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While most members of the health care community are able to offer some benefit to athletes engaged in active competition, there are some that are internationally recognized to offer predictable and reliable benefit. It will be of great benefit to our athletes if meaningful study is conducted by...

On the 1st of November 2017, several new or amended IAAF Competition Rules became effective. Below are some amendments which may be of interest to readers because they have been the subject of controversy in recent years.

The rules which will be highlighted are those which: (a) Increase...

Kingston College delighted fans at the 41st staging of the Gibson-McCook Relays. ­The boys in purple and white ran away with six wins in front of an appreciative crowd at the National Stadium on February 25, 2017. Nevertheless, KC shared the spotlight with record breaking teams from Edwin Allen...

FANS attending this year’s staging of the Gibson McCook Relays are in store for something special as history is in the making from the top female and male high school teams in the country, Edwin Allen and Calabar.

Both schools are expected to produce...

The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) has not announced selections for “athletes and coaches of the year” for the past two seasons. Prior to this hiatus, annual award functions were held under the sponsorship of the Bank of Nova Scotia. Although no reason has been proffered for...

Karen Beautle had fans at the Gibson Relays on the edge of their seats in 2000. ­ They were all spellbound by her prowess in the high jump. ­The tall Jamaican kept clearing and then raising the bar and eventually cleared a Gibson Relays record height of 1.89 metres. With the Sydney Olympic Games...

The track and field season for schools in the 1950’s was confined to only one of the three terms of the school year (the first term back then) and spanned the 3 month period January - March.

In the first two months of the term, a short period by today’s standard, athletes would prepare to...

The Gibson McCook Relays Organizing Committee wishes to offer sincere condolences to “Q’s” family. We want you to know that you are all in your our prayers.

Having worked closely with “Q” over the many years it is even more of an honor to present this tribute on behalf of the Organizing...

Sporting Federations have been faced with challenges from time to time as to whether the selection or non selection of athletes for major competitions has been fair. Challenges of these decisions have received wide publicity in the media and have even been the...

Michael Clarke, the Calabar High School head coach, has a Midas touch when it comes to relays. His 1992 Jamaica College team still holds the Gibson-McCook Relay class 1 4x200 record. Under his care, Calabar has sprinted to meet records in the class 1, 3 and 4 4x100 metre relays and in the 4x400...

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