Another break from tech news today - Jamaica has qualified for the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia! But unfortunately they need help to actually get there. Had this news post been live a few days earlier - darn my forgetfulness - I would have asked you to donate towards the good cause, but the internet has already rallied around the cause and has smashed to donation incentive of $80,000.

Various groups have begun crowd funding donations so as to be able to send the team to Russia, the Reddit group behind the Dogecoin cryptocurrency subreddit (based on an internet meme), started a donation pool that has so far raised over $30,000 on its own for the cause. A cause that will no doubt be relevant to anyone who has seen the movie Cool Runnings.

Dogecoin, is a litecoin-derived cryptocurrency (simalar to Bitcoin) that uses the Shiba Inu dog character from the Doge Internet meme

Other groups, using sites like Crowdtilt and Indiegogo have raised simalar or greater amounts meaning Team Jamaica will be going to Sochi riding a wave of internet stardom.

If you want to donate, head over to https://www.crowdtilt.com/campaigns/help-the-jamaican-bobsled-team-get-to-sochi

You can head over to the Team Jamaica Facebook page to keep up to date with their info https://www.facebook.com/JamaicaOlympics

 

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