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

Heather Moyse takes big step in bobsleigh comeback

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Canadian bobsledder Heather Moyse took a big step towards returning to competition by approaching her personal-best push time during a training session in Calgary on Wednesday.

Russian gold-winning bobsledders banned for Sochi doping

Monday, November 27th, 2017
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Five more Russian competitors from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, including two gold medallists, have been banned for life over anti-doping rule violations, the IOC said on Monday.

IOC disqualifies Alexander Zubkov, 2-time Olympic bobsleigh champion

Friday, November 24th, 2017
Alexander Zubkov

The IOC has disqualified two-time Sochi Olympic bobsleigh champion Alexander Zubkov and three other Russians for their part in a state-backed doping program.

Canadian bobsleigh team looks to build on early success

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Canada's bobsledders are coming off one of the best showings in the program's history on the World Cup circuit. Justin Kripps piloted Canada to a silver in four-man, Chris Spring was just 0.03 seconds back in third, and two-time Olympic gold medallist Kaillie Humphries took second in the women's event.

Kaillie Humphries, Melissa Lotholz win silver at Park City World Cup event

Friday, November 17th, 2017

Kallie Humphries and brakeman Melissa Lotholz won silver at the women's World Cup event at Park City, Utah on Friday.

Nigerian women’s bobsleigh team will make history in Pyeongchang

Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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It’s not a John Candy movie, but it is a dream come true for former elite-level sprinters Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere, and Akuoma Omeoga, whose ticket to Pyeongchang will make them the first Winter Olympians to represent the West-African nation.

‘Podium or bust’: Canadian bobsledders ready to get risky

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

A challenging season behind them, Canada's Justin Kripps and Jesse Lumsden plan to go all out in pursuit of an Olympic bobsleigh medal in Pyeongchang.

The hot seat: Everyone wants to ride with Kaillie Humphries

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

As the Winter Games approach at breakneck speed, one of the most coveted rides to Korea is still up for grabs, and several women are vying to win the job of pushing two-time Olympic champ Kaillie Humphries's sled.

Bobsleigh’s Humphries would welcome reunion with Olympic partner Moyse

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

It's almost becoming reality TV: Who will get the rose from Kaillie Humphries to ride in her sled and compete for bobsleigh gold at the PyeongChang Olympics?

At 39, bobsledder Heather Moyse has to take latest comeback a little slower

Monday, October 30th, 2017
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Two-time Olympic champion Heather Moyse doesn't want to rush preparations in her latest bobsleigh comeback bid. However, she has limited time to get into peak form with the Winter Games just over three months away.