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Stories by Andre Lowe

Published:Friday | June 16, 2017 | 6:00 AMAndre Lowe

President of the Inter-secondary School Sports Association (ISSA) Dr Walton Small has responded to concerns raised by the old boys' associations of five prominent high schools in a letter addressed to the minister of education, where the...

Published:Thursday | June 15, 2017 | 6:00 AMAndre Lowe

The past students' associations of some of the island's most successful schools have written to the Ministry of Education outlining a number of concerns around the transparency, governance and accountability of the Inter-secondary Schools Sports...

Published:Wednesday | June 14, 2017 | 6:00 AMAndre Lowe

Current secretary general Christopher Samuda and first vice president Vishu Tolan are expected to be confirmed as the only candidates for the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) presidency, when nominations close today.Both are looking to replace...

Published:Sunday | June 11, 2017 | 6:00 AMAndre Lowe

With virtually every stride, Usain Bolt has written a paragraph of Jamaican and global track and field history. Chapter after chapter, the iconic sprinter has both defied logic and stretched the boundaries of our expectations.Last night, inside the...

Published:Saturday | June 10, 2017 | 6:07 AMAndre Lowe

It has been 20 years since Usain Bolt first stepped inside the National Stadium as a competitor.That 10-year-old boy showed little glimpse of the iconic figure he has since become, and when he takes the track for the final time in front of his home...

Published:Friday | June 9, 2017 | 6:02 AMAndre Lowe

Countless pages have documented his unmatched dominance, innumerable words have been penned; but for Jamaican sprinting icon Usain Bolt, the latest publication to celebrate his journey and successes holds a special significance.Usain Bolt: Legend, a...

Published:Friday | June 9, 2017 | 6:00 AMAndre Lowe

Janieve Russell was never tested as she registered a second straight win at the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea Diamond League meet in Rome in the 400 metres hurdles event yesterday.Running out of Lane 8 in the Stadio Olimpico, Russell, the Olympic...

Published:Thursday | June 8, 2017 | 6:00 AMAndre Lowe

Kimberly Williams will be looking to continue her improvements this season at today's Diamond League meet inside the iconic Stadio Olimpico in Rome.Williams, one of six Jamaicans down to compete at the meet, improved her season's best to 14.35m at...

Published:Tuesday | June 6, 2017 | 6:17 PMAndre Lowe

The Jamaica Football Federation is expected to meet shortly to chart the way forward following the passing of its president Captain Horace Burrell, who died yesterday afternoon in the United States after a prolonged illness.General Secretary of the...

Published:Tuesday | June 6, 2017 | 6:00 AMAndre Lowe

Netball insider Sylvester Campbell believes Jamaica's recent tie with Barbados in their three Tests series should serve as a wake-up call, adding that the result showed that a lot of work is needed to develop the country's fringe players into top...

Published:Tuesday | June 6, 2017 | 6:00 AMAndre Lowe

It has been a good year for South African speedster Akani Simbine, who arrived in the island yesterday afternoon ahead of Saturday's JN Racers Grand Prix as one of the most in form sprinters on the planet.Simbine, who recently won the 100m title at...

Published:Monday | June 5, 2017 | 6:54 PMAndre Lowe

Andre Lowe, Sports Editor  Arnett Gardens came from behind to beat Portmore United 2-1 in the Red Stripe Premier League final at the National Stadium on Monday to secure their fifth top flight title and second in three years with Marvin Morgan...

Published:Sunday | June 4, 2017 | 6:00 AMAndre Lowe

Sprinting superstar Usain Bolt has shared that it has been a struggle coming to grips with the passing of his close friend, Germaine Mason, but noted that he is determined to end his season and career on a high in honour of the Jamaican-born British...

Published:Wednesday | May 31, 2017 | 5:03 AMAndre Lowe

Having signed with Ricky Simms and his Pace Sports Management agency, ever-improving Jamaican hurdler Jaheel Hyde - shiny new PB in hand, is approaching the season with renewed confidence and drive.Hyde, who can count the Olympic Games, two World...

Published:Wednesday | May 24, 2017 | 5:00 AMAndre Lowe

After missing out on the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) championships title in the final year of his three-year deal with Humble Lion, head coach Donovan Duckie says he is still eager to lift that title and is hoping to continue his work at the...

Published:Friday | May 19, 2017 | 5:00 AMAndre Lowe

With the Jamaica Independent Schools Association (JISA)/Tastee National Preparatory Schools Track and Field Champ-ionships set for the National Stadium next Thursday, president of the organisation, Wesley Boynes, is calling for equity where the use...

Published:Wednesday | May 17, 2017 | 5:00 AMAndre Lowe

Jamaica's Olympic 400-metre hurdler Kaliese Spencer will know her fate in just about a month's time after her anti-doping rules violation hearing was wrapped up at the Jamaica Conference Centre yesterday, where the athlete faced a testing 90-minute...

Published:Saturday | May 13, 2017 | 5:39 AMAndre Lowe

Elaine Thompson says she is happy with her preparation after another big win, this time in the 100m at the Shanghai Diamond League, where she ran a world leading 10.78 seconds in slightly...

Published:Friday | May 12, 2017 | 5:00 AMAndre Lowe

July 11, 2015 is the last time Elaine Thompson lost a 100 metres race.That was 22 months ago. It is also amazing.Since that loss - a second-place finish in Madrid - Thompson has literally had her way in the 100m, racking up 15 wins in the event,...

Published:Saturday | May 6, 2017 | 5:00 AMAndre Lowe

Elaine Thompson looks unstoppable. Asafa Powell is still waiting for his 98th sub-10 seconds 100m time, and Aisha Praught got her name in the record books as the Diamond League circuit got going in Doha yesterday.As the temperature teased 40 degrees...

Published:Friday | May 5, 2017 | 5:00 AMAndre Lowe

It's only early May, but Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson is already looking extremely scary - for her rivals at least - ahead of what's sure to be another medal-mining assault at this Summer's World Championships in London.The double Olympic...

Published:Thursday | May 4, 2017 | 5:00 AMAndre Lowe

Maurice Wilson, who served as technical director for Jamaica's team to the recently concluded World Relays in The Bahamas, says he is satisfied with the team's performance in the archipelago, but is warning Jamaican fans to brace for less...

Published:Wednesday | May 3, 2017 | 5:00 AMAndre Lowe

Despite admitting that she still holds ambitions of breaking the 400m hurdles world record, experienced Jamaican hurdler Melaine Walker is still hunting her dream of competing at the highest level in...

Published:Tuesday | April 25, 2017 | 4:00 AMAndre Lowe

President of the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) Wayne Shaw is sharply questioning the viability of top-flight football participation and is pointing to a planned confederation academy as the answer to financial issues faced by...

Published:Friday | April 21, 2017 | 4:20 AMAndre Lowe

Germaine Mason's fatal early-morning bike crash yesterday sent ripples across the globe as the local and international athletics community mourned the loss of a man who not only distinguished himself in the sport, but was also a friend to some of...

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