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

Kaillie Humphries set for Bobsleigh World Cup debut with U.S.

Thursday, December 5th, 2019
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A mechanical issue with a track forced the World Cup bobsleigh season to open a week later than planned. But it's who will be competing in the native red, white and blue of the U.S. that still dominates the headlines.

Kaillie Humphries, newly named to U.S. bobsleigh team, says she now feels ‘safe’

Friday, November 22nd, 2019
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Kaillie Humphries was doing a track inspection in Lake Placid, N.Y. recently when she unexpectedly crossed paths with some members of Canada's bobsleigh team. Brief hellos were exchanged. She kept going on her way. The Canadians went the other direction. This is Humphries' new reality.

Canadian Olympic champion Kaillie Humphries selected for U.S. bobsleigh team

Friday, November 22nd, 2019
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The two-time Olympic champion for Canada was selected Thursday night as a member of the U.S. team for this season. The announcement was merely a formality, since Humphries won the U.S. team trials in Lake Placid, New York, earlier this week.

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

Friday, October 18th, 2019
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Three-time Olympic medallist Kaillie Humphries says Bobsleigh Canada head coach Todd Hays verbally and mentally abused her during the 2017-18 season.