Jan 17, 2016

Jamaica team opts to use Japanese bobsleigh in 2018 Olympic Games

The "Shitamachi bobsleigh," developed by factories in Tokyo's Ota Ward, will be provided for free to the Jamaican team aiming to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics, according to the promotion committee. A news conference was held in the city of Nagano on Sunday following ...

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, ...

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 ...