Jamaica named possible replacements for Berlin

KINGSTON (Sporting Actions) — Jamaica Amateur Athletic Association (JAAA) named three members, Ramone McKenzie, Samantha Henry and Lerone Clarke as the likely replacements for the five athletes who returned positive tests at the nation’s national championships in June. The five athletes, reported as Marvin Anderson, Yohan Blake, Sheri Ann Brooks, Allodin Fothergill and Lanceford Spence […]

Jamaican doping case set for hearing today

The Jamaica Observer is reporting that the five Jamaican sprinters who returned positive results for banned substance tests at the National Championships in June, are set for a hearing Friday evening. According to reports, a nine member panel led by Kent Gammon, the chairman of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission’s (JADCO) disciplinary committee, will seek to […]

Last chance to qualify for Berlin this weekend

Tomorrow, Saturday (1 Aug), marks a fortnight to go to the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Berlin, Germany (15-23 August), and tonight in Stockholm many potential competitors have their last international opportunity to show their best before the qualification window for those championships closes. The DN Galan in the Swedish capital, an IAAF […]

Majewski, Kleinert win 'DN Galan Big Shot' titles in Stockholm

By Symone Goss World-Track STOCKHOLM — Polish Olympic champion Tomasz Majewski and Germany’s Nadine Kleinert got the better of their American challengers to win the men’s and women’s ‘DN Galan Big Shot’ events in a downtown park on Thursday. Majewski, inching back into that shape that won him the Olympic crown in Beijing last year, […]

Tyson Gay says Stockholm race 'is very important' for Berlin

By Symone Goss, World-Track STOCKHOLM — Reigning World Champion Tyson Gay believes the result from his 100 metres at the DN Gala in Stockholm on Friday, will more than likely determine the outcome of his title defense in Berlin next month. The American is currently nursing a groin injury, which has left short cuts in […]

Michael Johnson: Racing Bolt before Berlin would have been risky for Gay

By Gary Smith, World-Track American former Olympic 200 and 400 metres champion Michael Johnson, believes Tyson Gay was correct in his decision not to race against Usain Bolt before the World Championships. Both Gay and Bolt talked up possible showdowns before the world championships and was given the perfect opportunity to do so at last […]