Jamaica Bobsled Bobsleigh team Authentic signed photograph 16"x 20" Cool Runnings

$75.00

The team hand signed this 16" x 20" photograph of them in action at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada.

The team, consisting of Devon Harris, Dudley Stokes, Michael White, last-minute replacementåÊChris Stokes, debuted at the 1988 Winter Olympics Calgary, Alberta. The team wasåÊcoachedåÊbyåÊHoward Siler, an Olympic bobsledder for the United States in 1972 and 1980.

They quickly became very popular, largely because of their status as the ultimate "underdog" story of the games. Alongside the novelty of a tropical country competing in a cold-weather sport, the team had very little experience going down a bobsled track and borrowed spare sleds from other countries to compete. In a show of sporting camaraderie across national boundaries, other bobsledders were quick to give them guidance and support. They did not officially finish after losing control of the sled and crashing during their final run.

The movie Cool RunningsåÊisåÊloosely based on their experience in the four-men event at the 1988 games.

50 photographs were signed and include a Letter of Authenticity.