Tretiakov wins World Cup men’s skeleton season title
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Alexander Tretiakov of Russia clinched the World Cup men's skeleton season title on Sunday.
Tretiakov, who also was the season-long champion in 2008-09 and won the...
Nikitina, implicated in Sochi, wins World Cup skeleton title
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Elena Nikitina, one of the athletes who was implicated in the doping scandal that overshadowed the 2014 Sochi Olympics, has become the first Russian to win the World Cup...
Rahvela wins skeleton race, Nikitina nears World Cup title
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Canada's Mirela Rahneva won a World Cup women's skeleton race on home ice Friday, posting the fastest time in both heats to prevail by about a half-second over Germany's...
Tretiakov wins World Cup race, takes over points lead
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Russia's Alexander Tretiakov had the fastest time in both heats and won a World Cup men's skeleton race Saturday.
Tretiakov finished in 1 minute, 47.19 seconds. Latvia's Martins Dukurs was second in 1:47.33 and South Korea's Yun Sungbin was third in 1:47.44.
Tretiakov moved into the World Cup overall points lead with one race remaining. Yun is second, 24 points back.
Russian wins World Cup skeleton opener in Latvia
SIGULDA, Latvia (AP) — Olympic silver medalist Nikita Tregubov of Russia won the opening World Cup men's skeleton race of the season Saturday, denying veteran Martins Dukurs of Latvia a win on his home track.
Tregubov overcame slower starts than Dukurs to finish two runs in 1 minute, 41.87 seconds. Dukurs was 0.37 seconds back and Olympic champion Yun Sungbin of South Korea was third, another 0.16 seconds behind Dukurs.
Kidney transplant recipient wins US rookie push title
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Olympic hopeful Quentin Butler freely acknowledges he's terrified to take his first trip down the ice on the Mount Van Hoevenberg sliding track in the Adirondacks this fall.
Then again, he's been through scarier stuff.
Butler was one of the winners of the 2017 reality show "Scouting Camp: The Next Olympic Hopeful." His priorities changed, however, when he learned after the show he was seriously ill and needed a kidney transplant.
The Latest: Hanyu, Yarnold, Ledeska win gold at Olympics
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local):
Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu won gold on Day 8 of the Pyeongchang Games, becoming the first man to repeat as Olympic champion since Dick Button.
American Nathan Chen didn't make the podium Saturday but redeemed himself after a disastrous short program with a historic free skate.
Yun’s the one: South Korea gets men’s skeleton Olympic gold
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Somehow, Yun Sungbin felt no pressure.
He's a 23-year-old who was expected to win gold and nothing else at these Pyeongchang Olympics, in his home country, with thousands of his countrymen showing up early on a Friday morning to chant his name and await a coronation.
Yun takes big lead at midpoint of Olympic skeleton race
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Yun Sungbin has spent thousands of hours at the sliding track his nation built for the Pyeongchang Olympics, studying every nuance and scrutinizing every inch.
He knows it better than anyone alive.
And the payoff for that work is potentially two runs away.
From Israel to Nigeria, sliders somehow found Pyeongchang
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — When A.J. Edelman tells people in Israel what he does for a living, his countrymen always tend to respond by saying the same thing.
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.
28 Russians have Olympic doping bans lifted
MOSCOW (AP) — Twenty-eight Russian athletes had their Olympic doping bans overturned Thursday, throwing the International Olympic Committee's policy on the country into turmoil.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling was set to reinstate seven Russian medals from the 2014 Sochi Olympics, including gold in men's skeleton and men's 50-kilometer cross-country skiing.
Uhlaender: ‘The integrity of sport’ at stake over doping
Katie Uhlaender had been waiting for an Olympic medal that seems most unlikely to come her way.
IOC mistakenly invited banned Russian to Olympics as coach
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee has mistakenly invited a banned Russian athlete to the Pyeongchang Games as a coach.
The IOC said Wednesday it has canceled the invitation for Sergei Chudinov, who was banned from the Olympics for life in November when the IOC's disciplinary commission ruled he was part of a Russian doping scheme at the 2014 Sochi Games.
Chudinov was fifth in the men's skeleton in Sochi and later became a coach for the Russian national skeleton team.
Unfinished: John Daly back in Olympics, seeking some closure
John Daly came back to the U.S. skeleton team primarily seeking one thing, and it wasn't a medal.
It was closure.
The perfect scenario for Daly four years ago at the Sochi Olympics would have been for him to put together four great runs, and end his sliding career on his sport's biggest stage feeling like he couldn't have done any more. He had three great runs, only to see a disaster-filled fourth run take away any chance for a medal and drive him into a teary start on retirement.
Bobsled, skeleton officials finalize Olympic sled numbers
The lineup of nations competing in Olympic bobsled and skeleton events was finalized by the International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation on Monday, with 30 countries formally qualifying for the Pyeongchang Games in those sports.
Yun wins again in World Cup skeleton ahead of home Olympics
ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) — Sungbin Yun of South Korea confirmed his status as the favorite for the men's skeleton title at the Pyeongchang Olympics, setting a St. Moritz track record on Friday to win his fifth World Cup race this season.
Yun clocked 1 minute 7.19 seconds for his second run, giving him a combined time 0.87 ahead of Germany's Axel Jungk.
Martins Dukurs of Latvia, the defending World Cup champion, trailed Yun by 1.10 in third.
Latvia’s Dukurs wins again in World Cup skeleton opener
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Martins Dukurs has won everything there is in men's skeleton, except an Olympic gold medal. And the Latvian has already established himself as the one to catch in that regard this season.
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).
Dukurs, Hermann win skeleton World Cup races in Austria
IGLS, Austria (AP) — Martins Dukurs set a track record in both runs to win a men's skeleton World Cup event Friday, and world champion Tina Hermann earned her first victory of the season in the women's competition.
After winning the opening heat in 52.01 seconds, Dukurs went even 0.13 faster in his second run on the 1976 Olympic track.
Russian Tretiakov holds off Antoine for skeleton WCup win
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Olympic champion Alexander Tretiakov of Russia won the gold medal at a World Cup men's skeleton race on Friday, holding off Matt Antoine of the U.S.
Tretiakov finished his two runs at Mount Van Hoevenberg in 1 minute, 46.49 seconds. It was the first competition since international officials elected to pull this season's world bobsled and skeleton championships out of Russia, where Tretiakov won his Olympic gold in 2014.
S. Korean wins World Cup skeleton opener, Antoine 3rd for US
WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) — Yun Sung-bin of South Korea won the men's skeleton World Cup season-opening race Saturday, the second victory of his career on the circuit.
Yun finished two runs in 1 minute, 45.86 seconds. Russia's Alexander Tretiakov was second in 1:45.98, and Matt Antoine of the U.S. used the strength of a flawless second heat to grab the bronze in 1:46.22.