The Jamaican women’s bobsled team is set to make their Olympic debut next week, 30 years after the Jamaican men’s bobsled team made their historic debut at the Calgary Olympics. That’s the hope, anyway. Just a week before their first heats, the team has been engulfed by drama, and may not even have a sled to compete…
There are 16 turns on the track at the Alpensia Sliding Center, used for luge, skeleton, and bobsled at the 2018 Olympics. And for a full year now, since the track was first used for World Cup events, riders have been warning that medal chances (and bodies) would be made or broken in Curve 9. It has not disappointed.
Remember the feelings of thrill and terror when you launched your sled down a steep snow-covered hill? American Skeleton racer John Daly has been doing that competitively for 15 years, but his sled, which slides down an ice-covered bobsled using a pair of metal runners, can actually hit speeds of up to 90 miles per…
Thirty years after a team of Jamaican bobsledders inspired a Disney movie with their unlikely appearance at the Calgary Winter Olympics, the country will send its first female bobsled team to compete in Pyeongchang.
Three women representing Nigeria became the first-ever African bobsled team to qualify for the Olympics, and the country’s first-ever representatives at the Winter Olympics, when they finished their required fifth qualifying race in Calgary today.
Last night, eight teens snuck into Calgary’s Canada Olympic Park (where the 1988 Winter Olympics were held) with a sled, and crashed while trying to take it down the bobsled track. According to emergency services personnel, they crashed into a wall separating the luge and bobsled tracks, and two twins died at the…
The Canada 3 sled lost control coming out of turn 11 on its second run of the four-man bobsled competition, getting slightly airborn as it headed into the next turn. It then flipped and slid to the finish with the crew wedged between the sled and the ice. The whole team eventually walked away from the wreck, but…
Sometimes, Winter Olympians from the tropics don't give us a heartwarming (and maybe overrated) tale of overcoming adversity. Sometimes, they simply inspire wonder, as in, how did this pilot not die?
The Jamaica Tourist Board claims that "The Bobsled Song" will sync up with the length of the course when the Jamaican bobsleigh team does its run. The two-man event starts at 11:15 a.m., so test it out for yourself.
A worker on the track at the Sanki Sliding Center was struck by a sled just before the start of two-man bobsled training, and taken away in an ambulance. Hospital officials said the worker is alive, and in a statement the IOC's president said he suffered "a broken leg and maybe a concussion."
Earlier this week, to the surprise of many, Lolo Jones was named to the Olympic bobsled team, despite having only been in the sport for a few years. The teammates she beat out and many independent observers believe it's a conspiracy on the part of USA Bobsled and NBC. Jones is there not because she's the better…
The Jamaican team is one good weekend away from qualifying a two-man sled for the Sochi Olympics, in what would be the island nation's first appearance since the 2002 games. They just might not have the money.
According to one athlete with knowledge of the situation, Olympic hopefuls Lolo Jones and Aja Evans were involved in a fight at a Lake Placid bar last Friday night that pitted the two against the stepdaughter of a US Bobsled and Skeleton Federation hall of famer.
Yes, Lolo Jones is on the U.S. bobsled team. Huh?
France's La Plagne Olympic proved to be pretty frightening for this poor guy, anyway.
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The dirty unspoken secret of the Olympics is that for every frightening, bone-rattling, face-scraping wipeout, there's a thrilled athlete whose road to glory just got a little bit smoother. The trick is to not seem too thrilled about it.
Canada—a country known planet-wide for its legendary rudeness and treachery—is denying foreign athletes access to Olympics sites in the run-up to the Vancouver Games, in order to protect their precious home-snow advantage. Oh....it is on, hosers.