Jamaica hope hosting the Congress of the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) in 2021 will help grow its influence in the sport.
The Jamaica Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (JBSF) were provisionally awarded the event at this year's Congress in Prague last weekend.
Representatives from more than 40 countries are expected to attend the event in Jamaica.
It will be the 92nd Congress of the IBSF and the second time Jamaica has hosted the annual gathering of the sport's top decision-makers having previously held it in 1999.
"This is very important for us because it is a part of our mission to exert our influence in sport administration globally, as well as developing and excelling in competitions," JBSF President Chris Stokes told The Gleaner.
"And it will also be an opportunity to showcase Jamaica and network on home territory heading into the 2022 Congress, which is an election year for the IBSF."
Stokes added: "We worked very closely with Donovan White and John Woolcock of the Jamaica Tourist Board to put a presentation together at this year’s Congress, and we were successful as China was awarded the 2020 event and Jamaica getting the one in 2021.
"The bobsleigh family is really looking forward to coming to Jamaica for the Congress and all the entertainment, beauty and the networking activities that happen around that."
Stokes competed in Jamaica's four-man bob at the 1988 Olympic Games in Calgary - an achievement later immortalised in the popular Hollywood film Cool Runnings - alongside his brother Dudley.
Dudley, pilot for the Calgary 1988 team, was last year appointed to IBSF Development Committee making Jamaica the smallest nation to have a seat on the world governing body's groups.
The 2020 IBSF Congress is due to take place in China.