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JM | May 25, 2022

5 things to know about the Jamaican Bobsled Team

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Women’s Monobob Bobsledder, Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian practises her sugarcane churning skills at the Joy Spence Appleton Estate Rum Experience following the February 2022 Winter Olympic Games.

The team that shook the world 30 years ago, with its inspiring performance at the 1988 Winter Olympic Games in Calgary, Canada, made their mark on the ice yet again. The unlikely island representatives delivered another crowd stirring performance at the 2022 Winter Olympic games.

One part of the four-man bobsled team Rolando Reid (left) and teammate Alya Gayle (right) excitedly unwrap gifts from Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum during a celebratory visit to Jamaica after returning from the February 2022 Winter Olympic Games. The duo are seen at the Joy Spence Appleton Estate Rum Experience in St Elizabeth.

The Jamaican bobsledding team recently returned to the island to celebrate another successful showcase of Jamaican talent. How did they celebrate? With a trip to the Joy Spence Appleton Estate Rum Experience in St Elizabeth. In honour of the celebrations, here are five things to know about the Jamaican bobsled team.

Bobsleigh pioneer and Olympian Dr Nelson ‘Chris’ Stokes tries his new Wray Rum branded gear gifted by J Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum. Stokes joined his team on a tour of Jamaica after returning from the Winter Olympic Games, seen here at the Joy Spence Appleton Estate Rum Experience in March.
  1. The Jamaica Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation is led by CEO and President Chris Stokes, a member of the original 1988 Jamaican Bobsled team.
  2. JBNFT Project has an NFT project with the Olympic Jamaican Bobsleigh Federation Foundation to raise funds to bring the Jamaican Bobsleigh team back to the Olympics
  3. Wray and Nephew White Overproof Rum supported  the Jamaica Bobsled Team in the Beijing Winter Olympics 2022.
  4. The world’s first all-black bobsled women’s team to qualify for a Winter Olympics is Jamaican.
  5. Jamaica Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation women bobledders, Jazmine Fenlater-Victorian and Carrie Russell were the first Jamaican women to compete in a Winter Olympics.

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