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

Russian skeleton racers suspended for alleged doping in Sochi

Friday, December 30th, 2016
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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.

Yun Sung-bin picks up 2nd World Cup victory in skeleton opener

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Yun Sung-bin of South Korea won the men's skeleton World Cup season-opening race Saturday, the second victory of his career on the circuit.

Olympic champ might skip skeleton worlds in Russia over doping concerns

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Olympic women's skeleton gold medallist Lizzy Yarnold is considering skipping this season's world championships in Russia, citing doping concerns.

Canada’s Jane Channell ends World Cup skeleton season 3rd overall

Friday, February 26th, 2016

In only her second season on the skeleton World Cup circuit, Canada's Jane Channell in finished third in the overall standings.

World Cup skeleton from Germany

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Watch live action from the final IBSF skeleton World Cup stop of the season in Konigsee, Germany.

Hermann wins 1st German skeleton gold in 5 years

Saturday, February 20th, 2016
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Tina Hermann held on to her opening-day lead to win the women's skeleton world title on Saturday in Igls, Austria, for Germany's first gold medal in five years.

Skeleton world championships

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

The best skeleton athletes on the planet are in Austria this weekend, and you can watch the women's and men's world championship races live from Igls.

South Korea’s Yun Sung-bin makes skeleton World Cup history

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Yun Sung-bin got South Korea's first win in skeleton World Cup history to end a perfect season for six-time defending champion Martins Dukurs. Canada's top man was Barrett Martineaum, who finished 15th, 2.65 seconds behind.