Samsung Supports Jamaican Bobsleigh Team to Push Toward Their Dreams at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

January 27, 2014 | Comments |

Summary:

• Samsung Electronics is supporting the Jamaican national bobsleigh team at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

 

• Samsung featured the Jamaican bobsleigh team in a digital video campaign called “Keep on Pushing” releasing today and the video can be found on Samsung Mobile channels. <Click Here for the Video>

 

 

Samsung Supports Jamaican Bobsleigh Team to Push Toward Their Dreams at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

Samsung features Jamaican bobsleigh team as a beacon of the Olympic spirit in a digital video campaign honoring the passion and perseverance of all Olympic athletes

 

In celebration of the spirit of the Olympic Games, Samsung Electronics is supporting the Jamaican national bobsleigh team at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games as part of an effort to celebrate the perseverance and dedication of all of the athletes who have participated in the qualifiers on the road to Sochi. Through financial support and a range of mobile devices, Samsung is helping sustain the Jamaican bobsleigh team’s Olympic aspirations for Sochi.

 

Samsung Supports Jamaican Bobsleigh Team

 

“As we embark on the final weeks leading up to the start of Sochi 2014, we are constantly reminded that some of the most inspirational stories are not about medals, but about how athletes must overcome incredible obstacles on their journey to the Olympic Games,” said Younghee Lee, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing, IT & Mobile Division at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung is proud to join the community of supporters from around the world who have come together to support the Jamaican bobsleigh team.”

 

Jamaican Bobsleigh Team

 

Like many around the world, Samsung was inspired by the perseverance of Winston Watts, the two-man bobsleigh Sochi qualifier from Jamaica who came out of retirement to fulfill his Olympic dream. The community of support that has formed for Watts and his team demonstrates the power of a dream and is a true expression of the Olympic spirit.

 

Samsung featured the Jamaican bobsleigh team in a digital video campaign called “Keep on Pushing” releasing today that honors all athletes who qualified and participated to compete at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. As a Worldwide Olympic Partner, Samsung created the campaign to help spread the Olympic spirit as the Games draw near. The Jamaican bobsleigh team’s story is one that inspires all athletes and has the power to unify people around the world.

 

As part of the “Keep on Pushing” campaign, Samsung arranged an opportunity for the 2014 hopefuls to meet with the 1988 Jamaican bobsleigh team to share their experience and passion for sports and the Olympic Games. Samsung also provided the 2014 Jamaican team with travel and training assistance ahead of the Games, as well as Galaxy Note 3 and tablet devices.

 

Earlier this month, Samsung learned that Winston Watts and Marvin Dixon earned a place in the two-man bobsleigh competition in Sochi, but were facing difficulties due to funding issues. To support the team’s tireless pursuit of their dreams, Samsung, along with the Jamaican team’s fans, decided to once again provide financial assistance for training and bobsleigh equipment, aiming to spread a message of hope and determination.

 

“Samsung’s valuable support to the Jamaican bobsleigh team last year, when we had no other support, gave us the opportunity to compete the races we needed to qualify. I am grateful for Samsung’s faith in us.” said Chris Stokes, President of the Jamaican Bobsleigh Federation. "This year, we are excited to hear that our two-man team has qualified to compete in Sochi and we are grateful to our fans and Samsung for their support and encouragement." Winston Watts, who is a member of the two-man bobsleigh qualifier, added "I hope our team could help deliver a message of inspiration and we will try our best in Sochi."

 

The “Keep on Pushing” digital video can be found on Samsung Mobile channels.

 

 

  • NINO

    mi come from jamaica!!

    • samsungtomorrow

      Nice to have a Jamaican Samsung fan, @disqus_1ZUKffkx4b:disqus!

  • http://dwaynesamuels.com/ Dwayne Samuels

    Great stuff! Thanks Samsung!

    • samsungtomorrow

      We’re happy to hear that you like it @Dwayne Samuels The digital video for it is pretty delightful, isn’t it?

      • http://dwaynesamuels.com/ Dwayne Samuels

        Very delightful! Staying on top, as always.

        • samsungtomorrow

          Thanks @Dwayne Samuels Your kind words are much appreciated!

  • BarkattheMoon

    Much Love from the community Dogesled to the mooooooooon.
    Samsung soon to accept Dogecoin???

  • utens

    I think this mean that U can buy next Galaxy phone with dogecoin

  • Azetec

    Why are Samsung stealing the glory of Doge !! :( Fu on samsung

  • Gigi

    Top picture is blowing up on fb. Love it!

  • Liteme

    Doge coin for the backing also!

  • Dern

    We supported the team with Dogecoins! DOGE DOGE DOGE DOGE

  • Shibe

    Boycot Samsung. DOGE TO THE MOON

  • billy l

    i’ll be cheering so hard for this bunch.

    cheers to the dogecoin community and samsung for helping to make this team’s dream an incredible reality!

    • samsungtomorrow

      We can feel your enthusiasm @billy l Cheers to you too!

  • Liteme

    The Dogecoin community assisted the Jamaican sled team to the Olympics also, but some of us failed to realize this is a Samsung website and built for what Samsung does. Thank you for supporting not only the Jamaican sled team but all of your contributions which vary greatly. Apologies about all of the Doge references on your own page.

    • samsungtomorrow

      No worries @Liteme We, Samsung Tomorrow Team, value everyone’s opinion, even if there is any sort of disagreements; of course, as long the comments are not offensive to any community or individual. Thanks for your kind consideration, but there is really no need for apologies! Have a great day.

  • Alex Fischer

    Jamaican Bobsleigh Team, powered by DOGE Coin community !

    Opportunity encashed by Samsung Electronics !

  • Bankofdoge

    Well done SAMSUNG! A great example of corporate citizenship. To the moon!

    • samsungtomorrow

      We appreciate your kind words @Bankofdoge We are sure you are a great citizen of the universe as well!

  • firefly4322

    Good to go Samsung! Way to support! Good Luck Jamaican Bobsled Team!!! #dogecoin to the moon!!

    • samsungtomorrow

      Thanks @firefly4322 We hope you the best as well!

  • Shameonyou

    Dogecoin also helped, and I’m sure more than Samsung…but yeppp, this explains why I’m watching tv with a sony tv and not samsung..

  • Shellian Blessed Pearce Watson

    So proud to be a Jamaican. Keep pushing forward people, never looking back in regret. One Love.

    • samsungtomorrow

      We also agree with you, @shellianblessedpearcewatson:disqus ! Jamaican team, please don’t give up but just go forward! We will try to support all the way!