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Sponsors Jamaican bobsleigh team

19 Jan, 2014

Over 26,000,000 Dogecoin (about $25,000) are raised in a fundraiser, allowing the two-person Jamaican bobsleigh team to attend the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Liam Butler, head of the Dogecoin Foundation, cites a 1993 movie featuring the Jamaican bobsleigh team as his motivation for starting the campaign:

As someone who grew up in the 90’s, Cool Runnings was the ultimate feel good movie about underdogs out of their element achieving their dreams.