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Jamaica, home to dominant sprinters, seeks to turn itself into sports tourism destination

KINGSTON, Jamaica –  Jamaica is launching an initiative to develop sports tourism on the island that is the world’s dominant sprinting hothouse. The initiative dubbed Jamaica Sport is part of an effort to diversify the tropical nation’s tourism offerings. Tourism Minister Wykeham McNeill notes Jamaica’s sprinting dominance at the Olympics and other global meets and says that “now is the time to capitalize on this potential.” The group is headed by telecom businessman Christopher Dehring, who served as CEO ofRead More …