The Jamaica Bobsleigh Federation received a massive boost ahead of the Winter Olympics in Pyeonchang, South Korea in February 2018.
The exciting news was announced last Thursday at Japan’s Haneda International Airport in Tokyo, where Skylark Airlines unveiled its Boeing 737-800 aircraft wrapped with the image of the national team.
The airline, which went into full service the next day also have the logo of the Shitamachi Bobsleigh Project which designed and donated the state-of-the-art sleds the Jamaica team will use at the upcoming Games.
“The aircraft was put into service on Friday, 6th October and will fly across the length and breadth of Japan - from Hokkaido and Tokyo to Osaka and Okinawa, displaying the Jamaican Bobsleigh image while covering a wide number of domestic routes and, thus, continuing to build local support for this extraordinary partnership in sport,” said a statement from the Embassy of Jamaica in Tokyo.
The development came about three months after Shitamachi Bobsleigh and the Jamaica Bobsleigh Federation signed a formal agreement at the Kingston residence of the Japanese Ambassador to Jamaica.
The value of the deal was not disclosed.
“Thanks to our partners at Shitamachi Bobsleigh, our sled is ready for the season,” declared the national team on its Facebook page.
In its quest to qualify for the Winter Olympics, the Jamaica Bobsleigh Federation has inked deals with Japanese Conglomerate Marubeni among other partnerships.