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‘Hot runnings’ for Jamaica’s basketballers

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‘Hot runnings’ for Jamaica’s basketballers

“Odds are you are familiar with the four Jamaicans who made it from the streets of Kingston to the 1988 Winter Olympics in bobsleigh. Thirty-three years later, another group of four is working on a ‘Hot runnings’ version of Cool Runnings under the sun of Miami at the FIBA 3×3 AmeriCup, with the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics in mind,” the article began.

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Head coach and national coordinator Rick Turner saw how people could draw parallels between the team that reached the Americup men’s quarter-finals and the 1988 pioneers.

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“It is true that whenever I talk to people about being involved with Jamaica basketball, almost every single time, the bobsleigh team comes up,” Turner told reporters in Miami, host city of the event.

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JAMAICA’S TEAM to the recent Americup 3×3 Basketball Championship has been likened to the famous Jamaica bobsleigh team that competed in the 1988 Winter Olympics.

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The comparison was made in a story on the International Basketball Federation (FIVB) website, FIVB basketball, during the tournament played two weeks ago in Miami, Florida.

“Odds are you are familiar with the four Jamaicans who made it from the streets of Kingston to the 1988 Winter Olympics in bobsleigh. Thirty-three years later, another group of four is working on a ‘Hot runnings’ version of Cool Runnings under the sun of Miami at the FIBA 3×3 AmeriCup, with the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics in mind,” the article began.

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Head coach and national coordinator Rick Turner saw how people could draw parallels between the team that reached the Americup men’s quarter-finals and the 1988 pioneers.

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“It is true that whenever I talk to people about being involved with Jamaica basketball, almost every single time, the bobsleigh team comes up,” Turner told reporters in Miami, host city of the event.

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