Jamaica Bobsled Team Crowdfunds Olympic Return
The team qualified for the Winter Olympics for the first time since 2002, but lacked the $80,000 needed to actually get to the games.By Jake Godin | January 20, 2014
Jamaica’s bobsled team wants to go to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, but it's having to resort to Internet crowdfunding and cryptocurrency to raise enough money to get there.
After qualifying on Saturday, the bobsleders found themselves lacking the $80,000 needed to actually make it to the games. Most of the money is for covering debt and equipment. (Via Twitter / @JamaicaOlympics)
"Those extra runners, the three weeks of training, they’re in debt from a lot of things that they’ve had to incur the costs. … It seems like there’s just a lot more of the equipment-type stuff and debt that they’ve already incurred." (Via ESPN)