BOLT WINS IN OSTRAVA—05/26/15
Olympic champion Usain Bolt won the 200-meter competition in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia, in spite of rain and cold conditions. He ran the distance at the Golden Spike meet in 20.13 seconds. Bolt will not move on to the Diamond League competitions in New York and Paris.
LOCAL OFFICIALS QUIET ON INDICTMENT OF FIFA—05/27/15
Local football authorities in Jamaica declined to provide comments on the corruption charges brought against FIFA by the United States Justice Department. Most of the officials involved with FIFA, including CONCACAF vice president Captain Horace Burrell, Stewart Stephenson, president of the Kingston and Football Association, and Clyde Juriedini, the general manager of the premier league club, Harbor View, had no comment on the situation.
WARNER’S SONS COULD FACE LONG PRISON TERMS IN U.S.—05/28/15
Two sons of former vice president of the International Football Federation (FIFA), Austin Jack Warner, pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy, and structuring of financial transactions imposed by the United States Justice Department. Daryll Warner and Daryan Warner waived indictment in 2013 and pleaded guilty. They face a maximum of 20 years in prison on the charges.
ATKINSON LOOKS FORWARD TO PAN AM GAMES—05/29/15
Alia Atkinson, Jamaica’s three-time Olympic swim champion says she is looking forward to participating in the Pan Am Games for 2015 in Toronto, Canada. Atkinson described the competition as a “fun meet,” stating that she felt “somewhat safe” about her ability to compete successfully with some of the fastest swimmers in the world.