Skip to main content
  1. Sports
  2. General Sports

Jamaican bobsled team hits up Sundance Film Festival; athletes looking for cash

See also

The Jamaican bobsled team arrived in Park City, Utah and were probably some of the most famous athletes in town. The team is on their way to the 2014 Sochi Olympics and their journey has been difficult. According to the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday the team has qualified, but they are still searching for donations so they can get to Sochi. The team needs $80,000 and with the Olympics roughly three weeks away it's come down to the wire for financial support.

A stop at the Sundance Film Festival was one way to pick up support. Mingling with the stars and looking for donors, the team seemed relaxed and delighted in sharing their hopes and dreams for the Winter Olympics. Don’t worry about the time off needed to get to Park City as the team is practicing near the resort town and didn't need to drive too far to see all the famous faces of Hollywood.

While the Jamaican bobsled team is working out their dream run for the Olympics, the world has stepped in to help them financially. Strangers, fans and even a few bobsledding enthusiasts have come together to raise more than $121,000 as of Tuesday morning. Putting the funds together on the crowdfunding site Crowdtilt, the team looks to be well on their way to Sochi to compete for the gold.

Hopefully before the team got a few autographs from the stars at the Sundance Film Festival too. As the chance to meet some of Hollywood’s elite is just like going for the gold!



  • David Price rumors
    Should the bottom-dwelling Tampa Bay Rays trade or keep pitching ace David Price?
    MLB Rumors
  • Maria Kirilenko slideshow
    Feast your eyes on the former fiance of Alex Ovechkin: The newly-single Maria Kirilenko
    20 Photos
  • Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen has Alzheimer's disease, will step down
    NFL News
  • Sam responds to Dungy
    Michael Sam has the perfect response to Tony Dungy's controversial comments
    NFL News
  • Bella wardrobe malfunction
    Sexy diva Nikki Bella suffers wardrobe malfunction during WWE show
    Fight Sports
  • LeBron gives cupcakes
    LeBron James sends cupcakes to neighbors after press overtakes neighborhood
    Food & Drink