Inter Secondary Schools Sports Association’s (ISSA) got approval on Friday (Jan 20) for several changes to take effect this year.

Principals voted overwhelmingly at the Terra Nova Hotel for the support in time for Champs, to be contested – March 28 and April 1, 2017.

Athletes will now be allowed to run two individual events and up to two relays.

In the field, however, athletes can do three individual events or two along with a relay.

The 400m hurdles will be split in two classes – 1 and 2.

The steeplechase open for boys and girls, 5,000m and 3,000m will allow only entries from classes 1 and 2 athletes.
In the multiple events, girls will be allowed one additional event with the heptathlon (seven events) while boys can only do the decathlon (10 events).

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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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