Jamaican bobsled team on the verge of qualifying for Sochi Olympics
Olympics, Winter

'Cool Runnings' could become a reality

1/17/14 in Olympics, Winter   |   Pat   |   5135 respect

Blog Photo - Jamaican bobsled team on the verge of qualifying for Sochi Olympics

In the words of the legendary Sanka Coffee: "'Nuff people say, you know they can't believe, Jamaica, we have a bobsled team."

The Jamaican bobsled team is a reality, with Winston Watts and Marvin Dixon have qualified for the Sochi Winter Games.

Unfortunately, the problem is that they might not have the money to get to Sochi and compete.

According to Watts:
 
"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. I put God in front of me and just leave everything to him like a father. In truth, we still don’t really know at the moment if we’d even have enough funds or sponsorship to fly to Sochi itself for the Games itself. It all depends. Our families need to be taken care of first. If there’s no funding, who knows? Hopefully, the Jamaican Olympic Association will step in and support us now we’ve qualified.

Hopefully they find a way to get to Sochi and participate in the games. It would be a shame to see their story end so soon.


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1/17/14   |   MortonsLaw   |   156 respect

I'm confused by what you mean reality? The movie was based on a true story, so it already happened.