It’s official: the Jamaican bobsled team have qualified for the Winter Olympics which kick off next month in Beijing!

They will compete in three different events, with the country represented in the four-man, two-man and the women’s monobob.

It was the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary when Jamaica rose to fame when their first bobsled team made its debut.

Their four-man team failed to finish but they won hearts, inspiring the Disney film ‘Cool Runnings’, released in 1993, starring the late John Candy.


Meanwhile, for just the second time, Jamaica will also have a skier at the games as well as a debut for the country in alpine skiing.

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