The new president of the World Anti-Doping Agency had a simple-sounding new year resolution: “I just want to make sport cleaner.” Sir Craig Reedie knows he will never eradicate doping. Just a month into his new role, he says: “People still cheat and that is regrettable.”
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Friday 24 January 2014
Another day, another embarrassing anecdote about Toronto’s illustrious mayor Rob Ford
Rob Ford admits he ‘had been drinking’ after he was captured on camera rambling in Jamaican patois in a fast food restaurant
Wednesday 22 January 2014
Toronto’s illustrious mayor was captured on camera putting on a bizarre patois monologue for customers at the eatery in the Canadian city
Sunday 19 January 2014
It’s the story that spawned a Disney movie and, 26 years after Jamaica’s bobsleigh team appeared for the first time at the Calgary Olympics, we may finally be set for a sequel.
Winters Olympics 2014: Jamaican bobsleigh team on verge of qualifying for Sochi Games, conjuring memories of Cool Runnings
Wednesday 15 January 2014
Winston Watts and Marvin Dixon are hoping to take part in the two-man sleds
Sunday 12 January 2014
The six-time Olympic gold medallist welcomes more testing
Monday 30 December 2013
Jamaican children have particularly symmetric legs in comparison to Europeans, according to research
Wednesday 18 December 2013
Christian Concern founder Andrea Minichiello Williams angers gay rights campaigner after speech in Jamaica
Murvin Junior Smith: Singer whose song 'Police and Thieves' struck a chord both in his native Jamaica and in 1970s London
Wednesday 04 December 2013
Jamaica in the 1970s was a nation in turmoil. The economy was in decline, gangs roamed the streets at the behest of politicians and the murder rate soared. The song "Police and Thieves" caught the mood perfectly; sung by Junior Murvin and produced by Lee "Scratch" Perry, it was certainly Murvin's finest moment, and arguably Perry's, too. It was a bigger hit in the UK than in Jamaica when it was released in 1976, and its standing as an unofficial theme song of the Notting Hill Carnival – which was also plagued by violence in the late '70s – was helped by the Clash's spiky cover version the following year.
Monday 02 December 2013
'Police and Thieves' became an anthem in British inner cities of the late Seventies
Saturday 23 November 2013
Move comes as former senior Jamaican official claimed only one drug test was carried out on Jamaican athletes in months before London 2012
Thursday 21 November 2013
Gerrard welcomes negativity as Terry return played down
Sunday 17 November 2013
Jamaican sprinters Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce were crowned male and female World Athletes of the Year for 2013 by the sport's governing body, the International Association of Athletics Federations, at a ceremony in Monaco last night.
Monday 11 November 2013
Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson are among the high profile athletes to test positive recently
Wednesday 06 November 2013
Two lead roles in the next Star Wars movie are set to be filled by unknowns, as Disney, who bought Lucasfilm last year, will hold auditions open to the public this week. If you could play a "street smart and strong" orphaned girl, or a "smart capable" man in his 20s you could be one step away from Hollywood. Other parts also potentially on offer include...
Tuesday 15 October 2013
Gerrard: I’m ready to banish those nightmares of 2007
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 1 President Obama leaves touching comment on Humans of New York photo from Iran
- 3 The Chinese city where men have 'three girlfriends because there are so many women'
- 4 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train