Leighton Levy

Leighton Levy

Leighton Levy is a journalist with 28 years’ experience covering crime, entertainment, and sports. He joined the staff at SportsMax.TV as a content editor two years ago and is enjoying the experience of developing sports content and new ideas. At SportsMax.tv he is pursuing his true passion - sports.

President of the Jamaica Athletic Administrative Association Dr. Warren Blake said the dates set for the national championships will not be changed as it serves the best interests of the majority of Jamaica’s athletes.

Reggae Girl Christine Chang marries the ‘enemy’ tomorrow knowing she has already won herself a new fan of the Jamaican team that plays in their first ever FIFA Women’s World Cup this summer.

The Caribbean Football Union, Barbados Football Association and the Argentinian Football Association signed a set of key bilateral and regional Memorandums of Understanding in Barbados on Thursday that is hoped will advance the development of football in the region in the near future.

They may have parted ways but Yohan Blake credits his former coach Glen Mills for helping him regain his confidence, which he admits, had deserted him in recent times as he attempts to recapture the form that made him the second fastest man ever to walk the earth.

Jamaican long jumper Delroy Poyser died in the United States on Monday after a long battle with cancer. He was 57.

2018 Commonwealth Games 100m bronze medallist Yohan Blake is set to open his season at the S.W. Isaac-Henry Track and Field Invitational next weekend confident that he close to being back to his best.

It’s been a week since Reggae Girl Lauren Silver arrived in Norway where she will play for Norwegian Toppserien club SK Trondheims-Ørn.

Jamaican distance runner Kemoy Campbell has revealed that his heart had stopped on Saturday when he collapsed at the NYRR Millrose Games.

The gofundme campaign launched by the family of Jamaican 3000m runner Kemoy Campbell got a major boost on Tuesday when the president of Reebok announced a US$50,000 donation towards the athlete’s medical expenses.

Campbell, who turned 28 in January, collapsed during the 3000m at the Millrose Games in New York on Saturday.

Paramedics spent about 20 minutes reviving him before taking him to the New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Hospital where he was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). He was into a medically induced coma while doctors treated him.

On Tuesday, his family released a statement that Campbell had awakened and was speaking but was unable to recall anything about the incident that had captured global attention. They also announced that they had launched a campaign to raise funds to cover his medical expenses.

In response, Matt O’Toole President of Reebok issued a statement to Sports Illustrated in which he said that sportswear company would be donating US$50,000 towards the athlete’s medical expenses.

“Kemoy is an important part of the Reebok family, and we are so happy to hear that he is making great progress,” O’Toole said in the statement.

“As part of our family, we will stand behind him and support him in his recovery. We are making a contribution of $50,000 to help with his medical expenses.”

The Jamaican government, through its Sports Development Foundation (SDF), has also announced that they will also be contributing to Campbell's medical expenses. His family is trying to raise approximately US$100,000.

In August 2017, Campbell became the first Jamaican male distance runner to qualify for the final at the IAAF World Championships. He finished 10th in a time of 13:39.74.

 

 

Kemoy Campbell is awake and talking.

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