Cool Runnings is a sports movie by Jon Turteltaub. It was released in the US on October 1, 1993. It is based on the true life of a Jamaica national bobsled team's debut in the bobsled competition, of the 1988 Winter Olympics in Canada.
Irv Blitzer is a bobsled having won two times the Gold Medalist in 1968 at the Winter Olympics where he finished first in both events again during the 1972 Winter Olympics but was disqualified from the latter for cheating and so retired in disgrace to Jamaica, where he leads a life as a bookie. One day, Irving is approached by two Jamaican athletes: top 100m runner Derice Bannock, who had failed to qualify for the Summer Olympics when another opponent tripped him at the trials - and also Sanka Coffie, a champion push cart racer. The athletes wish to use Irving's previous experience as a Coach in order to compete in the 1988 Winter Olympics.