Jamaica national bobsleigh team

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The Jamaican national bobsleigh team represents Jamaica in international bobsledding competitions.wikipedia
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Chris Stokes (bobsledder)

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The team, consisting of Devon Harris, Dudley Stokes, Michael White, Freddy Powell, and last minute replacement Chris Stokes, debuted at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta.
Nelson Christian 'Chris' Stokes has been an active member of the Jamaican Bobsleigh Team since its inception in 1988.

Devon Harris

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The team, consisting of Devon Harris, Dudley Stokes, Michael White, Freddy Powell, and last minute replacement Chris Stokes, debuted at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta.
He was one of the founding members of the Jamaica national bobsled team, which first competed in the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta.

Cool Runnings

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The movie Cool Runnings is loosely based on their experience at the 1988 games.
It is loosely based on the true story of the Jamaica national bobsleigh team's debut in competition during the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Winston Watts

At the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the 2-man team of Winston Watts (pilot) and Lascelles Brown (brakeman) set the Park City bobsled track record and the Olympic record for the push-start segment of the 2-man race at 4.78 seconds.
Winston Alexander Watts (born 8 December 1967) is a member of the Jamaica national bobsleigh team.

Lascelles Brown

At the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the 2-man team of Winston Watts (pilot) and Lascelles Brown (brakeman) set the Park City bobsled track record and the Olympic record for the push-start segment of the 2-man race at 4.78 seconds.
Brown was a member of the Jamaica national bobsled team from 1999 to 2004, competing at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, as a brakeman for Winston Watt.

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The Jamaican national bobsleigh team represents Jamaica in international bobsledding competitions.
The Jamaica national bobsled team was once a serious contender in the Winter Olympics, beating many well-established teams.

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Having qualified for the 2014 Sochi Olympics, but lacking funding, the cryptocurrency Dogecoin community raised on the team's behalf $30,000 of the approximately $40,000 required within two days.
On January 19, 2014, a fundraiser was established by the Dogecoin community to raise $50,000 for the Jamaican Bobsled Team, which had qualified for, but could not afford to go to, the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Bobsleigh at the 1988 Winter Olympics

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These countries included Jamaica (whose involvement spurred the Walt Disney Pictures film Cool Runnings), Mexico, and New Zealand.

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An online campaign was set up, seeking to raise an additional $80,000 through the crowdfunding platform Tilt.
In early 2014 the Jamaica national bobsleigh team qualified for the 2014 Sochi Olympics but lacked funding to attend the games.

Marvin Dixon

Marvin Dixon (born on September 9, 1983 ) is a member of the Jamaica national bobsleigh team and competed in the 2014 Winter Olympics in the two-man bobsled.

Sandra Kiriasis

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Ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the Jamaican Bobsleigh Federation invested significantly in the team, buying a new sled for the women's crew of Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian and Carrie Russell, and filling a number of coaching positions, with former British, Dutch and Brazilian coach Jo Manning becoming High-Performance Director, former Olympic and World Champion Sandra Kiriasis joining as driving coach and Dudley Stokes being appointed as coach responsible for of performance, mental preparation and general logistics.
In 2017 she was appointed as driving coach for the Jamaican women's bobsleigh team ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, helping them to qualify for the Olympics for the first time.

1988 Winter Olympics

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The team, consisting of Devon Harris, Dudley Stokes, Michael White, Freddy Powell, and last minute replacement Chris Stokes, debuted at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta. The team first gained fame during their debut in the 1988 Winter Olympic Games four-man bobsled in Calgary, Alberta, where they were seen as underdogs as they represented a tropical nation in a winter sport.
The games are also remembered for the "heroic failure" of British ski jumper Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards, and the Winter Olympic début of the Jamaica national bobsled team, both of which would be subjects of major feature films about their participation in the games.

Tropical nations at the Winter Olympics

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The Jamaican Bobsled Team became a fan favorite at these Games and were later the inspiration of the 1993 motion picture Cool Runnings.

Todd Hays

After the 2014 Olympics former Olympic medallist and former coach of the Dutch and United States bobsleigh teams Todd Hays was appointed head coach and technical director of the Jamaican team.
After leaving the US team Hays became head coach and technical director for the Jamaican bobsled team for the 2014–15 season.

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The Jamaican national bobsleigh team represents Jamaica in international bobsledding competitions.

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The team, consisting of Devon Harris, Dudley Stokes, Michael White, Freddy Powell, and last minute replacement Chris Stokes, debuted at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta. The team first gained fame during their debut in the 1988 Winter Olympic Games four-man bobsled in Calgary, Alberta, where they were seen as underdogs as they represented a tropical nation in a winter sport.

Coach (sport)

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The team was coached by Howard Siler, an Olympic bobsledder for the United States in 1972 and 1980.

Howard Siler

The team was coached by Howard Siler, an Olympic bobsledder for the United States in 1972 and 1980.

Underdog

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They quickly became very popular, largely because of their status as the ultimate "underdog" story of the games.

1992 Winter Olympics

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The team returned to the Olympics in the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France, but finished poorly.

Albertville

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The team returned to the Olympics in the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France, but finished poorly.

Lillehammer

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They qualified again for the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.

Gold medal

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In 2000, the Jamaican bobsleigh team won the gold medal at the World Push Championships in Monaco.