The Jamaica Observer Limited and the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) on Tuesday signed a landmark multi-year partnership agreement that will see both entities joining forces to deliver promotional and development support for stakeholders at all levels.The agreement will see the Jamaica Observer being identified as the official media partner of Jamaica’s Olympic movement with theRead more
Through an injection of funds from the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), the Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) will be able to send a national team of twenty-five swimmers to the upcoming XXVI Goodwill Swim Meet in Trinidad & Tobago. The members, aged 9-17, will compete at the regional meet from August 19-21 against otherRead more
Chris Samuda, president of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), has come out in full support of the Jamaica Squash Association as they host the Senior Caribbean Squash Championships at the Liguanea Club in Kingston. The event serves as an avenue for the top squash players in the region to demonstrate their talent and vie forRead more
Jamaica Olympic Association President Christopher Samuda hopes Jamaica can compete in football at the Olympics one day. “The Olympic Association understands that our role in sport is not only to change the game which we’re already in, but to transform it and to have, in certain respects, a renaissance so that generations can experience whatRead more
The financial performance of Jamaica’s governing body for Olympic and non-Olympic sports continues to raise the bar in demonstrating prudence, innovation, investment savvy and commercial value.The annual general meeting of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), held in December last year at the Courtleigh Corporate Centre to consider its 2020 financial performance, was more than anRead more
It is an open secret that the present administration of the Jamaica Olympic Association, JOA, is creating “heat waves” in winter sports as it fulfills one of its mandates of growing and strengthening Jamaica’s representation in the winter Olympic Games with a competitive edge. Although without a medal for the last eight winter Games, JOA President,Read more
The strength of the brand of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) and the value of partnering with Jamaica’s governing body for Olympic and non-Olympic sports have not escaped stakeholders of the sporting world.The latest global sport organization to initiate a partnership with the JOA is the International Jump Rope Union (IJRU) established in 1973 asRead more
A record number of coaches, who were last year registered by the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) for a rigorous hi-level coaches’ course hosted by the Pan Am Sports Organization (PASO), successfully completed and are on course to achieve international certification.Coaches from several sports including handball, badminton, judo, taekwondo, gymnastics, baseball, chess, volleyball, lawn tennis andRead more
The initiative by the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) to invest millions into its equipment grant is bearing fruit with a number of member associations making use of the funds.Financing for the program that provides funding for sporting associations to acquire equipment deemed critical to building capacity for sport and the performance of athletes, was madeRead more
Sport is a business and like any viable business, there has to be a plan that sustains the business.
A maxim that was articulated by president of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), Christopher Samuda, in the featured address he delivered at the partnership investiture between the Jamaica Lacrosse Association and the G C Foster College of Physical Education and Sport and also in a post-event interview.
In lauding the partnership, Samuda exhorted the parties to become “influencers and instrumental in the creation of a national strategic and business sport plan and its activation” and in so doing he identified elements of this plan