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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Swiss freeski team does great ‘Cool Runnings’ impression

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The Swiss freeski team used some downtime at the Olympics to have a little fun and do their best “Cool Runnings” impression.

Over the weekend, two members of the Swiss freeski team pretended to use a pallet jack as a bobsled in a comical fashion and posted the video to the team’s Instagram account. Their caption contained the following lines from “Cool Runnings,” the movie that drew inspiration from the Jamaican bobsled team that competed during the 1988 Winter Olympics.

“You don’t see the Swiss team fighting, do you? You don’t see the Swiss team drinking and carrying on and such. And you don’t see the Swiss team smiling neither.”

Fans of “Cool Runnings” no doubt recognize those words about the Swiss bobsled team:

This surely won’t be the only reference to “Cool Runnings” over the next couple of weeks.

Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian, Carrie Russell, and Audra Segree will be competing during these Olympic games as Jamaica’s first women’s bobsled team. Their sled is named “Mr. Cool Bolt,” a nod to “Cool Runnings” and famous Jamaican Olympian Usain Bolt.

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