8 Feb 2014

Jamaicans embarrassed by fans generosity

6:04 am on 8 February 2014

Jamaica's Olympic bobsleigh team have appealed to their fans to stop sending money to fund their Sochi fairytale and at the same time they dream of converting Usain Bolt from sprint to snow.

Pilot Winston Watts admitted that the internet campaign to fund their trip to Russia had been such a success that he and brakeman Marvin Dixon feared they would be damned as greedy opportunists if they didn't call a halt.

They called a media conference about the matter when nearly $US80,000 had poured into the empty Jamaican coffers from an appeal before they were reunited with their lost luggage which had kept them idle in Sochi.