Skeleton

November 02, 2019 - 11:19 am
The World Cup bobsled and skeleton season will start a week later than planned, and Lake Placid, New York, will now host the first two racing weekends. A mechanical failure at the track in Park City, Utah, forced organizers to scrub plans to open the season there this month. The opening weekend of...
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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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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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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. 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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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, United States Olympic Winter Games bobsledder Jamie Greubel Poser poses for a portrait at the 2017 Team USA Media Summit, in Park City, Utah. Poser has retired after an 11-year career in which she won a bronze medal at the Sochi Olympics. She made the announcement Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, through USA Bobsled and Skeleton. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
October 19, 2018 - 1:15 pm
Jamie Greubel Poser, who won a bronze medal at the 2014 Sochi Games and was a two-time member of the U.S. Olympic women's bobsled team, retired Friday. She announced her decision through USA Bobsled and Skeleton. Greubel Poser started bobsledding 11 years ago, narrowly missed making the 2010...
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Driver Francesco Friedrich, right, and Thorsten Margis of Germany celebrate after they tied for the gold medal during the two-man bobsled final at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
February 22, 2018 - 11:55 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — So much for that stoic, businesslike reputation that seems to follow German athletes. At the Pyeongchang Olympics, they're letting the emotions fly. And for good reason, too. The struggles of Sochi 2014 are forgotten for the Germans, who already have 13 gold medals...
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This image provided by NBC shows an "enhanced view" broadcast from the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. With the enhanced view, the broadcast video appears in a smaller box, leaving room elsewhere for medal counts, trivia and other information. The enhanced view also offers quick ways to jump to specific segments within a broadcast, whether that’s snowboarding or figure skating. (NBC via AP)
February 21, 2018 - 3:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to the Olympics, too much choice can paralyze you with indecision. With five television channels, online streaming, virtual reality and Snapchat, where do you even start? Catch curling on the USA Network, and you might miss that superb — or disastrous — figure skating...
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Driver Seun Adigun and Akuoma Omeoga of Nigeria take a curve in their first heat during the women's two-man bobsled competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
February 20, 2018 - 4:11 pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Nigeria was winning the Olympic women's bobsled race. Yes, really. That sentence is 100 percent accurate — albeit with some massive reservations. The Nigerians were the second sled down the track in the opening heat of the women's competition at the Pyeongchang...
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