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Winter Olympics: Jamaican women bobsleigh debut in doubt

Winter Olympics: Jamaican women bobsleigh debut in doubt

Sandra Kiriasis won bobsleigh gold at the 2006 Winter Olympics in TurinXXIII Olympic Winter GamesVenue: Pyeongchang, South Korea Dates: 9-25 FebruaryCoverage: Watch live on BBC TV, Red Button, Connected TVs, BBC Sport website and mobile app. Full coverage timesThe Jamaican women’s historic Winter Olympics bobsleigh debut is in doubt after their coach quit and threatened…

Sandra Kiriasis

Sandra Kiriasis won bobsleigh gold at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin
XXIII Olympic Winter Games
Venue: Pyeongchang, South Korea Dates: 9-25 February
Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, Red Button, Connected TVs, BBC Sport website and mobile app. Full coverage times

The Jamaican women’s historic Winter Olympics bobsleigh debut is in doubt after their coach quit and threatened to withdraw use of the team’s sled.

German Sandra Kiriasis, an ex-Olympic champion, claims she was forced out when her role was changed and that she is legally responsible for the sled.

Kiriasis wants payment for it but the Jamaica Bobsleigh Federation declined and is disputing she owns the sled.

“I’ve never known such disappointment in this sport, in my life,” she said.

More to follow.

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