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Jamaica’s Unbelievable Medal Record at the Olympic games – 1948 to 2008
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Jamaica’s Unbelievable Medal Record at the Olympic games – 1948 to 2008

As we count down the days the 2012 Olympic Games in London it makes perfect sense to look back at Jamaica's medal winning performances over the decades. Ironically, Jamaica first participated at the Olympic Games in 1948 which like this year's games was also held in London. Jamaica has amassed 55 medals in total at the Olympic games 13 gold medals, 25 silver medals and 17 bronze medals. All of those medals except David Weller's 1980 bronze medal in cycling have come in track and field - an area where Jamaica has grown to dominate regionally and international in recent years. With a seemingly unrelenting flow of fresh talent year after year the future of Jamaican athletics on the Olympic stage will continue on for many more years. We are sure Jamaica will do well at the 2012 London Olymp...
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National Stadium track gets top rating

Just in time for tomorrow’s JN/Jamaica International Invitational Meet at the National Stadium, the IAAF Class One Certification for the two-month-old Regupol track was yesterday handed over to Independence Park Limited (more…)
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CARIFTA Games 2011 Results

The alarms were going off. Literally. Beneath overcast skies at the Catherine Hall Sports Complex in Montego Bay, Jamaica, someone was setting off the fire alarm in the middle of the third and final day (25) of the 40th CARIFTA (more…)
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Olympics Team to wear Marley gear

Usain Bolt (and the entire Jamaica team) will be compete at the 2012 London Olympics in a uniform designed by Bob Marley's daughter. Cedella Marley has been chosen to design the competition clothing worn by the 100 and 200m and the rest of his Jamaican (more…)
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JAAA Sports man/woman of 2011

There was little surprise as Jermaine Gonzales and Veronica Campbell Brown were named 2010 Male and Female Athletes of the Year at the Jamaica Amateur Athletic Association (JAAA) Golden Cleats Awards at the Terra Nova (more…)
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Sports Man and Woman of the Year 2008

Triple Olympic gold medalist and international sports sensation Usain Bolt was named Jamaica's Sportsman of the Year for 2008 by the RJR Sports Foundation. Olympic gold medalists Veronica Campbell-Brown and Melaine (more…)
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Sunshine Girls Defeat South Africa

Jamaica stamped it's class at home in the recently concluded NCB Sunshine Savers Tri-Nation Series held over 4 days at the National Indoor centre. Jamaica comfortably brushed aside Trinidad and Tobago 59-30 in their first game (more…)
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Vote for Top Jamaican Athletic Performances of the Year

Along with the World Athlete of the Year award the announcement of the 2008 Performance of the Year for men and women in athletics will also take place at the 2008 IAAF World Athletics Gala in Monaco on the 23rd of November. (more…)