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German bobsledder Francesco Friedrich gestures in the finish area the four-man bobsled race at the bobsled World Cup in Schoenau am Koenigsee, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. (Tobias Hase/dpa via AP)

Friedrich wraps up 4-man bobsled season championship

Jan. 24, 2021 10:08 AM EST

KONIGSSEE, Germany (AP) — Germany’s Francesco Friedrich clinched the four-man bobsled World Cup season championship Sunday, his third consecutive title in that event. Friedrich won Sunday’s four-man event in 1 minute, 37.45 seconds. He prevailed by 0.39 seconds over the Austrian sled piloted...

US bobsleigh pilot Kaillie Humphries competes during the two women's monobob race in Koenigsee, Germany, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. (Tobias Hase/dpa via AP)

Humphries wins another monobob gold, leads 1-2 finish for US

Jan. 23, 2021 12:23 PM EST

KOENIGSSEE, Germany (AP) — Kaillie Humphries got her second win in as many attempts in a monobob sled this season on Saturday, leading a gold-silver finish for USA Bobsled and Skeleton. Humphries had the fastest time in both heats and finished in 1 minute, 46.75 seconds. She was 0.62 seconds ahead of Elana...

The podium with second placed Laura Nolte of Germany, winner Kaillie Humphries of USA and third placed Martina Fontanive of Switzerland, from left, after the women's monobob World Series in St. Moritz, Switzerland, on Saturday, January 16, 2021. (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP)

Humphries wins monobob debut, Friedrich sets wins record

Jan. 16, 2021 11:04 AM EST

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) — History for Kaillie Humphries. History for Francesco Friedrich. For a pair of bobsledders who have dominated their eras, Saturday’s victories will stand out. Humphries won her debut race in the Women’s Monobob World Series, while Friedrich won the 47th World Cup...

FILE - Summer Britcher of the United States prepares to compete in the women's competition at the Luge World Cup in Sochi, Russia, in this Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, file photo. Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, marked the first day of international competition for American sliders this season, with USA Luge’s Summer Britcher placing third in a Nation’s Cup race at Königssee, Germany. (AP Photo/Ekaterina Lyzlova, File)

Back on ice: Some US sliders finally able to begin seasons

Jan. 1, 2021 1:51 PM EST

Some U.S. luge, bobsled and skeleton athletes have rejoined the international World Cup sliding circuits, after they all stayed home for the first half of the season because of issues related to the coronavirus pandemic. There are some exceptions: most athletes and coaches who are members of the U.S....

Bascue wins USA Bobsled national team selection races

Dec. 14, 2020 10:08 PM EST

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Olympic veteran Codie Bascue will be the pilot of USA-1 when USA Bobsled rejoins the World Cup circuit for the second half of the season next month. Bascue earned that designation Monday night when the team announced the men’s national roster for the season after the end of...

Arndt, Farquharson grab spots on USA Luge World Cup roster

Dec. 11, 2020 3:33 PM EST

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Brittney Arndt and Ashley Farquharson grabbed the last two available spots on USA Luge’s World Cup roster on Friday, rounding out the 10-person team that is going to Europe with plans of competing in the final six races of the season starting in January. Arndt and...

USA Bobsled and Skeleton adds six to its Hall of Fame

Dec. 9, 2020 5:23 PM EST

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Olympic gold medalists Tristan Gale Geisler, Steve Mesler and Vonetta Flowers are among a six-person class of enshrinees to the USA Bobsled and Skeleton Hall of Fame. Olympic silver medalist Randy Jones, driving pioneer Jimmy Morgan and longtime NASCAR driver Geoff Bodine —...

From left, second placed, Mariama Jamanka, and Kim Kalicki and first placed Laura Nolte, all of Germany celebrate during the award ceremony of the two-woman Bobsled World Cup race in Sigulda, Latvia, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Roman Koksarov)

Olympic test event in China called off amid travel concerns

Nov. 28, 2020 10:26 AM EST

Another test event for the 2022 Beijing Olympics was called off Saturday, when bobsled and skeleton officials canceled plans to have a training week and World Cup race on a newly built track to end this year’s sliding season. The decision comes just days after luge officials also canceled that...