Coleman, Fraser-Pryce among several big names for Jamaica Invitational
Coleman, Fraser-Pryce among several big names for Jamaica Invitational

Jamaica International Invitational, a silver event in the World Athletics Continental Tour Series, could be staged in September.

Dr Warren Blake, chairman of the organizing committee, said with the reopening of the Diamond League Series, a limited way, they are hoping for a September date.

“We are hoping that we may be able to stage a meeting in early September.

“We haven’t gotten a firm date as yet,” Dr Blake said on Radio Jamaica.

In March, the organizers, in a release, said because “the COVID-19 pandemic is still not under control in numerous countries including Jamaica” postponement was the best option.

“The organizing committee has decided to postpone the meet that was scheduled for 2 May 2020,” the release stated.

World 100m champions Christian Coleman and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce were some of the stars announced for this year’s staging.

World record-holder Kendra Harrison (100mH) and Dalilah Muhammad (400mH), along with Olympic champions Elaine Thompson and Shaunae Millier-Uibo and World 200m champion Noah Lyles were also down to compete.

It is not clear if these athletes will be available if the meet goes ahead in September.

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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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