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  1. Jamaican bobsled team, famed in 'Cool Runnings,' to visit Syracuse WednesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2017 | The Post-Standard

    ... as massive underdogs, in the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. That was followed, in 1993, by the Disney film "Cool Runnings," starring John Candy as their coach. The film was loosely based on the Jam Bob story. With the next Winter Olympics set for ...

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  2. Real life Cool Runnings - Jamaican bobsled team in desperate plea for ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2017 | Mirror.co.uk

    The team's incredible journey to the Calgary Games in 1988 was immortalised with the classic 1993 movie and now the next generation are hoping to reach Pyeongchang with the help of a coach The Jamaican bobsleigh team are looking to invoke the spirit of 'Cool Runnings' and compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. The team's incredible journey to the Calgary Games in 1988 was immortalised by Disney with the classic 1993 movie starring late comedy great John Candy.

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  3. Not Cool Runnings yet: Jamaican bobsleigh team needs a coachRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2017 | CBC News

    ... this outstanding achievement." The late John Candy, played coach Irving "Irv" Blitzer in the 1993 Disney movie Cool Runnings , based on the Jamaican's debut in Calgary. Since the release of the movie the team has been to five Olympics, but has yet ...

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  4. Olympics: The women set to become Nigeria's bobsled team hoping for a spot at Winter OlympicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2016 | The New Zealand Herald

    Nigeria are hoping to enter a bobsled team at the Winter Olympic Games for the first time in 2018 in a move that echoes the film Cool Runnings. Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga, who are based in the United States, are looking to compete for Nigeria in the bobsledding event at the Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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  5. Stranded no more: Jamaican bobsledders ready to hit the road in donated rideRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2016 | CBC News

    ... the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea - exactly 30 years after its underdog appearance at the Calgary Olympics. Cool Runnings, starring the late John Candy, was filmed in Calgary and was based on the team's unlikely appearance in the 1988 Olympics. ...

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  6. Jamaican bobsledders have reliable set of wheels for journey to Whistler raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2016 | The Chronicle-Journal

    ... story of the Jamaican bobsledders showing up as underdogs at the 1988 Calgary Games inspired the Disney movie "Cool Runnings" starring John Candy. The team plans to leave at 3 a.m. tomorrow to beat some of the bad whether they're expecting in the ...

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  7. Wheels for JamaicansRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2016 | Castanet.net

    ... story of the Jamaican bobsledders showing up as underdogs at the 1988 Calgary Games inspired the Disney movie "Cool Runnings" starring John Candy. The team plans to leave at 3 a.m. tomorrow to beat some of the bad weather they're expecting in the ...

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  8. Good Samaritan comes to aid of Jamaican bobsled teamRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2016 | CKNW News Talk 980

    The story about the underdog Jamaican bobsled team who made their debut at the 1988 Olympics in Calgary is one many Canadians remember. It inspired the movie "Cool Runnings," which became a fan favourite, especially for Albertans.

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  9. Kind Calgarian drives a dozen Jamaican Olympic bobsledders to race after van breaks downRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2016 | GlobalNews

    WATCH ABOVE: It could have been the sequel to 'Cool Runnings' or a blessing in disguise. Either way, a stressful turn of events unraveled into a great story and new friendship for the Jamaican Olympic bobsled team when their van broke down in Calgary on the way to a race.

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  10. Jamaican bobsled team broken down and nearly broke in CalgaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2016 | CBC News

    The Jamaican bobsled team has a special connection to Calgary, but it's cold comfort that the setting for Cool Runnings is where the team is stranded after its van broke down. Kathleen Pulito, the director of social and digital media for the team, said repairs to the van will cost thousands of dollars, money the team does not have.

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  11. 'I hate this but I was slightly distant'; John Candy's ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2016 | The London Free Press

    It's hard to believe, but if John Candy was still with us, he'd be turning 66 next Monday, Oct. 31. The funnyman died on March 4, 1994, at the age of 43 in Mexico while he was filming Wagons East, a western parody that co-starred Richard Lewis. Candy left a legacy that includes SCTV , Planes, Trains and Automobiles , Spaceballs, Brewster's Millions, Cool Runnings and more.

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  12. TV One Premieres Season 2 of Justice by Any Means, 10/24Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2016 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... these horrific and heroic tales. Yoba is best known for his work as an actor on the small and big screen (Cool Runnings, New York Undercover, Empire), but it is his work as an educator and facilitator of leadership programs to encourage and improve ...

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  13. 'Designated Survivor' Actor, Malik Yoba, to be Honored at...Read the original story

    Oct 4, 2016 | PRWeb

    ... also appeared in over 20 films including Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? and Why Did I Get Married Too?; Cool Runnings and Criminal. A social justice activist with a long history of using the arts to raise consciousness and promote social ...

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  14. Malik Yoba takes on a new roleRead the original story

    Sep 22, 2016 | GantDaily.com

    Malik Yoba's father taught him a saying: "Build your own generator so when they turn off the power, you still have lights." He's appeared on screen steadily in the two decades since Yoba first came to fame in 1993's "Cool Runnings."

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  15. Comedy at the Improv: Tammy Pescatelli and Rawle D. Lewis perform this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2016 | Tahoe Daily Tribune

    ... is Rawle D. Lewis. He is not just a comedian, but also an actor and director known for being in the movies, "Cool Runnings," K-PAX" and on the television shows "Life in Pieces," "Malcolm and Eddie," "Where I Live" and "Angel of Death." He was born ...

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  16. Tonight's Movie: Cool RunningsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2016 | Laura's Miscellaneous Musings

    It had been several months since I last saw a film in the ongoing Disney Screen series at my local Cinemark. I returned today and saw COOL RUNNINGS for the first time.

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  17. Cool reception: Helmet from Jamaican bobsled team fails to sell at U.S. auctionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2016 | Weyburn Review

    ... they quickly became the talk of the Olympic town. The story was adapted by Walt Disney into the hit 1993 film "Cool Runnings" that starred Canadian actor and comedian John Candy. The helmet in the auction went to a private collector in the United ...

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  18. Cool Runnings: What you never knew about the 1993 movieRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2016 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... amazing so far, but to paraphrase Kanye West, "Yo, Rio, I'm really happy for you, I'mma let you finish, but Cool Runnings is the best Olympics production ever made!" "I couldn't stop - I went to 25 rehab centres, and I was unwilling to go through ...

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  19. 'Cool Runnings' On Auto-Tune Will Get You Pumped For Rio 2016Read the original story

    Aug 6, 2016 | Switched

    ... "It was me who let you down, they've done everything you asked." To get pumped for the Olympics, the stars of 'Cool Runnings' reunited to get you super juiced up," they wrote in the description of their latest video, which is now going viral.

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  20. The Olympic Moment I Will Never ForgetRead the original story

    Aug 4, 2016 | The Daily Freeman-Journal

    ... lives in Jamaica, Derice chooses bobsledding, convincing him to coach Derice and his group of misfit athletes. Cool Runnings is a true underdog story that will have you laughing and cheering for the world's unlikeliest Olympic bobsledders. A great ...

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