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    US Sprinters vs Jamaica Sprinters Proposed

    The U.S. track team is challenging Usain Bolt to a race.

    Doug Logan, the CEO of USA Track and Field, has proposed a home-and-home track series this year between sprinters from America and Jamaica — the home of the world-record holder in the 100 and 200 meters.

    "I was among the millions of captivated observers in Beijing who watched as Jamaican short sprinters dominated their events at the Olympic Games," Logan wrote in a letter he delivered Saturday to Jamaican track official Teddy McCook at a meet in Florida. "It was obvious to everyone that with the rise of your country's great sprinters and hurdlers, a compelling rivalry between Jamaica and the United States had developed."

    Logan proposed a pair of meets, one in the Southeastern United States and another in Jamaica, to take place in May and June. They would use a team scoring system.


    http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2009/...-Challenge.php
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    Re: US Sprinters vs Jamaica Sprinters Proposed

    Sounds like fun! And I think it could definitely help to improve the popularity of track/field outside of the Olympics.

    I'm glad they want to include women too.
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    Re: US Sprinters vs Jamaica Sprinters Proposed

    I'm psyched! I hope they can arrange it.
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    Re: US Sprinters vs Jamaica Sprinters Proposed

    Each race consisting of 4 and 4 from each country? How about relays? 4 teams from each country? It could be huge.

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