Jamaican sports have always been
a strong part of Jamaican culture. From Track and Field the glory days of
Donald Quarrie to present day World Champions Asafa Powell and the
unbeatable Usain Bolt. Pick up a
Usain Bolt Screen saver as well. Jamaican sports
was further lifted in 1998 when Jamaica attended its first World Cup Finals.
These website provide the portal for all Jamaican sports.
Jamaica is a country that has shown great success in the sporting segment,
which can be seen during Olympic Games. But creating athletes of such caliber
takes time and dedication on the athletes part and on their coaches. Not only a
parent dream for having a child who is an Olympic medalist, but the country on a
whole and when athletes like Usain Bolt, Melanie Walker, Asafa Powel and others
performs and receive gold the country on a whole is happy.
Creating athletes of such caliber is not a recent achievement for Jamaica.
History has revealed winners from as far back as 1948. As a result Jamaica is
seen as a source for high quality athletes. Some may wonder what the secret is
but there is no secret at all. It all has to do with the lifestyle and location
of the athletes. Many of the talented athletes have run miles over very hilly
terrain which allows them to build lean foot muscles.
Jamaica for a small country have developed a tradition of performing exceptional
in track and field by the legends such as, Merlene Ottey, Arthur Wint, and many
other even before them.
Jamaica does participate in other sporting activities which may not be as strong
like track and field but is sports none the less. This is where we mention
football or soccer as some other countries call the sport. Football is played by
Jamaicans a lot for recreation, local competition to even on the international
level. This is where we learn about the Reggae Boyz. They are not great players
but they hold their own and have achieved a lot over the years.
In the school system, there is a yearly sports day which from an early age seeks
out the real talents for sports and trains them to be the best. Here we even see
Basketball which is kind of new to Jamaica being played on a competition level.
Basketball is played mostly by high school and college students however. The
competitions for basketball are mostly inter-school and not played much by
others like football.
Track and field, football and basketball are some of the sports that are played
in Jamaica, and many others are being participated in such as Badminton, Table
Tennis and even chess, for the not so active few. With funding Jamaica will be
able to continuously produce high quality athletes and participate
internationally in more sporting activities.
Jamaica Sports News Live
Cooking Made Easy Third Edition
Jamaican Products & Promotions: