As the Tokyo Olympics ended we are now looking forward to the Winter Olympics 2022 we are reminded of the film Cool Runnings. And the story of the Jamaican Bobsleigh hopefuls. John Candy played a blinder as their coach but did you know about the real coach and his alleged ties with the CIA? Andrew Parker Bowles and footballer John Barnes’s father were also involved. So was Prince Albert of Monaco.
Here is a fabulous talkSPORT discussion about the incredible story of the real Jamaican Bobsleigh Team. It involves Footballer John Barnes’s father, the CIA, the invasion of Grenada and Andrew Parker Bowles. Sometimes the truth really is stranger than fiction. We love the way Jarrod Kimber and Jon Norman deliver this insight into this fascinating story.
Cool Runnings might happen again at the Winter Olympics 2022
The truly inspirational Dudley ‘Tal’ Stokes was the driver of the original 1988 Jamaican Bobsleigh Team. The iconic film Cool Runnings is based on Dudley and his amazing team. His contributions to the above podcast are priceless. He is an outstanding speaker whose motivating deliveries really do inspire his audiences. And Dudley ‘Tal’ Stokes’s fabulous contributions to the Podcast are priceless.
Furthermore, Dudley is a personal Performance Coach to Benjamin Alexander, who is attempting to be the first Jamaican downhill skier in Beijing 2022. He is using his knowledge and experience to help these Olympic hopefuls to sustained peak performance, to be the best they can be every time they are called on.
In addition, he is also the personal coach for Shanwayne Stephens, driver of the Jamaica 2 and 4 man 2022 teams. Shan is a serving member of the RAF who is in their elite athlete program as a national athlete for Jamaica. Shan’s team consists of 2 Brits of Jamaican ancestry and two Jamaicans.