Last night, Olympic viewers were treated to one of the most anticipated events by one of the most anticipated nations: The Two-Man Jamaican Bobsled Team. Despite a less than stellar time, that wasn’t the core reason for the excitement and widespread jubilation surrounding their return to the Winter Olympics for the first time in 12 years. It all dates back to the 1993 Disney classic, Cool Runnings, based on events from their improbable bobsled debut at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary.
We all know the story and we all love the story.
When the Jamaicans prepared their run last night, everybody was leaning in as close as possible (both in the stands and at home) to try and hear if they would say that magically inspiring phrase…
The following video is fan-made and combines an epic finish with an epic song by Hans Zimmer. 20 some odd years later and people still view this story as unforgettably special and, yes, transcendent (please turn the volume up for the video/song).
This story never needed a gold medal to be seen as a golden Olympic moment.
Happy Monday Mon!
Posted on February 17, 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged "Cool Runnings", "Inception", 1988 Winter Olympics, 2014 Winter Olympics, athletes, bobsled team, Disney movie, entertainment, epic, Hans Zimmer, Jamaica, popular culture, respect, Sochi Russia, special moment, sports, transcendent, Two-Man Jamaican Bobsled Team, video clips. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.