Christopher Samuda is the president of the Jamaica Olympic Association. JOA

The International Olympic Committee (IOC), in conjunction with the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), will provide an emotional experience for former Jamaican athletes at the Paris Olympic Games when they receive their medals in an emotional ceremony at Champions Park at the foot of the historic Eiffel Tower on 9 August.

Beverley McDonald will receive the bronze medal for the women's 200m at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, following the disqualification of the USA's Marion Jones in an event where the Caribbean nation finished third in medals (nine) but only 26a in the medal tally as they failed to win an Olympic gold (six silver and three bronze). 

Chelsea Hammond Ross will take the bronze medal in the women's long jump from Beijing 2008 after Russia's Tatyana Lebedeva was disqualified. Jamaica shone there as Usain Bolt won gold in the 100m and 200m, but lost a third in the 4x100m relay due to Nesta Carter's positive test. Melaine Walker (400m hurdles), Shelly-Ann Fraser (100m) and Veronica Campbell (200m) also won gold, but they lost the glory in the 4x100m when the team failed to finish despite being favourites.) 

Kaliese Spencer will also be bestowed with the bronze medal in the women's 400 hurdles event at the London 2012 Olympic Games after Russia's Natalya Antyukh was disqualified. Twelve years ago at the Stratford Olympic Stadium, the Caribbean nation finished second in athletics with 13 medals and four golds (Usain Bolt in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m with Michael Frater, Yohan Blake, Kemar Bailey-Cole and Carter) and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in the 100m. 

Natalya Antyukh (L) and Kailese Spencer (R) at London 2012. GETTY IMAGES
Natalya Antyukh (L) and Kailese Spencer (R) at London 2012. GETTY IMAGES

Commenting on the medal reallocation, Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) President Christopher Samuda said: "I bond inextricably with our Olympians as we share this moment in history, as we reflect on their glorious journey to the pinnacle of Olympic sport, which they have achieved through sacrificial effort. I also join Jamaicans and the global community in celebrating their achievements." 

Through the efforts of the JOA, those who did not have the right to receive their medals at the respective Games "will be given that space, that illuminating spotlight before a global audience, to live the emotion in their hearts, to smile with elation and with more than a sense of justice and reward, and to have those coveted medals placed around their necks in triumph," he added.