Latest Jamaica Olympic Team News

Sha’Carri Richardson returns to competition at Prefontaine

Aug. 20, 2021 19:42 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Sha'Carri Richardson would prefer to let her running do the talking. The sprinter who couldn't run in the Tokyo Olympics because of a positive marijuana test is set to make her return to the track Saturday at the Prefontaine Classic. ...

Today in History

Aug. 11, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Aug. 11, the 223rd day of 2021. There are 142 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 11, 1992, the Mall of America, the nation’s largest shopping-entertainment...

Women send powerful message in Olympic track and field

Aug. 08, 2021 05:55 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — They set records everyone saw coming and others that surprised the experts. They suffered, and battled, and spoke their truth in ways that hadn't been heard before. Over nine days at the near-empty Olympic Stadium, the women of track...

Olympic Latest: France earns gold for 1st volleyball medal

Aug. 07, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT France made sure its first Olympic volleyball medal would...

'Four Ferraris': Italy race to shock 4x100 gold at Olympics

Aug. 06, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — There are some things track fans are used to: Nobody stops the Jamaican women at these Olympics and the tireless Sifan Hassan is a contender for a medal in every distance race she enters. Other things might take some getting used to: Italy is a sprint...

The long journey leads to an Olympic record for Felix

Aug. 06, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — She describes herself as “old.” She concedes she wasn't sure she'd make it this far. There were times, though, when “making it” had nothing to do with the Olympics and everything to do with simply climbing out of her hospital bed. No wonder Allyson...

American Felix sets new women's Olympics medal record

Aug. 06, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The new medal standard in Olympic women's track has been set. American Allyson Felix stands alone at the top and still has a chance to go even higher. The 35-year-old Felix won her record 10th Olympic track medal Friday night at the Tokyo Games with a push...

Olympic Latest: Canada wins 1st gold in women's soccer

Aug. 06, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT Canada won its first Olympic gold medal in women’s...

Losses in track, wins on field: Another rocky day for USA

Aug. 05, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A five-minute burst of action near the backstretch of the Olympic track served up the perfect snapshot of what is going right, and all that is going wrong, for the U.S. track and field team in Tokyo. At one moment in the pole vault pit Thursday night,...

Felix runs for history; Americans seek more basketball gold

Aug. 05, 2021 12:51 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Set the alarm for Day 14 of the Tokyo Games and watch Allyson Felix attempt to win a 10th track and field Olympic medal over breakfast. Then stay up late to catch the U.S. men's basketball team play for the gold. Most of Friday's high-profile events are...