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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2018, file photo, driver Justin Olsen and Christopher Fogt, Carlo Valdes and Nathan Weber, of the United States, start their third heat during the four-man bobsled final at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. USA Bobsled and Skeleton couldn't hit the road recruiting this summer because of the coronavirus pandemic. So, they made Olympic hopefuls come to them and do so online. USABS took its recruiting process digital this year and team officials say it has led to significant upticks in interest. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

For some bobsled hopefuls, the Olympics may be a click away

Sep. 17, 2020 3:09 AM EDT

USA Bobsled and Skeleton typically has staff spending part of the spring and summer months on the road recruiting, looking for new talent and luring them with the potential of representing their country in the Olympics. This year, amid a pandemic, none of that could take place. So USABS made the entire process...

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2018, file photo, Tucker West competes in the men's luge World Cup event in Lake Placid, N.Y. Lake Placid will not play host to any major international sliding events this winter, after the International Luge Federation said Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020,  it will not hold a World Cup competition there because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. The upstate New York village was supposed to host a luge World Cup in mid-January. It will now be held in Oberhof, Germany, meaning the entire sliding-sports season will be held in Europe and Asia — skipping North America entirely.(AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)

Coronavirus fears cancel Lake Placid's luge World Cup stop

Sep. 16, 2020 9:59 AM EDT

Lake Placid will not play host to any major international sliding events this winter, after the International Luge Federation said Wednesday it will not hold a World Cup competition there because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. The upstate New York village was supposed to host a luge World Cup in...

Team Brad Hall, Lawrence Taylor, Luke Dawes and Greg Cackett of Britain arrive the finish area during the four-man bobsled race at the Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Championships in Altenberg, eastern Germany, Sunday, March 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

Bobsled worlds moved to Germany over coronavirus worries

Sep. 15, 2020 1:05 PM EDT

This season’s bobsled and skeleton world championships were awarded Tuesday to Altenberg, Germany, and moved out of Lake Placid, New York, because of concerns across many winter sports about the coronavirus pandemic and potential travel complications for those coming to North America. The International...

AP sources: Lake Placid won't host 2021 bobsled worlds

Sep. 14, 2020 3:08 PM EDT

Lake Placid will no longer be the host of this season’s bobsled and skeleton world championships because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, according to two people with knowledge of the situation. The International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation finalized the decision Monday, the people told The...