Jamaica bobsleigh team might be minus their sled

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The Jamaican women's bobsleigh team have been the talk of the 2018 Winter Olympics, but their participation has been thrown into doubt following the resignation of their coach.

The BBC reported that the departure of Kiriasis, who they said owns the sled the Jamaicans are planning to compete in, came after she was asked to change her role.

"We are deeply disappointed in her decision to leave the program", the Jamaica Bobsleigh Federation (JBSF) said in the statement posted on Twitter. Saying she's "never known such disappointment in this sport in my life", per BBC, she also suggested that her bobsledders "don't understand why this has happened" due to their "good relationship" with her.

Adding to the drama is the fact that Kiriasis has said that it was her contacts that secured the team's sled, and is apparently refusing to allow the team to use the sled until the JBSF pays for it.

Per BBC Sport, Kiriasis said the following regarding the situation: "I have never known such disappointment in this sport, in my life".

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The sled situation is now up in the air despite the Jamaican Bobsleigh Federation denying that the team will be forced to pull out of the event.

The team was unveiled as a collection of firsts, what with Carrie Russell and Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian, who piloted for Team USA in the 2014 Sochi Games, headlining Jamaica's debut contingent of female Winter Olympic athletes. "Ms Kiriasis" departure will not impact JBSF or its athletes' performance'.

On Wednesday, the team's coach and former bobsled champion Sandra Kiriasis resigned under somewhat confusing circumstances.

"The lady was a hugely destructive force on the team". "We thank her for her invaluable contribution".

American-born Fenlator switched to join her father's native Jamaica in 2015.

"Come start time we're going to be at the top of the hill, we're going to have a competitive sled, the team is going to be ready and we'll have a good performance". "There are no Gods and Goddesses here".

Their appearance comes 30 years after the men's team's appearance at the 1988 Games, which inspired cult movie "Cool Runnings".

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