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Cool Running Jamaican Bobsled Team

January 12th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Bobsled

Video of the original Jamaican Bobsled team, from the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary Canada, that inspired the movie ‘Cool Runnings’ can’t be shown here. This trailer of the movie is much more entertaining anyway. In the movie they show the original footage of when they crashed, but many other parts of the true story have been changed or embellished for the movie.

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Usain Bolt World Record 100m at Beijing Olympics

October 19th, 2009 · No Comments · Athletics

At the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt broke the world record in the 100m with a time of 9.69 seconds. It was just unbelievable how he burst away from the rest of the field, but a pity he eased up and maybe missed out on a few milliseconds. Anyway, a year later he broke the record again with a run of 9.58 seconds. Unfortunately the IOC block the showing of their video on other sites, so you only see still images and commentary here.

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