Jamaican Bobsled Team Can't Practice in Sochi Because Their Luggage is Lost

Ryan Glasspiegel

Pilot Winston Watts and brakeman Marvin Dixon comprise the two-man Jamaican bobsled team. Capitalizing on nostalgia for Cool Runnings, they raised almost $130,000 to fund their trip to the Olympics in Sochi. They’ve successfully made the trip to Russia; unfortunately, the same cannot be said for their luggage.

While their sleds were not lost, auxiliary gear like their blades, helmets, and sliding suits are still missing.

“We didn’t have nothing — no equipment at all,” said Watts, via USA Today’s Jeff Zillgitt. “There’s nothing I can do right now. I’m just going to leave it to the chef de mission to deal with it. I just want to concentrate on the track.”

The team hopes their equipment arrives today or tomorrow, but contingency plans include borrowing equipment from other nations.

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