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[…]

Interview With Usain Bolt

  Usain Bolt stunned the world in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, when he brought home a trio of gold medals for winning the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay (with his Jamaican teammates), and three world records for the same races. The fol-lowing year, he broke his own records in the 100m (9.58 seconds) and 200m[…]