Would you guys mind if I start another thread to discuss the questions you have about Jamaican sprinting because I really dont want to overshadow CL's thread. AS to answer your questions the Jamaica sprinting success in the last decade is not due to genetics ( that has always been a constant). its not due to new training methods (the truth is the training methods used in Jamaica were adapted from american coaches and brought to Jamaica by people such as Dennis Johnson and tweaked to suit local athletes). it is not due to a state run doping programme, if you look closely you will see that several different athletes from several different camps inside and outside of Jamaica doing well right now, ( lets get this straight Jamaica has had 13 consecutive quarters of decline, the guys that run Jamaica cant even piss straight much less fund and run a first world doping programme). now I know alot of guys were screaming BS when I rejected the state run doping programme theory but you got to understand that that sort of stuff is expensive and thats an expense that the government can neither afford or hide from the public. So whats the answer ?, its right under you noses and you guys discuss it here everyday. 1. building the popularity of the sport and getting kids involved professionally at a young age. The popularity of the sport in Jamaica is well documented so no need to expound here, contrary to what some may say I think its the number 1 sport in Jamaica right now. Right now Jamaican kids start their careers as young as 3 years old and I'm being totally honest here, a track group takes 3-6 year olds to Florida each year to compete with other kids there. By time they turn 11 these kids are already being recruited to join high school teams that are club like in structure, so they develop a strong sense of professionalism from a very early age. 2. Building the infrastructure. Before the world junior champs in 2002 Jamaica had one synthetic running track at the national stadium, right now we have 5 with plans to build 2-3 more in the short term. 3. Building the club and institutions. Since the mid 90s we have had the establishment of a high performance centre in Jamaica and the expansion of Jamaica's sport college G.C. Foster which means more and better coaches in Jamaica. Also over the last few years Jamaican universities have been offer scholarships to student/athletes Before the year 2000 Jamaica had zero track and field clubs which meant that if you were born in Jamaica you had go to a overseas college on a scholarship to do track or quit track when you finished high school. The problem with this is that alot of Jamaican kids did not qualify academically for American colleges or they were late bloomers. With the establishment of 6-8 major clubs in Jamaica (MVP and Racers being the top 2) the kids who would have quit track at 18-19 now have a chance to compete after high school so the pool of world class athletes is naturally going to be deeper. Now I could expound on those much further but that is main things that have changed in the last decade and if the same approach is taken in any other country the results will be the same, an increase in the pool of world class athletes.