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Never The Less: ĎA proud Caribbean maní
Listen, I aint no Jamaican, I is a Bajan, but when you see the Olympics and that boy Usain Bolt running I does be a Jamaican. In fact, so long as any Caribbean athlete taking part in any event I does become a citizen of that country Ė so in other words, I is a proud Caribbean man.
But you have to tip your hat to Usain Bolt, who was able to repeat as gold medallist in both the 100 and 200 metres races, becoming the first man in the process to do so. If he isnít a cross between a horse and a lightening bolt I aint know who I name. Talk bout fast, well that fella got in a engine, seriously.
So much so that that American fella Carl Lewis, who was fairly quick in his days and also won a few Olympic gold medals, started to hint that in his opinion drug testing in Jamaica was not as good as it should be so some of the Jamaican athletes might be using the inadequacies in the system at home to get away with using performance enhancing drugs.
He say he aint accusing anyone in particular, but he found it strange that out of the blue Bolt became so fast all of a sudden. I donít know who Carl Lewis trying to fool, cause any idiot could see that he is trying to say that Bolt had to be using something illegal to get him where he is today. For Carl Lewis information, that performance enhancing drug that bolt and the Jamaicans been using is called YAMS, deal with it!
Plus at every turn the Jamaican athletes have been tested at these Olympics, and it get so bad that some of them complained about being roused from their sleep at night to be tested.
But I find that from the time it aint an American who win it or do it, some idiot from up North does have some stupidness to say. Had Bolt been American, the same very Carl Lewis would be talking bout how good the American coaches are; how great their colleges are; and how fantastic their sports programmes are, but he aint American so he gotta be using steroids.
Tell Carl Lewis and the likes to hug up that 1.2.3 from Jamaica in the 200 metres, cause that boy Blake and the other youngster Weir did not only Jamaica, but the region proud. Tell all the haters to deal with it, and eat some yam!
What I also found amazing during this Olympics was to see the African American gymnast Gabby Douglas winning a gold medal in the all round competition, and rather than some people, including African Americans, be proud and celebrate this historic victory, them was spending time on the social networks yapping nonsense about the girl hair and how it aint look good and want doing and all kinda foolishness.
Meanwhile, the young lady just signed a very lucrative contract with Kelloggís to have her image on their cereal boxes. Her winning the gold medal has made her an instant millionaire, but all people could talk bout is her hair want doing.
Anyhow, to our own Ryan Brathwaite, even though he did not medal, I am very proud with his efforts. To me he is a winner and I am sure that he tried his best despite of his challenges and injuries. Well done Ryan! I gine and eat some yam. See ya.
(e-mail: madderic@ hotmail.com)