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Jamaican Bobsleigh Team Launches Crowdfunding Campaign To Hire Coach

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 17 / 17

Jamaica's bobsleigh team "launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for a coach" as it bids to compete at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, according to Nick Butler of INSIDE THE GAMES. The Caribbean island nation's team -- which was immortalized in the '93 Hollywood film "Cool Runnin...

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