Watch: A ‘Saved’ Yohan Blake wins 100m heats #JaSeniorTrials

It first seemed, a tie, as both Yohan Blake and Bailey Cole came across the finish line together. However, as the smoke cleared the win was given to Blake. Later, in an interview Yohan explained that the blocks slipped and this attributed to his poor start. One has to wonder, after watching the interview and hearing … Continue reading Watch: A ‘Saved’ Yohan Blake wins 100m heats #JaSeniorTrials

Watch: Usain Bolt wins 100m heats and Julian Forte disqualified #JaSeniorTrials

The lady of misfortune struck in the men's 100m heats today, as Julian Forte was disqualified, at The JAAA Supreme Ventures National Senior Championships; however, Usain Bolt managed to make it through to the next rounds with 10.15s.   ***** About the writer: Poetess Denise N. Fyffe is a published author for more than six years and … Continue reading Watch: Usain Bolt wins 100m heats and Julian Forte disqualified #JaSeniorTrials

#JaSeniorTrials: Nine athletes through to 100m quarter finals 

MVP's Kevaun Rattan was the fastest qualifier following first round action of the Men's 100m this morning at the JAAA/Supreme Ventures National Senior Championships inside the National Stadium. Rattan won the first heat in 10.37 seconds. The others to advance to the next round are, Ramon Barnwell (10.39), Ryan Shields (10.44), Kemah Green (10.47) , … Continue reading #JaSeniorTrials: Nine athletes through to 100m quarter finals 

JAAA Supreme Venures National Senior Championships, Olympic Trials

The JAAA Supreme Ventures National Senior Championships, Gets Underway in Kingston Jamaica

The four day, JAAA Supreme Ventures National Senior Championships 2016, begins today June 30, 2016. It is expected to be a great event. The Jamaican athletes will all be on display and attempt to qualify for the Jamaican National Team; representing the country at the Rio Olympics, in summer. According to the Jamaica Observer, "The … Continue reading The JAAA Supreme Ventures National Senior Championships, Gets Underway in Kingston Jamaica

FIFA corruption scandal stinks up the Caribbean

Many of us avid football fans have had a low opinion of the FIFA family for a long time. Few would be surprised at the recent indictments by the US Justice Department that were disclosed by the impressive Attorney General Loretta Lynch and her team.

Yet the magnitude of these wire fraud, money laundering, bribing & racketeering allegations that went on in FIFA is just staggering. The FIFA regional bodies in the Caribbean (CONCACAF) and South America (CONMEBOL) have so damaged the game that both bodies should be abolished.

What really disappoints me as a fan of Jamaican football – part of CONCACAF – is that for all the brouhahaa by football officials in the Caribbean, Jamaica has never ever had one modern international class football pitch. Not one. Despite all the development promises – from CONCACAF Austin “Jack”Warner (ex President)  and Jeffrey Webb (current President) – it seems they and their cohorts have lined their pockets with millions whilst Caribbean professional players and fans were short changed for 20 years.

Warner had to be taken to court in 2010 for failing to pay Trinidadian players who performed so gallantly in 2006 world cup

The allegations presented by the US Justice Department are too numerous to cover but the paragraphs that stood out for me were c&p below.

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Many of us avid football fans  have had a low opinion of the FIFA family for a long time. Few would be  surprised at the recent indictments by the US Justice Department that were disclosed by the impressive Attorney General Loretta Lynch and her team.

Yet the magnitude of these wire fraud, money laundering, bribing & racketeering allegations that went on in FIFA is just staggering. The FIFA regional bodies in the Caribbean (CONCACAF) and South America (CONMEBOL) have so damaged the game that both bodies should be abolished.

What really disappoints me as a fan of Jamaican football – part of CONCACAF – is that for all the brouhahaa by football officials in the Caribbean, Jamaica has never ever had one modern international class football pitch. Not one. Despite all the development promises – from CONCACAF Austin “Jack”Warner (ex President)  and Jeffrey Webb (current President) – it seems they…

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2014 FIFA World Cup - GERMANY are the 2014 FIFA #WorldCup champions!

2014 FIFA World Cup: Germany wins 2014 FIFA World Cup!

2014 FIFA World Cup. Germany wins 2014 FIFA World Cup! A brilliant game against Argentina, winning by 1 goal to nil in extra time. Argentina employed great defending and held off Germany leading the game into extra time. However, Germany's fresh leg subs sinks a goal with 6 minutes to go in play. Argentina nor Lionel Messi could … Continue reading 2014 FIFA World Cup: Germany wins 2014 FIFA World Cup!