The country's bobsled programme is expected to move to another level with the recent acquisition of a two man sled by the Jamaica Bobsled and Skeletal Federation. The sled, which was purchased in Canada and brought into the island in partnership with the Sports Development Foundation, has been installed on a track at the GC Foster College in St Catherine.
Jamaica Bobsled Federation president Chris Stokes disclosed that the portable sled will allow the coaching staff to identify talent outside of Kingston. In addition to providing better training facilities the country will also be able to host international events.
Olympian Carrie Russell is preparing to represent Jamaica at another winter games and says even as she prepares for the mono bob event her training will benefit significantly from having a sled on the island. The country has seen a spike in interest from athletes wishing to take part in bobsled competition. Development coach Wayne Thomas says having facilities locally will be a big help.