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AISK hosts more than 80 student athletes at SoccerFeva

The American International School of Kingston last week hosted over 80 international students from schools around the Caribbean for the annual SoccerFeva International Football Tournament.

The competition saw schools from across the region compete not just against the AISK Hurricanes, but a myriad of other local Jamaican schools for the region’s largest U19 student-athlete match up.

This year’s two-day tournament began last Friday, February 8 and culminated with the finals on Saturday, February 9 2019. International participants from Cayman Prep and High School, Lyford Cay International School (Bahamas), Lucaya International School (Bahamas) and Cedar International School (British Virgin Islands) were matched up against local student athletes from AISK, Hillel Academy, Campion College…

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Interpreter for Oita marathon closes blog after calling African athletes ‘chimpanzees’ in post

A woman in her 50s who served as a volunteer interpreter at a marathon in Oita Prefecture has apologized for an online blog post in which she referred to African marathoners under her care as “chimpanzees.”

The woman, who volunteered during the Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon on Feb. 3, decided to close the blog after an interview with local newspaper Oita Godo Shimbun on Wednesday, an official of the annual race’s secretariat said Friday. The blog was not her personal one and featured reports on the activities of a sports club to which she belongs, the official said.

Organizations involved with the race include Oita Prefecture, the cities of Oita and Beppu, Mainichi Newspapers Co. and Oita Broadcasting System Inc.

In an entry published Sunday, the woman said she had difficulty…

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Caster Semenya: IAAF denies it will tell court athletes like South African should be classed as male

Caster Semenya is the reigning two-time Olympic and three-time World 800m champion

Athletics’ governing body has denied it will tell a court female athletes with high testosterone levels like Caster Semenya should be classified as male.

World and Olympic 800m champion Semenya is challenging a proposed IAAF rule that aims to restrict the levels of testosterone in female runners.

The case will be heard at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) next week.

The Times reported