Jamaica has produced some formidable sprinters. Merlene Ottey never won a gold, but often won silver medals, even though she dominated women's sprint for nearly 10 years. There was also Don Quarrie, Olympic champion in the 200 metres in 1976, Ben Johnson, winner in Seoul, but disqualified, Lindford Christie, 100 metre gold medal winner in Barcelona, and Donovan Bailey, gold medal winner in Atlanta, were all native Jamaicans.
Jamaica is also probably the only Caribbean country ever to take part in the Winter games. A Jamaican team lined up in the four man bobsled event in Calgary in 1988. The film "Cool Runnings" partly recounts this story. Although this participation may appear somewhat unusual, the Jamaicans did a lot better than just show off !