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
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
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.
It will be a signal milestone when the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) initiates the “Kingston Liberec Connection” as a model partnership in the global sport film industry.On a recent visit to the Czech Republic, JOA President, Christopher Samuda, who was a guest of the Liberec Film Festival Organization, proposed an Olympic partnership dubbed the “Kingston-Liberec Connection”Read more
The Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) will be granting three-year scholarships totalling $6 million to local coaches starting November 1, which will allow successful candidates to finance educational pursuits as well as living expenses, which the governing entity believes is a challenge the coaches encounter.According to the release by the JOA, the scholarships will be awardedRead more
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