Is Cool Runnings on Netflix or Disney+? What streaming service is film on, do Jamaica have a bobsleigh team and is it based on a true story?

COOL Runnings is one of the most enduring films of the 1990s.

Sunday, 6th February 2022, 5:18 pm
Jamaica's women's bobsleigh team in 2018. Picture: MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images
Jamaica's women's bobsleigh team in 2018. Picture: MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images

Following the Jamaican bobsleigh team as they attempt to make the Winter Olympics, it continues to be a classic over two decades later.

Staring John Candy in his last movie released during his lifetime and many more.

But is it available for streaming?

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And is it based on a true story?

Here’s all you need to know:

Is Cool Runnings on Netflix?

If the Winter Olympics has got you in the mood for a rewatch, unfortunately Cool Runnings is not currently on Netflix in the UK.

Is it on any streaming services?

Cool Runnings is available on Disney+ in the UK – so if you have a subscription you will be able to watch it!

Is Cool Runnings based on a true story?

Yes, it is loosely based on the true story of the Jamaican bobsleigh team qualifying for and appearing at the 1988 Winter Olympics.

However a number of changes were made to the story for the film adaption.

Does Jamaica have a bobsleigh team?

Yes, Jamaica has a national bobsleigh team and have qualified for a number of Winter Olympics.

The first was in 1988 – but it has also qualified in the two-man bobsleigh in 1992, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2014 and 2022.

A woman’s bobsleigh team debuted at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

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