Talk:Jamaica national bobsleigh team

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Copyright problems in other languages[edit]

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?[edit]

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

Am I way off here, or did someone screw up the results? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Razordu30 (talkcontribs) 14:25, 6 June 2008 (UTC)


Hey[edit]

I have been to JAMAICA but never seen the Bobsled Team

because you haven't seen them doesn't mean they dont exist —Preceding unsigned comment added by 206.212.43.45 (talk) 18:14, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

Why does the line about the "Cool Runnings" movie say that Sanka is a real person? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 151.204.248.70 (talk) 15:23, 24 November 2008 (UTC)

"Current Jamaican Bobsled Lineup"[edit]

Objection: "Current" doesn't specify what year, and Wikipedia:Avoid statements that will date quickly says to avoid statements that will date quickly. --DocumentN (talk) 01:37, 24 August 2008 (UTC)

yes 69.139.238.225 (talk) 15:30, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

Fact vs. Fiction[edit]

"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.(213.10.46.8 (talk) 00:45, 25 November 2008 (UTC))

Reverted nonsense, but have I reverted too much?[edit]

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.--94.196.62.198 (talk) 21:41, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

Olympic dates[edit]

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 86.142.97.22 (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[edit]

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[edit]

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

— Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.14.178.182 (talkcontribs) 15:16, 12 May 2013 (UTC)