Death of iconic sprinter and coach Dennis “DJ” Johnson, OD

Friday, April 23, 2021
The Jamaica Athletic Administrative Association (JAAA) is extremely saddened by the passing of iconic Jamaican sprinter and coach Dennis “DJ” Johnson. Dennis portrayed excellence in whatever his involvement. He was one of the most feared sprinters in the world in the early 1960s, equalling the world record for the 100 yards among other outstanding feats.

Press Release: JIIM Cancellation


We were looking forward to resuming the annual staging of our Jamaica International Invitational Track Meet (JIIM) on May 8, 2021 at the National Stadium.

The event which enjoys recognition from World Athletics, has always attracted elite athletes from all over the world, and this year’s staging would have been no different, as it would have provided useful competition for select athletes as they prepare for the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo Japan, in July/August 2021.

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