US skeleton sliders want uniform drug testing
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — There was an offseason when U.S. skeleton athlete Katie Uhlaender got a knock on her door from drug testers 19 times in the span of a few weeks. Sometimes they wanted blood. Sometimes they wanted urine. Often, they wanted both.
The process is annoying. It's also effective, so Uhlaender and her teammates wonder why it's not the global standard.
‘Justice’: US sliders relieved by IOC stand against Russians
Katie Uhlaender has shed plenty of tears over the years about how she was so close to an Olympic medal, so close to standing on that podium and watching the American flag get raised in her honor.
She cried again Wednesday. Those tears were happy ones.
Still waiting: Uhlaender trying to look ahead, not back
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Katie Uhlaender was scatterbrained Thursday.
She didn't put her racing bib on for the first run of the World Cup season, so technically she wasn't compliant with uniform regulations. Uhlaender also forgot to put anything long-sleeved in her bag of postrace clothes, so she stood in 36-degree air after the race with completely bare arms coming out of her vest.
Daly, Antoine, Uhlaender return to US national skeleton team
John Daly is through the first step in his latest Olympic quest.
Daly, who saw a chance at an Olympic medal go awry in his final run of the Sochi Games, is a significant step closer to getting a chance to compete at the Pyeongchang Games this winter. He won the U.S. national men's skeleton team trials, and was among six sliders selected Wednesday to start the season on the World Cup roster.
Uhlaender, West win openers at US national skeleton trials
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Katie Uhlaender's bid for a fourth Olympic berth is off to a strong start.
Uhlaender had the fastest combined two-run time Saturday on the opening night of the U.S. women's skeleton national team trials, finishing in 1 minute, 55.24 seconds to hold off Kendall Wesenberg (1:55.50) and Savannah Graybill (1:55.98).
Uhlaender still waiting to see if she’s a Sochi medalist
U.S. women's skeleton slider Katie Uhlaender has high hopes and a very realistic chance of being in Pyeongchang, South Korea, at this time next year, for what would be her fourth chance to compete in a Winter Olympics.
She'll be trying to win her first Olympic medal.
That is, unless one arrives in the mail beforehand.
Katie Uhlaender returns to US World Cup skeleton team
Katie Uhlaender is headed back to World Cup skeleton racing for the first time in nearly three years.
The three-time Olympian was formally named to this season's U.S. national team on Thursday, after winning two of the four races in the team trials. Uhlaender earned one of two available spots on the women's World Cup team, with Kendall Wesenberg also being selected to join pre-qualified Annie O'Shea on the squad.