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Watch Jamaica’s 4-man bobsled team make historic return to Winter Olympics

The team finished last among 28 teams in the first two legs combined, but that didn’t spoil their first games appearance since Nagano 1998.

“This is a huge achievement for the team,” driver Shanwayne Stephens wrote on Instagram ahead of the competition.

Stephens, Ashley Watson, Rolando Reid and Matthew Wekpe were a combined 5.19 seconds behind the leading Germans.

The island nation also had a two-man, one-woman monobob team at the Beijing Games. But the 4-man team is the makings of a pop culture legend thanks to the movie “Cool Runnings,” a light-hearted dramatization of Jamaica’s first Olympic quartet in Calgary in 1988.

The country is looking for another Hollywood ending in future games.

“Our big plan for 2026 is to qualify for four events, two teams per event, and have someone on the podium in 2030,” Jamaica Bobsleigh Federation president Chris Stokes told the Daily Mirror. .

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