Sector Profile - Sports

Sector Profile - Sports

A solid track record of excellence through the decades has earned Jamaica the undisputed title of “The Sprint Capital of the World”. The name Usain Bolt looms large in the international athletics arena, and has taken Brand Jamaica to the world.

Jamaica’s prowess is clearly demonstrated in others areas of sport, such as football. The island is home to the Reggae Boyz, the highest ranked football team in the English-speaking Caribbean and qualifiers in the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France. In netball, the Sunshine Girls consistently rank among the top four netball teams in the world. As a tropical country, Jamaica defied the odds in the 1994 Winter Olympics by finishing in 14th place in the bobsled competition, ahead of the United States and Russia. Jamaica has also produced top cricketers such as George Headley, Michael Holding, Courtney Walsh and Chris Gayle.

Sports constitute an important part of the cultural and economic fabric of Jamaica. Areas such as infrastructure development, training facilities and services, apparel and memorabilia manufacturing and sports tourism represent a few of the tremendous business opportunities that exist in the country.


Creative Industries - Manager / Film Commissioner

Renee Robinson
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