ANOTHER STAIN Jamaica has spent its fair share of time under the anti-doping microscope, and yesterday’s ruling can be seen as another stain on the country’s athletics legacy. However, Blake, who yesterday met with Carter along with Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) president Mike Fennell, JOA Secretary General Christopher Samuda and MVP Track Club president Bruce James is not expecting any fallouts from Carter’s disqualification and Jamaica losing its medal. “This is something that happened from 2008, so I don’t think it will have an effect on Jamaica’s reputation going forward. We have done everything that was asked of us in sorting out the issues that they claimed was at JADCO,” Blake told The Gleaner yesterday before admitting that he was not expecting the IOC’s eventual decision. “I have learnt to expect everything,” Blake began. “I did not rule out that he would be found guilty, but my personal opinion is that I am surprised that they chose that route.” Trinidad and Tobago has been promoted to gold medal winners in the 4x100m from the 2008 Games, with the silver being assigned to Japan and the bronze now going to Brazil. Blake says he is awaiting the athlete’s decision with Carter and his legal team expected to make a determination on whether or not there is sufficient basis to lodge an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sports within a stipulated 21-day deadline. “Having now seen the ruling, the athlete has the right to appeal, and we will await the decision of the athlete as to what he will be doing,” Blake noted. “The athlete will be having discussions with his legal counsel and will decide on his next move.” PROMOTED GOLD MEDALLIST President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) Dr Warren Blake is adamant that yesterday’s decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to strip Jamaica of its 2008 Beijing Olympics 4x100m gold medal will not have any negative impact on the island’s reputation. The IOC yesterday ruled that first leg sprinter Nesta Carter, who retroactively tested positive for the banned substance methylhexaneamine at the 2008 Beijing Games, has been disqualified from the 4x100m following last year’s Disciplinary Commission hearing in Lausanne on October 16. This means that Jamaica’s team, which was completed by Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell and Michael Frater, was also disqualified with the JOA ordered to secure and return the medals from the athletes.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Museum is hosting a fundraiser with ‘Adopt an Archival Photograph,’ which will help museum staff continue to catalogue and process important images they continue to receive from the area.Twenty-four archival photographs were selected from the Museums collection, to be adopted. The adoptee chooses an image they would like to adopt and the monetary amount they would like to ‘adopt’ their selected photograph for. In reciprocation, for the donation, the Museum will provide an 8×10 copy of the picture, a certificate of adoption and a tax receipt in the amount you donated.- Advertisement -Heather Sjoblom, Curator of the Fort St. John North Peace Museum shares, the funds that are raised will go back to support and preserve the collection of photographs at the Museum. Cataloging photos with their information is a long process that started in 2011. These images are put into a database. There are currently thousands of photographs with new ones coming to the Museum.This is a unique gift idea opportunity as there is an assortment of visual representations available to adopt, such as the Alaska Highway, businesses, sports and more.There is a physical binder of all of the photographs and information at the museum if you want to have a look in person.This fundraiser runs from now until the end of November.Advertisement To see and learn more on choices; CLICK HERE