• Kyodo


The “Shitamachi bobsleigh,” developed by factories in Tokyo’s Ota Ward, will be provided for free to the Jamaican team aiming to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics, according to the promotion committee.

A news conference was held in the city of Nagano on Sunday following the decision by the Jamaican team, whose feats at the 1988 Winter Games in Calgary, Canada, were an inspiration for the 1993 movie “Cool Runnings.”

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