Skeleton

First place Martins Dukurs, of Latvia, center, poses with second-placed Sungbin Yun of South Korea, left, and third-placed Alexander Tretiakov, of Russia, at a World Cup skeleton event in Lake Placid, N.Y., Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)
November 10, 2017 - 11:47 am
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Martins Dukurs of Latvia got the 49th World Cup gold medal of his career Thursday, winning the season-opening race at Mount Van Hoevenberg. Yun Sungbin of South Korea got the silver and Russia's Alexander Tretiakov won the bronze. Dukurs had the fastest time in each of the...
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Katie Uhlaender, of the United States, rounds a curve during the women's World Cup skeleton race in Lake Placid, N.Y., on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. Uhlaender finished ninth in the event. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)
November 10, 2017 - 12:01 am
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Katie Uhlaender was scatterbrained Thursday. She didn't put her racing bib on for the first run of the World Cup season, so technically she wasn't compliant with uniform regulations. Uhlaender also forgot to put anything long-sleeved in her bag of postrace clothes, so she...
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Janine Flock, center, of Austria, poses with Elisabeth Vathje, left, of Canada, and Lizzy Yarnold, right, of Britain, after placing first in the women's World Cup skeleton race in Lake Placid, N.Y., on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. Vathje was second and Yarnold placed third. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)
November 09, 2017 - 11:32 am
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Austria's Janine Flock lowered her Mount Van Hoevenberg track record Thursday on the way to winning the season's first World Cup women's skeleton race. Canada's Elisabeth Vathje was second and reigning Olympic gold medalist Lizzy Yarnold of Britain was third. Flock's first...
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October 18, 2017 - 9:19 am
Olympic bronze medalist Matt Antoine and Olympic veterans John Daly and Katie Uhlaender were among the six sliders announced Wednesday as members of the U.S. World Cup skeleton team to start the season. Also picked were Greg West, who joins Antoine and Daly on the men's side, and women's sliders...
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October 08, 2017 - 10:40 pm
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Greg West and Kendall Wesenberg were winners Sunday night in the second of the four U.S. skeleton national team trials races, furthering their chances of opening the Olympic season on the World Cup circuit. West got his second straight men's win, with Olympic bronze medalist...
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October 07, 2017 - 10:40 pm
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Katie Uhlaender's bid for a fourth Olympic berth is off to a strong start. Uhlaender had the fastest combined two-run time Saturday on the opening night of the U.S. women's skeleton national team trials, finishing in 1 minute, 55.24 seconds to hold off Kendall Wesenberg (1:...
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October 06, 2017 - 3:51 pm
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Warm weather has forced the postponement of the first U.S. bobsled national team trials race of the Olympic season until at least Sunday. Racing was scheduled to start Saturday at Mount Van Hoevenberg, where high temperatures this weekend are expected to be around 70...
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July 17, 2017 - 12:36 pm
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Lake Placid, New York, has been selected to host the Bobsled and Skeleton World Championships in 2021 at Mount Van Hoevenberg. The Adirondack Mountains village, which is usually on the World Cup schedule, last hosted the bobsled and skeleton worlds in 2012. Lake Placid was...
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FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 file photo, driver Steven Holcomb, of the United States, talks with reporters in the finish area after winning the mens two-man bobsled World Cup race in Lake Placid, N.Y. Olympic bobsledding champion Steven Holcomb had prescription sleeping pills and alcohol in his system when he was found dead last month, according to toxicology report provided to his family and USA Bobsled and Skeleton. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
June 13, 2017 - 6:02 pm
Olympic bobsledding champion Steven Holcomb had prescription sleeping pills and alcohol in his system when he was found dead last month, according to a toxicology report provided to his family and USA Bobsled and Skeleton. Holcomb's blood-alcohol level was found to be 0.188, well above the...
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FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 file photo, driver Steven Holcomb, of the United States, talks with reporters in the finish area after winning the mens two-man bobsled World Cup race in Lake Placid, N.Y. Olympic bobsledding champion Steven Holcomb had prescription sleeping pills and alcohol in his system when he was found dead last month, according to toxicology report provided to his family and USA Bobsled and Skeleton. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
June 13, 2017 - 5:55 pm
Olympic bobsledding champion Steven Holcomb had prescription sleeping pills and alcohol in his system when he was found dead last month, according to toxicology report provided to his family and USA Bobsled and Skeleton. Holcomb's blood-alcohol level was found to be 0.188, well above the threshold...
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