Skeleton Slider Nails Broom Left On Track During Run

Skeleton is a very cool and insane sport where people go down icy tracks head first at a billion miles per hour with their arms tucked to their sides that you could never convince me to attempt. The sport is difficult enough on its own: there's no need for added obstacles. But that's just what Canadian Jane Channell… » 2/09/15 9:21pm 2/09/15 9:21pm

Katie Uhlaender Was Not Too Happy About Just Missing A Skeleton Medal

American slider Katie Uhlaender came up just short of a bronze medal in the women's skeleton event, placing behind Russia's Elena Nikitina by .04 seconds. After the race, Uhlaender was interviewed by the BBC; she was not shy about expressing her disappointment, and even took a bit of a shot at Nikitna. » 2/14/14 2:46pm 2/14/14 2:46pm

Irish Slider Falls Off Skeleton Sled, Climbs Back On, Finishes Run

We've seen this in luge before, but it's another thing entirely when you're headed down the Sanki Sliding Centre headfirst. Here's Irish skeletoner Sean Greenwood recovering from almost certain disaster—and inevitable serious injury, given he was going nearly 75 mph—to finish his run and avoid disqualification from… » 2/14/14 10:02am 2/14/14 10:02am

Skeleton Helmets Are The Coolest Thing At The Olympics

Skeleton, which has only been a regular Winter Olympic event since 2002, is every bit as fast and intense and as scary as luge. Scarier; the sliders go down face-first. But that gives the sport an aesthetic edge over its cohorts. Look at those helmets! » 2/05/14 3:27pm 2/05/14 3:27pm

Last Night's Winner: British Skeletoners

In sports, everyone is a winner- some people just win better than others. Like Amy Williams, whose gold in skeleton summarily refuted two British stereotypes - that they suck at the Winter Olympics, and that they don't have purty teeth. » 2/20/10 11:00am 2/20/10 11:00am