1988: THE Calgary Winter Olympics began on this day and produced the unlikeliest sporting heroes ever to grace the snow and ice: the Jamaican bobsleigh team. The men from the Caribbean, making their Winter Olympic debut, stole the show. After crashing badly during the four-man event with their helmets smashing against the ice wall, they all got to their feet and pushed the bobsleigh over the finishing line to a standing ovation. It was fairytale stuff and Hollywood told the story in the 1993 film Cool Runnings, which grossed $69m.
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