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Jamaica misses Olympic Bobsled cut

February 16th, 2010 · No Comments

Originally inspired from the unlikely Island Team that made quite a splash as Most Popular Bobsledding Team 22yrs ago, when the unknown Jamaicanís participated in the 1988 Winter Olympics at Calgary, inspiring the movie Cool runnings, fate wasnít to intervene once again, as the Teamís 4-man Bobsled, driven by Hannukkah Wallace barely made it into the Top 50 World rankings aboard its dilapidated equipment, with the Team running on sparse funding.

And although this placing was quite impressive for a nation hosting just one single Bobsled pilot! Nevertheless their placing wasnít high enough to make the cut for this yearís Winter Olympics in Vancouver, BC, as the Squad has given up all hope of making the games. But the Team will travel to Vancouver, BC to witness the games first hand as an inspirational tool to hopefully see the Team make the 2014 winter games of Sochi, Russia.

Jamaica also plans to offer recently retired Team USA Bobsled Driver Todd Hays a coaching position, while Hays has also previously helped the minnow-esqe Jamaican squad with his expertise, along with loaning of equipment, so look out for Team Jamaica in 2014Ö

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