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BOBSLED & SKELETON: Friedrich completes historic Worlds sweep with Four-Man title

Germany’s Francesco Friedrich made more history with a sensational double in the four-man sled to cap the final week of the IBSF World Championships...

BOBSLED & SKELETON: Friedrich & Jamanka dominate men’s and women’s Twos at Bobsled Worlds

The seasonal leaders in the IBSF Bobsled World Cup confirmed their status as the best in the world with a German sweep of the...

BOBSLED & SKELETON Preview: World Champs this week in Whistler

The climax of the 2018-19 ISBF season comes this week at the site of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games at the sliding track in...

BOBSLED & SKELETON: Friedrich finishes perfect two-man season, wins four-man title in Calgary

It has literally been a perfect season for Germany’s Francesco Friedrich, the Olympic champ in the two-man and four-man sleds. With Thorsten Margis, he...

BOBSLED & SKELETON Preview: Season titles on the line in World Cup finale in...

The eighth and final World Cup of the 2018-19 season is upon us, this year in Calgary (CAN) with all of the season titles...

BOBSLED & SKELETON: Meyers Taylor & Kwaza win in Lake Placid; Wesenberg gets Skeleton...

PyeongChang Olympic silver medalist Elana Meyers Taylor started the IBSF World Cup season on the wrong note, having her sled disqualified for improper weight...

BOBSLED & SKELETON Preview: World Cup circuit comes to North America

The IBSF World Cup season is three-quarters complete, with the remaining events to be held at Lake Placid, New York – this weekend –...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Monday, 28 January 2019

Welcome to The Sports Examiner SPEED READ, a 100 mph (44.7 m/s) review of what happened over the last 72 hours in Olympic sport … and a lot happened: LANE ONE Monday: The International Paralympic Committee impressively and decisively dealt with the anti-Semitic stance of the Malaysian government by removing July’s World Para Swimming Championships […]
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BOBSLED & SKELETON: Meyers Taylor and Gibbs score first World Cup win this season

Winning streaks are meant to be broken, and Germany’s perfect record in the 2018-19 World Cup got stopped in St. Moritz (SUI) by the...

BOBSLED & SKELETON Preview: Final European World Cup of 2019 is in St. Moritz

The IBSF World Cup is coming to a close quickly, with the sixth of eight stops this weekend in St. Moritz (SUI). It’s fairly...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Monday, 21 January 2019

Welcome to The Sports Examiner SPEED READ, a 100 mph (44.7 m/s) review of what happened over the last 72 hours in Olympic sport: LANE ONE: Monday: Part two of our early-on look at what a Congressional commission reviewing the status of the United States Olympic Committee and the U.S. National Governing Bodies might turn […]
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BOBSLED & SKELETON: Friedrich dominates again with two wins in Innsbruck

Germany’s Francesco Friedrich piloted the winning two-man and four-man bobs in PyeongChang last year and looks ready to defend those title at the World...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Friday, 18 January 2019

Welcome to The Sports Examiner SPEED READ, a 100 mph (44.7 m/s) review of the week (so far) in the turbulent world of international sport: LANE ONE: Wednesday: There really is a change going on in Olympic bidding, if you believe what the Milan-Cortina bid has in their presentation submitted on 11 January. Its organizing […]
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BOBSLED & SKELETON Preview: Will Friedrich stay perfect in Innsbruck?

Four down, four to go for a perfect season for Germany’s double Olympic gold medalist Francesco Friedrich in the two-man division, as the IBSF...

BOBSLED: IBSF sanctions four 2014 Russian sledders for two years

Doping cases take a long time to wind their way through the hearing and judgement system, but the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation issued...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Monday, 14 January 2019

Welcome to The Sports Examiner SPEED READ, a 100 mph (44.7 m/s) review of what happened over the last 72 hours in Olympic sport (this time, with links!): LANE ONE/Sunday: The news that the head of the Japanese Olympic Committee, Tsunekazu Takeda, is under serious investigation by a French judge concerning potential bribes paid to […]
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BOBSLED & SKELETON: Another German sweep in Konigssee as Friedrich stays perfect

Germany's sleds ruled the track in Konigssee (GER) at the fourth of eight stops on the 2018-19 IBSF World Cup, with Francesco Friedrich keeping...

BOBSLED & SKELETON: Almost an Olympic re-run in Two-Man final in Altenberg

The PyeongChang Olympic Two-Man competition was one of the most thrilling ever, with Germany’s Francesco Friedrich and Canada’s Justin Kripps tying for the gold...

BOBSLED & SKELETON Preview: Will Friedrich stay perfect in Altenberg?

We’re a quarter of the way through the IBSF World Cup schedule and racing resumes this week in Altenberg (GER), the second of three...

BOBSLED: Disgraced Zubkov wants a personal letter in order to return his medals

Disgraced Russian gold medalist Alexander Zubkov, who piloted the two-man and four-man sleds to victory in Sochi in 2014, but was disqualified for doping...

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