Jamaica to compete in 4-man bobsled @ Olympics for 1st time in over 20 years
Nearly 30 years after “Cool Runnings” became a feel-good hit movie, it’s time for a reboot.
The Jamaican four-man bobsled team is back in the Winter Olympics for the first time in decades after it qualified for a spot in next month’s competition in Beijing.
It’s the first time the four-man Jamaican team has earned a berth in the Winter Olympics since the 1998 Games in Nagano, Japan. Its famous origin story in it journey from the small island nation to its first Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta, in 1988 was the subject of the 1993 movie “Cool Runnings.”
The team’s results in international competition this season punched its ticket Monday to be part of the field of 28 four-man teams.
“BREAKING!!! JAMAICA, WE HAVE A BOBSLED TEAM HEADING TO BEIJING!" Team Jamaica wrote Monday on Instagram.