JAMAICAN climber Darren Jordon achieved another mountaineering landmark when he successfully summited the Matterhorn, Switzerland’s iconic peak last week.
At 14,690 feet (4,478 metres), the Matterhorn is one of Europe’s most recognised landmarks, and is widely regarded as one of the continent’s toughest and most challenging mountains to climb.…Continue
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It’s hard to believe that someone who’s used to sauntering down a catwalk or blowing kisses at the camera would be shy, but amidst breathy, blushy giggles, Heidi Walcott confesses…
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JAMAICA ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and signed the optional protocol in 2007, but there are concerns that women and children living with disabilities here continue to battle discrimination.
The concerns were raised by the International Disability Alliance (IDA) during the recently held 52nd session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), held at the UN Commission in New York.…Continue
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JAMAICA PICKED up its 10th medal at…Continue
Usain Bolt won his third gold medal of the 2012 Olympics as he anchored Jamaica's sprint relay team to a sensational world record.
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Usain Bolt gets his double-double.Bolt led a Jamaican sweep of the 200 meters, matching the fourth fastest time ever, 19.32, identical to Michael Johnson's winning time in 1996. With the win, Bolt became the first man to sweep the 100 and 200 at consecutive Olympics. He was merely one stride ahead…Continue
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LONDON -- In many ways, this one was better. Four years ago in China, Usain Bolt transformed the 100 meters into performance art, and the Olympics into a soliloquy, winning with such playful arrogance that it seemed less like a competition than…Continue
Usain Bolt turned back the clock to defend his title.Bolt posted an Olympic record 9.63 to become the first man since Carl Lewis to win two straight Olympic 100-meter titles. It was a fast final all around, the fastest times ever by recorded by third-, fourth- and fifth-place finishers, according to the…Continue
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LONDON (AP) -- Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica outleaned world champion Carmelita Jeter of the United States and finished in 10.75 seconds Saturday night to win her second consecutive 100-meter Olympic gold medal.
The last woman to win the dash twice in a row was Gail Devers of the U.S. in 1992 and…Continue
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Based on reports coming out of London that the track inside the Olympic stadium is lightning fast, the world record in the blue riband event could well be shattered given the class of the competitors that have qualified for tomorrow's semi-finals.
The world record is owned by the…Continue
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The Long Beach rapper Snoop Dogg has several iconic traits -- a laid-back and menacing flow, evocatively violent lyrics and a deep affection for cannabis sativa among them. He'll get to keep at least one of those interests in his new incarnation as…Continue
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LONDON, England, Wednesday August 01, 2012 – Come Sunday, when the fastest men on earth contest the Olympic 100 meters final in London, it will be a major upset if the gold medal does not go to Jamaica.
False starts or injuries aside, Usain Bolt will…
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