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Bobsledders continue Jamaica’s strong Olympic tradition

Sochi Olympics Bobsleigh Men

during the men’s two-man bobsled competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Natacha Pisarenko

The return of the Jamaican bobsled team to the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi marks another chapter in the country’s long history with the Olympics.

Established as a powerful Summer Games force in track and field, the island nation is now being represented for the sixth time at the Winter Games in bobsled.

So far, it hasn’t been a smooth comeback for them on the ice, as driver Winston Watts and brakeman Marvin Dixon currently sit 30th and in last place going into today’s final day of two-man action (WATCH LIVE at 9:30 a.m. ET).

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Nonetheless, a number of their worldwide legion of fans have been cheering them on in Sochi with green, gold and black gear in hand.

Over on NBCOlympics.com, Ato Boldon takes a look at the Jamaican bobsled phenomenon and then chats with Matt Lauer about what it’ll take to make the team more competitive internationally.

You can also watch Watts and Dixon take a run at Sanki Sliding Center that’s set to the team’s new anthem, “The Bobsled Song,” which is not only insanely catchy but is actually synced up with the 17-turn course.

Feel the rhythm. Feel the rhyme. And kiss your lucky egg.

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