Women's bobsledding

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2018, file photo, Lolo Jones, of the United States, competes in the Howard Schmertz women's 60-meter hurdles at the Millrose Games track and field meet in New York. After competing in two Summer Olympics as a hurdler and one Winter Games as a bobsledder, Jones, 37, came into the year hoping for one more shot on the track. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)
March 21, 2020 - 3:52 pm
Lolo Jones is 37 — angling for a comeback to the track and well aware that she's running out of time. These days, though, earning a spot in the Tokyo Olympics is nowhere close to her No. 1 priority. The hurdler-turned-bobsledder-turned celebrity, who remains one of the most recognizable and...
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Kaillie Humphries, right, and Lauren Gibbs of the US celebrate after winning the two-woman bobsled competition at the Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Championships in Altenberg, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
February 22, 2020 - 12:13 pm
Kaillie Humphries of the U.S. is a bobsled champion again, winning her third world title Saturday to put an emphatic cap on her comeback season. Humphries teamed with Lauren Gibbs to finish four runs over two days in Altenberg, Germany with a time of 3 minutes, 45.49 seconds. Germany’s junior world...
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Kaillie Humphries and Sylvia Hoffmann from the US celebrate after winning the women's bob World Cup in Koenigsee, Germany, Saturday, Jan.25, 2020. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)
January 25, 2020 - 11:53 am
KONIGSSEE, Germany (AP) — Kaillie Humphries moved closer to her fourth overall World Cup championship Saturday, teaming with Sylvia Hoffman for her third victory of the season and extending her series points lead. Humphries and Hoffman finished their two runs in 1 minute, 41.57 seconds for an...
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Kaillie Humphries, formerly of team Canada but now representing The United States, warms up a training run for the women's World Cup bobsled event in Lake Placid, N.Y., on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. Competition begins on Saturday. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
December 07, 2019 - 2:48 pm
Kaillie Humphries’ World Cup bobsled debut for the United States was a winning one. The former Canadian bobsled star won this season’s women’s opener on Saturday, posting the fastest time in both heats at Mount Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, New York for her 23rd career World Cup victory — and her...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2018, file photo, Kaillie Humphries celebrates winning the bronze medal, with teammate Phylicia George (not shown), after the women's two-man bobsled final at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Humphries _ one of the best pilots in the history of her sport _ has traded her red and white Canadian gear for red, white and blue U.S. apparel. No longer racing for her homeland of Canada, Humphries is now officially a member of USA Bobsled’s national team after a nearly two-year saga that saw her not only claim that she was verbally and mentally abused by a Canadian coach to the point where she no longer felt safe but that her now-former national team simply discarded her. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
November 22, 2019 - 8:51 pm
Kaillie Humphries was on what bobsledders call a track walk a few days ago. The two-time Olympic champion was checking out the ice-covered sliding chute at Mount Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, New York, when she unexpectedly crossed paths with some members of Canada’s bobsled team. Brief hellos...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2014 file photo, the driver of United States USA-1, Steven Holcomb, acknowledges the crowd after the team won the bronze medal during the men's four-man bobsled competition final at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Holcomb is getting one last victory celebration. A long overdue one. More than 2-1/2 years after his death _ and almost six years removed from the bobsled races in question _ Holcomb and his team are about to finally be presented the silver medals that they should have received at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Holcomb and teammates Steven Langton, Chris Fogt and Curt Tomasevicz were originally awarded bronze medals, which were eventually upgraded after a long probe of the Russian doping scandal that now overshadows those games. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, file)
November 18, 2019 - 3:27 am
U.S. bobsledder Steven Holcomb is getting one last victory celebration. A long overdue one. More than 2 1/2 years after his death — and almost six years removed from the bobsled races in question — Holcomb and his team are about to finally be presented the silver medals that they should have...
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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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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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