Cool Runnings II? Jamaican bobsled team on verge of qualifying for Sochi

A. Isaac Senior Editor

Stop me if you’ve heard this before. A group of Jamaican men are on the verge of qualifying for the Olympics in the sport of…bobsled. Real original you guys!


Winston Watts and Marvin Dixon are racing this weekend in St. Moritz. They’re expected to qualify. Whether they make it to Russia is a whole other story. The Jamaican duo has a serious funding issue—not unlike their predecessors in 1988.

“I just about get by financially. Beg, scrape, it’s hard. I’ve got headaches a lot of times man, believe you me,” Watts told the Telegraph. “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,” Watts said. “It all depends. Our families need to be taken care of first. If there’s no funding, who knows?

I, for one, welcome a Cool Runnings sequel. Perhaps John Goodman can fill in for John Candy. Because, you know, only a fat white guy can play that role.

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