8. The Jamaican bobsleigh team made the news around the world when they first entered the Winter Olympics at Calgary in 1988. How did the team place that year?
From Quiz Jamaica at the Olympics
Answer: They crashed and never officially finished the event
At their first Games, the Jamaican team managed three of the four required timed runs successfully. On their fourth run they crashed, but fortunately all the team members were able to walk away uninjured. They picked up the sled and carried it down the remaining track to the finish line, although not on their shoulders as was later portrayed in the 1993 film, "Cool Runnings".
Jamaica qualified for the Bobsleigh event at the Winter Olympics in Albertville in 1992, and also in Lillehammer in 1994. In 1994, they came in 14th place, and finished ahead of sleds from the USA, Russia, Norway, Italy, and Australia.
(The Winter Olympics were held in 1992 and 1994 as this was the "changeover" period from them being held in the same year as the Summer Olympics to being held in-between.)