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It’s Bobsled Time

February 16, 2014

“The Bobsled Song,” written and presumably performed by Sidney Mills and Jon Notar, produced by Groove Guild.

Just in time for Sochi’s two-man bobsled competition, the Jamaica Tourist Board has released  this music video supporting the island’s bobsled team, led by veteran Winston Watt. The retro 8-bit animation is a turn-by-turn representation of the 1365-meter (4478-foot) course at the Sanki Sliding Center.

Related:

“It’s Bobsled Time (in Warrenton, Va.),” Tim Regan, WCP City Desk

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Stealth Olympic Torch in Argentina

April 11, 2008

Stealth Olympic Torch in Argentina

The wandering Olympic torch continues to play “hide-and-seek” with protesters in Buenos Aires, according to Associated Press. Stored in secret overnight, the torch will commence its last relay run through the Americas to the tune of a tango orchestra. Former tennis great Gabriela Sabatini is schedule to run the final leg and then jump over the net (oh . . . no net. Never mind). Since it always rains in BA on April afternoons, the torch will probably travel by bus anyway.

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Olympic Torch Run Peaceful

April 10, 2008

Olympic Torch Run Peaceful

The 2008 Olympic Torch, in San Francisco on its only North American appearance on a 130-day journey from Greece to Beijing, was forced to make a few detours to avoid noisy demonstrators. The new route was uneventful, except for updrafts near Twin Peaks and drifting fog.

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Olympics Gamble

October 31, 2007

Olympics Gamble

China will be betting on the 2008 Olympics, says Shirley Lau of CNN, whether sports betting is legal or not.

Banned in China as a “social evil” in 1949, gambling – a government-run lottery – was reintroduced in 1987 and expanded to a sports-based lottery in 1995. Black market gambling is estimated at about $104 billion, ten times more than the lotteries.

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