Let me say congratulations to all the athletes who participated in the 2012 Olympics. While Ashton Eaton of the US won gold in the decathlon competition titled as the “world’s greatest athlete” because he competed in 10 events, the social network popularity goes to Usain Bolt and Jamaica. Usain Bolt and the Jamaican athletes as the British would say were having “A jolly good time.”
As the Jamaican athletes unleash their talent in London England for the 2012 Olympic, the Jamaicans in Jamaica gathered in various central location all across the island to show their support. Big screen TV’s were place in central locations around the island. The celebration at Half Way Three Kingston drew traffic from downtown Kingston and all over St. Andrews and St. Catherine. Other huge celebrations around the island in no particular order were in Monteago Bay, Trelawny, Port Antonio, Westmoreland and Ocho Rios.
The crowd went into frenzy as their athlete’s crosses the finish line. They were jumping for joy, blowing noise makers, screaming, and chanting the athlete’s names. As the excitement continued and the celebration grew louder, what was very impressive was that the general message to all the athletes competing in the Olympics was that, “We love every Jamaican, whether, they came in first, second or last, we love them said-way (equally).”
A proud lady borrowed a line from Bob Marley song “Bad Card” and even though she change the meaning of the song “them a go tired fe see wi face, can’t get wi out a the race (Everyone is going to be tired of seeing our face, yet they will not be able to keep him out of the race.” her message to the world was simply that Jamaican will be competing at a high level for a long time. Yes, that was a true Yardie (Jamaican) speaking been braggadocios, with bragging rights for the 2012 Olympics.
As usual we say Kudos to all our customers from all cultural background visiting Robin at “Ocho Rios Jerk Restaurant” in Jenson Beach Florida. These folks in addition to patronizing the restaurant year round, they truly embrace the Jamaican Culture. Throughout the Olympics, as they visit the restaurant, they were just as proud of all the athlete’s performance in London and we humbly say,
“Thanks to All, One Love”