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Jamaican footballers playing in Vietnam

posted by Focused on December 7, 2011 @ 8:18 am in SPORTS

 

Jamaica has exported many footballers to various professional leagues across Europe and North America for years. Add a new market to that list. Were you aware of the fact that there are Jamaican footballers having a strong impact with their teams in Vietnam? Among them is Kingston's Andre Fagan. He

 

 

 

 

Another reason to look forward to London 2012

posted by Focused on November 27, 2011 @ 4:21 pm in SPORTS

 

Before September of this year, any mention of next year's 200m Olympic final would bring out the same response from me: "Bolt wins it easily, nobody comes close!". That was before Yohan Blake ran his fantastic 19.26 seconds in the 200m race of the Diamond League's Brussels meet.   Not only did

 

 

 

 

Isn't it called the WORLD Cup for a reason?

posted by Focused on December 4, 2010 @ 12:24 pm in SPORTS

 

World football governing body FIFA’s decision to award the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar, respectively, has triggered very emotional reactions from people around the world. You just have to visit any major news website to see the reactions for yourself. I am not writing to discuss

 

 

 

 

Developing the ideal surface for sprint training

posted by Focused on November 18, 2010 @ 10:30 am in SPORTS

 

How much has training on grass tracks helped Jamaican sprinters in developing their speed over the years? While the extent to which it has is hard to quantify, I believe that training on a grass track during their formative years has played a positive role in the grooming of Jamaican sprinters. Why

 

 

 

 

Time for a Jamaican athlete insurance fund

posted by Focused on August 27, 2010 @ 11:37 am in SPORTS

 

Jamaica’s well-known love affair with athletics has lasted for decades and has evolved into a fruitful marriage. The Olympic and World Championship gold medal victories of Jamaican athletes in 2008 and 2009 is the latest reminder of that fact. In 2008, the Jamaican government carried out very

 

 

 

 

Samardo Samuels, another Jamaican joining the NBA.

posted by Focused on July 24, 2010 @ 1:35 pm in SPORTS

 

Samardo Samuels’ recent signing with the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers makes him the second Jamaican basketball player to join the world’s best basketball league this summer (Jerome Jordan being the first). Born in Trelawny, Samuels learned how to play the game in Jamaica before

 

 

 

 

Jamaican basketball player gets drafted

posted by Focused on June 27, 2010 @ 9:12 am in SPORTS

 

  Jamaican basketball received some good news at the 2010 NBA (National Basketball Association) Draft. Kingston-born and past Jamaica College student Jerome Jordan was drafted by the Milwaukee bucks. Standing at 7”1 and weighing 244 lbs, Jordan plays at the center position. Having learned

 

 

 

 

Success in sports: Attitude is everything!

posted by Focused on June 4, 2010 @ 6:42 am in SPORTS

 

Why do Jamaicans run so fast? People around the world, including elite athletes, have been asking the same question for years. While the answers and theories might vary, nobody can deny the fact that Jamaicans’ approach and attitude towards track and field play a fundamental role in their

 

 

 

 

Football academies: One here, more needed

posted by Focused on April 30, 2010 @ 9:11 am in SPORTS

 

Share | Real Madrid, one of the world’s most prestigious football clubs, recently launched a football school in Montego Bay. The school is managed by former Jamaican national goalkeeper Aaron Lawrence. Just like any football academy, the Real Madrid football school will allow

 

 

 

 

What about the Boyz?: Part 3

posted by Focused on February 11, 2010 @ 2:05 pm in SPORTS

 

Part 2 of this series looked at the importance of establishing football academies in Jamaica. One cannot talk about establishing a high standard of football in Jamaica without mentioning coaches. Coaches are the ones responsible for nurturing players of all ages and skill levels. Even the most talented

 

 

 

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