Jamaica made its debut at the Olympic Winter Games in 1988 in Calgary when a team made up of track sprinters was entered in the men's four-man bobsleigh competition.
Pilot Dudley Stokes competed at four editions of the Olympic Winter Games [1988-98], leading the four-man bobsleigh team to a best result of 14th in Lillehammer in 1994. His brother Nelson was also a member of Jamaica's four-man bobsleigh team, and the pair combined as Jamaica's two-man bobsleigh team in 1992.
After not sending an athlete to Turin in 2006, Jamaica returned to the Olympic Winter Games in 2010. Freestyle skier Errol Kerr became the first Jamaican competitor outside of bobsleigh at the Olympic Winter Games, competing in the men's ski cross event.
Title: Jamaica, Land We Love
Creators: Words by Hugh Braham Sherlock, music by Robert Charles Lightbourne and Mapletoft Poulle.
Founding date: 1936
IOC recognition date: 1936
NOC president's name: HON Michael S. Fennell
NOC general secretary’s name: Christopher Samuda
IOC member’s name:
Participation in Olympic Games
Year of the first appearance: 1988
Number of appearances: 8 [Sochi included]