Category: Olympics

Saluting Novlene Williams-Mills, Jamaica’s Wonder Woman

Most of the attention in the athletics world has been devoted to the retirement of Usain Bolt at the end of the recent World Championships in London. It was to be expected, considering the stature of the man. What most

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What Went Right for #TeamJamaica at the #London2017 World Champs

The 2017 World Championships in London, England, have finally come to an end, and not a moment too soon. To understate the obvious, things did not go well for Team Jamaica at this meet. At all. In fact, everything that

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Something to Smile About: 12 Uplifting Jamaica World Champs Facts

Things have not been going as planned for Team Jamaica at the London 2017 World Championships, and spirits are a bit low among local athletics fans. Has our decade-long surge of dominance come to a screeching halt? First, we had

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Bronze is the New Gold: Usain Bolt’s Legacy Still Intact

No one could have predicted it. Or, rather, no one would have even dared. For to suggest that Usain Bolt—sprint king, legend, god amongst men—would fail to defend his 100m crown in his last individual race on the international stage

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What’s Right With Jamaica? Asafa Powell

Today’s What’s Right With Jamaica focus will be on track and field icon Asafa Powell. The Gleaner’s #MakeItLegendary video gives some seriously cool information about him. Please check it out! How thankful are Jamaicans for Jamaica? It’s a wonderful country

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#ThrowbackThursday: Usain Bolt

For Throwback Thursday, we take you back to Usain Bolt training hard before the 2016 Rio Olympics, where he performed his epic three-peat when he won gold in the men’s 100m, 200m, and 4×100 relays. Bolt said: “The sky has

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Jamaica’s Olympic Games Medal Haul: Men vs Women

Some of us may still be experiencing a few Olympic withdrawal symptoms, but the Rio 2016 Games are now a sweet memory and we have four more years to wait until Tokyo 2020. Jamaica reproduced its second best ever medal

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The 7 Best Moments Of Rio 2016 For Team Jamaica

The Rio 2016 Olympics has been a roller coaster of emotions for Jamaican fans. There were mostly highs and a few lows, and historic firsts were recorded in the diving pool and the gymnastics arena. In the end, it was

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Jamaica’s Medal Hauls At The Olympic Games: 1948 – 2016

The curtains came down on the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil last night. More than eleven thousand athletes from 205 countries and two independent teams came together in a spectacular closing ceremony to celebrate the

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There Has Been A Changing of the Guard in Jamaican Women’s Sprinting

Earlier this month, I noted that defending champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce would face an uphill battle in her quest to claim a third 100m title and a place in history as the first woman to ‘three-peat’ in any event at the

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