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Sochi snow-it-all: Day nine

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Jamaican us crazy

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.

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.

Bullying Bode

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.

The interview ended with Miller falling to his knees and sobbing.

Star power

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.

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.