Outdoors

15 unforgettable moments in winter sports

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The Jamaican bobsled team

Prior to 1988, no one in their right mind would have thought Jamaica would attend a Winter Olympiad, but that’s exactly what happened. A four-man bobsled team coached by former American Olympian Howard Siler went up to the Olympic Winter Games in Calgary, Alberta, and thanks largely to other teams, who helped with equipment and guidance, competed. Though they didn’t complete a successful run, they inspired underdogs everywhere (and the movie Cool Runnings).

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