Jamaica to Sochi: Bobsled team confirms it will raise money to attend
Jamaica says it has decided to accept an invitation for its bobsled team to compete in next month's Sochi Olympics.
The Jamaicans have been a phenomenon for more than a quarter-century, dating to the team's Olympic debut in Calgary in 1988. They last brought their bobsled to the Olympics in 2002.
Winston Watts will pilot the team's two-man sled and says he has received calls from countless people around the world offering financial support. The Jamaican Olympic Committee says it and the Sochi Organizing Committee will cover the team's travel costs.
Watts says he's still trying to raise money for equipment, but confirmed Monday he's going to be racing.