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President Ram Nath Kovind arrives in Jamaica, to hold talks with Governor-General Patrick Allen and Prime Minister Andrew Holness
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President Ram Nath Kovind arrives in Jamaica, to hold talks with Governor-General Patrick Allen and Prime Minister Andrew Holness

During the visit, the President will hold delegation-level talks with Governor-General Allen and address the Joint Sitting of the two Houses of the Jamaican Parliament

President Ram Nath Kovind to visit Jamaica and SVG from 15 to 21 May
India

President Ram Nath Kovind to visit Jamaica and SVG from 15 to 21 May

This will be the first visit by the head of state of India to these two countries and shows the country’s commitment to Small Island Developing States & CARICOM, said Saurabh Kumar

FIFA World Cup Qualifier: Canada joy as Jamaica rout seals first finals berth since 1986
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FIFA World Cup Qualifier: Canada joy as Jamaica rout seals first finals berth since 1986

Goals from Cyle Larin, Tajon Buchanan, Junior Hoilett and an Adrian Mariappa own goal secured all three points after Canada dominated against a Jamaica side already eliminated from contention

Highlights, West Indies vs Ireland 2nd ODI, Full Cricket Score: Tector, McBrine level series
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Highlights, West Indies vs Ireland 2nd ODI, Full Cricket Score: Tector, McBrine level series

Follow live score and updates of the 2nd ODI between West Indies and Ireland in Jamaica

'I could have won Tokyo Olympics 100m', says retired Usain Bolt
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'I could have won Tokyo Olympics 100m', says retired Usain Bolt

The first Olympic 100m final since the great showman's departure was a subdued affair, with Jacobs clocking 9.80sec at a COVID-emptied Tokyo National Stadium

FIFA World Cup Qualifying: Panama upset much-changed USA, Mexico go top
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FIFA World Cup Qualifying: Panama upset much-changed USA, Mexico go top

Panama moved up into third place in the CONCACAF standings with the victory, level on eight points with the USA, who are second.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Jamaica sweep women’s 100m podium; Simone Biles’s campaign teetering with further pullouts
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Jamaica sweep women’s 100m podium; Simone Biles’s campaign teetering with further pullouts

Elaine Thompson-Herah blazed to an Olympic-record 10.61sec in the women's 100 metres event , well ahead of crestfallen two-time winner Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, with Shericka Jackson completing an all-Jamaican podium.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Ethiopian distance runner Selemon Barega claims first gold in athletics as event gets underway
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Ethiopian distance runner Selemon Barega claims first gold in athletics as event gets underway

The 10-day track and field competition, which got under way in a mostly empty 68,000-capacity Olympic Stadium with spectators barred due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Firstpost Explains: How does Jamaica consistently produce world-class sprinters?
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Firstpost Explains: How does Jamaica consistently produce world-class sprinters?

How has Jamaica been able to consistently produce world-class sprinters like Usain Bolt, Elaine Thompson, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Warren Weir and Yohan Blake? Firstpost Explains

Sprinter Yohan Blake urges Indians to stay safe as country battles surge in COVID-19 cases
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Sprinter Yohan Blake urges Indians to stay safe as country battles surge in COVID-19 cases

The COVID-19 carnage across India has shaken the country to its core with over three lakh fresh daily cases. On Wednesday the daily death toll surpassed the 3,000 mark for the first time.

Coronavirus Outbreak: CONCACAF confirms postponement of 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers
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Coronavirus Outbreak: CONCACAF confirms postponement of 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers

CONCACAF said in a statement the games would now take place next March, saying the decision had been taken in conjunction with world governing body FIFA.

Jamaican Minister of Health confirms sprinter Usain Bolt tested positive for coronavirus
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Jamaican Minister of Health confirms sprinter Usain Bolt tested positive for coronavirus

Jamaica Health Minister Christopher Tufton said Usain Bolt was aware of the results and his recent contacts were being traced.

England vs West Indies: Shannon Gabriel says Windies will stick to strategy of unsettling visitors with pace
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England vs West Indies: Shannon Gabriel says Windies will stick to strategy of unsettling visitors with pace

Gabriel, who is returning from an injury, had played a major part in West Indies 2-1 over England at home in 2019.

Usain Bolt still had a lot to offer as a sprinter, feels fellow Jamaican track icon Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
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Usain Bolt still had a lot to offer as a sprinter, feels fellow Jamaican track icon Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

Usain Bolt quit too early, reckons fellow Jamaican great Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who strongly feels that the fastest man on the the planet could have actually dug deep to extend his love affair with athletics instead of bidding it adieu.

World Athletics Championships 2019: Despite standout performances, track and field still in search of next big star after Usain Bolt
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World Athletics Championships 2019: Despite standout performances, track and field still in search of next big star after Usain Bolt

The debate about the wisdom of bringing the IAAF's biggest competition to a country that is still gearing up to host the biggest in any sport — the 2022 FIFA World Cup — haunted this event from the get-go

World Athletics Championships 2019: Under-fire for empty stands, stifling heat, Qatar sees packed houses in final weekend
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World Athletics Championships 2019: Under-fire for empty stands, stifling heat, Qatar sees packed houses in final weekend

The rousing end to the championships provided an upbeat note for a sport that continues to wrestle with a Russian doping scandal, with the country’s federation banned from the event

Dedicated coral gardeners are bringing back Jamaica's coral reefs, piece by piece
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Dedicated coral gardeners are bringing back Jamaica's coral reefs, piece by piece

Fish and coral have a codependent relationship, the fish rely on the reef to evade danger and lay eggs.

Hanuma Vihari interview: 'When team wants you to do a job, you need to raise your hand and take the challenge'
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Hanuma Vihari interview: 'When team wants you to do a job, you need to raise your hand and take the challenge'

Hanuma Vihari has done enough to suggest that he is just the man Kohli would want in his team. Someone who is clear-headed, wants to take up challenges and does not mind the changing and chopping when the captain does it. His maturity is resembled not only in his batting and demeanor on field but understanding who is in command of the team.

India vs West Indies, Highlights, 2nd Test, Day 4 at Jamaica, Full Cricket Score: India win by 257 runs to complete clean sweep
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India vs West Indies, Highlights, 2nd Test, Day 4 at Jamaica, Full Cricket Score: India win by 257 runs to complete clean sweep

India vs West Indies, Second Test, Day 4, LIVE Updates: Jadeja continues. Five off the over. Roach nudges one to leg for a single before Holder slams the fuller ball to midwicket fence for a boundary.