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Top Caribbean Athletes Shine In Jamaica


By NAN Sports Editor

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 15, 2018: Several Caribbean and Caribbean American athletes were in winning form at the JN Racers Grand Prix meeting at Jamaica’s National Stadium in Kingston last weekend.

Former World and Olympic female sprint champion, Jamaica’s Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce, returned to winning form after giving birth, as she claimed gold in the 100-meters with a seasonal best of 11.10 secs.

This was the ‘Pocket Rocket’s first international meet at home since she gave birth to a son last August. Jumping a little late out of the blocks Fraser Pryce turned on the speed at the 40meter mark and powered to the finish ahead of Jenna Prandini of the US who had a time of 11.14 and Florida-based Jamaican American teen sensation,…

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Caribbean Sports – Young Caribbean Athletes In NCAA Finals


Jamaica’s Andre Ewers

News Americas, MIAMI, FL, Fri. June 8, 2018: Several young Caribbean born athletes are through to the finals of at least two competitions at the NCAA Division 1 Championships at the Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.

Jamaica’s Andre Ewers leads a strong Caribbean contingent into today’s final of the men’s 100-m at the Division 1 Championships. Ewers, of Florida State, was fastest into the finals having posted a time of 10.00 to win Heat 2 ahead of Cravon Gillespie of Oregon 10.02.

Heat 3 actually had three four qualifiers for the final as Antigua and Barbuda’s Cejhae Greene, a senior of University of Georgia, was among the fastest losers, qualifying with a time of 10.05s four-thousandths of a second ahead of Jamaica’s Auburn sophomore Raheem…

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African athletes missing in Australia after Commonwealth Games from Cameroon, Rwanda, Uganda, Ghana — Quartz


Over 200 African athletes and officials who travelled to Australia for the Commonwealth Games are claiming asylum. The games in the city of Gold Coast ended on Apr. 15 but some of the athletes vanished in between events while others did not even show up for their events.

Those who went missing include a third of the Cameroonian delegation, at least six Ugandans and a Rwandan weightlifting coach who never returned from a toilet break while his athlete was still competing.

After a warning by Australia’s home affairs minister that those who overstayed their visas will be locked up, the missing athletes and officials are beginning to emerge from their hideouts and many have begun applying for refugee protection to enable them stay in the country. Australian officials are on the lookout…

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Where are the missing Commonwealth Games athletes?


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Arcangeline Fouodji Sonkbou is one of missing Cameroon athletes

It has been just over a month since several athletes at the Commonwealth Games in Australia disappeared.

The first to be reported missing were eight teammates from the Cameroon delegation. However the estimated number is now between 20 and 100.

They include athletes, coaches and team officials from several African countries.

Since their entry visas expired on Tuesday, Australia has threatened to deport those overstaying illegally.

However, they are permitted to stay in the country if they attempt to seek asylum.

How…

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African athletes disappeared at the Commonwealth Games. Now they’ve surfaced to seek asylum.


In the middle of the weightlifting competition at the Commonwealth Games in Australia last month, Rwanda’s coach, Jean Paul Nsengiyumva, said he had to use the bathroom. He never came back.

He wasn’t the only one: Ernest Jombla and Yusif Mansaray, men’s squash players from Sierra Leone, didn’t show up to their doubles match on April 12; five boxers and three weightlifters from Cameroon — one-third of the country’s delegation to Australia — disappeared in three overnight waves; and at least two Ugandan athletes also vanished.

Australian officials did not see the string of disappearances as a mystery. Peter Dutton,…

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Australia warns missing African athletes to comply with visas


Australia’s Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton said on Tuesday that a group of African athletes who went missing during the Commonwealth Games must give themselves up or face being deported.

Eight athletes from Cameroon, two from Uganda and a Rwandan para-powerlifting coach went missing from the April 4-15 Games at the Gold Coast, local media have reported.

The athletes will be in Australia illegally from midnight on Tuesday when their visas expire, unless they have taken legal steps to stay.

Like anyone else, they’re expected to operate within the law, and enforcement action will take place to…

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