and Deuce Carter Drop Out In The Men’s 110m Hurdles Semi Finals

Jamaica will have to rely on Omar McLeod for an Olympic medal in the 110m hurdles semi finals, at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Deuce Carter  ran  out of lane 2 in heat 1, however, he did not make it through to the semi finals. Carter seemingly threw a minor tantrum and was visibly upset. His race … Continue reading Rio 2016 Olympics: Andrew Riley and Deuce Carter Drop Out In The Men’s 110m Hurdles Semi Finals

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Omar McLeod Through To The Men’s 110m Hurdles Finals

Jamaica had three men in the 110m Hurdles Semi Finals, at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Deuce Carter was the first to represent Jamaica in the evening session. He was in lane 2 of heat 1; but did not make it through to the semi finals. Carter's race had hurdle mishaps, by himself and the runner from … Continue reading Rio 2016 Olympics: Omar McLeod Through To The Men’s 110m Hurdles Finals

Usain Bolt: How the world’s fastest man built a business empire

Usain Bolt is more than a veteran Olympic star. He's a brand -- a track and field icon with an international following.   Bolt, who is Jamaican, has deals with Puma, Nissan (NSANF), Hublot, Visa (V), Virgin Media and Japan's All Nippon Airways. There's also Optus, an Australian telecommunications company, and Enertor, which sells sports … Continue reading Usain Bolt: How the world’s fastest man built a business empire