JII meet postponed due to Covid spread

Voice of JII Meet Director Donald Quarrie

Next month's 15th staging of the Jamaica International Invitational Continental Tour meet has been postponed until later this year because of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. That's the word from Meet Director, Donald Quarrie, who spoke with Radio Jamaica Sports from California on Wednesday.

“We’ll take it one step at a time. I am quite sure that all the meets are in the same situation, waiting to see what will happen and now that the Olympics will be moved, if things change, I can see the meets happening in the summer,” he said.

With the Olympic Games now being off this year's sporting calendar, Quarrie, the 200-metre gold medallist from the 1976 Games in Montreal, Canada, is hoping that athletes will still get a chance to compete in some meets later this year.

“It will also fill the void of not having the Olympics. At least the athletes will have an opportunity hopefully to compete sometime this year. It’s just one of those wait and see and hope that everything works out for everyone in athletics and other sports,” said Quarrie. The 2019 edition of the meet was cancelled due to a lack of sponsorship.


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