Skeleton

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2014 file photo the driver of Russia's RUS-1, Alexander Zubkov kisses the medal after they won the gold medal during the men's four-man bobsled competition final at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. The IOC has disqualified two-time Sochi Olympic bobsled champion Zubkov and three other Russians for their part in a state-backed doping program. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, file)
November 24, 2017 - 12:26 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Fourteen Russian athletes have now been banned for doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, with nine medals stripped from six athletes in four sports. Here's a look at the medalists who have been banned: ___ ALEXANDER ZUBKOV Sport: Bobsled 2014 Olympic results: Gold in two-man, gold in...
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November 23, 2017 - 6:10 pm
The International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation is provisionally suspending four Russian sliders who have been banned from the Olympics for doping violations. The decision Thursday means Aleksandr Tretiakov, Elena Nikitina, Mariia Orlova and Olga Potylitsyna cannot compete in IBSF competitions...
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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 file photo, Elena Nikitina of Russia celebrates her bronze medal win during the women's skeleton competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. The International Olympic Committee has banned four more Russians for doping at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, all competing in the sliding sport of skeleton and includes men’s gold medalist Alexander Tretyakov and women’s bronze medalist Elena Nikitina. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)
November 22, 2017 - 7:44 pm
Katie Uhlaender has shed plenty of tears over the years about how she was so close to an Olympic medal, so close to standing on that podium and watching the American flag get raised in her honor. She cried again Wednesday. Those tears were happy ones. The long-awaited word has come down: Uhlaender...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 file photo, Alexander Tretyakov of Russia crosses the finish area to win the gold medal during the men's skeleton competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. The International Olympic Committee has banned four more Russians for doping at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, all competing in the sliding sport of skeleton and includes men’s gold medalist Alexander Tretyakov and women’s bronze medalist Elena Nikitina. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)
November 22, 2017 - 11:58 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Ten Russian athletes have now been banned for doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, with six medals stripped from four athletes in two sports. Here's a look at the medalists who have been banned: ___ ALEXANDER TRETYAKOV Sport: Skeleton 2014 Olympic result: Gold Alexander Tretyakov...
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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 file photo, Elena Nikitina of Russia celebrates her bronze medal win during the women's skeleton competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. The International Olympic Committee has banned four more Russians for doping at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, all competing in the sliding sport of skeleton and includes men’s gold medalist Alexander Tretyakov and women’s bronze medalist Elena Nikitina. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)
November 22, 2017 - 10:02 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Two more Russian athletes were stripped of their Olympic medals from the 2014 Sochi Games on Wednesday, leaving the United States as the country with the most medals. Four Russians, all skeleton racers, were banned by the International Olympic Committee for doping, including men's...
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November 22, 2017 - 7:43 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russian skeleton gold medalist Aleksandr Tretiakov among 4 banned by IOC for doping at Sochi Olympics.
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November 18, 2017 - 5:17 pm
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Russia's Elena Nikitina won a World Cup skeleton race Saturday while her Olympic bronze medal remains under scrutiny as part of the investigation into state-sponsored doping at the 2014 Sochi Games. She erased a slight deficit in her second run to finish in 1 minute, 40.49...
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November 17, 2017 - 3:22 pm
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The World Cup women's skeleton race on the 2002 Olympic track was postponed Friday because of inclement weather. It was rescheduled for Saturday, to be run in concert with the men's World Cup race. Sleet and snow was accumulating at the track Friday morning, which led to the...
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November 17, 2017 - 12:00 am
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Geng Wenqiang is, without question, the best skeleton racer China has ever produced. Then again, he's also the first. Geng finished seventh out of a field of 31 in his first World Cup race last weekend in Lake Placid, New York, and knows he'll be getting plenty of attention...
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November 10, 2017 - 3:01 pm
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