Skip to main content
  1. Sports
  2. General Sports

Olympic Jamaican bobsledder team's dream ruined in Sochi? Equipment missing

See also

The Jamaican bobsledders arrived in Sochi for the Winter Games. The team knows they are underdogs when it comes to bobsledding, but that hasn't stopped the athletes on their journey. According to the USA Today on Wednesday, what has stopped the team is the lack of equipment. When the Jamaican team arrived they got to Sochi safely on Tuesday night, but their equipment did not.

Apparently the team is missing everything. The runners (also called blades), shoes and other gear to make the track hadn't arrived as of Tuesday night and that means the team can’t practice on the course Wednesday with their own equipment. The issue is serious as the team has never used this course before and needs to make a few practice runs to make sure they are ready to compete. Hopefully the equipment arrives later Wednesday or early Thursday morning.

However, thanks to their competitors, the answer to practicing for the Jamaican bobsledded team might be borrowing some equipment from other athletes for the afternoon. That way they could check out the course and still wait for the equipment. It seems that the Jamaican bobsledders have found their way to the Olympics, but a new challenge has been presented. Everyone hopes the team makes it past this obstacle too.



  • Lance Armstrong steps back into the spotlight with a new instructional video
    Watch Video
  • The Penguins and Canadiens take early series leads in the Stanley Cup Playoffs
  • It only took 14 innings, but the Red Sox emerge victorious over Chicago 6-4
  • Chris Johnson finally finds a home, signing a 2-year deal with the Jets
  • Falcons owner Arthur Blank will bring an MLS franchise to Atlanta in 2017
  • The NBA Playoffs are set, find out which team has the best odds to win it all

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!