FOR THE Jamaica Karate Federation, Thursday will go down as a red letter day as the local sporting body was officially accepted by the World Karate Federation (WKF), this after a provisional membership.
Jamaica recently participated in the 25th World Karate Championships earlier this month in Dubai, and that is where the historic occasion unfolded as the country was voted a permanent member of the WKF.
Team Jamaica has made an exciting new find to boost its chances in international weightlifting competition, with the addition of Chloe Whylie, a grand niece of the late Professor Rex Nettleford, who has been getting attention in Britain where she was born of Jamaican parentage.
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Tokyo 2020 Olympic medallists and their coaches will benefit from a $41 million “Olympic Rewards Programme” courtesy of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) and two of its key sponsorship partners, Supreme Ventures Limited through the Supreme Ventures Foundation and Mayberry Investments.
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.
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.
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.