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Embracing heritage part of Olympic experience

Updated: July 28, 2012, 5:49 PM ET
By Adena Andrews

Every four years, around this time, a different type of patriotism overwhelms me. After waving the flag and grilling hot dogs on July 4, I become enthralled in the Summer Olympics and embrace the half of my heritage that not many get to see. It's the part of me that originated in an island breeze in the Caribbean nation of Jamaica.

As a Caribbean-American, my hyphenated self is on full display during the Games. When my Jamaica is presented in the Opening Ceremony, my speech ...

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