Jamaica bobsleigh team might be minus their sled

Image Text
 TRIO Coach Sandra Kiriasis with Jazmine Fenlator Victorian and Carrie Russell

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".

The42 is on Instagram!

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".

Related News:

  • Cheryl set to make shock TV talent show comeback

    Cheryl set to make shock TV talent show comeback

    However, The Sun now report that Cheryl has filmed a run-through for a brand new entertainment show - on the BBC . See sexy transformation over the years Cheryl's. 'It would be a huge shock if it didn't happen'.
    Radio host fired after calling teen Olympian Chloe Kim 'fine as hell'

    Radio host fired after calling teen Olympian Chloe Kim 'fine as hell'

    Connor: She's fine as hell! I'm sorry to Chloe & her family...she's awesome and I'm really embarrased. He called Connor's comments "an egregious professional error".
    Factory gate 'vultures' feast on British Steel pensions

    Factory gate 'vultures' feast on British Steel pensions

    Since March 2017, the scheme has processed 2,600 pension transfers equating to a total value of £1.1bn, according to the trustees. The report relates to a major restructuring of the scheme to prevent its sponsor, Tata Steel UK, from being driven to insolvency.
  • Jets promote QB coach Jeremy Bates to offensive coordinator

    Jets promote QB coach Jeremy Bates to offensive coordinator

    As a player, Jackson spent his entire nine-season pro career with the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Oilers/Tennessee Titans franchise. Dennison, 59, held that title across two stints with the Broncos, helping the team to a victory in Super Bowl 50.

    BMO Capital Markets Analysts Give Goldcorp (G) a C$16.00 Price Target

    Goldcorp (NYSE:GG) (TSE:G) is scheduled to be announcing its earnings results after the market closes on Wednesday, February 14th. Goldcorp Inc. (GG ) belonging to the Basic Materials sector has declined -2.22% and closed its last trading session at $12.34.
    Facebook and Twitter are not doing enough to protect consumers, European Union  warns

    Facebook and Twitter are not doing enough to protect consumers, European Union warns

    A Google spokesman declined to comment and Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The European Commission accuses Twitter for changing the general terms of use without notification.
  • Magnitude 2.6 quake  near Exeter felt throughout southeastern NH

    Magnitude 2.6 quake near Exeter felt throughout southeastern NH

    The USGS said the quake started at 9:28 a.m. with its epicenter in East Kingston, New Hampshire, just over the MA border. The quake was picked up locally in Amesbury at the middle school where teacher Gale Regis has a seismograph.
    Nintendo shows off more Labo

    Nintendo shows off more Labo

    They're a little more in depth than I'd have imagined - particularly the piano and motorbike bits of the Variety kit . You can either smash through a city, or challenge another Robot-Kit wearing friends to a two-player local battle.
    Many Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency Owners Not Reporting Holdings On Their Taxes, Report Says

    Many Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency Owners Not Reporting Holdings On Their Taxes, Report Says

    Cryptocurrency investors have had a history of being evasive when it comes to paying taxes on their gains. Likewise, high-profile Bitcoin investors have been warning others to comply with IRS regulations.
  • Raiders reportedly parting ways with Sebastian Janikowski

    Raiders reportedly parting ways with Sebastian Janikowski

    The left-footed kicker known as "Seabass" is the franchise's career leader in points (1,799) and games played (268). One is punter Shane Lechler, who also was drafted by Oakland and played the past five seasons with the Texans.
    Animal welfare at the heart of Labour's agricultural policy

    Animal welfare at the heart of Labour's agricultural policy

    The BVA also supported the proposal for mandatory labelling of meat, particularly the method of slaughter for the animal - stun or non-stun.

    Quarterly Earnings Forecast Overview: Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC)

    Cs Mckee Lp increased its stake in Marathon Petro (MPC) by 10.09% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Marathon Petroleum Corporation is a part of Basic Materials sector and belongs to Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.


Most liked

German golden pair are figure skating's best ever
The lone American pair to qualify for the pairs final was the husband-wife tandem of Chris Knierim and Alexa Scimeca Knierim. Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford of Canada took bronze. "Unfortunately, too many mistakes today", Scimeca-Knierim said.

Billionaire Trump supporter Peter Thiel leaving Silicon Valley
Later the same year, he sold roughly 20 million of his remaining 26 million shares for $400million after the expiry of a lockup. Sources close to Thiel told the Journal he chose to stay on the board because he felt he could still help the company.

Pandora makes its Spotify rival more than just an app
Pandora's Premium service isn't quite the major player that their massive user-base on Pandora radio is. From anywhere in the app, users are able to tap "Add Similar Songs" and Pandora will curate a playlist.

What Does The Data Behind Banco Santander, SA (NYSE:SAN) Suggest?
Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE: SAN ) now has a Weekly Volatility of 2.33% percent while its Monthly Volatility is at 1.60% percent. The stock has actually weakened in the past week, as the company has gathered a -3.08% return in the past 5 trading days.

Kiwi Ko shares Australian Open golf lead
The pressure and focus on Ko is vast as the wunderkind who reached No.1 in the world at just 17 years of age. It showed when she said afterward that she hoped her round would "quieten everything else that's going on".

VistaGen Therapeutics, Inc. (VTGN) And Duke Realty Corporation (DRE) Both Are Overvalued
For example, a stock may near its 52 week low in a price correction after earnings expectations for future quarters were revised. Baird set a $75.00 price target on Kilroy Realty and gave the stock a "hold" rating in a report on Monday, February 5th.

White House Official Resigns After Not Getting Security Clearance Over Pot Use
The White House has not offered a definitive explanation of when top officials first got word of problems in Porter's background. Mulvaney told "Fox News Sunday" that everyone in the White House, including Trump, was pleased with Kelly's performance.

The Kepler Mission Has Discovered Nearly 100 New Exoplanets
The discovery was deemed significant because the bright star enables the planets to be observed from "ground-based observatories". But a fix was affected in 2014, and the second phase of its planet-hunting mission, which is still ongoing, was called K2.

Police cruiser sideswiped during arrest attempt near Salmon Arm
RCMP not only recovered the stolen truck but also recovered a 2003 Focus which was stolen from Enderby. The check revealed the vehicle, a white Ford Aerostar van to be stolen.

Puma Biotechnology, Inc. (PBYI)'s Stock Is Buy After Today's Huge Increase
Jafra Capital Management LP acquired a new stake in shares of Puma Biotechnology during the fourth quarter worth about $257,000. Seattle Genetics, Inc., a biotechnology company, develops and commercializes targeted therapies to treat cancer worldwide.

5 things to know about Trump's $4.4 trillion budget
Ahead of Mulvaney's testimony, Republican committee Chairman Steve Womack asked about the deficit impact of Trump's spending plan. President Donald Trump's infrastructure plan is receiving a frosty response from Democratic members of Congress .

Facebook is spamming users of its two-factor authentications security
I say another as one is already underway regarding the sending of unauthorized birthday reminder text messages. In order to do that, though, Facebook requires you supply a phone number.

World Rugby have formally told Wales that Anscombe's try 'should have stood'
It is another example of the pathway within England Rugby where if players impress they can make their way into the senior squad. Do you think the decision will affect the outcome of the Six Nations? "The referee's decisions are made during the game".

Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (ESPR) stock closes Yesterday with $73.76
The Switzerland-based Bb Biotech Ag has invested 2.91% in the stock. (NASDAQ:ESPR) on Tuesday, September 29 with "Sell" rating. ValuEngine upgraded Esperion Therapeutics from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd.

(NYSE:OXY) Stake Lowered by SFE Investment Counsel
Over the past three months, Occidental Petroleum Corporation insiders have been net sellers, acquiring a net of 267,835 shares. Vermont-based Manchester Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability Com has invested 0.03% in Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY ).