Excitement and euphoria fill the air as expectations run high on the likely performance of Jamaica's team at this year's Olympics.
Hours before the opening ceremony of the summer Olympic Games in London, England, reigning Olympic 100 and 200 metres champion and world record holder, Usain Bolt, gave Digicel Olympic Diary an insight into what motivates him to succeed and what the world can expect from him at this year's Olympics.
What do you think about the wax statue in your likeness that is in London's Heathrow airport?
Usain Bolt: Wow - it's definitely an honour, really!
If you got the chance to show the Queen of England one place in Jamaica, where would it be?
Hmmm ... Let me think because there are a lot of great places in Jamaica ... .
We would probably take Her Majesty to visit the cool hills of Trelawny in Jamaica, and possibly sampling some of its now world-famous yams.
I know that diet is very important to you and the other athletes, so much so that you have your personal chef here with you all - but do you prefer Jamaica's Fish and Festival or Britain's Fish and Chips
Jamaican dishes, of course (laugh).
What kind of music do you listen to while you train?
Reggae and dancehall definitely. But, overall, I am a big music lover; music relaxes me and takes me to a whole different world, especially just before competition.
How much does representing your country mean for you?
It means a lot to me to represent my country. I feel a deep sense of pride when I step on to the track, clad in my Jamaican colours - it's just the joy of knowing that this little island called Jamaica, where I come from, is influencing the world the way we do.
In three words, how do you describe London?
(Laugh) ancient, shopping and rain - but luckily, the weather is bright and sunny in London at the moment.
How do you deal with the pressure that comes from being the world's fastest man?
No pressure. When you enjoy running as much as I do, it's no pressure. Right now, it is about going out there and executing what I practice in training. I also have a very good support system, which includes my family, close friends, my Racers teammates and my sponsor, Digicel, who has been supporting me for a long time. I am pleased Digicel is on the Road to London with me.
A Jamaican team first competed at the 1948 Olympic Games, which were held in London. Two Jamaican athletes won three medals between them at the then London Games. Arthur Wint won gold in the men's 400m and silver in the 800m, and Herb McKenley took the silver medal in the men's 400m.
Since 1948, Jamaican athletes have competed in every summer Olympics, including 1960 when they competed under the British West Indies flag.