At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the small island nation of Jamaica won 11 track and field medals, including 6 golds.
Fast As She Can: When Winning an Olympic Medal Means Life and Power
Visit the website of the original, longer version of "Jamaica: Girls on Track" to learn more about the filmmakers and the film.
"Smiling Fraser just loves to make Jamaica happy"
Shelly-Ann Fraser continued her Olympic success by once again winning the world 100-meter title in August, this time at the 12th IAAF World Championships in Berlin. Matthew Brown profiles her for the IAAF website. The IAAF also published a slideshow of photos of Fraser in action.
Jamaica Gleaner News: "Holmwood, KC look set"
Janieve Russell won the high-jump competition at Jamaica's National Championships in April, a.k.a. Champs, with a record-setting jump of 1.77 meters. See a photo of her in action here.
The Jamaican Observer: "How UTech revolutionized J'can athletics"
Tony Lowrie reports on how the University of Technology built up a sports program that could exceed international standards and that facilitated the transformation of Jamaican athletics. He also looks at the success of some of its alumni, including Olympic gold medalists Shelly-Ann Fraser, Asafa Powell and Nesta Carter.
UTech Department of Sport
The UTech Department of Sports homepage offers features and updates on the school and its alumni.
IAAF -- Anti-Doping Statistics
The International Association of Athletic Federations, track and field's leading body, keeps track of anti-doping efforts and provides news updates for the sport.
FROM OUR FILES
Jamaica: The Alpha Boys
Reporter Marco Werman travels to Jamaica's Alpha Boys School, a legendary music school that has produced some legendary musicians.
Ghana: Baseball Dreams
Trying to become a baseball star in a small, poor country in West Africa, where soccer is the sport of choice, is a tall order. But as reporter Zachary Stauffer discovered, Ghana has some true believers in America's game.