Inspiring Winter Olympics Moments
1988 Jamaican Bobsleigh Team: Against All Odds
It was a story made for the movies. In fact, the 1988 Jamaican Bobsleigh team would inspire the film Cool Runnings. The sports world couldn’t help be fascinated as these four tropical climate athletes defied the odds and qualified for the Winter Olympics.
Devon Harris, Dudley Stokes, Michael White, and last minute replacement Nelson Stokes captured the imagination of the international community that had gathered in Calgary, Alberta. Although they suffered a violent crash during one of their four runs, the Jamaicans steadily improved throughout the competition and laid the foundation for teams their home country to compete at future Olympics.