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Jamaica vs USA challenge still possible

The highly-anticipated two-leg USA versus Jamaica challenge remains a possibility according to president of the Jamaica Amateur Athletics Association (JAAA) Howard Aris.

“We have had two meetings with the USA Track and Field people, one in Berlin (in August) and one here in Kingston (in October) to try to move forward with the idea of what they call the USA versus Jamaica Challenge,” Aris told the Jamaica Observer yesterday, noting that both associations are interested in pursuing the venture, provided the necessary sponsorship can be identified.

Eight months ago on March 7, Doug Logan, the CEO of USA Track and Field (USATF), hand-delivered an initial letter to NACAC president Neville ‘Teddy’ McCook inviting Jamaica to engage in a home-and-away series in 2009 that would pit the two nations’ sprinters and hurdlers against each other in head-to-head, team-scored competition….Read More

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