Jamaica Has a Qualifying Four-Man Bobsled Team for the First Time in 24 Years

Keeping the ‘Cool Runnings’ legacy alive.

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Jamaica is keeping the 1988 Calgary Cool Runnings Winter Olympics legacy alive with this next bit of 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics news.

For the first time in 24 years, Jamaica has a qualifying four-man bobsled team, and not only that, but they have also qualified for the two-man and new female-only monobob event. The Jamaican team took to Twitter to announce the epic news with, “It will be fire on ice. This will be the 1st time JAM has qualified in 3 Olympic bobsled events: four-man, two-man and women’s monobob.”

The interesting thing here is that the team participating in the 2022 Winter Olympics is also facing the same underdog conundrum as the debut team from the classic film — lack of funding for equipment. Led by one of the members of the original 1988 Jamaica bobsled team, Chris Stokes — now the chairman of the Jamaica Bobsled and Skeleton Federation Foundation — the team has started a gofundme in hopes for raising funds for new sleds. They have currently raised $4,785 USD out of the required $194,000 USD.

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