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Why the Jamaican flag flies over the Penn Relays in Philadelphia

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If you go to the Penn Relays - the largest track and field meet in America - you’ll notice Jamaican flags all over the crowd and on the field. Athletes don’t come from a lot of foreign countries - mostly the East Coast and a few other states - so why are there so many teams and fans from Jamaica? Sabrina Boyd-Surka talked with some Jamaican athletes and the team behind the scenes that makes their trip possible, Team Jamaica Bickle, and found out why the Penn Relays are an important opportunity for Jamaican students.

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