Jamaica Announces Bobsled Team for the 2022 Olympics

In Summary

The opening ceremony for the Beijing Olympics is set for Feb. 4. Jamaica will debut a bobsled team for the first time in three decades. 

Jamaica represents its country vividly and successfully time and time again during Olympic competition.  

In the 2022 Olympics in Beijing, the country will compete in a sport where they haven’t done so in over than 30 years. 

For Jamaica, it is the first time the country has qualified since 1998, which is 34 years after the team debuted in the first Winter Olympics in 1988. The events later inspired the 1993 Disney film Cool Runnings. 

The team, however, did not medal after crashing on the ice. 

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Jamaica will have a four-man bobsled team, the country’s first two-man bobsled team and a female athlete competing in the monobob competition. 

The monobob is an individual event that is making its debut at the Winter Olympics. 

The Jamaica Olympic Association announced its arrival to the competition in a tweet, saying “Jamaica, we have a bobsled team heading to Beijing.” 

The opening ceremony for Beijing’s Winter Olympics is set for Feb. 4. 

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