With the 2014 Winter Olympics due to kick off on February 7, it’s time to prepare for all the awe-inspiring, high-speed performances expected to go down in Sochi, Russia. Get ready for the cold, the underdogs, the big wins and the miracles–here are the most memorable, outrageous and rousing winter-sports movies out there.
“’Nuff people say, you know they can’t believe, Jamaica, we have a bobsled team.” With the real Jamaican bobsled team just being qualified for the Winter Olympics, what better way to ring in Sochi than by watching Cool Runnings? In fact, after finding out that they qualified, the real team got hit with the realization that they couldn’t even afford the trip, but then a Cool Runnings fan stepped up to help them out. Their new sponsor, George Meireles of ZX Recruitment, told the L.A. Times, “The film Cool Runnings was a great inspiration to me,” and he pledged to donate over $65,000 to send the Jamaican bobsled team to Sochi.
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