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Key Facts

Top medal sports
(pre-2012)

Capital

Kingston

Population

2,700,000

Size

10,991km²

Languages

  • English (official)
  • English patois

Jamaica profile on BBC News

Records

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
4 4 4
Beijing 2008
Gold Silver Bronze
6 3 2
Athens 2004
Gold Silver Bronze
2 1 2
Asafa Powell

Powell jokes with Jamaican journalist

The former world 100m record holder Asafa Powell is in relaxed mood as he jokes with a Jamaican journalist about his accent.

31 Aug 12

Yohan Blake Blake hoping for Twenty20 chance

16 Aug 12

Jamaica's London 2012 medallist Yohan Blake believes he is a "better cricketer" than he is a sprinter.

Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake, Michael Frater and Nesta Carter Bolt will 'keep pushing barriers'

Usain Bolt says he will continue to "push the barriers" after finishing London 2012 as a triple Olympic champion for the second time.

Usain Bolt Bolt leads Jamaica to relay gold

Usain Bolt wins a third gold of the 2012 Olympics as Jamaica seal victory in the men's 4x100m relay in a world record.

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Jamaica at the Olympics

18 London 2012 ranking

14 Beijing 2008 ranking

1948 First Olympic appearance

Top Medal Sports at London 2012

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Rank
Athletics 4 4 4 RANK 3
View the London 2012 medal table for Jamaica