Just days after qualifying for the 2014 Sochi Olympics, the Jamaican Bobsled team can officially start packing their bags – this after their crowdfunding was deemed successful.
Early Monday morning it was reported the team, who couldn’t afford to attend the Olympics and needed financial assistance, had received over $30,000 dollars in donations. However, Jamaica’s governing Olympic committee announced later in the day that they will provide all travel costs for the team to go to Russia.
The JOA, through its solidarity programme, has given significant financial assistance to the Jamaica Bobsleigh Federation which has been used to enable the team to qualify for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games. All travel costs of the team from Salt Lake City (USA), Calgary (Canada) and Kingston, Jamaica to Sochi are covered by the JOA and Sochi 2014 Organising Committee.
The team must still pay for a handful of items like training camp and equipment so the team is still encouraging donations and any money not spent will roll over to future Jamaican Bobsled teams.