Bobsledding

FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014 file photo, Thomas Florschuetz, Joshua Bluhm, Kevin Kuske and Christian Poser compete in the four-man bobsled World Cup competition in St. Moritz, Switzerland. St. Moritz will host sliding sports events at the 2020 Youth Winter Olympics, the high-end resort’s Olympia track will stage bobsled, luge and skeleton races in January 2020. (Arno Balzarini/Keystone via AP, File)
October 03, 2019 - 6:59 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — When St. Moritz hosts the sliding events at the 2020 Youth Winter Olympics, it could be an audition for a bigger event. The high-end resort’s Olympia track will stage bobsled, luge and skeleton races in January for the youth games centered in Lausanne, a 425-kilometer (...
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September 28, 2019 - 9:09 pm
Two-time Olympic bobsled champion Kaillie Humphries will be allowed to compete for the United States this season and beyond, after Canadian officials announced Saturday night that they are granting her request to be released from their program. It's a massive boost for the American program, adding...
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Matias Osadczuk of Argentina, center, is tackled by Rhodri Adamson of Jamaica, left, during rugby seven match at the Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru, Friday, July 26, 2019. Argentina won the match 52-0. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
July 26, 2019 - 11:34 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — They call them Cool Runnings on grass and they dream of their own Hollywood Olympic story. Jamaica's rugby sevens team is a fan favorite at the Pan American Games in Lima, where it has drawn comparisons to "Cool Runnings" — the 1993 film based on the true story of Jamaica's first...
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Matias Osadczuk of Argentina, center, is tackled by Rhodri Adamson of Jamaica, left, during rugby seven match at the Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru, Friday, July 26, 2019. Argentina won the match 52-0. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
July 26, 2019 - 11:34 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — They call them Cool Runnings on grass and they dream of their own Hollywood Olympic story. Jamaica's rugby sevens team is a fan favorite at the Pan American Games in Lima, where it has drawn comparisons to "Cool Runnings" — the 1993 film based on the true story of Jamaica's first...
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Italian skier Sofia Goggia celebrates with members of the Italian delegation after International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach from Germany announced that Milan-Cortina has won the bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympic Games, during the first day of the 134th Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), at the SwissTech Convention Centre, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Monday, June 24, 2019. Italy will host the 2026 Olympics in Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo, taking the Winter Games to the Alpine country for the second time in 20 years. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)
June 24, 2019 - 1:49 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Riding a wave of widespread Italian enthusiasm to be an Olympic host, Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo won the vote Monday to stage the 2026 Winter Games. International Olympic Committee members voted 47-34 for the long-favored Milan-Cortina bid over Stockholm-Are from...
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The Team Elana Meyers Taylor, front, and Lauren Gibbs from USA reacts at the Women two Bob Sledge World Cup in St. Moritz, Switzerland, on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. (Urs Flueeler/Keystone via AP)
January 26, 2019 - 10:28 am
ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) — Elana Meyers Taylor of the United States won a World Cup women's bobsled race Saturday, ending Germany's 24-race winning streak in World Cup and Olympic bobsled races dating back to last season. Meyers Taylor and push athlete Lauren Gibbs finished their two runs in 2...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 24, 2016 file photo, Grigory Dudko opens a door for journalists during a visit to Russia's national drug-testing laboratory in Moscow, Russia. Vladimir Putin's spokesman says Russia is "optimistic" ahead of a World Anti-Doping Agency ruling Tuesday Jan. 22, 2019, on whether the country's authorities met demands to turn over lab data. The WADA executive committee reinstated Russia's anti-doping agency in September 2018 on condition the country turned over data from a Moscow laboratory. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
January 22, 2019 - 12:06 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russian doping scandal (all times local): ___ 8 p.m. Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov says the World Anti-Doping Agency engaged in "constructive cooperation" on a much-criticized data transfer. Russian authorities turned over crucial data from the Moscow lab at the...
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December 14, 2018 - 4:56 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russian bobsled federation president Alexander Zubkov and four others have been provisionally suspended for doping in fallout from the Sochi Olympics. The International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation says it has imposed interim bans on the five Russians "based on the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2014 file photo Alexander Zubkov of Russia carries the national flag as he leads the team during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The Moscow City Court ruled on Wednesday Nov. 21, 2018, that Alexander Zubkov, who carried the Russian flag at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, should still be considered an Olympic champion, but the International Olympic Committee refuses to recognize the verdict. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, file)
November 22, 2018 - 10:35 am
MOSCOW (AP) — With a pair of gold medals at stake, a Russian court has issued a ruling that directly challenges the authority of the International Olympic Committee and the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The Moscow City Court ruled Wednesday that bobsledder Alexander Zubkov, who carried the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2018, file photo, Chris Mazdzer of the United States speeds down the start of the men's luge training run ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. There are some veterans back in the red, white and blue this winter _ including the only three sliders who brought home medals from Pyeongchang, men's luge silver medalist Chris Mazdzer and the silver-medal-winning women's bobsled team of Elana Meyers Taylor and Lauren Gibbs. And there might not be a slider in the world with more on his plate this season than Mazdzer. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
November 20, 2018 - 11:03 am
A season of change for the three U.S. international sliding programs has arrived. It's an every-four-year reset. The cycle never seems to differ much: In the season that follows an Olympics, the faces inside the helmets donned by the U.S. bobsled, skeleton and luge teams always change. The rule is...
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