Drama Surrounds Jamaican Bobsled Team in PyeongChang

Winter Olympics 2018 Jamaica bobsleigh team PLUNGED INTO CHAOS

The Jamaican bobsled team can go to sleep at night knowing their training and prepartion for the Olympics weren't for nothing.

"The games are an incredible honor to compete in, and as a beer proudly brewed in Jamaica and shared with the world, Red Stripe wants to help our athletes realize their dreams", Anguin continued.

The Jamaican women's bobsleigh team will be able to compete in their preferred sled after a beer producer purchased the craft and donated it to the nation's federation. According to the BBC, she said: "I've never known such disappointment in this sport, in my life".

With less than a week remaining until the two-woman team are due to commence, this internal bickering is unlikely to aid their cause in upsetting the odds in the nation's first run at this event.

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Their participation comes 30 years after a men's bobsleigh team made a historic appearance at the 1988 Calgary games, a feat that provided the inspiration for the 1993 movie "Cool Runnings". The statement did not give a reason for her departure.

German Sandra Kiriasis, a two-time Olympic medallist, is reported to have left the team after her role changed from driving coach to track performance analyst.

"No bobsled, no problem, if you need a new ride @Jambobsled, put it on @Red Stripe's tab".

The JBSF disputes Kiriasis's version of the facts and insists the team can compete with the sled they originally took to South Korea.

Jamaican sports administrator Dalton Myers tweeted: "Whoever at Red Stripe came up with the idea to sponsor the bobsled deserve a promotion and the social media team all deserve extra pay, promotion and additional vacation leave".

Pulito, who said Kiriasis was a valued member of the team, thanked her for her contribution, but labelled her decision as "disheartening". "This will have an effect on the Jamaican team, whether because they have lost their world-class coach or both coach and equipment", John Jackson, a former pilot for Great Britain's bobsled team, told the BBC.



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