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Cool Runnings fans had their dreams realised yesterday when the Jamaican bobsled team appeared in their first Winter Olympics since 2002. After a minor setback due to lost luggage en route to Sochi, Winston Watts and brakeman Marvin Dixon hit the slopes to the delight of the crowd, rocking some awesome watermelon helmets.
— Team Jamaica (@JamaicaOlympics) January 13, 2014
Although they finished dead last, they were winners in the eyes of social media for being the only team to have their own theme song. The Bobsled Song syncs perfectly with the twists and turns of the bobsled track and has a cool reggae-based vibe to it.
Twitter was outraged following American alpine skier Bode Miller’s bronze medal win on Sunday night. Not because Miller didn’t deserve it, but because many believed that his post-race interview with NBC anchor Christin Cooper was an example of shameless media manipulation on the part of Cooper.
Rather than letting Miller bask in Olympic glory, Cooper unrelentingly questioned him about his younger brother Chelone, who was found dead in a van after an apparent seizure in April last year.
STOP ASKING HIM ABOUT HIS DEAD BROTHER! LET HIM BE HAPPY ABOUT THE MEDAL! YOU VULTURE! #Sochi2014
— Doug Robertson (@TheWeirdTeacher) February 17, 2014
The interview ended with Miller falling to his knees and sobbing.
Bode Miller became emotional post-race after being asked about his late-brother http://t.co/Nk1MWFBYAi
— SB Nation (@sbnation) February 17, 2014
American ice dancer Maia Shibutani not only has the support of family friends, but the backing of a particularly famous face – Canadian singer Michael Bublé.
Bublé tweeted the 19 year-old, who skates with her brother, after learning that the pair used his music as a backing track.
— Michael Bublé (@michaelbuble) February 17, 2014
As would be expected from a bubbly teenager, Shibutani was overjoyed with her celebrity encounter. Expect to hear a lot more from Bublé on the professional ice dancing circuit.
— Maia Shibutani (@MaiaShibutani) February 17, 2014