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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

May 31 2018

Athletics: Jamaica's Carter loses CAS appeal

KINGSTON Nesta Carter, the 2013 world 100 meters bronze medalist, has lost his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the International Olympic Committee's decision to strip him and his Jamaica men's sprint relay team mates of their gold medals from the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Mar 06 2018

Olympic champion hurdler McLeod to miss Commonwealth Games

KINGSTON Olympic and world champion hurdler Omar McLeod will miss the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, Jamaican athletics said on Tuesday.

Mar 05 2018

Olympics: Jamaican bobsledder requests 'B' sample test - IBSF

KINGSTON The member of the Jamaican women's bobsleigh team who returned an adverse analytical finding for a banned substance before the Winter Olympics has requested her "B" sample be tested, the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) has said.

Mar 02 2018

Jamaican bobsledder failed pre-Games doping test: Jamaica Bobsleigh

KINGSTON A member of the Jamaican women's bobsleigh team which competed at the recent Winter Olympics tested positive for a banned substance in January, the President of the Jamaica Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation told Reuters on Friday.

Jan 30 2018

Olympic hurdles champion McLeod may forgo Commonwealth Games

(This version of the Jan. 19 story corrects name and date of the Millrose Games in paragraph 14)

Dec 04 2017

Bolt overwhelmed by unveiling of statue where it all began

KINGSTON Multiple Olympic and world champion Usain Bolt has described the unveiling of his statue in front of Kingston's National Stadium as one of the greatest moments of his career.

Oct 27 2017

Doping: Jamaican sprinter Livermore give two-year ban

KINGSTON, Jamaica Commonwealth Games 200m bronze medalist Jason Livermore has been given a two-year ban for doping, Jamaica's Independent Disciplinary Panel said on Friday.

Aug 07 2017

Sore Bolt to run in 4x100 meters qualifying

LONDON Usain Bolt will run in the 4x100 meters relay heats for Jamaica on Saturday despite being a bit sore after winning bronze in the 100m final at the weekend, he told Reuters on Monday.

Aug 03 2017

Jamaican authorities back Russia's failed attempt to have doping ban lifted

London Jamaican athletics authorities are in the firing line once again after voting in favor of a bid to lift Russia's ban from international competition for doping.

Jul 30 2017

Athletics: Never bet against Bolt, says Bailey

KINGSTON Former 100 metres world record holder Donovan Bailey has backed Usain Bolt to bow out in triumph at the world championships next month despite his slow buildup to the athletics showpiece.

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