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5 Things From Cool Runnings We Hope Will Happen At This Year’s Sochi Olympics

Posted on January 22, 2014 by
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It’s official: for the first time in 12 years, the Jamaican bobsled team will make an appearance at the Winter Olympics in Sochi next month and its all thanks to the adoring public.

The nation’s two-man team qualified for the 2014 Olympic Games on Saturday but feared they would never make it to Russia due to lack of funds, a problem the team has faced many times before. But thanks to crowdsourcing, the Internet has raised $129,899.17 on Crowdtilt for the team — just over the $80,000 estimate sled driver Winston Watts believed would be enough to cover travel and equipment costs.

There’s no doubt that much of the support has come from fans of the Disney movie Cool Runnings, a film based on the nation’s legendary first bobsledding appearance at the 1988 Calgary Games.

As fans of both the movie and underdogs in general, we can’t help but hope that some facets of the film will be repeated in real life. For the record, we know that Disney fictionalized much of the events but Jamaica’s first bobsled don’t seem to mind.

Besides, wouldn’t it be cool to see the following five Cool Runnings moments in real life:

1. Practicing in a bathtub

(P.S. If this is an actual thing, please let us know. We don’t do sports.)

2. Practicing badass mantras in front of the mirror

Because who doesn’t need a good motivational moment?

3. It’s so cold that…

Thanks to the return of the Polar Vortex, it’s so cold outside that this probably could happen right now.

4. Jamaican Fever in Russia

I think the fans here have an extreme case of Jamaican fever

So do I! No, no, no, no. So do WE!

Okay, so this actually did happen — on the Internet.

And of course,

5. This chant:

Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme

Get on up, it's bobsled time

Cool runnings!

We may cry tears of joy.

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