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Beer company rides to rescue for Jamaican bobsleigh team

Pyeongchang - A beer company has come to the rescue of Jamaica's troubled women's bobsleigh team by donating a sled, an official told AFP on Friday -- the eve of their Olympic debut.

Russia's bobsleigh boss seeks political asylum in Europe: Report

Moscow - Russian businessman Georgy Bedzhamov, head of the country's bobsleigh and skeleton federation, has left the country and is set to ask for political asylum in Europe, the Russian edition of Forbes magazine has reported.

Victorious Zubkov drained after carrying nation's hopes

Former taxi driver Alexander Zubkov steered Russia to victory in the four-man bobsleigh on the last day of the Winter Olympics on Sunday but looked more exhausted than elated after carrying...

Zubkov completes double with four-man gold

Russian Alexander Zubkov secured a golden finale for the Sochi Games hosts on Sunday by adding the Olympic four-man bobsleigh crown to his two-man title.

Russia's 'bobsleigh minister' Zubkov eyes further olympic glory

Chereshnya - Russian bobsleigh veteran Alexander Zubkov has spoken of his burning desire to win a second Olympic gold in Sochi after coming out of retirement following a brief stint as a sports minister.The 39-year-old pilot retired in 2010 following a fall-out wit...

Fear the beards? We love them, says Kripps

They are easily distinguishable - four Canadian men with bushy beards creeping out from underneath their crash helmets. They could easily pass for lumberjacks if they were not bobsledders.

Humphries and Moyse win gold again

Canada's Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse found the speed when it mattered most to win a second successive Olympic women's bobsleigh gold after pipping the USA-1 sled of Elana Meyers by a...

Injured Holcomb not going down without a fight

Despite being hampered by a calf injury, Steve Holcomb says he is not ready to give up the four-man bobsleigh title without a fight.

Fat chance as Aussies face weighty bobsleigh fear

Chereshnya - Australia's Olympic bobsleigh team of Astrid Radenovic and former world athletics champion Jana Pittman admitted Tuesday they need to lose weight and lose it quickly if they are to be medal contenders.The duo ended their opening two runs in 14th place,...

Williams propels Meyers to halfway lead

Former Olympic and world champion sprinter Lauryn Williams showed why she was selected to push the USA-1 sled after just six months in the sport when she propelled Elana Meyers to the halfwa...

'Minister for Bobsleigh' rules roost on home ice

Dubbed 'Minister for Bobsleigh' after a brief foray into politics back home in Siberia, Alexander Zubkov proved ditching a smart suit for figure-hugging lycra was the right move by winning t...

Zubkov runs away with two-man gold

Russian Alexander Zubkov finally secured the Olympic bobsleigh gold he came out of retirement to win when he powered to the two-man title at the Sochi Games on Monday.

Late-night mechanics get Meyers back on track

To say USA-1 driver Elana Meyers has had a rough rollercoaster ride at the Sochi Games would be an understatement.

F1 rivalry hots up on ice

Formula One technology has already helped Britain to skeleton gold at the Sochi Olympics and the bobsleigh competition will see McLaren, Ferrari and BMW take their track rivalry onto the ice ...

Sochi shower-smasher Quinn heads for SWAT team and stairs

Sochi - Olympic bobsledder Johnny Quinn vowed on Friday to shower with the door open and to avoid elevators after he became a Twitter sensation following back-to-back Sochi building disasters.The 30-year-old gained instant fame when he tweeted pictures of hims...

I miss my mum, says Jamaican bobsleigh pilot

Chereshnya - Winston Watts stands at 1.82m (6ft) and weighs in at an imposing 107kg (236lbs), but the burly pilot of the Jamaican Olympic bobsleigh team admitted on Thursday that he's a big softy who misses his mother.The 46-year-old Watts, who is taking part in a ...

Rockin', rollin, reggae as bobsleigh starts

Chereshnya - Defending champions Germany and the United States are favourites in the Olympic two-man bobsleigh, but it's rag-to-riches Jamaica, powered to Sochi by a global fundraising campaign, who will capture the imagination.Training on Thursday should see a bat...

Jamaica Olympic bobsleigh team snowed under with cash

Chereshnya - Jamaica's Olympic bobsleigh team on Thursday pleaded with their adoring fans to stop sending money to fund their Sochi fairy tale while also dreaming of converting Usain Bolt from sprint to snow.

Bolt in a bobsleigh? Call me, says Jamaican Watts

Winston Watts is soaking up every moment of his latest Olympic experience with the world fascinated by the resurrection of Jamaican bobsleigh, but a phone call from Usain Bolt would be the i

Lost luggage leaves Jamaican bob team looking for favors

Just like in the film 'Cool Runnings', Jamaica's bobsleigh team are going to have to rely on their opponents' goodwill to get them down the run after their luggage and equipment were lost en route to Russia.

Champion Humphries feels stronger than ever

Olympic bobsleigh champion Kaillie Humphries has some bad news for her rivals: she believes the last four years have only made her stronger.

Something in the hair for Canadian men

There is something in the hair for Canada's Olympic bobsleigh team.

Jamaica bobsleigh team Sochi-bound

Paris - Jamaica's bobsleigh team have been given the nod to compete in the Sochi Olympics, their national Olympic Association (JOA) confirmed on Monday.

Jamaica seek cash to fund 'Cool Runnings 2'

Paris - Jamaica's bobsleigh team are on the verge of making the Sochi Olympics, but admitted they may need $80,000 (59,000 euros) to fund a dream that once inspired a Hollywood movie.

Talented, Yes, Butt You Crack Us Up, Gillian Cooke

Gillian Cooke, a British bobsleigh rider, has become the latest butt of a joke on YouTube thanks to a wardrobe malfunction at the FIBT Bobsliegh World Cup race last weekend in St Moritz, Switzerland.

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The 2010 Olympic Gold Medal bobsled driver Steven Holcomb
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