Winter Games

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 […]

Jamaica Skeleton slider Anthony Watson will have his work cut out if he is to secure a place on the medal podium at the ongoing Winter Olympics Games in Pyeongchang. The 28-year-old Watson finished his sixth official training run on Wednesday, clocking his second best time of the series with 53.17 which was good enough […]

The word from the Jamaican camp at the Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, is that the team is united, coaches are in place and there will be no equipment change. The positive outlook comes in response to reports that the team’s driving coach, Sandra Kiriasis, quit the post today and could take with […]

Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian knows the power of representation. The Jamaican Olympic bobsledder, who was born in the United States but is competing for Jamaica at the PyeongChang Games, started to answer a question Saturday about the importance of diversity in sports during a news conference in South Korea when she started to choke up. It’s important that […]

Athletes from Jamaica and the Dominican Republic returned home from the 2017 Special Olympic Winter Games as medal winners. Jamaica’s 18 man team won 5 medals – 3 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze, its best medal haul ever and the first time all Jamaica’s competitors medaled in the games. Speed skaters Romaine Austin won […]

Jamaica has gotten its first ever gold medal in the Special Olympics World Winter Games. In its 34th year, the Special Olympics World Winter Games is being held in Graz, Austria and is hosting 2,700 athletes from 107 countries. Yesterday, 19-year-old Romaine Austin earned the historic gold medal for Jamaica after winning division 15 of […]


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