In light of the postponement of the World Indoor Championships in Nanjing, China, organisers of the Milo Western Relays have responded to a request from several of Jamaica’s elite athletes to include the 60m dash in the schedule of the meet set for Saturday, February 8, at the GC Foster College in St. Catherine.

Newly signed Nike star Briana Williams and veteran sprinter Nesta Carter have been confirmed for the 2020 edition of the Queens/Grace Jackson meet set for Saturday, January 25 starting at 8:30 am.

Some of Jamaica’s top athletes will get valuable relay practice for the upcoming IAAF World Relays when they suit up for the annual Penn Relays at the Franklin Field in Philadelphia from April 24-27.

Olympic champions Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Elaine Thompson as well as former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell, head a strong cast of Jamaica’s elite athletes listed to compete at the 41st MILO Western Relays at GC Foster College in St. Catherine, Jamaica on Saturday.

Trinidad and Tobago's 2008 men's 4x100m relay team have been officially awarded gold medals by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

The team of Richard Thompson, Marc Burns, Keston Bledman, Emmanuel Callender and Aaron Armstrong were awarded the gold after the Jamaican relay team’s members, including Usain Bolt, were stripped of their medals when Nesta Carter was found guilty last year of using a banned substance.

The Trinidad and Tobago team had finished behind the Jamaicans inside Beijing’s Bird’s Nest in Beijing.

Brian Lewis, President of the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee, said he received a letter from the IOC around 5.15 pm on Friday, went through it with staff then contacted the athletes to let them know.

He said the athletes have until January 7 to return their silver medals as part of the process.

He said the athletes have four choices regarding the re-allocation ceremony. They can opt to receive them at the next Olympic Games, at the Olympic Museum, the World Champs or the TTOC's annual awards on December 29.

Lewis said he is pushing for the team to receive a medal bonus which could hopefully be presented at the awards. The medal bonus programme was introduced when he became TTOC president.

"I will take a proposal to the committee that even though there was no medal bonus programme in place in 2008 or 2012 that the five athletes receive medal bonus as per the current medal bonus used for 2016 Olympics," he said.

The bonus for the relay team’s gold medal from the Rio Olympics was US$20,000 to be shared, he said.

The next executive meeting is on December 12.

Lewis said he is happy for the team but as President of the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (Canoc), he is conflicted.

"Those athletes, in particular, have served Trinidad and Tobago with dignity, patriotism, pride and an indomitable will throughout their careers But as I said with my Canoc hat on I feel a bit of empathy for the great man and our Jamaican brothers and sisters. Usain Bolt has conducted himself with class in this difficult situation," he said.

Lewis said the team has now joined the ranks of  Olympic gold medallists Hasely Crawford and Keshorn Walcott.

In 2016, the 4x100 relay team that placed third in the London Olympics in 2012 were upgraded to silver after American sprinter Tyson Gay received a one-year ban for testing positive for anabolic steroids.

Nesta Carter won the men’s 100m finals at the CAC Games in Colombia on Monday night. It was Jamaica's third gold medal of the night.

Jamaica’s Nesta Carter broke 10 seconds for the first time in three years on Sunday as he booked his place in Monday night’s final of the CAC Games 100m.

Cejhae Greene of Antigua and Barbuda led 10 men from the English-speaking Caribbean through to the semi-finals of the 100m as track and field action got underway at the CAC Games in Barranquilla, Colombia on Sunday.

Seven-time world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Asafa Powell had to settle for minor placings in their respective 100m races at the Gala Dei Castelli meeting in Switzerland on Wednesday.

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