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Internet heaps $187K on broke Jamaican bobsledders

Internet heaps $187K on broke Jamaican bobsledders
Posted January 21st, 2014 @ 11:31am by Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– If you're a fan of Cool Runnings, consider this: You can help send this year's Jamaican bobsled team to the Olympics. The team qualified for the games for the first time since 2002, but needs to raise tens of thousands of dollars to actually travel to Sochi. Fortunately, the Internet exists, meaning the trip is getting crowdfunded:

  • Crowdtilt campaign has raised more than $113,000 so far.
  • An Indiegogo campaign has raised nearly $40,000 so far.
  • And in perhaps the weirdest development, the person who runs the Dogecoin Foundation has launched a fundraising effort using the Bitcoin-like cryptocurrency Dogecoin. The "Dogesled" campaign has raised nearly $34,000 so far.

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