Elaine Thompson 2019 Jamaica Trials
Elaine Thompson 2019 Jamaica Trials

Track and field events in Jamaica have been cancelled or postponed in light of the coronavirus.

The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association Limited (JAAA), the country’s governing body, announced on Friday, 13 March.

According to the release, the JAAA said: “All local track and field events as well as the Carifta Games which was scheduled for Bermuda, have been cancelled or postponed until further notice.”

The JAAA office, according to the release, will also remain closed.

Several sporting events across the world, among them the NBA, English Premier League, Grenada Invitational, NCAA Championships, World Indoor Championships and Champs, have been hit by the rapidly-spreading coronavirus.

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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.


  1. This is definitely the right move! The WHO declared it a pandemic for a reason. It hurts now, but this could save many lives in the long run.


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