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Gold standard: the Caribbean’s Olympic contenders for Rio 2016

Issue 140 (July/August 2016) | 1 comment
When it comes to athletics, the Caribbean — Jamaica in particular — has dominated the field for the past decade. And as the 2016 Olympics open this August in Rio de Janeiro, all eyes will be on Usain Bolt and his peers from across the region. Kwame Laurence profiles some of our leading Olympic contenders

Gold for The Bahamas at the 1999 World Track and Field Championships in Seville, Spain. Left to right: Sevatheda Fynes, Debbie Ferguson, Pauline Davis- Thompson and Chandra Sturrup. Photograph by Shaun Botterill/Allsport

Dreams of Sydney

Issue 44 (July/August 2000) | 0 comments
Kwame Laurence previews the Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, and looks at what our Caribbean athletes hope to bring home

Cuba`s Dayron Robles competes to place first in the men`s 60m hurdles in Stuttgart, Germany, in February. Photograph courtesy OLIVER LANG/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Top ten Caribbean Olympic hopefuls 2008

Issue 92 (July/August 2008) | 0 comments
Who will bring the Caribbean Olympic glory in Beijing? Kwame Laurence assesses the regional hopefuls for 2008

Pamenos Ballantyne. Photograph by Robert Taylor

Pamenos Ballantyne: “Everyone is a winner”

Issue 76 (November/December 2005) | 0 comments
Vincentian long-distance runner Pamenos Ballantyne on discipline, success, and his plans for the future — as told to Kwame Laurence

Illustration by Darren Cheewah

Olympic afterglow: Trinidadian Keshorn Walcott

Issue 122 (July/August 2013) | 0 comments
A year after winning Olympic gold, Trinidadian Keshorn Walcott grapples with fame and his fans’ hopes

Yohan Blake is the current 100m world champion and one person who could take Usain Bolt’s Olympic crown. Photograph by © The Gleaner Company Ltd 2011

The Caribbean at the 2012 Olympic games

Issue 116 (July/August 2012) | 0 comments
Kwame Laurence looks at the Caribbean athletes heading for the London Olympic Games, identifies the ones to watch, and weighs their chances of success

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The ones to watch in London

Issue 116 (July/August 2012) | 0 comments
Kwame Laurence lists potential medallists from the Caribbean

Merlene Ottey is a Caribbean legend. Photos by www.sporting-heroes.net

A Golden Anniversary? The Caribbean at the Olympic Games

Issue 116 (July/August 2012) | 0 comments
Looking back over the Caribbean presence at the Olympics (1900–present), Kwame Laurence weighs their chances of celebrating golden anniversaries with gold

Tanto Campbell (Jamaica) earned bronze in the last games in Beijing. Photograph courtesy the Jamaica Paralympic Association

The Caribbean paralympians 2012 — olympians too

Issue 116 (July/August 2012) | 0 comments
After the Olympics come the Paralympics. The Caribbean competes there too, as Kwame Laurence explains

Richard Thompson. Photo by www.sporting-heroes.net

Richard “Torpedo” Thompson: ready to fire

Issue 116 (July/August 2012) | 0 comments
Trinidad sprinter Richard “Torpedo” Thompson tells his story to Kwame Laurence