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From New Jersey to Jamaica, bobsled pilot wants to be a role model

PYEONCHANG, South Korea – Unwinding the past four years of Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian’s athletic career takes you through two counties, the U.S. and Jamaica, and through a decision that leaves the 32-year-old New Jersey native less than a week away from being part of Olympic history. She was raised in Wayne, N.J., to a Jamaica-born father […]

Jamaica College advances in US robotics competition

Jamaica’s women proud to carry on ‘Cool Runnings’ legacy

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Thirty years on from the Jamaican men’s bobsleigh team’s Olympic breakthrough that inspired the cult movie “Cool Runnings”, a women’s team from the Caribbean nation will blaze a similar trail at the Winter Games in Pyeongchang. Driver Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian, who competed for the United States at Sochi, and Carrie Russell […]

Jamaica’s Synchronized Swim Team Makes a Splash

Jamaica sending first skeleton athlete to Olympics

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation today announced that it will be sending skeleton athlete, Anthony Watson to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Watson is the first skeleton athlete from Jamaica to qualify for the Winter Games. “Over the past several seasons we have revived the Skeleton programme with […]

Jamaica’s Synchronized Swim Team Makes a Splash

Bobsled team presents great opportunities

Jamaica’s women Bobsleigh qualification for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang South Korea is very significant. It’s a feat that should continue to be highlighted both locally and internationally. This is historical, and symbolic, as it also coincides with the 30-year anniversary of our now famed 1988 male team. Jamaica’s males first competed in […]

Jamaica’s Synchronized Swim Team Makes a Splash

NFL Alumnus Michael Blair to Join Jamaica’s Bobsled Team

October 14, 2016 By: Community Contributor Karmal After a fortuitous trip to his family’s home country, dual citizen Michael Blair is invited to join Jamaica’s bobsled team for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. By now most of us know Jamaica has a bobsled team, thanks to Disney’s 1993 classic, Cool Runnings. But […]

Jamaica’s Synchronized Swim Team Makes a Splash