The Gold Cup is a shitty tournament. It’s the championship of CONCACAF, a garbage confederation with two consistently pretty good teams mixed in with a bunch of flotsam of varying quality. It’s normally contested by the participating countries’ B or C teams, since no one cares all that much about winning it. It’s…
Kemar Lawrence’s free kick left Mexican keeper Jose Corona dumbfounded as the 88th-minute goal put the New York Red Bull and his Jamaica side past Mexico and into a Gold Cup final matchup with the United States.
A report from German broadcast network ARD—which previously broadcast bombshells about FIFA corruption in Qatar and unpunished doping activity—claims that the IOC covered up doping cases from the 2008 Beijing Olympics. German journalist Hajo Seppelt reports that “in 2016 during the re-analysis for banned substances,…
Usain Bolt has completed the unprecedented feat of winning the 100m, 200m, and 4x100m relay in three straight Olympics, anchoring Jamaica to a 37.27 tonight and, with Nickel Ashmeade, Yohan Blake, and Asafa Powell, beating Japan by 0.33 seconds. The U.S. claimed bronze, two hundredths of a second behind Japan.
Usain Bolt went and won his third consecutive gold medal in the 200m this evening, a few days after he won his third straight gold medal in the 100m. Bolt is an all-timer, and the only sprinter ever to defend both sprint golds twice. He’s also the most famous living Jamaican, with a massive, enthusiastic fanbase. What…
Usain Bolt won tonight’s 100m final, his third Olympic gold in a row in that event, with a time of 9.81 seconds. Runners-up Justin Gatlin and Andre de Grasse looked at the finish like they were running in slow motion.
Usain Bolt has always been talked about like he’s an elemental being, an athlete not bound to the laws of nature. When he set the world record in the 100 meters for the first time in Beijing, he visibly slowed and celebrated as he crossed the line, costing himself at least 0.1 seconds. He then set a double…
The United States Men’s National Team lost 2-1 to Jamaica in the semifinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the first time they have failed to advance to the finals since 2003, when they were knocked out in the semifinals by Brazil’s U-23 team. A U-23 team that featured players like Kaka, Maicon, Robinho, Thiago Motta, and…
For the first time since 2007, the Jamaican men’s 4x100 relay team lost a world championship final as they fell to the United States at the World Relays tonight in the Bahamas.
The Jamaica Tourist Board claims that "The Bobsled Song" will sync up with the length of the course when the Jamaican bobsleigh team does its run. The two-man event starts at 11:15 a.m., so test it out for yourself.
Get down! Get down! (No, seriously, get down. The stadium's ceiling might collapse at any moment.)
The Jamaican team is one good weekend away from qualifying a two-man sled for the Sochi Olympics, in what would be the island nation's first appearance since the 2002 games. They just might not have the money.
In the past two months, Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell, Veronica Campbell-Brown, Sherone Simpson, and three more track and field athletes have tested positive for banned substances. What's changed? Perhaps, says the ex-head of Jamaica's anti-doping body, they're actually being tested now.
Jamaica's Veronica Campbell-Brown, winner of the 2004 and 2008 Olympics women's 200m and reigning world champion, reportedly failed a drug test after testing positive for a banned diuretic used as a masking agent.
Last night, US men's soccer traveled to Jamaica to take on the hosts in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying. It was their fourth game in the final Hexagonal round, where all six clubs play the others home and away. After 10 games, the top three teams advance to next year's World Cup in Brazil, while the fourth-place team…
Desperately needing a win after dropping the ball in Jamaica last week, the U.S. Men's National Team rode the wave of a rowdy crowd in Columbus to eke out a 1-0 World Cup qualifier win last night, though not without a bit of struggling.
A Jamaican relay team anchored by Usain Bolt obliterated the world 4x100 record in running a 36.85 and holding off U.S. team that itself ran a world record-tying 37.04.
Usain Bolt cruised to a win in his 100m semifinal today, pacing at 9.87 despite taking a break for tea mid-race and cruising his way home in the end. He'll face three Americans in the final, which takes place in about an hour.