Monday 6 August 2012

London 2012: What is it about Jamaica?

Being half Jamaican I take a lot of pride in the success of Usain Bolt and Jamaica's sprinters.

Jamaica along with other Caribbean islands have come to dominate when it comes to sprinting.

But even without athletics, Jamaica has still managed to grab and hold the world's attention. That's why I loved this article I read in the Guardian today:

How Jamaica conquered the world

It looks at how a small island of just under 3 million people has managed to punch above its weight both in sport, music and popular culture.

It's an important time in the country's history as on Sunday it celebrated 50 years of independence.

Since the Olympics began I've been supporting everything Team GB, but I also have great pride in my roots and everything Jamaica does both on and off the track.

There's nothing wrong with having multiple identities. The last week's been amazing for British sport I loved every minute of it, but there's a part of me that's still Jamaican.

For a small island Jamaica does a lot of big things.

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