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WADA 2018 Prohibited List:Major Changes

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has announced updates to the Prohibited List (the List), which will come into effect on January 01, 2018.

Immortal Bolt - Sprint Icon's Statue Finally Unveiled

Sprint legend Usain St Leo Bolt has been immortalised in bronze with the unveiling of an eight-foot statue in his likeness at Jamaica's National Stadium yesterday, depicting his trademark 'To the World' stance.

Barshim And Thiam Named 2017 Athletes Of The Year

Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim and Nafissatou Thiam of Belgium have been named the male and female World Athletes of the Year at the IAAF Athletics Awards 2017, held at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco on Friday (24).

Russia appeal for reinstatement turned down by World Anti-Doping Agency

  • By Duncan Mackayat The Westin Chosun Seoul
  • Thursday, 16 November 2017

An appeal from the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) to be reinstated by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) was turned down here today. 

NACAC Technical Officials Panel for 2018 -2021

Congratulations to Garth Gayle, who has been appointed to the NACAC Technical Officials Panel for 2018 -2021.  We wish Garth all the best in this role.

Obituary of Olympian Malcolm "Mal" Spence

The Jamaica athletics administrative association regrets the passing of Malcolm Spence on October 30, 2017.
A Jamaican Olympian track and field athlete born on January 2, 1936, Mal and his twin brother Mel (Melville Spence), who predeceased him five years ago, competed in the 400m and 800m events.

Bolt insists he has no regrets on holding off retirement until IAAF World Championships

By Liam Morgan at the Olympic Stadium on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London
Sunday, 13 August 2017

Usain Bolt insisted he had no regrets over his decision to prolong his career beyond last year's Olympic games and stressed his legacy would not be tarnished by his failure to win a gold medal at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships, which finished here tonight.

JAAA facilitates the signing of MOU between the University of Birmingham and the Ministry of Health, Jamaica

Before the Summer Olympics of 2012 Jamaica held its pre-Olympic camp at the University of Birmingham. This started a series of co-operation with the Birmingham City Council, The University of Birmingham and Jamaica.