Lake Placid offers sliding center for 2026 Games
Lake Placid has put forth an offer to host sliding sports for the 2026 Winter Olympics, which are scheduled to take place in Italy, where organizers are struggling to provide a venue for bobsled, luge and skeleton racing.
Hermann leads 1-2 finish for Germany in skeleton
Germany's Tina Hermann had the fastest time in both heats to win a women's skeleton race Friday, while Kelly Curtis of the U.S. won a World Cup medal for the first time.
Neise wins skeleton WC opener; U.S.' Clarke 2nd
Olympic champion Hannah Neise of Germany won the opening women's skeleton World Cup race of the season Thursday, while Hallie Clarke of the U.S. tied for second in her debut and gave the American program its best finish in nearly six years.
Bobsled, skeleton WCups return to North America
Bobsled and skeleton World Cup races will return to North America this fall for the first time since before the pandemic, finally giving U.S. and Canadian athletes a chance to compete on home ice again.
Kripps joins Canadian sliders seeking changes
Two-time Olympic bobsled medalist Justin Kripps has added his voice to the chorus of Canadian athletes demanding major changes to the country's bobsled and skeleton federation.
Germany mines more gold as Neise wins skeleton
Hannah Neise, a 21-year-old who won the junior world title last year, became the first German woman to capture the gold medal in Olympic skeleton by rallying in the final two heats at the Beijing Games.
Ukrainian flashes 'No War' sign after skeleton run
Ukrainian skeleton athlete Vladyslav Heraskevych flashed a small sign that read "No War in Ukraine" to the cameras after he finished a run at the Beijing Olympics on Friday.
Grotheer gives Germany another sliding gold
Germany has its first Olympic skeleton champion, and the country is simply sliding away from all challengers so far at the Beijing Olympics.
Why African athletes are absent from Beijing sledding events
Akwasi Frimpong and Simi Adeagbo were both hoping for a return trip to the Olympics, but neither was able to make the field after a continental quota system was eliminated.
Belgian skeleton athlete back on ice after isolation
Kim Meylemans, the skeleton athlete from Belgium whose teary reaction to being placed into virus-related isolation made headlines last week, was on the ice Monday for the start of official training.
Skeleton racer moved after tearful isolation video
Belgian skeleton racer Kim Meylemans was permitted to enter one of the Olympic villages early Thursday, a move that came hours after she tearfully turned to social media and detailed how upset she was about being in isolation over virus concerns.
Skeleton medalist out of Olympics with virus
Skeleton silver medalist Nikita Tregubov and one of his teammates will miss the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing after contracting the coronavirus and other athletes are also in doubt, Russian officials said Monday.
Uhlaender makes 5th U.S. Olympic skeleton team
Katie Uhlaender became the first American woman from any sliding sport to make five Olympic teams after being named Saturday to the three-person skeleton squad that will be heading to the Beijing Games.
Olympic coaches implore IOC to reinstate quota spots for Africa sliders
African winter sports athletes will suffer a "crushing blow" unless the International Olympic Committee (IOC) reinstates continental quota spots in bobsleigh and skeleton for the 2022 Beijing Games, sliding sports coaches have said.
Rare 3-way gold finish in World Cup skeleton
Geng Wenqiang gave China its first World Cup skeleton win on Friday -- part of a historic three-way tie for the top spot with Britain and Germany.
Flock, Dukurs wrap up skeleton World Cup titles
Martins Dukurs wrapped up his 10th World Cup men's skeleton season championship Friday without doing anything, while Janine Flock needed a second-place finish in the finale to earn her second season-long title.
Bobsled, skeleton brass nix training, WC race
Bobsled and skeleton officials have canceled plans to have a training week and World Cup race on a newly built track in China to end this year's sliding season.
Daly returns to skeleton, wins Day 1 of U.S. trials
Two-time U.S. Olympian John Daly won the first USA Skeleton team trials race of the season Friday at Mount Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, New York.
Bobsled worlds head to Germany over pandemic
Due to concerns over the pandemic and travel complications, the bobsled and skeleton world championships have been moved from Lake Placid, New York, to Altenberg, Germany.
Report: Lake Placid won't host bobsled worlds
Due to concerns over the pandemic, Lake Placid will no longer host the bobsled and skeleton world championships, The Associated Press is reporting.
Chinese sliding track test plans amended, still on
Plans to certify the new track built for bobsled, skeleton and luge at the 2022 Beijing Olympics are still on track for this fall, though only Chinese athletes will take part.
Bobsled, skeleton still plan full World Cup season
Bobsled and skeleton officials indicated Wednesday that they are still planning for a full World Cup season, releasing detailed schedules for eight races as well as the world championships that remain scheduled for February in Lake Placid, New York.
Russia sweeps gold medals in World Cup skeleton
Russia swept the gold medals at a World Cup skeleton race at Mount Van Hoevenberg on Friday, with Elena Nikitina's winning margin in the women's race the largest on tour in nearly three years.
Uhlaender winner in Race 1 of U.S. skeleton trials
Four-time Olympian Katie Uhlaender won the first team trials race Saturday, giving her a leg up in grabbing one of the two available spots on the U.S. women's national skeleton team that will compete in World Cup races this winter.
Dukurs, Hermann win world titles in skeleton
Martins Dukurs won his sixth world championship in skeleton, while Tina Hermann led a German sweep of the medals in the women's championship Friday.
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American Ilia Malinin, 19, takes men's title at Grand Prix Final
Ilia Malinin, 19, won the gold medal at the Grand Prix Final in Beijing.
Marco Odermatt wins World Cup giant slalom at Val d'Isere
Marco Odermatt raced through steady falling snow, making errors in his run, yet still won a World Cup giant slalom by almost one full second on Saturday.
Mikaela Shiffrin races to rare win in World Cup downhill
When Mikaela Shiffrin is even winning downhill races, her rivals have less hope of denying her a record-tying sixth overall World Cup title.
Volleyball's best soar and spike in Bengaluru, but the Indian dream yet to take off
Watching the FIVB Men's Volleyball World Club Championships in Bengaluru is watching sporting prowess at another level.
U.S. earns first luge World Cup doubles gold in 18 years
Zach DiGregorio and Sean Hollander gave the U.S. its first luge World Cup doubles gold medal in nearly 18 years on Friday, winning the opening race of the season at Mount Van Hoevenberg.
IOC clears some Russian athletes to compete at Paris Games
Some Russian athletes will be allowed to compete at the 2024 Paris Olympics under neutral status but must do so without national identity of flag, anthem or colors.