20 Jan, 2014 · Sascha · Alles sonst so
Cool Runnings 2.0! Das jamaikanische Rodelteam hat sich für die olympischen Winterspiele in Sochi qualifiziert, hatte aber nicht genügend Geldmittel um die Reise antreten zu können. Reddit kam zur Hilfe und hat Dogecoin im Wert von 25000 US-Dollar gespendet. Wow. So cool. Much win.
On Sunday, news broke that the team had qualified for the Winter Olympics for the first time since 2002. The two-man sled will be piloted by Winston Watt, a 46-year-old Jamaican-American who also competed in 2002, with Marvin Dixon as the brakeman. But Watt revealed that, even after putting his own money up to fly the team to his training session, there wasn’t enough money to send the two to Russia. As a result, he turned to donations, launching a PayPal account to pay for the estimated $40,000. At the exchange rate Butler secured, he has $25,000 ready to send to the bobsleigh team, and the donations continue to flood in. It looks like the Jamaican bobsleigh team might be going to Sochi.
Guardian: Jamaican team raises $25,000 in Dogecoin, image by /u/shitty_watercolour