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

Russia’s Tretiakov wins skeleton World Cup race in Lake Placid

Saturday, February 16th, 2019
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Russia's Alexander Tretiakov had the fastest time in both heats and won a World Cup men's skeleton race Saturday. On the women's side, Canada's Mirela Rahneva was 0.09 seconds shy of the podium, placing fourth.

Olympic skeleton champion Sung-bin records 1st World Cup win of season

Friday, January 25th, 2019
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Olympic champion Yun Sung-bin of South Korea got his first World Cup skeleton win of the season Friday, moving him back into the overall lead by the slimmest of margins.

Martins Dukurs, Janine Flock win World Cup skeleton races

Friday, January 18th, 2019
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Martins Dukurs of Latvia was the men's winner and Janine Flock of Austria was the women's winner in World Cup skeleton racing on Friday. It was the first win of the season for both. The race also doubled as the European championship, with Dukurs winning that crown for the 10th consecutive time and Flock prevailing for her third crown.

Russia scores golden sweep in World Cup skeleton

Friday, January 4th, 2019
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Alexander Tretiakov and Elena Nikitina swept the gold medals for Russia on Friday at the first World Cup skeleton races of the new year. Elisabeth Maier of Calgary and Dave Greszczyszyn of Brampton, Ont., were the top Canadian sliders, both finishing 11th in their respective disciplines.

Canada’s skeleton athletes ready to slide back into World Cup action

Friday, December 7th, 2018
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The 2018-19 Skeleton World Cup season gets underway this weekend in Sigulda, Latvia. Skeleton analyst Helen Upperton thinks the Canadian women can take advantage of a post-Olympics hangover.

Canada’s skeleton athletes ready to slide back into World Cup action

Friday, December 7th, 2018
Jane Channell photo

The 2018-19 Skeleton World Cup season gets underway this weekend in Sigulda, Latvia. Skeleton analyst Helen Upperton thinks the Canadian women can take advantage of a post-Olympics hangover.

‘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.