February 28, 2010 |
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.
January 15, 1992 |
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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March 11, 2007 |
Capt. Brian Freeman was on his way home for a two-week Christmas leave when his path crossed with two U.S. senators on a military airfield in Baghdad. The chance meeting with Sens. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) and Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.) brought to the surface troubling thoughts that were roiling the 31-year-old Army reservist from Temecula. He spoke in unusually blunt terms for a soldier. "Senator, it's nuts over here," Dodd later quoted Freeman in a speech on the Senate floor.
November 12, 1992 |
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.
October 11, 1990 |
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.
July 14, 1991 |
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.