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Female Bobsledders Ready to Make History

Elana Meyers (Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images) Click here for the full 2014-15 FIBT Bobsled and Skeleton World Cup viewing schedule. American Elana Meyers Taylor (Douglasville, Ga.) and Canadian Kaillie Humphries will be the first women to compete in the four-man bobsled discipline in a World Cup event when the tour makes its second stop of the […]

USA Bobsled Sweeps World Cup Podium

USA Bobsled on the Podium in Lake Placid (AP Photo/Mike Groll) Click here for the full 2014-15 FIBT Bobsled and Skeleton World Cup viewing schedule. The American women’s bobsled team swept the World Cup podium in Lake Placid today for only the third time in U.S. history. Two-time Olympic medalist Elana Meyers Taylor (Douglasville, Ga.) and […]

2014 4-Man Bobsled World Cup: Lake Placid: Cunningham 5th

Nick Cunningham (USA), who took Bronze yesterday in 2-Man Bobsled, finishes as the top American in 5th with Olympic Silver Medalist Steven Holcomb (USA) right behind him in 6th.

2014 4-Man Bobsled World Cup: Lake Placid: Kasjanov 2nd

Alexander Kasjanov (RUS) finishes in 2nd on the podium only 0.01 behind the winner Maximilian Arndt (GER) who had 1:49.31.

2014 4-Man Bobsled World Cup: Lake Placid: Kim Crashes

Donghyun Kim (KOR) crashes the immediate run following Edson Bindilatti’s (BRA) crash and in the same exact spot in Lake Placid.

2014 4-Man Bobsled World Cup: Lake Placid: Podium Interviews

Winning drivers Maximilian Arndt (GER), Alexander Kasjanov (RUS) and Oskars Melbardis (LAT) talk about this very close race and what it took to make the podium in Lake Placid.

2014 4-Man Bobsled World Cup: Lake Placid: Friedrich Crashes

Francesco Friedrich (GER) crashes after winning the 2-Man Bobsled yesterday, but still slides into finish the race and gain World Cup points in Lake Placid.

2014 4-Man Bobsled World Cup: Lake Placid: Arndt wins

2013 World Champion Maximilian Arndt (GER) wins 4-Man Bobsled by only 0.01 seconds in a race full of crashes.

2014 4-Man Bobsled World Cup: Lake Placid: Bindilatti Crashes

3-time Olympic Medalist, Edson Bindilatti (BRA), is the first of 3 crashes on the 2nd run in the 4-Man Bobsled in Lake Placid.

2014 Women’s Bobsled World Cup: Lake Placid: Podium Interviews

Winning drivers Elana Meyers Taylor (USA), Jazmine Fenlator (USA) and Jamie Greubel Poser (USA) talk about getting on the podium with a USA sweep in the first race of the season.

2014 Women’s Bobsled World Cup: Lake Placid: Meyers Taylor wins

Olympic Silver Medalist, Elana Meyers Taylor (USA) with brakewoman Cherrelle Garrett (USA), win Gold with a Track Record in Run 1 (56.28) and Start Record (5.42) in Run 2.

2014 Women’s Bobsled World Cup: Lake Placid: Fenlator 2nd

Jazmine Fenlator (USA) with brakewoman Natalie Deratt (USA) finish 2nd in this USA podium sweep at Lake Placid.

2014 2-Man Bobsled World Cup: Lake Placid: Podium Interviews

Winning drivers Francesco Friedrich (GER), Oskars Melbardis (LAT) and Nick Cummimgham (USA) talk about getting on the podium in the first race of the season and looking ahead.

2014 2-Man Bobsled World Cup: Lake Placid: Cunningham 3rd

In the first race of the season, Nick Cunningham with brakeman Casey Wickline (USA) slip to 3rd, thanks to some track debris, .26 seconds out of first. Top American Steven Holcomb disappointed in 6th, .35 seconds off the podium.

2014 2-Man Bobsled World Cup: Lake Placid: Melbardis 2nd

Oskars Melbardis and Daumants Dreiskens (LAT) claim second, .17 seconds out of first, to start the new season.

2014 2-Man Bobsled World Cup: Lake Placid: Friedrich wins

In the first race of the season Francesco Friedrich with brakeman Thorsten Margis (GER) gets the win. Their first time in Lake Placid, beating Oskars Melbardis (LAT) by .17 seconds.

Female Athletes Make Bobsled History

Elana Meyers Taylor (Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images) Click here for the full 2014-15 FIBT Bobsled and Skeleton World Cup viewing schedule. Team USA garnered 10 medals in Calgary’s North American Cup, and another historic milestone was reached today when American Elana Meyers Taylor (Douglasville, Ga.) and Canadian Kaillie Humphries became the first women to medal in […]

2014-15 FIBT Bobsled and Skeleton World Cup Viewing Information

Click here for the USA Bobsled and Skeleton National Team. Date Event Broadcast Time (ET) Online Time (ET) 12/12 World Cup: 2-Man Bobsled (Lake Placid) 10:30 AM  10:30 AM 12/12 World Cup: Women’s Skeleton (Lake Placid) 3:00 PM  2:45 PM 12/12 World Cup: Men’s Skeleton (Lake Placid) 4:00 PM  3:45 PM 12/13 World Cup: Women’s Bobsled […]

USA Bobsled & Skeleton National Team Named

Steven Holcomb (AP Photo/Mike Groll) Click here for the full 2014-15 FIBT Bobsled and Skeleton World Cup viewing schedule. USA Bobsled & Skeleton announced the 23 bobsledders and 11 skeleton athletes to represent the United States on the 2014-2015 World Cup and Intercontinental Cup tours. “There is a wealth of talent on this team, which is […]

Women Can Now Compete in 4-Man Bobsled

The FIBT (Féderation Internationale de Bobsleigh et de Tobogganing), the world governing body for Bobsleigh and Skeleton, decided that the 4-man bobsleigh competition will be opened for mixed gender teams. “We follow the spirit and movements of our time. There is a strong belief in the FIBT that men and women can compete together in […]

2014 USA Bobsled & Skeleton Athlete Award Recipients

Elana Meyers and Lolo Jones (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 30, 2014)- Eleven USA Bobsled & Skeleton athletes were honored for their 2013-2014 season accomplishments in Colorado Springs on Saturday evening at the seventh annual gala awards dinner. The gala concluded a four-day national team camp at the Olympic Training Center. […]

Bobsledder Elana Meyers Joins USA Rugby

Elana Meyers (left) with Lolo Jones (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images) Some Olympic medalists return home and celebrate by taking time off and relaxing with friends and family. Bobsledder Elana Meyers, on the other hand, quickly returned to training with a new goal—making the U.S. rugby team for the 2016 Summer Games. Meyers, who won a […]

2014 FIBT Women’s Bobsled World Cup: Königssee: American Meyers 2nd

Elana Meyers (USA) finished her first run in 8th place but finished with the fastest second run to take 2nd place. Meyers also finished 2nd in the overall standings, losing to Humphries by just 1 point.

2014 FIBT Women’s Bobsled World Cup: Königssee: Meyer wins

Fabienne Meyer (SUI) won with a time of 1:44.01 to close out the season as the European champ. Meyer’s picks up her first win of the world cup season.

2014 4-Man Bobsled World Cup Final: Arndt wins WC

In the last race of the season World Champ, Maximilian Arndt (GER) finishes 8th, but it’s good enough to give him a 50 point edge over Steven Holcomb (USA) and win his first globe.

2014 FIBT Four Man Bobsled World Cup Final: Holcomb wins

In the last race of the season, Steven Holcomb (USA) gets his 4th win, but a 20th place back in Winterberg puts him 50 points shy of the World Cup title, finishing 2nd overall.

2014 FIBT Women’s Bobsled World Cup: Königssee: Humphries wins title

Kaillie Humphries (CAN) is now a 2 time overall world cup winner after beating Elana Meyers by 1 point in the overall standings. If Humphries was .03 seconds slower, Meyers would have walk away with the overall title.

2014 FIBT World Cup: Konigssee, Germany: Women’s Bobsled Heat 2 & 4-Man Bobsled Heat 2

The Königssee bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton track is a venue located in Schönau am Königsee, Germany. It is located near Königssee. Completed in 1968, it is the first permanent, artificially refrigerated bobsleigh, luge & skeleton track in the world.

2014 FIBT 2-Man Bobsled World Cup: Königssee: Holcomb reclaims title

American Steven Holcomb finished 7th in his final race of the season but that was still more than enough points for him to walk away with the globe. Holcomb finished the season with 1645 points and reclaims the title he once had in 2006-2007 season.

2014 FIBT 2-Man Bobsled World Cup: Königssee: Kripps wins

Canada’s Justin Kripps and brakeman Bryan Barnett won the final 2-Man bobsled with a time of 1:39.71 to close out the World Cup season. Kripps was ecstatic about the win as his previous best finish came last week when he finished 5th.

2014 FIBT World Cup: Konigssee, Germany: 2-Man Bobsled Heat 2 & Men’s Skeleton Heat 2

The Königssee bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton track is a venue located in Schönau am Königsee, Germany. It is located near Königssee. Completed in 1968, it is the first permanent, artificially refrigerated bobsleigh, luge & skeleton track in the world.

2014 FIBT Four Man Bobsled World Cup: Igls: Melbardis wins

Oskars Melbardis (LAT) gets his second straight win this season, but with one racr left, it might be to late to get on the podium for the season.

2014 FIBT Four Man Bobsled World Cup: Igls: Holcomb 2nd

Steven Holcomb (USA) gets his 4th podium finish this season, and with one race left, he’s third in the World Cup, 125 points out of first.

2014 FIBT Four Man Bobsled World Cup: Igls: Cunningham 4th

Nick Cunningham (USA) just misses the podium by .07 seconds, but his 4th place finish is good enough to take the second spot on the US Olympic Bobsled Team.

2014 FIBT Bobsled World Cup: Igls: Interviews

Jamie Greubel and brakewoman Lauryn Williams talk about their first World Cup win and Steven Holcomb takes about taking 2nd in the Four-Man Race.

2014 FIBT Women’s Bobsled World Cup: Igls: Meyers wins

Elana Meyers with Aja Evans (USA) takes 2nd, it’s her 6th podium finish this season, but with a 12th finish in St. Moritz, she sits 11 points out of first with one race left

2014 FIBT Women’s Bobsled World Cup: Igls: Greubel wins

Jamie Greubel with Lauryn Williams (USA) gets her first win, and her 5th podium this season. Greubel now ranks 2nd in the World Cup, 10 points back with one race left.

2014 FIBT Two-Man Bobsled World Cup: Igls: Holcomb wins

Steven Holcomb with Steven Langton (USA), after losing the last two races to Beat Hefti (SUI) gets the win today and keeps the world cup lead with one race left.

2014 FIBT Two-Man Bobsled World Cup: Igls: Hefti 2nd

After winning the last two races, Beat Hefti with Thomas Amrhein (SUI) gets his third 2nd place finish this season and sits 77 points behind Holcomb (USA) with one race left.

2014 FIBT Four Man Bobsled World Cup: St. Moritz: Zubkov 2nd

The reigning World Cup champ, Alexander Zubkov (RUS), finished with a time of 2:09.75 and just missed 1st place by .23 seconds. Zubkov also finished 2nd in yesterday’s 2 Man bobsled.

2014 FIBT Four Man Bobsled World Cup: St. Moritz: Holcomb 7th

Olympic 4 Man champion, Steven Holcomb (USA), was 5th after the 1st run but dropped to 7th place after his 2nd run. Holcomb now sits in 4th place in the overall standings with 1079 points.

2014 FIBT Four Man Bobsled World Cup: St. Moritz: Cunningham crashes

American Nick Cunningham was sitting in 3rd place after his 1st run but crashed during his 2nd run, sending him and his crew sliding down the ice at 85mph. Cunningham and all of his crew were able to walk away from the accident.

2014 FIBT Four Man Bobsled World Cup: St. Moritz: Melbardis wins

Oskars Melbardis (LAT) finished with a winning time of 2:09.52 to claim his first win of the season. Melbardis finished 13th in yesterday’s 2 Man bobsled and finished 23rd in last weeks 4 Man Bobsled at Winterberg.

2014 FIBT Women’s Bobsled World Cup: St. Moritz: Martini 2nd

Cathleen Martini (GER) finished with a time of 2:17.14, just .18 seconds out of first place. This is Martini’s first podium of this world cup season.

2014 FIBT Women’s Bobsled World Cup: St. Moritz: American Gruebel 4th

Jamie Gruebel (USA) and brake woman Emily Azevedo finished with a time of 2:17.25, just missing the podium by .10 seconds. Gruebel was also 4th in her previous bobsled at Winterberg.

2014 FIBT Women’s Bobsled World Cup: St. Moritz: Humphries wins

After finishing 10th in the first run, Kaillie Humphries (CAN) slingshotted herself all the way to 1st place after her record setting 2nd run. Humphries set a track record in her 2nd run with a time of 1:08.15.

2014 FIBT Two Man Bobsled World Cup: St. Moritz: Holcomb 5th

World Cup leader Steven Holcomb (USA) with Christopher Fogt maintains his world cup lead by 62 points with a 5th place finish today, with just two more races.

2014 FIBT Two Man Bobsled World Cup: St. Moritz: Zubkov 2nd

Alexander Zubkov (RUS) with Alexey Voevoda gets his third 2nd place finish of the season and moves into 3rd in the World Cup with two races left.

2014 FIBT 4-Man Bobsled World Cup: Winterberg: Holcomb 7th

After crashing yesterday and giving up the World Cup lead, Steven Holcomb (USA) keeps it in the top 10 today and now ranks 3rd in the World Cup.

2014 FIBT 4-Man Bobsled World Cup: Winterberg: Friedrich 2nd

On the second race in two days, Current 2-Man Champ Francesco Friedrich (GER), takes another 2nd place finish as the Germans sweep the home podium.

2014 FIBT Women’s Bobsled World Cup: Winterberg: Meyers and Lolo 2nd

world Cup leader Elana Meyers with Lolo Jones (USA) end up just .01 seconds out of first, she has now podium-ed in all five races, with three to go.

2014 FIBT Women’s Bobsled World Cup: Winterberg: Greubel 4th

After four podium finishes Jamie Greubel with Aja Evans (USA) just misses today by .11 seconds, she still ranks 3rd in the World Cup.

2014 FIBT Women’s Bobsled World Cup: Winterberg: Radjenovic crashes

Astrid Radenovic flips her sled with Jana Pittman (AUS), luckily it flips back up and they survive ok.

2014 FIBT Women’s Bobsled World Cup: Winterberg: interviews

Sandra Kiriasis (GER), Elana Meyers (USA), and Anja Schneiderheinze (GER) talk about their podium finishes.

2014 FIBT 4-Man Bobsled World Cup: Winterberg: Interviews

Maximilian Arndt, Francesco Friedrich, and Thomas Florschuetz talks their podium finishes in the German sweep.

 
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