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Jamaican bobsled team officially at the Olympics

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It was touch and go for the Jamaican bobsled team as to whether they would even compete at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

First they had trouble getting funding after they qualified.for the two-man event.  They needed at least $80,000 and they needed £80,000 fast.  The Internet, possibly fueled by nostalgia of hit 1994 Disney movie ‘Cool Runnings’ about the 1988 bobsled team who competed at the Calgary games, offered to help them.

Then after they had arrived in Sochi, their equipment went AWOL, finally turning up the day before the Opening Ceremony and the official start o the Games.

But all is good.  Their equipment arrived, they have their funding.  Now all they need is to is to “Feel the rhythm! Feel the rhyme! Get on up, its bobsled time!”

Here they are proudly marching out with their national flag.

I wonder if Disney are already thinking about a sequel to ‘Cool Runnings’?

 Sports Kings Contributor Marcus Burnan is the author of this article.  Thanks for reading.

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