Jamaican Skicrosser Olympics

February 2, 2010

In this photo taken on Dec. 14, 2009, skier Errol Kerr, who will represent Jamaica in the Vancouver Olympics, is seen after a practice at his home in Truckee, Calif. Most Jamaicans have never seen snow, but a young skier will be wearing the tropical island’s colors to Vancouver’s slopes in 2010, and could bring home the Caribbean’s first winter Olympic medal. Kerr, born to an American mother and a Jamaican father, grew up a dual citizen between the Lake Tahoe region of the Sierra Nevada, where he moved with his mother as a child, and Westmoreland, Jamaica’s westernmost parish.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)