Talk:Jamaica national bobsleigh team
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Copyright problems in other languages
The Italian language version, it:Squadra nazionale giamaicana di bob , and the German-language version de:Jamaikanische Bobmannschaft seem to be fairly similar to the English version which was deleted for copyright violation. I'm worried that a straight-forward translation of a copyright violation may be a copyright violation itself. Andjam 13:22, 12 January 2007 (UTC)
1992 Winter Olympics Results?
I'm confused - this article says that they placed 14th and 10th for 4-man and 2-man respectively, but it doesn't match up with these results:
http://www.todor66.com/olim/1992w/Bobsleigh_Fours.html - Shows them as finishing 25th http://www.todor66.com/olim/1992w/Bobsleigh_Doubles.html - Shows them as finishing 35th and 36th
I have been to JAMAICA but never seen the Bobsled Team
"Current Jamaican Bobsled Lineup"
yes 18.104.22.168 (talk) 15:30, 17 June 2009 (UTC)
Fact vs. Fiction
"The Jamaican four man Bobsled team debuted at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta. They came close to medalling, and probably would have, had their sled not broken during their final run. They did, however, succeed in winning a moral victory by carrying their broken sled across the finish line."
This is not true. This happened in the Disney movie, but not in reality. They didn't come close to medalling, their sled didn't break and they didn't carry it across the finish line. This paragraph should be removed or changed.(22.214.171.124 (talk) 00:45, 25 November 2008 (UTC))
Reverted nonsense, but have I reverted too much?
I've reverted a number of edits, going back over two weeks. Most seem vandalism etc. but as I have no understanding of the subject I hope someone else can help check if things are right now. Thanks.--126.96.36.199 (talk) 21:41, 24 March 2009 (UTC)
The dates given for the winter olympics don't add up, they aren't at four year intervals. I don't know which are the correct dates though so I can't edit it —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 16:14, 28 August 2009 (UTC)
How are they wrong? The Winter Games were held every four years on the same year as the Summer Games, through 1992. Then to split them up, another Winter Games was held in 1994 in Lillehammer, and have been every 4 years since. Doconeill (talk) 23:43, 16 January 2010 (UTC)
Origins and "Irv" Blitzer
Everything I have read indicate that Irving "Irv" Blitzer is a fictional character created solely for the Disney film, but the Origins section indicates that he and George B. Fitch started the team. Can someone confirm either way? Doconeill (talk) 23:40, 16 January 2010 (UTC)
- Nevermind...recent edits changed the name. I've reverted it back to the original name in the article of William Maloney. Doconeill (talk) 23:50, 16 January 2010 (UTC)
Original team post-crash
This video shoes the original footage; looks like they did indeed shake hands, but did not push their own sled over the line. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nm4DjRcmoPY