Jamaica and the Penn Relays – A 50 Year Relationship

The track is in glorious condition. The athletes are fresh, well fed and excited for the day’s events. They look up proudly to see the Jamaican flag soaring alongside the flag of the United States of America. Are they at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica? No! These student athletes have travelled over 1,500 miles to[…]

Olympic Greats & Greatness

  by Carole Beckford Although the Olympic Games are a multi-sport event, Jamaica has stamped its name in track and field. Jamaica has sent a team to every Summer Olympics held since 1948. Sixteen Games, fifty-five medals and the journey from London 1948 back to London 2012, has taken Brand Jamaica around the world. From[…]