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Jamaica offers sports scholarships to China
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Jamaica offers sports scholarships to China

Aug 26 2013, 5:06am CDT | by IANS

Beijing, Aug 26 (IANS/CMC) Jamaica is willing to help China train track and field athletes, according to Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller.

Beijing, Aug 26 (IANS/CMC) Jamaica is willing to help China train track and field athletes, according to Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller. The prime minister, who is on the final leg of a five-...

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Jamaica offers sports scholarships to China

Aug 26 2013, 5:06am CDT | by IANS

Beijing, Aug 26 (IANS/CMC) Jamaica is willing to help China train track and field athletes, according to Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller.

Beijing, Aug 26 (IANS/CMC) Jamaica is willing to help China train track and field athletes, according to Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller.

The prime minister, who is on the final leg of a five-day official visit to China, said Jamaica has offered 10 sports scholarships to China. The scholarships, tenable at the G.C. Foster College, are for sportsmen, administrators or coaches, reports CMC.

"I indicated to China's sports administration that we are quite willing to offer, in the first instance, 10 scholarships to athletes and if they would want us to train an administrator or a physical education teacher, we are quite willing," she said.

She said China's development is an important opportunity for Jamaica and other Caribbean countries and Jamaica is willing to actively boost friendly cooperation between Caribbean countries and China.

In announcing the acceptance of the offer, the prime minister noted that while Jamaica is blessed with naturally gifted athletes, the country's success, particularly in track and field, has been greatly assisted by the nurturing of talents.

She said the offer is a result of the long years of friendship, dating back some 40 years in terms of diplomatic relations.

The prime minister, who, on Friday, visited the Birds Nest Stadium where Usain Bolt sped to Olympic and world records in the 100 and 200 metres at the 2008 Games, said the sprinter is special to the country.

"Sports for us is a big thing. When we get a world champion, Jamaica celebrates. We have had a number of outstanding athletes, and Usain Bolt is one very special to us, and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is now the fastest woman," the prime minister added.

Of Bolt, she said, "he is very famous, everybody would like to be like lightning Bolt. He is very special to us and a very humble nice young man".

The Jamaican leader is on a visit as guest of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.

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