Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Jamaican Bobsleigh Team Set For Olympics

hero2.jpg
hero1.jpg

The Jamaicans could be heading to the Winter Olympics once again, as their bobsleigh team is set to qualify for the forthcoming Sochi Games.

If they make it, it will be their first appearance for 12 years and, of course, will evoke memories of the classic 1993 movie Cool Runnings, which was based on the nation's qualification for the 1988 Calgary Games.

The duo is comprised of Winston Watts and Marvin Dixon, and they're expected to qualify when they take part in an event in St Moritz this weekend.

Speaking to the Telegraph, Watts explained that financial difficulties had necessitated changing from the four-man event to two-man, saying "I just about get by financially. Beg, scrape, it's hard. I've got headaches a lot of times man, believe you me. Sometimes my coach says 'just focus' and I say 'how?' I just trust things will turn over OK."

If they make it, we'll all be cheering them on and clutching our lucky eggs. And if they put in another heroic performance, maybe the greatest slow-handclap in movie history will happen again. We can but hope...

(Images: AllStar)

[via Independent]

Related

main1.jpg

Sports movies where heroes unexpectedly lose

freddie_mercury - monserrat_caballe.jpg

Top 10 Olympic Songs

coolrunnings.jpg

10 best Olympic Movies

Comments

More

Whatever happened to the FA Cup Final song?

Time for the 80s and 90s staple to make a comeback

by Tom Victor
27 Apr 2017

Barton makes valid points, but that doesn’t mean his ban is wrong

The situation is more nuanced than some claim

by Tom Victor
26 Apr 2017

It's exactly 19 years since the most disastrous own goal of all time

As if we needed an excuse to look back at this blockbuster

by Matt Tate
25 Apr 2017

Introducing the world's most blatant handball courtesy of Preston

You are not the goalkeeper. Repeat, you are not the goalkeeper

by Gary Ogden
25 Apr 2017

This is the goal that every centre-back dreams of scoring

All that defending, all that discipline, worth it for this moment alone

by Dave Fawbert
24 Apr 2017

Incredible snooker trick shot wows the Crucible

Can't stop watching

by Matt Tate
21 Apr 2017

Martin O'Neill, a naked right-back & the one of the worst tackles ever

"The technique and distance covered would surely have qualified for the long jump at the Olympics"

by Phil Catchpole
21 Apr 2017

Tennis match hilariously interrupted by a couple having very loud sex

"IT CAN'T BE THAT GOOD"

by Matt Tate
20 Apr 2017

How to run a marathon even if you're useless at sport

Out of breath after climbing the stairs? Don't worry, you can still do it

by Dave Fawbert
19 Apr 2017

Harry Redknapp's Greatest Video Moments

'Arry's finest moments of magic in front of the camera

by Dave Fawbert
18 Apr 2017