Sport in Jamaica

Sports is an integral part of Jamaican culture and their most popular sport was injected in the culture by the British. Cricket is the most popular game in Jamaica followed by athletics, football and netball.

Rugby is also quickly gaining 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 and their national football team has also been doing well in 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 is doing 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. Jamaican sprinters also broke the World Record in the Beijing Games (2008) as well as in the 2011 IAAF World Athletics Championships.

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

Popular sports of Jamaica

Jamaican Sporting Success

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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