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Sochi scene: Jamaica's bobsled song

Published: Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 9:40 a.m. CDT
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(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
The two-man team from Jamaica JAM-1, piloted by Winston Watts, start a run during a training session for the men's two-man bobsled at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

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.

See an eight-bit animated music video for the song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r71JHunY8rI

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."

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."

— By Oskar Garcia — Twitter http://twitter.com/oskargarcia

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