Jamaica’s bobsled team now has a theme song
SOCHI, Russia (AP) Jamaican bobsled fans have a new tune for their country’s improbable run Sunday night.
The country’s main tourism agency is touting ”The Bobsled Song,” a tune designed to sync with the two-man run of Marvin Dixon and Winston Watts.
The lyrics and ”It’s bobsled time” chorus follow the course of the 1,500-meter (4,921-foot) track with its 17 turns and vertical drop of 125.5 meters (410 feet).
During the last part of the course, the group sings: ”Last turn, keep your head down/I see the finish line/Jamaica rock the whole town.”
You can watch the video for the song in all its 8-bit animated glory below:
Jamaica, a tropical island nation, qualified for the two-man bobsled competition for the first time since 2002, making it without racing in any World Cup events but accumulating enough points in lower-tier races in North America.
The Jamaicans are considered a long shot to win a medal.
Jamaica’s run to the Calgary Games in 1988 was depicted in the film ”Cool Runnings.”