Tagged: sochi

U.S. Skier Keri Herman Launches Crowdfunding Campaign After Sponsors Drop Her For Younger Athletes

Keri Herman 1

With the 2014-2015 winter sports season underway, some athletes have decided to turn to crowdfunding for upcoming events. According to New York Times, one of the skiers using the funding method is freestyle skier, Keri Herman. The 32-year-old is ranked No. 1 in slopestyle and is… Read More

Jamaican Bobsled Team at Sochi (Video)

Jamaican Bobsled Team at Sochi

#CoolRunnings2: The Jamaican Bobsled team that crowdfunded their way to the Olympics in Sochi did their qualifying rounds today and unfortunately did not make the final cut ending up in 30th place.  Only the top 20 advanced to the final and unfortunately it was not… Read More

Updated: Jamaican Bobsled Team is Going to Sochi. #CoolRunnings2 is a Go!

Team Captain Winston Watts

Well that did not take long. The crowdfunding campaign on Crowdtilt now stands over $105,000 on the goal of raising $80,000.  Dogecoin, a peer-to-peer digital currency, and their 1600 members put together a $30,000 donation which boosted the amount over the $100,000 level. “It is… Read More

Update: Jamaican Bobsled Crowdfunding Campaign on Crowdtilt Now “Official”

Devon Harris

The crowdfunding campaign to fund the Jamaican bobsled team so they can make it to the Winter Olympics in Sochi has now become the official olympic campaign.  The project on CrowdTilt has a new administrator – Devon Harris who represents the bobsled team. In a… Read More

Spontaneous Crowdfunding Raises Funds for Jamaican Olympic Bobsled Team

Official Photo of the Jamaican Bobsled Team

Sometimes reality is better than fiction.  In an interesting twist of events the Jamaican Bobsled team has just qualified for the Sochi Winter Olympics. Yes – that was a movie.  Cool Runnings hit cinemas in 1993 in a film about the first Jamaican Bobsled team… Read More

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