The team is keen to show that they aren’t simply around just to make up the numbers. “As Jamaicans, we have a saying that, ‘We may be a small country, but we’re going to dive into everything to see if we’re capable of doing the things that many wouldn’t consider possible,’” Russell said in an interview with VICE Sports.
“We’re keen to show that if you’re talented you don’t need snow to succeed at the greatest winter sport. Most people who’ve seen the Cool Runnings movie just remember that at the end of the day, they crash. We want to show people back home that we’re not just taking part, we can win.”