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Sport in Jamaica

Sports is an integral part of Jamaican culture. One of their most popular sports, cricket, was injected into the culture by the British. Other popular sports are athletics, football and netball. Rugby is also quickly gaining in popularity.

The Jamaican national cricket team has won seven WICB Cups and ten Regional Four Day Competitions. There are also a number of Jamaican players in the West Indies cricket team which took the 1975 and 1979 Cricket World Cup. Courtney Walsh, Michael Holding, George Headley and Chris Gayle as some of the most famous Jamaican cricketers.

Football is also very popular in Jamaica and the national football team has also been doing well on the international stage. They have won the Caribbean Cup five times (1991, 1998, 2005, 2008 and 2010).

Usain BoltUsain Bolt, one of the greatest athletes to come from Jamaica

Athletics, sprinting to be specific, is also where Jamaica does particularly well. Usain Bolt, a world record holder for 100m and 200m, as well as Asafa Powell who also was a record holder for the 100m, are both from Jamaica. Olympic silver medalist Yohan Blake took home his medal from the 2012 London Games for Jamaica.

Below are details of sports, sporting events and sports people related to Jamaica.

Popular sports of Jamaica

Jamaican Sporting Success

Great athletes from Jamaica

Jamaica Sports trivia

Jamaica at major events

Past sporting events hosted in Jamaica

Upcoming sporting events in Jamaica

Annual sporting events held in Jamaica

Sporting Facilities in Jamaica


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