Red Stripe buys new bobsled for Jamaican women's team after coach quits
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Red Stripe has come to the rescue of the Jamaican women's bobsled team following the abrupt departure of coach Sandra Kiriasis.

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After reports Wednesday indicated Kiriasis owned the sled that Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian and Carrie Russell were set to compete in at PyeongChang 2018, the Jamaican beer company offered to supply them with a "new ride."

On Friday, Jamaica Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation president Chris Stokes confirmed the beer brand had, in fact, donated a new sled to the team.

"We have been gifted a bobsled from Red Stripe. We have accepted their generosity and we are currently preparing the sled," Stokes told the Jamaica Gleaner. "The team is in competition mode and we are focused on one goal - coming to the start line prepared mentally and physically."

He added, "We have had some challenges in PyeongChang, but we stand united and thank our fans and colleagues for their unwavering support."

The women's two-person bobsled heats start Tuesday.

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