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February 14, 1988 | THOMAS BONK, Times Staff Writer
Can a bobsled team from Jamaica find happiness and a medal in the Winter Olympics? You've got to be kidding. Jamaicans do not belong on bobsleds, they belong on the beach. At least that's the common perception, but all that is changing at the Winter Olympics, where the Caribbean country of Jamaica is fielding a bobsled team for the first time.
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June 17, 2001 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For most of Saturday afternoon, Donovan Ricketts and Kasey Keller were little more than spectators. Certainly, their position in the nets as the respective goalkeepers of Jamaica and the United States gave them a unique perspective of the drama unfolding in front of them, but they weren't really involved. Not until late in the game, that is.
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July 30, 1989
Sprinter Ben Johnson said he would like to compete for Jamaica in the 1992 Olympic Games, the Jamaica Record reported Saturday. "If I am clean, I should be able to run for Jamaica because I am a Jamaican," the newspaper quoted Johnson as saying during a visit to the island. However, Teddy McCook, president of the Jamaica Athletic Assn., has told reporters that no athlete found guilty of using banned substances will be allowed to compete for Jamaica.
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October 3, 1997 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This, according to Steve Sampson, is crunch time. Which no doubt is the reason a sellout crowd of 51,528 will be on hand at RFK Stadium tonight when the United States plays Jamaica in a key World Cup '98 qualifying game for both countries. A victory by the U.S. would put it in first place in its regional qualifying group. A victory or a tie would do the same for Jamaica. A loss by either team would put a severe dent in its chances of reaching soccer's showcase event next summer in France.
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June 17, 2001 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For most of Saturday afternoon, Donovan Ricketts and Kasey Keller were little more than spectators. Certainly, their position in the nets as the respective goalkeepers of Jamaica and the United States gave them a unique perspective of the drama unfolding in front of them, but they weren't really involved. Not until late in the game, that is.
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March 2, 1997 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Blue skies, swaying palm trees, bougainvillea in full bloom, the crash of Caribbean surf on unspoiled beaches . . . The howl of 30,000 or more sun-baked fans seeking nothing less than an American defeat on a bumpy field almost devoid of grass. There are tourist views of the tropics and then there is reality. When the U.S. national soccer team arrived on this balmy but wind-swept island Friday night, it was not without a certain sense of dreadlock. The foreboding runs deep.
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February 28, 1994 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was cool runnings, indeed. Those slapstick Jamaicans have gone serious. "The perception created by the movie will take a long time to uncreate, but this is a big step," driver Dudley Stokes said Sunday after his four-man bobsled team had finished 14th in the Winter Olympics.
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September 15, 1988 | BILL DWYRE, Times Sports Editor
A leading candidate for the award of most popular American athlete is swimmer Janet Evans. That's why a decision made on her behalf Thursday is kind of sad. Evans, a holder of three world records who has a solid chance for three good medals, was one of a group of American swimmers who met the media Thursday morning. She was sharing the spotlight with some pretty big names: Tom Jager, Mary T. Meagher, Jill Sterkel, among others.
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September 29, 1988 | RANDY HARVEY, Times Staff Writer
Although sprinter Ben Johnson is likely to be suspended from competing for Canada at least through the 1992 Olympics after testing positive for an anabolic steroid, International Olympic Committee rules would allow him to represent his native country, Jamaica. Michelle Verdier of the IOC said Thursday, however, that she believes there is little possibility of that. "We'll see in '92 if Jamaica puts Ben Johnson on the team," she said.
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October 3, 1997 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This, according to Steve Sampson, is crunch time. Which no doubt is the reason a sellout crowd of 51,528 will be on hand at RFK Stadium tonight when the United States plays Jamaica in a key World Cup '98 qualifying game for both countries. A victory by the U.S. would put it in first place in its regional qualifying group. A victory or a tie would do the same for Jamaica. A loss by either team would put a severe dent in its chances of reaching soccer's showcase event next summer in France.
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March 2, 1997 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Blue skies, swaying palm trees, bougainvillea in full bloom, the crash of Caribbean surf on unspoiled beaches . . . The howl of 30,000 or more sun-baked fans seeking nothing less than an American defeat on a bumpy field almost devoid of grass. There are tourist views of the tropics and then there is reality. When the U.S. national soccer team arrived on this balmy but wind-swept island Friday night, it was not without a certain sense of dreadlock. The foreboding runs deep.
SPORTS
February 28, 1994 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was cool runnings, indeed. Those slapstick Jamaicans have gone serious. "The perception created by the movie will take a long time to uncreate, but this is a big step," driver Dudley Stokes said Sunday after his four-man bobsled team had finished 14th in the Winter Olympics.
SPORTS
July 30, 1989
Sprinter Ben Johnson said he would like to compete for Jamaica in the 1992 Olympic Games, the Jamaica Record reported Saturday. "If I am clean, I should be able to run for Jamaica because I am a Jamaican," the newspaper quoted Johnson as saying during a visit to the island. However, Teddy McCook, president of the Jamaica Athletic Assn., has told reporters that no athlete found guilty of using banned substances will be allowed to compete for Jamaica.
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September 29, 1988 | RANDY HARVEY, Times Staff Writer
Although sprinter Ben Johnson is likely to be suspended from competing for Canada at least through the 1992 Olympics after testing positive for an anabolic steroid, International Olympic Committee rules would allow him to represent his native country, Jamaica. Michelle Verdier of the IOC said Thursday, however, that she believes there is little possibility of that. "We'll see in '92 if Jamaica puts Ben Johnson on the team," she said.
SPORTS
September 15, 1988 | BILL DWYRE, Times Sports Editor
A leading candidate for the award of most popular American athlete is swimmer Janet Evans. That's why a decision made on her behalf Thursday is kind of sad. Evans, a holder of three world records who has a solid chance for three good medals, was one of a group of American swimmers who met the media Thursday morning. She was sharing the spotlight with some pretty big names: Tom Jager, Mary T. Meagher, Jill Sterkel, among others.
SPORTS
February 14, 1988 | THOMAS BONK, Times Staff Writer
Can a bobsled team from Jamaica find happiness and a medal in the Winter Olympics? You've got to be kidding. Jamaicans do not belong on bobsleds, they belong on the beach. At least that's the common perception, but all that is changing at the Winter Olympics, where the Caribbean country of Jamaica is fielding a bobsled team for the first time.
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October 3, 2013 | By David Wharton
Sprint star Veronica Campbell-Brown can resume competing immediately after Jamaican sports authorities resolved her doping case with only a public warning. Five months ago, Campbell-Brown tested positive for a banned diuretic. While under suspension, she missed Jamaica's national championships and could not compete in the recent world championships. The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Assn. said in a statement Wednesday that its disciplinary committee "recommended that a reprimand without any period of ineligibility would be appropriate.
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October 2, 2013 | Staff and Wire reports
Matt Kuchar is the 10th player to have Tiger Woods as a partner in the Presidents Cup. Woods and Kuchar are in the fifth of six matches Thursday, taking on Angel Cabrera and Marc Leishman in fourballs at Muirfield in Dublin, Ohio. This is the seventh Presidents Cup for Woods, and the second for Kuchar. International captain Nick Price put Jason Day and Graham DeLaet in the opening match against Hunter Mahan and Brandt Snedeker. Ernie Els and Phil Mickelson also have new partners.
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