Ministry produces Olympic magazine

We have produced this special publication in tribute to Jamaica’s team to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Each member of the team is featured in the publication that tells the stories of this year’s competitors including three of the outstanding women — Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Elaine Thompson-Herah, and Shericka Jackson — who are among the most anticipated performers at these Games.

This issue also shines a light on this team’s trailblazers including the para taekwondo competitor, Shauna-Kay Hines who thought she couldn’t be able to fight when she was introduced to the sport, but is now so good that she has qualified as the first Jamaican to compete in taekwondo as the sport makes its debut at the Paralympic Games.

We also tell the story of how sports changed the life of Ricardo Brown who is the first Jamaican boxer to compete in the Olympics in a quarter of a century.

And we revisit the last time that the Japanese city of Tokyo hosted the Olympics through the eyes of Vilma Charlton and Una Morris who were members of Jamaica’s team to those 1964 Games.

Every four years the Olympics provides an opportunity to acknowledge the best athletes in the world. We aim to do just that.

Read publication here.

Minister's charge

I remain hopeful because of the giftedness of the Jamaican people; their warmth and creativity; their dynamism and indomitable spirit that have resulted in excellence in all sectors.

It is by tapping into the gifts and awakening the spirit of the Jamaican people that we will, by God’s grace, re-group, re-engineer and re-open to a brighter future with Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport.

Olivia Grange

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