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Jamaican bobsled team on track after luggage mishap

Everything’s cool and running with Jamaica’s bobsled team. They’re back inside the Olympic rings, and back on the track. After their equipment was delayed in arriving to the Sochi Games, driver Winston Watts and his teammates got in their first two runs down the Sanki Sliding Center track on Thursday. ...

Feb 18, 2014

Jamaican bobsled fairy tale ends

Jamaica’s Olympic bobsled adventure ended with a whimper on Monday as the country that once inspired the Hollywood smash hit “Cool Runnings” finished rock bottom at the Sanki Sliding Center. The Jamaican team, which qualified for the Winter Games after a 12-year absence, was ...

Feb 11, 2014

Spokeswoman Bird to name adopted puppy Sochi

Amanda Bird, the U.S. bobsled and skeleton spokeswoman, is seeking to adopt a puppy from a shelter established by aluminum billionaire Oleg Deripaska in the Russian city hosting the Winter Olympics. Bird, who was a competitive bobsled and skeleton athlete for more than 10 ...

Feb 8, 2014

U.S. bobsled athlete 'smashes door' to escape Sochi shower

He is used to employing his immense physical strength to push his bobsled to top speed in the running starts. But U.S. bobsled team member Johnny Quinn on Saturday used his muscle for a different purpose — to escape from the bathroom at the ...

Feb 8, 2014

Athlete's website blocked in Russia

The website of Canadian bobsled racer Justin Kripps has been blocked in Russia. When viewed in Russia, including at the Sochi Games, the site displays a notice in Russian saying access has been restricted and that it could be for a range of reasons, ...

Jones happy for chance to compete at Winter Olympics

Feb 4, 2014

Jones happy for chance to compete at Winter Olympics

Lolo Jones is telling the story about how she became a bobsledder, her words becoming difficult to decipher as she tries to keep herself from crying. So she wraps the tale up quickly, her eyes welling with tears. She shouts the four words: “They ...

Jan 28, 2014

Track stars make Winter Olympics

Lauryn Williams and Lolo Jones have been selected for the U.S. bobsled team that will compete in next month’s Sochi Olympics. They are now positioned to join a group of eight other Americans who have competed in both the Summer and Winter Games. Williams ...

Jan 20, 2014

Jamaican bobsled team seeks funds

Jamaica’s bobsled team is on the verge of making the Sochi Olympics, but admitted it may need $80,000 to fund a dream that once inspired a Hollywood movie. The sun-kissed Caribbean country, where average temperatures hit a sultry 28 degrees Celsius, hope to have ...