Jamaica's Olympic Heroes To be Honoured With National Recognition

Jamaica olympic team

Zaheera Blake

Release Date

Monday, October 15, 2012


Jamaica's 2012 olympic athletes have been given a heroes welcome home this past weekend which will conclude today, Monday, October 15. The weekend of activities was hosted by Jamaica's Ministry of Sports in recognition of the amazing feats their athletes accomplished just recently during the London summer Olympics.

Today, a free concert is being hosted at the National Arena for the athletes under the theme, Jamaica's Musical History Honouring Our Olympic Journey. Artistes that are down to perform include Alaine, Ce'Cile, Konshens, Beenie Man, Christopher Martin, Marcia Griffiths, I-Octane, Leroy Sibbles, Freddy McGregor, and Queen Ifrica.

The concert will be streamed live on TVJ, and on big screens in Half Way Tree and Howard Cook Boulevard in Montego Bay, starting at 7:45 p.m.

According to reports reaching the media from the Ministry of Sports, all 59 athletes will be specially honoured as well as given monetary prizes.

Jamaica's athletes won 12 medals in total. 4 gold medals , 4 silvers and 4 bronze.

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