Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Pyeongchang 2018/Bobsleigh’ Category

Kaillie Humphries isn’t done punctuating her legacy

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Kaillie Humphries is known as an elite athlete with incredible brute strength and power. But after winning bronze in the women's bobsleigh on Wednesday, the three-time Olympic medallist showed the world a different side.

Kaillie Humphries’s Olympic gold-medal reign ends in bobsleigh

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Kaillie Humphries's quest for a third consecutive Olympic gold medal ended in disappointment Wednesday, however, the Canadian did reach the podium with a bronze-medal performance in women's bobsleigh.

Kaillie Humphries 5th after opening 2 runs of women’s bobsleigh

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Canada's Kaillie Humphries, bidding to become the first bobsledder to win Olympic gold three times in the same event, sat fifth following Tuesday’s first two runs of women’s bobsleigh.

Kaillie Humphries was bullied, left out — now she’s on the verge of Olympic bobsleigh history

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Kaillie Humphries once dreamed of representing Canada in alpine ski racing, but life on the mountain was tough for someone who never fit in. So she reached the pinnacle of a different sport, and now she has a chance to make history at the Olympics.

Canada’s Kripps, Kopacz tie Germany for 2-man bobsleigh gold

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Pilot Justin Kripps and brakeman Alexander Kopacz clinched the Canadian duo's first bobsleigh podium at the Olympics, sharing the gold medal with Germany on Monday in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Canada’s Kripps, Kopacz in podium position at midway point of 2-man bobsleigh

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

The Canadian pair sits in second after posting a combined two-run time of one minute, 38.49 seconds on Sunday. They trail the German team of Nico Walther and Christian Poser, who are first in 1:38.39.

Feel the rhythm and become a bobsleigh instant expert

Saturday, February 17th, 2018
Kaillie Humphries Bobsleigh Canada

Bobsleigh has evolved from a way to entertain wealthy tourists in Switzerland to an intense Olympic event that simultaneously demands brute strength, split-second timing and acute attention to detail. Here's everything you need to know to instantly become a bobsleigh expert.

‘No bobsled, no problem:’ Red Stripe brews up plan to save Jamaican women’s team

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Jamaica's first women's bobsleigh squad almost lost the chance to compete when their coach quit and took their sled with her. But beer company Red Stripe brewed up a plan to get them back on track at the Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Uncool runnings: Bobsleigh coach quits Jamaican team days before competition

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

German Sandra Kiriasis has quit as coach of the Jamaican bobsleigh team a few days before the start of their competition at the Olympics in Pyeongchang, Jamaica Bobsleigh said on Wednesday.

Nigerian bobsledders excited to represent roots in Olympic debut

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Growing up in St. Paul, Minnesota, Akuoma Omeoga was raised on Nigerian food, language and culture. Next week, the 25-year-old will represent her parents' homeland in the Winter Games.