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

‘Integrity of sport’ on the line after court overturns Olympic ban of Russian athletes

Thursday, February 1st, 2018
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Veteran U.S. women's skeleton racer Katie Uhlaender on Thursday reiterated her plea that clean athletes must be protected after a sports tribunal decided to overturn the Olympic bans of 28 Russian athletes who were accused of doping at the 2014 Sochi Games.

Jacqueline Loelling leads German sweep at skeleton World Cup

Friday, January 5th, 2018
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Defending champion Jacqueline Loelling extended her overall lead with a third World Cup win of the season, leading Germany to a sweep of the podium, while Canadians Jane Channell and Elisabeth Vathje earned top-10 finishes Friday in Germany.

Skeleton’s alphabet-soup man once lived off peanut butter

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
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His name is tough to spell, but Dave Greszczyszyn has never shied away from a challenge. Like the time he quit his comfy teaching job to chase his Olympic dream.

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

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.