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Jamaican Women's Bobsleigh Team Qualifies For PyeongChang

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 17 / 18

Jamaica is sending a women's bobsleigh team to next month's Winter Olympics, "30 years after the country's men made their first historic appearance," according to Nick Hope of the BBC. The team will be led in PyeongChang by Jazmine Fenlator, who competed for the U.S. as a push-athlete at Sochi 2014....

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