MONTEGO BAY, St James – A visit by Jamaica Olympic Association President Christopher Samuda and Olympic diver Yona Knight-Wisdom has left members of Montego Bay’s business community thinking about the business side of sports. “The members are currently looking at it as viable options for investment,” president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce andRead more
WITH the 2023 Netball World Cup set to tip off in Cape Town, South Africa today, president of the Jamaica Olympic Association Christopher Samuda is hopeful that he’ll be able to witness the elevation of the sport to the Olympic stage. Samuda believes the sport has enough credentials for the relevant authorities to consider makingRead more
CHRISTOPHER Samuda, president of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), said his organisation is looking to establish a brand new, multipurpose, indoor sporting facility in central Jamaica which will aid the further development of sport in the country.Samuda said this sporting facility will host 15 sporting disciplines and that it will be very affordable for sportingRead more
Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) President Christopher Samuda has made a case to further push for sport to embrace and institutionalise a commercial model, which should position it has a stronger driver of economic activity.
“History tells us that sport long ago evolved into a business and the current times signal that it is continually revolutionising into a commercial enterprise of which tourism, entertainment, health and wellness, technology, fan engagement and media broadcast are principal drivers,” he said as he spoke at the press briefing of the Jamaica Lacrosse Association at Olympic Manor recently.
The Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) will be choosing two Olympians for an upcoming scholarship programme. The scholarship will see a total of $3 million being given to two athletes, a male and a female, who have represented Jamaica at the Olympic Games in any sporting discipline. Its duration is for one year, but it isRead more
INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC Committee (IOC) president, Thomas Bach, admitted he is impressed with the broadening scope of Jamaica’s sports beyond just athletics, which he says can only elevate its standing in the Olympic movement.
Bach, who was speaking at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rosehall yesterday, is visiting Jamaica for the weekend along with an eight-member delegation.
JOA boss Samuda urges culture of legacy creation in Olympic movement ROSE HALL, St James — Christopher Samuda, president of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), says Jamaica’s sports mandate is not only about creating champions, but “standard-bearers” who are expected to fashion legacies for others coming behind to benefit from. The JOA boss said leadersRead more
Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) President Christopher Samuda says feedback to their stance on not boycotting the Paris Olympic Games next year has been positive. Jamaica, in refusing to boycott, will be in opposition to the position of 34 nations who are threatening a boycott regarding allowing Russian and Belarusian athletes to compete in Paris asRead more
President Christopher Samuda says the Jamaica Olympic Association’s (JOA) expansion of its headquarters will begin shortly. The JOA said last August that $120 million will be spent to redevelop the property, with half of that funding coming from its own finances, and the other from the Pan American Sports Organisation.