Verizon and CONCACAF kick off exclusive multi-platform media partnership

NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Verizon and the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) have agreed to a ground breaking multi-platform media rights deal to distribute CONCACAF tournaments across Verizon’s digital media platforms. The deal gives Verizon exclusive English language rights to distribute multiple Confederation Championships, including the…

45 in running for Grenada’s Parliamentary Elections

Forty-five candidates have been nominated for Grenada’s parliamentary elections, slated for March 13, it has been announced. Most of the candidates are in one of two political camps, the first being the ruling New National Party (NNP). The second is the main opposition, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), according to Nation News. The NPC and NDC each nominated 15 candidates…

Williams named to Jamaica’s IAAF Indoor Team

HE FLATS – Georgia Tech junior hurdler Jeanine Williams was invited to Jamaica’s national team for the IAAF World Indoor Championships, the Jamaica Athletic Administrative Association announced this week. With the World Indoors (March 2-4 in Birmingham, England) scheduled for one week prior to the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships (March 9-10 in College Station, Texas), Williams…

Women Bobsledders urge more J’cans to take up winter sports

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AFP) — Thirty years after the Jamaican men’s bobsleigh team took the world by storm at the 1988 Calgary Olympics, it was the turn of a hardy trio of women from the tiny Caribbean island to launch themselves down an icy chute at breakneck speeds at the Pyeonchang Games. “Cool Runnings” the…

Jamaican skeleton athlete struggles after two runs at Winter Olympics

The first Jamaican skeleton athlete at a Winter Olympics, Anthony Watson, has struggled through two runs in the men’s skeleton at the 2018 Games in  PyeongChang, South Korea on Wednesday night Jamaica time. Watson, 28-year-old, sits at second-from-the-bottom in 29th position after he posted a combined time of 1:47.17 in his two heats at the Olympic Sliding Centre.…

NACAC appoints new development manager

New Area Development Manager for North America, Central America and the Caribbean Athletics Association –NACAC AA The NACAC Council in its meeting February 3, 2018 chose Professor Luis Roberto Reeves as the new Development Manager in the Area Association that consists of 31 Member Federations and 4 Associate Members. An experienced, bilingual athletics national coach…