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Cool Runnings Part 2? Jamaican Bobsled Team Qualifies For The Olympics

Posted at 11:53 AM, Jan 19, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-19 11:53:45-05
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(CNN/ BLEACHER REPORT)- You know, somebody could make a movie about this someday.

Jamaica’s two-man bobsled team of Winston Watts and Marvin Dixon qualified for the 2014 Olympics in Sochi. It’s the first time a Jamaican bobsled team has qualified for the Winter Olympics since 2002.

The Jamaican Olympic Committee tweeted the celebratory news on Saturday:

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An entire generation is familiar with the Jamaican bobsled team after Cool Runnings. The Disney movie told the somewhat fictionalized story of how the Caribbean country defied the odds to qualify in the four-man bobsled for the 1988 Olympics in Calgary.

Watts has even taken to calling himself and Dixon, “Cool Runnings, the Second Generation,” per The Telegraph’s Ian Chadband.

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