50 Great Jamaican Sports Stars
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Traversing the multitude of achievements by Jamaica’s finest sports men and women, 50 Great Jamaican Sports Stars takes the reader on an inadvertent journey of Jamaica’s history.
The book is written as a celebratory publication in the 50th year of Jamaican Independence; the manuscript contains fifty, 400 word biographies on the greatest sporting icons Jamaica has to offer.
World Cups, the Olympic Games, cricket, the Commonwealth Games, athletics, boxing, and Paralympics, wherever you look Jamaicans have left an indelible mark on the sporting landscape.
Competing with - and eclipsing the feats of nations with considerable more resources - Jamaica and Jamaicans are omnipresent where elite level sport is concerned.
This book encapsulates the essence of feel-good and pride that underpins the performances of some of Jamaica’s, and importantly sports’, biggest ever athletes.
About the Author
Rodney Hinds is the UK’s leading voice on sports emanating from the Black and Minority Ethnic communities. He has appeared on Sky Sports and Soccer Sunday, and frequently acts as sports analyst for BBC TV and radio.
Having launched his television career on BBC Breakfast Time, Rodney has also appeared on various sporting documentaries such as: ‘Black Flash – A Century of Black footballers in Britain’ (BBC3).
Joel Campbell is an ardent lover of a cross-section of sports and an avid reader and writer. To date Joel has contributed to most British national newspapers, BBC News (TV), BBC Radio Five Live, BBC World Service, Sky Sports and the Voice.