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  • Prime Minister Simpson Miller has congratulated the Jamaica bobsleigh team on their valiant effort at the Winter Olympics.
  • The Prime Minister said their "contribution to brand Jamaica is invaluable."
  • Mrs. Simpson noted that even though the team placed 29th overall, Jamaica is still beaming with pride and joy.

Prime Minister and Minister of Sports, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller has congratulated the Jamaica bobsleigh team on their valiant effort at the Winter Olympics currently underway in Sochi, Russia.

“Your contribution to brand Jamaica is invaluable. Your valiant effort at the highest level of competition has captivated the world and brought pride to your fellow Jamaicans,” said the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister added that, “Our people have always been resilient fighters and the team’s performance was a true testament to this. We salute their demonstration of spirit and determination.”

Mrs. Simpson noted that even though the team placed 29th overall, Jamaica is still beaming with pride and joy.

“Qualifying for the Winter Olympics was a victory in itself and sends a strong message to the world that for us nothing is impossible. Jamaica continues to celebrate that astounding achievement and we wish the team members, coaching and other support staff all the best as they continue to work hard and build on their accomplishments. We look forward to cheering you on in 2018,” she said.