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Rio DreamAndrew Fisher and Kemarley Brown seem set to represent Bahrain at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. According to the latest IAAF newsletter, published July 28, both MVP athletes are eligible to represent the Middle East country by August 10. Fisher will be able to wear the colours on August 9 with Brown a day later.

Track and Field at the Games opens on August 12.

Fisher, the 14th Jamaican to break the 10 seconds barrier, ran a personal best of 9.94 in Madrid on July 11.

Brown, another sub-10 man at 9.93, recently returned to Jamaica from college in the USA.

The two won’t be the first Jamaicans to represent Bahrain, as Brandon Simpson, a former Jamaica quarter miler, switched to that country in 2005.

In the last three years, Jacques Harvey switched to Turkey, a country he now represents on the circuit with the name Jak Ali Harvey.

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.



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