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Time to tap into the Jamaican diaspora for future Olympic teams

The other day someone commented “she is not jamaican she nuh grow ah jamaica” on our facebook page post congratulating Jamaican swimmer Alia Atkinson. People stood up to the stupid comment but I just don’t understand the thinking behind this. Jamaica has the potential to take a bigger team each Olympics if they tap into the Jamaican diaspora. The should welcome the diaspora with open arms as another country and the parents are footing the bill/development of this athlete while Jamaica get’s the glory. If they don’t welcome these athletes someone else will..Sanya Richards is a prime example of one we lost…

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