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Sustaining Jamaica’s track and field legacy

The success of Jamaica’s track and field team to the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, the 2009 IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Daegu, and more recently London 2012 Olympic Games, has captured the imagination of not just sporting enthusiasts, but also many persons who had only a passing interest in sports.

London 2012 may eventually go down in history as the event that has set new standards in the organisation of mega sporting events, as well as the planning and implementation of a legacy programme. While Jamaica’s successes have been nothing short of phenomenal and we celebrate the fantastic performances of our athletes, I am sure there are many who are actively asking the question, how all this will be sustained?

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