Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Winter Sports/Bobsleigh’ Category

Justin Kripps leads Canada to 4-man bobsleigh gold at Lake Placid

Saturday, February 16th, 2019
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Canadian pilot Justin Kripps teamed with Ryan Sommer, Cameron Stones and Benjamin Coakwell to win the four-man bobsleigh in one minute 49.54 seconds at a World Cup event on Saturday in Lake Placid, N.Y.

Alexander Zubkov stepping down as president of Russian bobsled federation after doping ban

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
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Alexander Zubkov is stepping down as president of the Russian bobsled federation after being banned for two years for doping at the Olympics. Zubkov carried the Russian flag at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Olympics and won two bobsled gold medals which were later stripped for doping.

Germany’s Friedrich continues World Cup bobsleigh dominance

Sunday, January 20th, 2019
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Francesco Friedrich continued his dominant World Cup bobsled season with another four-man victory on Sunday.

Kaillie Humphries says she’s filed harassment complaint with Bobsleigh Canada

Saturday, January 19th, 2019
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Kaillie Humphries is breaking her silence about why she isn't competing in bobsleigh this year. Speaking exclusively to CBC, Humphries revealed she has filed a harassment complaint with Bobsleigh Canada.

German sleds dominate bobsleigh World Cup in Austria

Saturday, January 19th, 2019
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Germany continued their dominance of the World Cup bobsleigh circuit on Saturday, grabbing two victories in Austria. Stephanie Schneider of Germany rallied in the second heat to win the women's bobsleigh race, her second victory of the season. Later, Germany's Francesco Friedrich improved to 5-for-5 in two-man races this season.

Zubkov among 4 Russian bobsledders banned for Olympic doping

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
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Alexander Zubkov, already stripped of two Olympic gold medals, was among four Russian bobsledders banned Wednesday until December 2020 for their part in organized doping at the 2014 Winter Games.

Surprise, surprise: Germany wins gold in 4-man bobsleigh World Cup

Sunday, January 13th, 2019
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Germany remains unbeaten in World Cup bobsleigh races this season, after Johannes Lochner drove to a victory in a four-man race Sunday. Canadians Justin Kripps and Nicholas Poloniato finished 5th and 17th.

Canada’s Justin Kripps wins World Cup bobsleigh silver

Saturday, January 12th, 2019
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Canada's Justin Kripps and Cam Stones will take home silver medals from the bobsleigh World Cup in Konigssee, Germany.

Germany’s Jamanka wins World Cup women’s bobsleigh gold

Saturday, January 12th, 2019
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Olympic champion Mariama Jamanka of Germany teamed with Annika Drazek to win a World Cup women's bobsleigh race Saturday, their third victory in four starts this season.

Friedrich extends Germany’s unbeaten World Cup bobsleigh season

Sunday, January 6th, 2019
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Germany's unbeaten season in World Cup bobsled races continued Sunday, with Francesco Friedrich driving to a four-man victory. Germany has now won all nine World Cup bobsled events through the season's first three tour stops.