Striking while the iron is still hot from the 2008 Beijing Olympics; USA Track & Field and the Jamaica Amateur Athletic Association have agreed to a duel meet. The USA vs Jamaica Challenge will feature the best male & female track athletes competing in a series of sprints and other track events.
The events included in the Jamaica vs USA Challenge:
* 100 meter sprint
* 200 meter sprint
* 400 meter race
* 110 meter hurdles
* 400 meter hurdles
* Long jump
* 4 x 100 meter relay
* 4 x 400 meter relay
Each event will include both the men’s and women’s version. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics the two teams (USA & Jamaica) combined to win the vast majority of medals in these competitions.
The exact date and location of the USA vs Jamaica Challenge is not set, but will be sometime in Spring/Summer of 2010. Some of the biggest stars in track & field will likely compete in this event, including international superstar Usain Bolt (Jamaica) who dominated the 100 & 200 sprints at the recent Olympics.
This event should serve to keep the interest of the general viewing public on track & field until the next Olympic Games, which are the 2012 London Olympics.