Cancellation of Carifta Games 2021


From: Keith Joseph, General Secretary, NACAC

To: Carifta Family Members

Subject: Cancellation of Carifta Games 2021

New Generation - Sprinter Ackeem Blake Is Learning

Newcomer Ackeem Blake topped the 200 metres at last Saturday's JAAA Qualification Series meet at the National Stadium with a personal best of 20.97 seconds on April 24. For his coaches at the Titans Track Club, it was a sign that their young charge was learning what it takes to be fast.

George Kerr Remembered

The late George Kerr has been remembered as a 'half-mile talent rarely seen'. The feats of Jamaica's 1960 Olympic 800 metres bronze medal winner were recounted on April 15 by the US Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association in a story about Kerr's NCAA winning performances at the University of Illinois.

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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Elevate the Game - Building the Muscle of the Mind, Jamaica

JAAA Withdraws from 2021 World Relays Team

The JAAA has withdrawn from the 2021 World Relays to be held in Silesia, Poland from May 01 - 02.

Chantz on a Mission

"Injuries can really humble you".  So says Chantz Sawyers, the 2018 IAAF World Under 20 400 metres bronze medal winner. Now 21, Sawyers has made his way back from two years of injury and disappointment. He hopes the road ahead leads him under 45 seconds and to the Jamaican Olympic team.