Winter Olympics in film
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'Cool Runnings' | 1993( Walt Disney Co. )
Featured sport: Bobsled
Plot: Jamaican runner Derice Bannock (Leon) fails to qualify for the Olympics 100-yard sprint after he's tripped, but when he discovers that disgraced Olympian Irv Blitzer (John Candy) is on the island, Derice convinces him to a lead the first Jamaican bobsled team to the Winter Games in Calgary. The tale is loosely based on the 1988 debut of Jamaica's Olympic bobsled team
Do they get the gold? No, but they get a moving slow-clap from their former bullies and doubters.
Pictured above are Doug E. Doug as Sanka Coffie, Malik Yoba as Yul Brenner, Rawle D. Lewis as Junior Bevil, John Candy as Irv and Leon as Derice.