The Gleaner's Daegu to London travelling photo exhibition 'The Journey of Champions: 50 Years of Jamaican Athletic Excellence' makes its final stop today at the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Library on Tom Redcam Drive.
The exhibition is an expansive collection of photographs and clippings. It captures the country's pre- and post-Independence athletic involvement.
Olympic greats from Herb McKenley to Merlene Ottey and forward to Usain Bolt and Veronica Campbell-Brown are all captured in the collection.
The response to the exhibition has been great with persons of all ages lauding the information gained from it and expressing confidence that it would be a good motivator for young people.
The Gleaner, in association with Scotiabank and the Jamaica Library Service, staged the islandwide tour that started at the St Catherine Parish Library on February 1. Since then, it has travelled across the island, making stops in Manchester (March 1 to 16); the National Stadium (March 28 to 31) during the 2012 Boys and Girls' Championships; St Elizabeth (April 4 to 18); farther out west to Hanover (April 25 to May 11) and then to St Ann (May 30 to June 15).
The exhibit will be open until July 13 but an abridged display will be on at the National Stadium from June 28 to July 1, coinciding with the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association/Supreme Ventures Limited National Senior Championships.