Skeleton

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2017 file photo Russia's Alexander Tretiakov struggles to start his first run in the men's Skeleton World Cup race in Innsbruck, Austria. The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 to reinstate Tretiakov as gold medal winner of the men's skeleton at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson, file)
February 01, 2018 - 10:30 am
Katie Uhlaender had been waiting for an Olympic medal that seems most unlikely to come her way. So now she's seeking something more. After the Court of Arbitration for Sport decided Thursday to overturn the Olympic bans of 28 Russian athletes who were accused of doping at the Sochi Games four years...
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January 31, 2018 - 4:04 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee says it has mistakenly invited a banned Russian athlete to the Pyeongchang Games as a coach. The IOC says it has canceled the invitation for Sergei Chudinov, who was banned from the Olympics for life in November when the IOC's...
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In this Dec. 7, 2017 image take from video, Nigerian boblsedders, from left, Ngozi Onwumere, Akuoma Omeoga and Seun Adigun play with fake snow during a media event in New York. The trio will represent Nigeria as the country fields its first-ever bobsled team at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. The team is also a first, men's or women's, for the entire continent of Africa. (AP Photo)
January 30, 2018 - 11:57 am
Seun Adigun told herself her athletic career was done after she ran her last race at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. But for some reason, she couldn't bring herself to tell the world. Three years later, she realized: Adigun wasn't retiring — she was readying for a new sport. And her years...
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January 29, 2018 - 11:24 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Olympic Committee says an athlete banned for doping has been accredited as a coach for the Pyeongchang Olympics. According to an ROC list of 80 coaches it says received International Olympic Committee accreditation, Sergei Chudinov is listed as the only skeleton coach...
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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2014, file photo, John Daly of the United States puts his head in his hands after a bad final run that dropped him out of medal contention during the men's skeleton competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Daly came back to the U.S. skeleton team primarily seeking one thing, and it wasn't a medal. It was closure. A big mistake cost him dearly at the Sochi Olympics four years ago, and now he’s going to Pyeongchang both relaxed and ready for the ending that slipped away last time. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)
January 26, 2018 - 6:20 pm
John Daly came back to the U.S. skeleton team primarily seeking one thing, and it wasn't a medal. It was closure. The perfect scenario for Daly four years ago at the Sochi Olympics would have been for him to put together four great runs, and end his sliding career on his sport's biggest stage...
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Johannes Lochner, Christopher Weber, Joshua Bluhm and Christian Rasp of Germany start their four-man race at the Bobsleigh World Cup in Koenigssee, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (Tobias Hase/dpa via AP)
January 22, 2018 - 12:00 pm
The lineup of nations competing in Olympic bobsled and skeleton events was finalized by the International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation on Monday, with 30 countries formally qualifying for the Pyeongchang Games in those sports. Among them: the African nations of Ghana and Nigeria, as well as...
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January 19, 2018 - 3:04 pm
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Germany's Axel Jungk celebrates his victory with fans at the skeleton World Cup in Koenigssee, Germany, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (Andreas Gebert/dpa via AP)
January 19, 2018 - 11:59 am
KOENIGSSEE, Germany (AP) — South Korea's Yun Sung-bin clinched the skeleton World Cup title despite not racing on Friday as Axel Jungk claimed his first World Cup victory. Yun is the first South Korean to win the title, three weeks before the Winter Olympics get underway on his home track in...
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January 15, 2018 - 12:21 pm
Katie Uhlaender is going to the Olympics for the fourth time, still looking for her first medal. That is, unless she's seeking a second. Uhlaender was nominated Monday to the U.S. Olympic skeleton team for the Pyeongchang Games, making her the first American to be a four-timer in that sport. John...
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Elena Meyers Taylor and Lolo Jones from USA celebrate their victory after the Women's Bob Sledge World Cup race in St. Moritz, Switzerland, on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. (Urs Flueeler/Keystone via AP)
January 13, 2018 - 6:22 pm
Lauren Gibbs and Aja Evans were picked Saturday as the push athletes who will join pilots Elana Meyers Taylor and Jamie Greubel Poser on the U.S. Olympic women's bobsled team. Gibbs will be in Meyers Taylor's sled at the Pyeongchang Games. Evans will push for Greubel Poser, a combination that...
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