Throughout history, there have been countless tales of sporting underdog going for glory with differing levels of success.

For every Leicester City that reached the ultimate end goal, there is an Eddie the Eagle who gave it their all but fell short of the standards required - but there are few underdog stories that captured the imagination quite as much as Jamaica’s maiden appearance in the Winter Olympics.

The Caribbean island had taken part in the summer games for the first time in 1948 in London, winning a total of three medals including a gold for Arthur Wint in the Men’s 400 metres.

In the years that followed, Jamaican athletes would become regular contenders for medals, with Don Quarrie grabbing the first sprint gold in the 1976 games in Montreal and Merlene Ottey becoming the first Jamaican woman to take a medal when she secured bronze in the 200m in Moscow four years later.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Jamaica’s focus had been solely on the summer games but that all changed ahead of the Winter Olympics in Calgary in 1988 after the suggestion was made that a team should be formed to head for Canada to compete in the bobsleigh competition.

Three members of the Jamaica Defence Force - Dudley Stokes, Michael White and Devon Harris - were the first three members of the team selected, with Stokes and White joining forces for the two-man event and Caswell Allen being named as the fourth member of the four-man crew.

Allen would drop out of the team however after being injured in a fall, meaning Dudley Stokes’ brother Chris was called up into the line-up just days before the event got underway.

The two-man event saw Jamaica finish in 30th place of the 41 teams that were entered; the highlight coming on the second of four runs when they set the 22nd best time.

It was the events of the four-man contest however that would become one of the most famous moments in Winter Olympic history, and which would go on to be immortalised - loosely - in the hit movie 'Cool Runnings' starring the late John Candy.

The first two runs down the track didn’t pass without issues with a push bar breaking at the start of run one, and White struggling to get seated in the sled when run two kicked off - leaving the quartet well down the order after day one of competition.

The third run started in much better fashion but going quicker than they had before, Dudley stokes lost control coming out of a high-speed left hand bend and the sled tipped onto its side; continuing apace down the course for more than half a kilometre with the four Jamaican’s pinned against the side wall before coming to a halt.

The four would be helped from the sled before walking alongside it to the finishing line, with their Winter Olympic dreams at an end.

Those people familiar with the story of Calgary 1988 can follow in the footsteps of the Jamaican quartet - albeit in slightly less dramatic fashion - at one of the most popular tourist attractions on the island; the Mystic Mountain Adventure Park close to Ocho Rios.

In amongst zip lines and high ropes sits Jamaica’s modern day bobsleigh experience, which was very much inspired by the efforts of Stokes and his team.

Travelling at speed down a course running to more than 3,000 feet, you’ll twist and turn through the dramatic landscapes of thick forests as the track makes its way past ancient trees and rushes from the of the mountain to the bottom.

Should you want to 'Feel the Rhythm! Feel the Rhyme' then it’s a winter inspired Caribbean experience that you’re sure to enjoy.