London 2012

Why countries specialize in certain sports

Jeff Horwich and Jeremy Hobson Aug 6, 2012
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London 2012

Why countries specialize in certain sports

Jeff Horwich and Jeremy Hobson Aug 6, 2012
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So the Olympics continued over the weekend, and one of the big stories was Usain Bolt of Jamaica’s win in the 100 m race, his second Olympic gold in the event. Jamaica and other island nations have become know for their sprinting power, in the same way that countries like Kenya are known for their strength in distance running.

Here to talk with us in today’s Mid-day Extra about how countries come to specialize in certain sports and events is Scott Douglas, news editor of Runners World.

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