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Track and field events in Jamaica have been cancelled or postponed in light of the coronavirus.

The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association Limited (JAAA), the country’s governing body, announced on Friday, 13 March.

According to the release, the JAAA said: “All local track and field events as well as the Carifta Games which was scheduled for Bermuda, have been cancelled or postponed until further notice.”

The JAAA office, according to the release, will also remain closed.

Several sporting events across the world, among them the NBA, English Premier League, Grenada Invitational, NCAA Championships, World Indoor Championships and Champs, have been hit by the rapidly-spreading coronavirus.

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By Anthony Foster

Is a two-time Jamaica sports journalist of the year (2004 and 2005) and world-renowned journalist. One of his award-winning articles was on Usain Bolt, 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion and sprint double record holder, was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony has covered Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016; Six (6) IAAF World Athletics Championships between 2007 and 2019 and several other international sporting events, including the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his favourite football team, Argentina vs the USA in 2004.

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