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November 10, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation is broke and may have to declare bankruptcy if its fiscal situation isn't reversed within six weeks, Federation President James Morris said. The poor economic climate has affected corporate sponsorships. The organization is also hampered by an ongoing federal investigation into alleged mismanagement and sloppy bookkeeping, which resulted in $200,000-$400,000 going unaccounted for, Morris said.
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February 28, 2010 | By Candus Thomson
Four years ago, the U.S. bobsled and skeleton team staggered out of Turin, Italy, with one medal and a lot of bad publicity, the heady success of Salt Lake City a wisp of a memory. It's a different story this time. Noelle Pikus-Pace was a tenth of a second off the podium in women's skeleton and Erin Pac surprised the field in women's bobsled, winning a bronze medal on a track that had Canada and Germany written all over it. And in the greatest triumph, reigning world champion Steve Holcomb took gold in four-man bobsled Saturday, ending a 62-year drought for the U.S. men. Companies such as Under Armour have become partners, and the nonprofit Bo-Dyn Sled Project that began building world-class bobsleds 18 years ago in a small shop in Connecticut is moving to a Goodyear facility near Charlotte, N.C. -- the heart of NASCAR country and home to some of the best racing designers.
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March 19, 1991 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Confronted with the loss of confidence of its membership and possible decertification by the U.S. Olympic Committee because of financial mismanagement, the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation's Board of Directors has resigned. Jim Hickey, USBSF executive director, said Monday that the board members unanimously voted themselves out of office during a meeting Saturday at federation headquarters in Lake Placid, N.Y.
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November 10, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation is broke and may have to declare bankruptcy if its fiscal situation isn't reversed within six weeks, Federation President James Morris said. The poor economic climate has affected corporate sponsorships. The organization is also hampered by an ongoing federal investigation into alleged mismanagement and sloppy bookkeeping, which resulted in $200,000-$400,000 going unaccounted for, Morris said.
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February 28, 2010 | By Candus Thomson
Four years ago, the U.S. bobsled and skeleton team staggered out of Turin, Italy, with one medal and a lot of bad publicity, the heady success of Salt Lake City a wisp of a memory. It's a different story this time. Noelle Pikus-Pace was a tenth of a second off the podium in women's skeleton and Erin Pac surprised the field in women's bobsled, winning a bronze medal on a track that had Canada and Germany written all over it. And in the greatest triumph, reigning world champion Steve Holcomb took gold in four-man bobsled Saturday, ending a 62-year drought for the U.S. men. Companies such as Under Armour have become partners, and the nonprofit Bo-Dyn Sled Project that began building world-class bobsleds 18 years ago in a small shop in Connecticut is moving to a Goodyear facility near Charlotte, N.C. -- the heart of NASCAR country and home to some of the best racing designers.
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January 15, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation, unable to fire President Neil Richardson because two directors were unavailable to vote, suspended Richardson, pending discussions with him on the federation's recent financial and competitive problems.
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November 12, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation may cut its budget $380,000 to cure its financial woes, an official said. Matt Roy, interim executive director, acknowledged that the group has severe funding problems but disputed claims by other federation officials that bobsledding's national governing body might be headed for bankruptcy.
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October 11, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
NFL players Herschel Walker and Willie Gault, along with track star Edwin Moses, have become eligible for international bobsled competition in the 1990-91 season, the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation announced today. The 12-man National Team, including Moses, will begin World Cup competition later this month. Gault, of the Raiders, and Walker, of the Minnesota Vikings, plan to participate after the professional football season ends.
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July 14, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Two-time Olympic hurdle champion Edwin Moses has apparently given up on his attempt to win a spot on the U.S. Bobsled Team. Moses skipped U.S. Olympic bobsled push trials without an explanation to officials or teammates. He reportedly has left Lake Placid, N.Y., and will miss a last-chance trial today. "Edwin has not gotten in touch with us," Jim Hickey, director of the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation, said Saturday. Hickey said he didn't know why Moses left.
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January 18, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
An 11th-hour decision by a New York state appeals court Friday will give professional football players Willie Gault and Greg Harrell a second chance to make the U.S. Olympic bobsled team. The Appellate Division of the state Supreme Court overturned a lower court ruling that ordered a halt to new push trials for the team this weekend.
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March 19, 1991 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Confronted with the loss of confidence of its membership and possible decertification by the U.S. Olympic Committee because of financial mismanagement, the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation's Board of Directors has resigned. Jim Hickey, USBSF executive director, said Monday that the board members unanimously voted themselves out of office during a meeting Saturday at federation headquarters in Lake Placid, N.Y.
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July 17, 2013 | By David Wharton
It seems that U.S. bobsled officials will not sanction Lolo Jones after she got into a bar fight with the stepdaughter of a Hall of Fame bobsledder over the weekend. The U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation said there was no evidence to suggest that Jones knocked out the other woman -- whose name has not been released -- during the altercation early Saturday morning. The fight took place at a nightclub in Lake Placid, N.Y., where Jones, an American track star, is training for the winter sport she added to her repertoire last season. Other bobsledders were reportedly present.
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January 15, 2006 | Deborah Abrams Kaplan, Special to The Times
WHEN Bruce Norman took his first luge "slide" at Lake Placid, N.Y., two years ago, he was exhilarated. "You're 4 inches off the ice, going downhill 50 mph with no brakes," said Norman, of Burnt Hills, N.Y. Although the 48-year-old said he's been moderately athletic all his life, he's no Olympian. But for $65 to $2,000, anybody can live the life of one.
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