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SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYSochi, Russia - 18 February 20141. Winston Watts and Marvin Dixon dancing to a music video playing on a phoneAP IMAGES - AP CLIENTS ONLYSochi, Russia - 16 February 20142. Photo of the Jamaican Bobsled competingAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYSochi, Russia - 18 February 20143. Watts and Dixon dancing to music4. Watts running on stage at a media event for the Jamaican team5. SOUNDBITE (English) Winston Watts/Jamaican Bobsleigh team"If you are doing something and not having fun, then come-on. That's not life. Everything that you are doing in life it's fun. You have too."6. Crowd chewing for the Jamaicans7. Watts and Dixon doing a TV interviewJamaican Tourist Board - AP CLIENTS ONLY8. Music video "Bobsled Time"AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYSochi, Russia - 18 February 20149. SOUNDBITE (English) Winston Watts/Jamaican Bobsleigh team"It is so cool that we have the most fans and friends out there. You know we're loving it. We have people out there that really care about the Jamaica Bobsleigh team."Jamaican Tourist Board - AP CLIENTS ONLY10. Music video of the Jamaican bobsled teamAP IMAGES - AP CLIENTS ONLYSochi, Russia - 17 February 201411. Photo of the Jamaican team sledding12. Photo of fans cheering the Jamaican teamAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYSochi, Russia - 18 February 201413. SOUNDBITE (English) Marvin Dixon/Jamaican Bobsled team"When I came in last night and I finished the race. Oh man. I feel like I was at home. The support Jamaica, Jamaica. I'm so overwhelmed you know and I like it. the people here are friendly and nice."14. Watts and Dixon on stage talking to fansJamaican Tourist Board - AP Clients Only15. The end of the music video about the Jamaican bobsled teamVOICE-OVER SCRIPTTHE FUN NEVER STOPS FOR THE JAMAICAN BOBSLED TEAM.FRESH OFF A LAST PLACE FINISH IN THE TWO-MAN BOBSLED, WINSTON WATTS AND MARVIN DIXON ARE STILL HAVING A GREAT TIME AT THE SOCHI OLYMPICS.SOUNDBITE (English) Winston Watts/Jamaican Bobsleigh team"If you are doing something and not having fun, then come-on. That's not life. Everything that you are doing in life it's fun. You have too."THE TWO GUYS FROM JAMAICA ARE A HIT IN RUSSIA AND THEY ARE RECEIVING LOTS OF SUPPORT BACK HOME…WHERE THE JAMAICAN TOURISM BOARD CREATED A MUSIC VIDEO CALLED IT'S BOBSLED TIME.SOUNDBITE (English) Winston Watts/Jamaican Bobsleigh team"It is so cool that we have the most fans and friends out there. You know we're loving it. We have people out there that really care about the Jamaica Bobsleigh team."THE SONG IS SET TO SYNC WITH THE ACTUAL BOBSLED COURSE…A COURSE THE TEAM DID NOT HAVE ENOUGH EXPERIENCE WITH RACING…BUT THEY DID HAVE THE SUPPORT OF THE CROWD.SOUNDBITE (English) Marvin Dixon/Jamaican Bobsled team"When I came in last night and I finished the race. Oh man. I feel like I was at home. The support Jamaica, Jamaica. I'm so overwhelmed you know and I like it. the people here are friendly and nice."GAINING WORLDWIDE FAME FROM THE MOVIE "COOL RUNNINGS", THE JAMAICAN TEAM FIRST COMPETED IN THE 1988 CALGARY OLYMPICS.THEY HAVE YET TO REACH THE PODIUM.MARK CARLSON, AP, SOCHI.