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

Canada’s Chris Spring, 3-time Olympian, says he’s taking year off bobsleigh competition

Friday, October 18th, 2019

Bobsleigh Canada is taking another hit. Three-time Olympian Chris Spring announced on Instagram on Friday that he is stepping away from competition this season. The 35-year-old intends on returning in one year.

Kaillie Humphries writes to Canada: ‘Thank you’

Sunday, September 29th, 2019
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Bobsledder Kaillie Humphries wrote an open letter to Canada on Sunday, calling the series of events that ultimately led to the Canadian bobsled team giving her the release she sought in order to compete for the United States "the most difficult process" of her life.

Kaillie Humphries free to compete for U.S. after Bobsleigh Canada grants her release

Saturday, September 28th, 2019
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Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton says it has released Kaillie Humphries, freeing her to compete for the United States. The organization announced the move Saturday night in a letter from its board of directors.

Humphries will not return to Bobsleigh Canada under its current management

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Olympic bobsled champion Kaillie Humphries says she won't race for Canada as long as the country's sport governing body is run by its current management.

What’s next for Kaillie Humphries?

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

Today's edition of our daily newsletter explains why a judge denied Kaillie Humphries' request to leave the Canadian bobsleigh team for the U.S., and what Humphries might do next. Plus, Patrik Laine fires a shot and a rare moment in gambling history.

Justin Kripps defends Bobsleigh Canada culture after Kaillie Humphries’s lawsuit

Saturday, September 14th, 2019

Current Canadian bobsleigh athletes are speaking out in support of Bobsleigh Canada's culture following Kaillie Humphries's allegations regarding head coach Todd Hays. In a statement, Olympic champion bobsleigh athlete Justin Kripps says "all the returning national team members" he's talked to feel they "train and compete in a safe and supportive environment."

Kaillie Humphries alleges abuse by Bobsleigh Canada head coach Todd Hays

Friday, September 13th, 2019

Three-time Olympic medallist Kaillie Humphries says Bobsleigh Canada head coach Todd Hays verbally and mentally abused her during the 2017-18 season.

Why Canada’s Kaillie Humphries is suing to compete for the U.S.

Friday, September 13th, 2019

Here’s the background and new info you need to understand why a two-time Olympic bobsleigh champion is trying to force her way off the Canadian team to join the U.S.

Canada’s Kripps wins 4-man bobsleigh bronze at worlds

Saturday, March 9th, 2019

Canada's Justin Kripps drove to bronze on home soil in four-man bobsleigh at the world championships on Saturday in Whistler, B.C.

Canada’s Kripps pilots 4-man bobsleigh into podium position at worlds

Friday, March 8th, 2019

Canada's Justin Kripps piloted his bobsleigh into podium position after the first two heats of the four-man bobsleigh event at the world championships in Whistler, B.C., on Friday.