Cool Runnings in PyeongChang

22 | 2 | 2018

It was a special return to the Olympic fold for Jamaican bobsleigh legend Devon Harris OLY.

Harris arrived at PyeongChang 2018 to be awarded his Olympians for Life certificate by WOA Executive Committee member Patrick Singleton OLY and Ivo Ferriani, President of the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) at a special ceremony ahead of the men’s two-man bobsleigh final.

Two days earlier, Harris was named a WOA Olympian for Life at a reception at the Olympic Club in PyeongChang in recognition of the significant contribution he has made to society. Since retiring from competitive sport, Harris has used his Olympic experience to inspire others, working as a motivational speaker and founding the Keep On Pushing Foundation in 2006, which supports the education of kids in disadvantaged communities, inspiring children to make their dreams come true.

Unfortunately Devon could not be in PyeongChang at that time when the Olympians for Life exhibition was opened by WOA Patron HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco OLY and IOC President Thomas Bach OLY along with WOA President Joel Bouzou OLY.

 Devon arrived on Monday in time for the first final of the Olympic bobsleigh competition, witnessing the remarkable moment Germany and Canada tied for gold in the two-man bobsleigh.

While there, the three-time Olympian was celebrated by members of the Olympic and bobsleigh family present, who were keen to hear all about his experiences as an original member of the Jamaican bobsleigh team that captured the world’s imagination at Calgary 1988.