Jamaican Bobsled Coach Quits, Threatens to Take the Team's Sled Unless Paid
Published on February 14, 2018
Jamaican Bobsled Coach Quits, Threatens to Take the Team's Sled Unless Paid Sandra Kiriasis, the Jamaican's driving coach and a former Olympian with Germany, quit the team just a few days before they are due to compete in the Olympics. According to the BBC, Kiriasis told them that the Jamaican Federation wanted to change her title and limit contact with the athletes. Additionally, Kiriasis also told the BBC that she legally owns the team's sled and will demand payment from the federation if they want it back. We are deeply disappointed in her decision to leave the program. We thank her for her invaluable contribution to JBSF and contributing to the success of Jamaica’s first female bobsled Olympic appearance. Ms. Kiriasis' departure will not impact JBSF or its athletes' performance in the [Olympic Winter Games].