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A luge stunner: Hackl leaves Germany for Austrian team

04/21/2022 Bobsled Professional
TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer
A luge stunner: Hackl leaves Germany for Austrian team

Three-time Olympic champion Georg Hackl has left the German luge program for a job with rival Austria, announcing Thursday he has agreed to a four-year contract that runs through the 2026 Olympics. Hackl is one of Germany’s luge legends, a major part of the country’s dominance in the sliding sport for decades. Germany typically wins […]

Canadian bobsled and skeleton athletes demanding changes

03/14/2022 Bobsled National Team Canada
TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer
Canadian bobsled and skeleton athletes demanding changes

A group of 82 Canadian bobsled and skeleton athletes asked again Monday for the immediate resignation of their national federation’s CEO and high performance director, reiterating a need for a “truly independent” investigation into claims of a toxic culture within the teams. These are at least the second known instances of the athletes’ group — […]

Germany leads in women’s Olympic bobsled, USA in 3rd

02/18/2022 Bobsled National Team USA
TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer
Germany leads in women’s Olympic bobsled, USA in 3rd

BEIJING (AP) — The Germans remain right at home on China’s Olympic sliding track. Winners of gold medals in seven of the eight sliding events so far at the Beijing Games, Germany has put itself in prime position to add more hardware to its record-setting total — holding down the top two spots at the […]

Germany’s Friedrich says Olympic bobsled track is worn out

02/17/2022 Bobsled National
TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer
Germany’s Friedrich says Olympic bobsled track is worn out

BEIJING (AP) — Olympic bobsled champion Francesco Friedrich may skip Friday’s final day of training for this weekend’s four-man event, for two reasons. One, he may need a break. Two, he thinks the ice needs a break as well. Friedrich complained about the quality of the ice at the Yanqing Sliding Center after completing another […]

Carlo Valdes set for final Olympic rides with USA Bobsled

02/17/2022 Bobsled National Team USA
TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer
Carlo Valdes set for final Olympic rides with USA Bobsled

BEIJING (AP) — Carlo Valdes is already set up for life after bobsled. He owns a financial planning practice, something he started a few months after the Pyeongchang Olympics. And he could be working with customers to help them with their futures full-time right now, if he was so inclined. Instead, he’s at one final […]

For Love and Hoffman, the wait for Olympic bobsled race ends

02/17/2022 Bobsled National Team USA
TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer
For Love and Hoffman, the wait for Olympic bobsled race ends

BEIJING (AP) — Depending on how you count, Kaysha Love and Sylvia Hoffman have waited a couple of weeks to make their debut at the Olympics. Or a few months. Or a few years. Or, well, forever. Whatever the number is, their wait is just about over. They’ll finally and officially become U.S. Olympians on […]

Bobsledding’s Meyers Taylor may retire after Olympics

02/16/2022 Bobsled National Team USA
TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer
Bobsledding’s Meyers Taylor may retire after Olympics

BEIJING (AP) — She has raced on at least 15 different bobsled tracks in 11 countries. She’s had no fewer than 41 different teammates in her sleds. She possesses more Olympic medals than any bobsledder in U.S. history, with a chance at one more this weekend. She has become an advocate, fighting for equality for […]

Historic sweep for Germany, taking 3 medals in Olympic 2-man

02/15/2022 Bobsled National
TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer
Historic sweep for Germany, taking 3 medals in Olympic 2-man

BEIJING (AP) — Eins, zwei, drei. In German, that means one, two, three. And for the German bobsled team, it also means history. Germany — unquestionably the world’s sliding superpower — became the first nation to sweep the medals in an Olympic bobsled race on Tuesday, grabbing gold, silver and bronze in the two-man event […]

After medals, Humphries, Meyers Taylor back on Olympic ice

02/15/2022 Bobsled National Team USA
TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer
After medals, Humphries, Meyers Taylor back on Olympic ice

BEIJING (AP) — The Olympic routine for Kaillie Humphries and Elana Meyers Taylor has always been the same. They would arrive, train, compete, win a medal and go home. Such was the case in 2010. And again in 2014. And again in 2018. Not this time. The celebration after the monobob competition was short-lived for […]

Theo Downey: A rising star with Luge Canada NextGen

02/14/2022 Bobsled National
Kim Tetley BVM Sports User Submission
Theo Downey: A rising star with Luge Canada NextGen

"The first time I tried luge I was in love! I love the uniqueness of the sport, I love the speed (it’s the fastest sport on ice), I love the focus that’s required, I love constantly striving for personal bests and I love the competition,” Theo Downey says.