The Jamaican bobsled team didn’t have enough money to attend the Olympic games, but raised $130,000 in two days so they could make the trip to Sochi, unfortunately their luggage was not as lucky. After making the Olympics for the first time in twelve years, the Jamaican bobsled team is back at the Olympics, but are unable to practice their cool runnings because their clothing and equipment were lost on the flight. Winston Watts, the driver for the Jamaican team, told the AP, “The sled is here. But the blades that we put our heart out to get, the airline maybe left them back in New York. None of us have clothing.” The team practices on Thursday and if their equipment doesn’t show up by then they will have to borrow other teams’ equipment.
Despite the unfortunate incident Watts is keeping a optimistic approach, “There’s no such word to explain how I felt being here. The atmosphere, the fans, the friends. It’s pretty exciting. We are the most lovingest people, so every moment is always positive. We always keep smiling. That is our motto.”