In celebration of the spirit of the Olympic Games, Samsung Electronics is supporting the Jamaican national bobsleigh team at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games as part of an effort to celebrate the perseverance and dedication of all of the athletes who have participated in the qualifiers on the road to Sochi. Through financial support and a range of mobile devices, Samsung is helping sustain the Jamaican bobsleigh team’s Olympic aspirations for Sochi. The Jamaican bobsled team’s improbable journey to the 1988 Calgary Games became a staple of pop culture and Olympic folklore. [hr] [column2] [/column2] [column2_last] [/column2_last] [hr] “As we embark on the final weeks leading up to the start of Sochi 2014, we are constantly reminded that some of the most inspirational stories are not about medals, but about how athletes must overcome incredible obstacles on their journey to the Olympic Games,” said Younghee Lee, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing, IT & Mobile Division at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung is proud to join the community of supporters from around the world who have come together to support the Jamaican bobsleigh team.” Jamaican Bobsleigh Team “Keep on Pushing” VIDEO Like many around the world, Samsung was […]
The Jamaican bobsled team’s improbable journey to the 1988 Calgary Games became a staple of pop culture and Olympic folklore. [hr] [column2] [/column2] [column2_last] [/column2_last] [hr] Jamaican Bobsleigh Team Debut At Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics At the Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics Jamaica sent an unexpected team to compete in the bobsleigh event. Though their participation did not end in medal glory, the team won the hearts of their fans and competitors, returning to future games as equals. The Jamaican athletes were – nonetheless – determined to excel at the Games and had their fastest start so far in their final run. However, during the run, the sled crashed in one of the turns which took away the teams possibility of an officially recorded time.