On the first day of the Olympic competition, there is a shot of flags waving in the wind. The flag of the Russian Federation is shown next to the American flag. However, in 1988, Russia was a part of the Soviet Union and would have used the Soviet Flag.
After Jamaica's second tournament run, there is a nighttime shot of the Calgary skyline. During this shot, you can see the Banker's Hall Building. That building wasn't completed until 1989, and the movie takes place in 1988.
When a East German team member goes to congratulate to the Jamaican team for their victory, he says that he will be seeing again in 4 years, at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France. But for 1992, East Germany was merged with West since 1990.
At the beginning of the film, when Derice is unable to qualify to the 1988 Summer Olympics Athletics, the president of the Jamaican Olympic Comitee tells him that to travel to the event he must practice either Cycling or Boxing, as those are the only other sports where they would participate.
Actually Jamaica also participated in Table Tennis and Weightlifting.
As the team makes their first downhill run in acceptable time, one wheel can be seen bouncing off the sled. Yet when the sled comes to rest against the Police officer's vehicle all tires are on the sled.
When watching the final run on TV, Joy Bannock reacts with horror three seconds before the crash actually occurs - even before the commentator warns it may happen by saying "I don't think he's going to be able to hold it."
Just before the Jamaican sledders go to the county-western bar, Yul Brenner and Junior are talking in the room and Junior does not have a hat on. Next Yul Brenner opens the door to speak with Sanka Coffie. Towards the end of the conversation Junior is seen with a hat on in the background. When Yul Brenner is finished speaking to Sanka he turns to talk to Junior, Junior is taking the hat from the counter to put it on.
In the shot in the bar when the coach is angry, he goes over, picks up a pool stick and repeatedly smashes the radio. You can see the wooden frame fall off the table leaving just the inside parts on the bar during one of the smashes. He then proceeds to place the pool stick back on the rack and walks back and sits down. When he does, you can see the wood frame and inside parts of the radio both sitting on the bar again.
When Derice Bannock and Sanka Coffie have set up a kissing booth; the camera zooms in and you see the old lady second in line and no sign of Joy Bannock. However, when the camera zooms in even more and the other lady walks away; Joy Bannock is first in line and Sanka Coffie gets the old lady.
When the race starts and little boys in Jamaica start to draw timetable on blackboard, there is Finland listed among the countries, but in reality Finland has never participated in bobsleigh at the Olympics.
In Calgary Olympic Village, the flag of Sri Lanka can be seen among a group of flags of the participating countries. Actually Sri Lanka did not took part of the event, and as of 2015 has never been part of a Winter Olympics.
In the Jamaican qualifying scene, when they are getting ready to go, we see a shot of their feet. In that shot the "new" Jamaican sled can be seen, yet they only have new costumes, not a new sled yet. In the next shot the sled is the "old" sled.