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

‘Help me fly’: Jane Channell turns heartbreaking loss into Olympic inspiration

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Jane Channell has been hooked on the "crazy" sport of skeleton for a decade and a half. But it was the tragic, sudden death of her boyfriend eight years ago that really set her on the path to the Olympics.

Loelling becomes youngest female world champion in skeleton

Saturday, February 25th, 2017
Germany Bob and Skeletons Worlds

European champion Jacqueline Loelling edged Olympic champion Tina Hermann to win her first skeleton world championship title on Saturday. Loelling — at age 22 the youngest ever female world champion in skeleton — was quickest in two of the three runs over two days to beat German teammate Hermann by 0.25 seconds.

World championship skeleton & bobsleigh

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Canada's best sliders will be in action at the skeleton and bobsleigh world championships beginning on Friday in Konigssee, Germany.

Mirela Rahneva using her inner Ronda Rousey to star on skeleton track

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Mirela Rahneva's combined explosiveness off the skeleton start block and improved mental strength has allowed the 2018 Canadian Olympic hopeful to reach the podium four times in seven events in her rookie season on the World Cup circuit.

Mirela Rahneva continues stunning skeleton season with Igls silver

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Canada's Mirela Rahneva landed on the podium in the women's skeleton World Cup event in Igls, Austria on Friday.

Canada’s Mirela Rahneva just misses skeleton podium in Germany

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Canada's Mirela Rahneva just missed the podium in the women's skeleton World Cup event in Konigssee, Germany on Friday.

Canadians slide to skeleton gold, bronze in weather-shortened race

Sunday, January 15th, 2017
Germany Skeleton World Cup

Elisabeth Vathje was declared the winner of the women's skeleton event in Winterberg, Germany on Sunday in a race that was shortened to one run due to weather conditions. Canadian teammate Mirela Rahneva also reached the podium with a third-place finish.

Russian skeleton racers suspended for alleged doping in Sochi

Friday, December 30th, 2016
Russian skeleton Sochi

The federation said in a statement Friday it took the action after being informed by the International Olympic Committee that investigations had been opened into the four athletes — who have not been named.

Canada’s Mirela Rahneva earns 1st World Cup skeleton medal

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Canada's Mirela Rahneva earned bronze in the individual skeleton race at the World Cup stop in Lake Placid, N.Y., on Saturday.

Enough is enough: Latvia’s skeleton team not going to worlds in Russia

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

Latvia will not send its skeleton athletes to this season's world championships in Sochi, the first such announcement by any national team in response to the Russian doping scandal.