Jamaican bobsled team qualifies for the Sochi Games

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SALT LAKE CITY, UNITED STATES: Jamaican delegation headed by bobsleigh athlete Winston Watt arrive 08 February 2002 during the opening ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics at the Rice Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah. AFP PHOTO Robert SULLIVAN (Photo credit should read ROBERT SULLIVAN/AFP/Getty Images)
16 Feb 2002: The Jamaica-1 team of Winston Alexander Watt and Lascelles Oneil Brown in action in the Men's Two-Man Bobsleigh event at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City during the Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games in Utah. DIGITAL IMAGE. \ Mandatory Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images
15 Feb 2002: The Jamaican team practices in the men's 2-man bobsled during the Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, Utah. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images
Dudley Stokes, captain of the Jamaican bobsled team for the Nagano Winter Olympics, right, smiles back at his team members as they demonstrate the bobsled pushing form during a sending-off reception for the team at a Tokyo hotel Wednesday, Feb. 4, 1998. The Jamaican team which has trained in Germany competes in the Winter Games starting Feb. 7 in central Japan. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Sport, 1998 Winter Olympic Games, Nagano, Japan, 4 Man Bobsleigh, Jamaica 1, Dudley Stokes, Winston Watt, Nelson Stokes, Wayne Thomas (Photo by Bob Thomas/Getty Images)
11 FEB 1994: THE JAMAICAN BOBSLIGH TEAM AT THE RAISING OF THE JAMAICAN FLAG CEREMONY IN LILLEHAMMER. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dunn/ALLSPORT
24 FEB 1994: JAMAICA-1 PRACTICES FOR THE 4-MAN BOBSLED TODAY AT THE 1994 WINTER OLYMPICS IN LILLEHAMMER. THE SLED FINISHED 26TH. Mandatory Credit: John Gichigi/ALLSPORT
The Jamaican 4-man bobsled speeds down the track during the first run of the men's competition 27 February 1988 at the Calgary Winter Olympic Games. AFP PHOTO/MARK CARDWELL (Photo credit should read MARK CARDWELL/AFP/Getty Images)
22 FEB 1988: D STOKES (DRIVER) AND M WHITE IN ACTION FOR JAMAICA I DURING THE TWO MAN BOBSLEIGH COMPETITION AT THE 1988 WINTER OLYMPICS IN CALGARY.
Jamaica's bobsled team member Frederick Powell speaks to newsmen during a press conference as his teammates Michael White (C) and Allen Caswell listen 12 February 1988 at the press center in Calgary, on the eve of the opening of the Winter Olympic Games. The Jamaicans started practicing their sport only four months ago. AFP PHOTO/TOSHIO SAKAI (Photo credit should read TOSHIO SAKAI/AFP/Getty Images)
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The Jamaican bobsled team may be headed to another Olympics.

Organizers said Saturday that Jamaica has qualified for the two-man competition at next month's Sochi Games, though it remains unclear if the tiny nation will actually be racing. Funding remains a serious concern for the team, and pilot Winston Watts told The Associated Press on Saturday that he's trying to raise as much as $80,000 in the next couple weeks.

Watts was 28th in the two-man event at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games with Lascelles Brown, now one of Canada's top push athletes.

The International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation is not expected to confirm before Sunday at the earliest how many nations qualified for the Olympic fields.

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