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The Caribbean in Glasgow – the 20th Commonwealth Games – by Hubert Lawrence

Alia Atkinson of Jamaica competes in the Women’s 100m Breaststroke Heat 4 at Tollcross International Swimming Centre during day four of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 27, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

At first glance, Glasgow is hardly a place where you’d expect Caribbean sportsmen to thrive. Yet, despite rainy weather, that’s exactly what happened at the 20th Commonwealth Games in July. Led by Jamaica, Caribbean athletes won 11 gold, 9 silver and 17 bronzes to outstrip the 21 medals won at the 2010 Games. Boxing  Michael Alexander of Trinidad and Tobago …

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