JIS News

The Jamaica Bobsleigh Team is on track in its qualifying bid for the 21st Olympic Winter Games, scheduled to be held February 12-28, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada.
The team recently concluded four months of training and competition with an 11th place finish in the two-man race at the 2009 America’s Cup, which took place in Lake Placid, New York from March 29 and April 3. Driver, Hannukkah Wallace and brakeman, Joel Alexander completed the 1680-meter track in a combined time of 2:00.69 over two heats.
Other highlights of the team’s season include a 20th place finish at the Junior World Championship in Koenigsee, Germany, as well as extensive sliding time in Park City, Utah.
While on a brief stopover in New York on April 3 on their way home from Lake Placid, Alexander, Wallace and Marvin Dixon, toured the Jamaican-owned Caribbean Food Delights production plant located in Tappan.
The team also did interviews on Caribbean Lifestyle TV (CLM), Irie Jam Radio, 93.5 FM, and dined at the Door Restaurant in Jamaica, Queens and Ripe Restaurant in Mount Vernon, New York.
Devon Harris, a member of Jamaica’s first bobsled team, which qualified for the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, served as chaperone during the group’s stop in New York.

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