STOCKHOLM, Sweden:You don’t see too many Jamaicans competing in the 800m, but Simoya Campbell is one of that number.The Jamaican came home sixth at the BAHAUS Athletics Diamond League meeting in a time of 2:01:57.However, she quite literally did not have the best of starts. Just moments before the gun, she raised her hand, having felt that she and the other competitors were being held too long.The gun did eventually go, but the athletes were recalled.Campbell told The Gleaner: “I didn’t have a problem. It was just that when I got ready to start they took too long.”During the race, she was always off the pace and came in well behind winner Renelle Lamote of France, who recorded 1:59:91.Now, like many athletes, Campbell is looking ahead to the World Championships in Beijing.”My preparation was good and I’m in good shape. I just want to run myself into top shape for the World Championships.”I didn’t get a win, but I’m still happy. At least I got to run before the World Championships and I’m happy with that.”I feel very confident before going to Beijing and feel comfortable in myself. I have been putting in all the work needed”I feel happy. I’m very pleased to represent Jamaica.”The country is known for sprinting and not middle distance, but there are many more middle-distance runners to come.”When asked why the 800m was her choice of event, she added: “It was what God wanted me to do. It is not easy.”
The rumor is that Amazon is getting ready to launch a games console at some point this year. It has been hinted at several times with Amazon’s Lab 126 handling the design (it’s meant to look a lot like a PSOne) and Android being used as an OS for the machine.Now we have concrete proof Amazon has got its eyes firmly set on the games industry: Jeff Bezos’ company has just acquired an established game developer in the form of Double Helix Games.Double Helix is known most recently for the Xbox One-exclusive launch title Killer Instinct and its forthcoming release Strider across multiple platforms. But the studio has been releasing games since 2008, with notable titles including Silent Hill: Homecoming and Front Mission Evolved.Although as a developer it has no valuable IP of its own, there’s certainly a lot of experience within the company (it was formed through the merger of Shiny Entertainment and The Collective back in 2007). That combined with releases across all the major consoles and PC us probably what made it a viable acquisition for Amazon.If you’re going to release a new console on the market, you need some exclusive games with which to hit the ground running. It seems unlikely Double Helix could have a brand new console-quality game ready before 2014 is over, but Amazon may be looking for smaller game experiences to help launch its machine. A couple of those from the studio this years is certainly possible.