There are quite a few things that we're looking forward to seeing at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. One of those things is the Jamaican bobsled team. The team qualified for the Olympics last month, raised more than $120,000 in just two days in order to be able to afford to take the trip to Russia, and is currently in Sochi getting ready to rep their country in the bobsledding competition.
However, there is one problem that the Jamaican bobsled team is facing right now. That problem? They have their bobsled in Sochi, but the rest of their equipment is currently missing. It seems the bobsled team's two members Winston Watts and Marvin Dixon missed a connecting flight from Moscow to Sochi earlier this week due to a weather-related delay that they encountered in New York City. And as a result of that, they don't have the blades for their bobsled, their helmets, or any of the clothes they need to participate in practice runs for the Olympics. So they're basically just sitting on the sidelines right now waiting patiently for their equipment to arrive.
"I do have a backup plan," Watts said earlier today. "We do have a lot of guys here that want to help us."
But obviously, Watts and Dixon would prefer to use their own equipment over borrowing equipment from other teams. So let's hope that their equipment arrives safe and sound within the next 24 hours. Otherwise, the Jamaican bobsled team will face yet another obstacle when it comes to participating in the Olympics.
[via Sports Illustrated]