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...
Nikitina wins World Cup women’s skeleton season-opener
SIGULDA, Latvia (AP) — Elena Nikitina of Russia built a sizable lead after the first run and went on to win the season's first World Cup women's skeleton race on Sunday.
Nikitina finished her two trips down the ice in 1 minute, 45.12 seconds. Canada's Elisabeth Maier was second in 1:45.42, and Germany's Tina Hermann was third in 1:45.60.
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.
Yarnold wins second straight Olympic women’s skeleton gold
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Lizzy Yarnold picked the perfect time to end a three-year winless streak, and extended Britain's dominance in women's skeleton in the process.
Yarnold won her second consecutive Olympic women's skeleton gold medal Saturday, leaving no doubt by setting a track record in the fourth and final heat to beat Germany's Jacqueline Loelling by nearly a half-second.
Loelling leads, with many close pursuers in women’s skeleton
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — There's a theory in sliding, one that suggests the winner of a test event on a newly built track dooms their chances of winning at the Olympics.
Jacqueline Loelling is halfway to disproving that.
Loelling, the German who not only won at the Alpensia Sliding Center last season but also won the overall World Cup title this season, is the leader after two runs of the women's skeleton event at the Pyeongchang Games — albeit by almost the tiniest of margins.
Suit doping? There’s concerns about British sliding outfits
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — There are cheating concerns at these Pyeongchang Olympics, although they do not revolve around what sliders are ingesting.
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.
Virgin Islands loses appeal at CAS to get Olympic entry
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. Virgin Islands won't compete at the Pyeongchang Olympics despite having one athlete meet the qualifying standard.
The Court of arbitration for Sport says its judging panel dismissed an appeal by the Virgin Islands Olympic Committee to get a quota place in women's skeleton for Katie Tannenbaum.
The court says no place was available and "the International Olympic Committee was not in position to grant her a qualification."
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.
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.
World Cup skeleton race at Park City postponed by weather
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The World Cup women's skeleton race on the 2002 Olympic track was postponed Friday because of inclement weather.
It was rescheduled for Saturday, to be run in concert with the men's World Cup race. Sleet and snow was accumulating at the track Friday morning, which led to the competition jury's decision to postpone.
Austria’s Flock wins women’s World Cup skeleton opener
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Janine Flock always seems right at home in Lake Placid.
The Austrian broke her own Mount Van Hoevenberg track record Thursday on the way to winning the first World Cup women's skeleton race of the Olympic season. It's the second straight season that Flock won in Lake Placid, where she has also claimed a silver and a bronze in previous stops.
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.