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Jamaica Hopes for Tourism Bounce From Olympics

 Jamaica is hoping for a tourism bounce from the country’s Olympics performance, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said. Jamaica has received a tremendous amount of exposure for its performance in Rio de Janeiro, led of course by global superstar Usain Bolt. …

How Caribbean Skiers Fared in Sochi

 Above: St John’s Jasmine Campbell at Sochi By the Caribbean Journal staff The Jamaican bobsleigh team received much of the publicity, but a number of skiers representing Caribbean nations made their mark at the Sochi Olympics. So how did they …

Caribbean Idea: Could the Caribbean Host the Olympic Games?

 WHILE THE Caribbean has become relatively accustomed to dominating at the Summer Olympics, this year’s crop of Caribbean winter athletes has us thinking. With all of the Caribbean’s continued success in international athletics, why couldn’t the region (or one of …

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 Yes – the Caribbean has Winter Olympians — and probably more than you think. A group of athletes from the region have headed to Russia to compete in the Sochi Winter Olympics this year, from young upstarts to grizzled veterans. …

 Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados is an ideal training ground for athletes preparing for the 2016 Olympics in Rio, according to Sports Minister Stephen Lashley. The Minister, who was addressing the Pan American Sports Organization’s …

 Above: Veronica Campbell-Brown By the Caribbean Journal staff Seven-time Olympic medalist Veronica Campbell-Brown has reportedly tested positive for a banned substance. The test was conducted by the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission during the May 4 Jamaica Invitational. That test was conducted …

 Above: Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce won the 200M women’s race Friday in her return to Diamond League racing in Doha. The two-time Olympic gold medalist finished in 22.48 seconds, just ahead of …

 Above: Kirani James By the Caribbean Journal staff Kirani James returned to the track exactly like he left it last summer, winning the 400m at the inaugural Chris Brown Invitational in Nassau this weekend. James finished the 400m in 44.72 …

 Above: Thomas A Robinson with China’s Wang Lequan at the handover of the Thomas A Robinson National Stadium last year (BIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas is mourning the death of Thomas A Robinson, one of the …

 Above: Jamaican equestrian competitor Samantha Albert By the Caribbean Journal staff Alia Atkinson came less than half a second short of a medal in London. But while Jamaica’s track team took the Olympics by storm, Atkinson’s fourth-place finish in the …

 By Samyr LaineCJ Special Contributor I wish I had been able to provide an additional entry or two during my time here in London to give you guys a better glimpse of how it has been and to also save …

 Above: the Olympic Stadium (Photo: London 2012) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s strong track showing gave Cuba a run in the London Olympics, but a surge on the final day of competition vaulted Cuba into the top spot on …

 Above: Kirani James in London (Photo: London 2012) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s Kirani James has catapulted to international attention with his gold medal in the men’s 400-metre race in London, but he is finding more and more support …

 Above: Haiti’s Samyr Laine By the Caribbean Journal staff What amounted to a distance of about a metre kept Haiti from its first medal since 1928 on Thursday. But while triple jumper Samyr Laine didn’t end up taking home hardware …

 Above: the qualifying heat in the women’s 800m race (Photo: London 2012) By the Caribbean Journal staff As the jubilation continues in Grenada over Kirani James’ gold medal in the men’s 400m, another Grenadian, Neisha Bernard-Thomas, is doing her part …

 Above: a pole vaulter competes in London (Photo: London 2012) By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba’s medal count now totals seven, following a silver medal by Yarisley Silva in the women’s pole vault competition Monday. The 25-year-old native of Pinar …

 Above: Haiti’s Samyr Laine By the Caribbean Journal staff Samyr Laine, who is representing Haiti in the Olympics, has qualified for the final round of the Men’s Triple Jump in London. Laine was among 12 of 26 players from the …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor The Vocal Minority & Jamaica 50 There has been an outcry from those who perhaps represent the vocal minority that the Jamaica 50 celebrations cannot only be about “jump-up,” “skin-out,” “wine up we body.” We …