News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Jan. 27, 2017: Here are the stories making headlines in sports from the Caribbean and its Diaspora. Jamaican Olympic Association To Appeal IOC Decision Against 4x100m Team The Jamaican Olympic Association says it may appeal against the decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to their 4x100m relay squad of their gold medals earned at the 2008 Beijing Olympic after team member Nesta Carterâ€™s failed a drug re-test.
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Jan. 24, 2017: The Caribbean will again be represented at this yearâ€™s NFL Super Bowl on Feb. 5, 2017 as the New England Patriots take on the Atlanta Falcons. The Patsâ€™ only Jamaican-born player, Patrick Chung, will be the only Caribbean-born player in the 51st Super Bowl when the two teams clash at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.
Jamaican-born, Florida-schooled Romario Williams gets a second chance to make a first impression on Major League Soccer after signing with MLS expansion club Atlanta United F.C. (AUFC) last month. The striker, a former national Under-17 World Cup and University of Central Florida (UCF) star, is hoping to finally establish his place in North Americaâ€™s top professional league after failing his initial attempt with the Montreal Impact, the club which selected him third overall in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad â€“ Olympic star Keshorn Walcott and sprinter Michelle Lee Ahye have been voted Trinidad and Tobagoâ€™s top sports persons of 2016. The 23-year-old Walcott was rewarded for his bronze medal in the javelin at the Olympic Games in Brazil. He had won gold at the London 2012 Games as a teenager.