SPENCER AND RICHARDS READY TO TAKE TOP SPOTS—12/13/14
Kaliese Spencer, 400-meter hurdles champion from Jamaica, and O’Dayne Richards, Jamaican shot put star, are ready to take on their competitors at the 2014 Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) Scotiabank Golden Cleats Awards. It is expected that Spencer will take the Jamaican top female athlete award for the year, while the island’s top male athlete, Richards, expects to take the men’s top award as well.
THREE JAMAICANS ON SUSPECTED DOPING LIST—12/14/14
According to a documentary program shown on German television, three Jamaican athletes are included on a list of 225 from 39 nations who returned “suspicious” test samples that were said to be covered up by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the track and field governing body. An IAAF spokesperson said that the documentary was misleading about the “suspicious” samples.
BROWN ACHIEVES WORLD RANK IN GOLF—12/16/14
Wesley Brown, golfing sensation from Jamaica, is officially listed in the International Golf Rankings at number 1548. Brown was excited at being ranked. He recently won his last two tournaments in Jamaica. He plans to move up in the rankings and believes that by 2015 he will have achieved an even higher place on the list. He praised his sponsor, Sandals Resorts International, for the support that allowed him to participate in the international tournament.
USAIN BOLT ISSUES EARLY WARNING TO 2016 OLYMPIC RIVALS—12/18/14
Usain Bolt, the world record holder in the 100 and 200 meters, has provided potential competitors at the 2016 Olympic Games with a warning. He said that he plans to win the “sprint triple,” which comprises the 100-meter, 200-meter, and 4×100-meter races for a third consecutive time at the Olympics in Rio de Janiero. Bolt said he has no plans to slow down or to abdicate his position as a dominate force in athletics.