This article is about the athletics in Jamaica from the late 20th century to the present.
In 75 years, Jamaica has won 42 Commonwealth Golds, 14 World Championship Golds and 13 Olympic gold medals in athletics alone. Jamaica has a population of 2.6 million people, making it the 137th most populous country in the world.
Read more about Athletics In Jamaica: Youth Athletic Development in Jamaica, Jamaicans in America, Coaching in Jamaica, Jamaican-born Athletes Who Have Competed For Other Countries, Athletes With Jamaican Parentage
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“So in Jamaica it is the aim of everybody to talk English, act English and look English. And that last specification is where the greatest difficulties arise. It is not so difficult to put a coat of European culture over African culture, but it is next to impossible to lay a European face over an African face in the same generation.”
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