“Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme, get on up, it’s bobsled time!”
That’s right, the Jamaican bobsled team has qualified for the Sochi Olympics! The first time brought us an amazing story of perseverance, which you can watch in the campy classic Cool Runnings, about a team you’d never expect to see at a winter Olympics and what can happen when you decide to do something and truly commit to it.
The 1988 team qualified and competed in the four-man event in Calgary and then continued, attending the 1992 and 1994 Olympics as well. Jamaica sent a two-man team to the 2002 games in Salt Lake City, but neither team has qualified since.
Winston Watts and Marvin Dixon have officially qualified to race in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, but they need some help getting there. Their estimated costs for the trip come to $80,000, more than one quarter of which has already been raised through crowd funding site Crowdtilt. As of writing, their site has been up for only two days and has raised $24,864 with 8 days left to get to that $80,000 goal.
It’s looking good for them to get that full funding, go check out their Crowdtilt and get pumped to see them in Sochi!