SOCHI SCENE: Usain Bolt the bobsledder?

By: Associated Press
February 18, 2014 Updated: February 18, 2014 at 5:41 pm
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photo - The team from Jamaica JAM-1, piloted by Winston Watts and brakeman Marvin Dixon, start their third run during the men's two-man bobsled competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
The team from Jamaica JAM-1, piloted by Winston Watts and brakeman Marvin Dixon, start their third run during the men's two-man bobsled competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn) 

SOCHI, Russia — Members of the Jamaican bobsled team appeared at a press conference on Tuesday to talk about their appearance in the Sochi Games. They have also filmed a faux-documentary with team sponsor Samsung, and a movie poster that hung behind them certainly caught some attention.

Jamaican sprinting superstar Usain Bolt is pictured in the corner with the quote, "I'll try out for Pyeongchang."

With 46-year-old pilot Winston Watts at the end of his Olympic career, the Jamaicans are looking for younger athletes to take over. Bolt would certainly spice up the roster and bring in the sponsorship dollars the team has had to scrounge for every year.

He's probably just kidding. But Bolt has been a supporter of his countrymen, something that means a lot to the less-heralded athletes.

"He's the star of the show," bobsledder Marvin Dixon says. "And the star of the world. To get him on board, man, it means a lot to us. More people follow us if Usain Bolt's on board."

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