Japanese craftsmen prep bobsleigh for Jamaica's team at Pyeongchang

National Jan 3, 2018

Japanese craftsmen prep bobsleigh for Jamaica's team at Pyeongchang

With the Pyeongchang Olympics approaching, craftsmen from Tokyo are giving Jamaican bobsleigh athletes an extra push with an original sled. A group of independent factory workers in the shitamachi working-class area of Tokyo supplied a two-woman bobsleigh to Jamaica this season, aiming to improve the ...

National Jan 17, 2016

Jamaica team opts to use Japanese bobsleigh in 2018 Olympic Games

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 ...

Olympics / Winter Olympics / Bobsled Feb 11, 2014

Spokeswoman Bird to name adopted puppy Sochi

Amanda Bird, the U.S. bobsled and skeleton spokeswoman, is seeking to adopt a puppy from a shelter established by aluminum billionaire Oleg Deripaska in the Russian city hosting the Winter Olympics. Bird, who was a competitive bobsled and skeleton athlete for more than 10 years, ...