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German squad completes sweep of bobsled gold medals

Francesco Friedrich's four-man German bobsleigh team won gold on Sunday with their victory at the Olympic Sliding Centre completing Germany's sweep of the bobsleigh gold medals. The German unit, piloted by the powerfully built multiple world champion Friedrich, finished with a combined time of three minutes, 15.85 seconds. Despite its fourth run ...

Russians win two-man bobsled gold

/ / Feb 18, 2014

Russians win two-man bobsled gold

Winless in the last three years in two-man bobsledding, Alexander Zubkov picked the perfect time and place to put that streak to an emphatic end. At the Olympics. On home ice. No one was even close, either. The 39-year-old Russian — who carried his nation's flag into ...

/ / 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 years, ...

/ / 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, including ...

Jamaican bobsled team on track after luggage mishap

Feb 6, 2014

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 ...

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 had ...

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 is ...