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Sports Commentary - JAMAICA OLYMPIC GAMES TRACK AND FIELD FINALISTS; FROM ‘BOYS CHAMPIONSHIPS’ TO THE OLYMPIC GAMES 1948 – 2016

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REVIEW: HIGH SCHOOL AFFILIATIONBy Dale BrownNEW YORK, NY. Tuesday, August 4, 2020 -- There is no doubt that the genesis of Jamaica’s phenomenal success in International Track and Field can be traced to the staging of the world-renowned Boys and Girls Championships.‘Boys Champs’ has been staged since 1910 with the 1944 edition being cancelled when the Headmaster’s Association for reasons unknown, called off the event.Then the Interscholastic Sports Association (ISSA) was formed in 1946 and took over the staging of the Championship.Few countries in the history of Track and Field have invested as much in the development of their youth. The athletes gain invaluable exposure by competing in a championship setting from an early age. They learn to manage the rounds and compete in a highly charged and intensely competitive atmosphere in front of a massive crowd.Therefore, it is not surprising that so many world class athletes emerged from these championships as almost all of the champion athl…

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Derick ‘Ringo’ Adamson,
Head Coach – Rowan University Women’s Cross Country and Track & Field