Sledding http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26508/all en The real life Cool Runnings: British sprinter hailed as possible bobsledder http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/interview-bobsleigh-talented-pickering-can-thrive-ice-team-head Former sprinter Craig Pickering was hailed as a potential star of bobsleigh by Britain's performance director on Thursday after being selected for the world championships, two months after taking up the sport.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/interview-bobsleigh-talented-pickering-can-thrive-ice-team-head" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bobsleigh Craig Pickering Sledding Sports United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 14:45:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735625 at http://www.globalpost.com New Yorker to lead Iditarod racers to starting line http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/new-yorker-lead-iditarod-racers-starting-line <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Caurie Putnam</p> <p>March 1 (Reuters) - When the annual Iditarod sled-dog race begins Saturday, the winner of the Jr. Iditarod will serve as the honorary musher, as is customary, leading the racers 12 miles (19 km) in a ceremonial start. For the first time ever, the young honoree wearing "Bib #1" comes from outside Alaska.</p> <p>Noah Pereira, of Clarkson, New York, made history on Feb. 24 by becoming the first out-of-state musher to win the Jr. Iditarod since it began in 1977.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/new-yorker-lead-iditarod-racers-starting-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dog sledding Noah Pereira Sledding Sports in Alaska Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Mar 2013 14:16:50 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5770914 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Alpine Skiing-World Cup Kranjska Gora men's slalom results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130310/alpine-skiing-world-cup-kranjska-gora-mens-slalom-results <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>March 10 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the World Cup Kranjska Gora Men's Slalom after run 2 on Sunday Run 1 Run 2 Overall 1. Ivica Kostelic (Croatia) 52.30 53.51 1:45.81 2. Marcel Hirscher (Austria) 52.90 53.10 1:46.00 3. Mario Matt (Austria) 52.74 53.41 1:46.15 4. Jens Byggmark (Sweden) 52.42 53.76 1:46.18 5. Reinfried Herbst (Austria) 53.42 52.96 1:46.38 6. Andre Myhrer (Sweden) 52.24 54.49 1:46.73 7. Markus Larsson (Sweden) 53.74 53.34 1:47.08 8.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130310/alpine-skiing-world-cup-kranjska-gora-mens-slalom-results" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alpine skiing Alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics Olympic sports Skeleton racing Sledding Sports Winter Olympic Games Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Mar 2013 10:30:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5778675 at http://www.globalpost.com A Tokyo district's uphill quest for the perfect bobsleigh http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131204/tokyo-districts-uphill-quest-the-perfect-bobsleigh <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Takashi Umekawa</p> <p>TOKYO (Reuters) - At the end of November, Satoshi Kosugi got terrible news: the bobsleigh he and a group of Tokyo manufacturers had spent two years building for the Sochi Olympics would not be used by the Japanese national team.</p> <p>Japan has sent bobsledders to the Winter Olympics before but due to budget constraints they had always raced in used, foreign-made sleighs that didn't fit Japanese athletes properly.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131204/tokyo-districts-uphill-quest-the-perfect-bobsleigh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bobsleigh Politics Sledding Sports Thomson Reuters Wed, 04 Dec 2013 08:50:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6008528 at http://www.globalpost.com German luger Geisenberger adds Canada podium win in dominant season http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131208/german-luger-geisenberger-adds-canada-podium-win-dominant-se <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WHISTLER, Canada, Dec. 7 (Xinhua)-- Germany's Natalie Geisenberger maintained her perfect record in the current Viessmann Luge World Cup season by winning her fourth consecutive race Saturday.</p> <p>After topping podiums in Norway, Austria and Germany earlier this season, Canada proved no different for the Munich native as she posted the fastest times in both her races at the Whistler Sliding Center to win the women's singles in 1:13.412.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131208/german-luger-geisenberger-adds-canada-podium-win-dominant-se" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Olympic sports Sledding Sports Xinhua News Agency Sun, 08 Dec 2013 06:46:36 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6013110 at http://www.globalpost.com Norton/Saint-Gobain extends sponsorship deal with USA Luge through 2018 Olympics http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131217/nortonsaint-gobain-extends-sponsorship-deal-usa-luge-through <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - USA Luge has extended its sponsorship deal with Norton/Saint-Gobain through the 2018 Olympics.</p> <p>Norton/Saint-Gobain has been the team's primary sponsor since 2009, though the relationship dates back three decades to when the company was donating sandpaper for luge athletes to shape and polish runners.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131217/nortonsaint-gobain-extends-sponsorship-deal-usa-luge-through" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Norton/Saint Sledding Sports Technology Transport The Canadian Press Tue, 17 Dec 2013 23:33:39 +0000 The Canadian Press 6023039 at http://www.globalpost.com (Yonhap Interview) On verge of Olympic qualifications, bobsleigh, skeleton coaches show faith in athletes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131230/yonhap-interview-verge-olympic-qualifications-bobsleigh-skel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Yoo Jee-ho</p> <p>SEOUL, Dec. 31 (Yonhap) -- With South Korean athletes in bobsleigh and skeleton on the verge of securing spots at the upcoming Winter Olympics in Russia, their coaches remain confident that their pupils can come through as the qualifying process winds down.</p> <p>Lee Yong, who represented South Korea in luge at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, leads the bobsleigh team, and Cho In-ho, who competed in skeleton in Vancouver, now coaches the skeleton squad, as their athletes are fighting for berths at the Sochi Winter Games starting in February.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131230/yonhap-interview-verge-olympic-qualifications-bobsleigh-skel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Sledding Sports Winter sports Yonhap News Agency Tue, 31 Dec 2013 02:03:49 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 6032289 at http://www.globalpost.com (Yonhap Interview) On verge of Olympic qualifications, bobsleigh, skeleton coaches show faith in athletes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131230/yonhap-interview-verge-olympic-qualifications-bobsleigh-sk-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Yoo Jee-ho</p> <p>SEOUL, Dec. 31 (Yonhap) -- With South Korean athletes in bobsleigh and skeleton on the verge of securing spots at the upcoming Winter Olympics in Russia, their coaches remain confident that their pupils can come through as the qualifying process winds down.</p> <p>Lee Yong, who represented South Korea in luge at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, leads the bobsleigh team, and Cho In-ho, who competed in skeleton in Vancouver, now coaches the skeleton squad, as their athletes are fighting for berths at the Sochi Winter Games starting in February.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131230/yonhap-interview-verge-olympic-qualifications-bobsleigh-sk-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Sledding Sports Winter sports Yonhap News Agency Tue, 31 Dec 2013 02:03:49 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 6032290 at http://www.globalpost.com Bobsleigh-Hurdle queen turns medal dreams to ice http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140109/hurdle-queen-turns-medal-dreams-ice <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Justin Palmer</p> <p>(Reuters) - Track and field star Lolo Jones is the most high-profile crossover athlete to try her hand at winter sports since former NFL running back Herschel Walker took off his shoulder pads and climbed into a bobsled.</p> <p>The American, best known for throwing away the chance of Olympic gold with the 100 meters hurdles crown at her mercy in Beijing in 2008, has again put her track career on the back burner in the winter months in a bid to make it to the Sochi Games.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140109/hurdle-queen-turns-medal-dreams-ice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bobsleigh Sledding Sports Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 09 Jan 2014 17:47:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6039093 at http://www.globalpost.com Olympics: Shadow of Vancouver and Jamaican colour at Sochi sliding http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140122/olympics-shadow-vancouver-and-jamaican-colour-at-sochi-sliding <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Olympics luge, bobsleigh and skeleton competitions will see a host of established legends challenged by younger pretenders as well as a headline-stealing appearance by Jamaica.</p> <p>The new track above Sochi -- the first international standard facility to be built in Russia -- should provide thrilling racing with the added intrigue of unusual uphill sections designed to avoid a repeat of the tragedy which hit Vancouver four years ago when a competitor was killed.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140122/olympics-shadow-vancouver-and-jamaican-colour-at-sochi-sliding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Olympic sports Sledding Sports AFP Thu, 23 Jan 2014 02:48:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6050595 at http://www.globalpost.com Olympics: Push comes to shove as ex-track stars eye bobsleigh glory http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140124/olympics-push-comes-shove-ex-track-stars-eye-bobsleigh-glory <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Three former top-level female track athletes will bid to complete a remarkable transformation into winter sports stars when they take to the bobsleigh track at the Sochi Olympics.</p> <p>Ex-100m hurdler Lolo Jones and Lauryn Williams, a gold medallist with the 4x100m relay team at the 2012 London Games, will represent the US bobsled team with Australia's former two-time world 400m hurdles champion Jana Pittman also making the trip to Russia.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140124/olympics-push-comes-shove-ex-track-stars-eye-bobsleigh-glory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hospitality Olympic sports Sledding Sports AFP Sat, 25 Jan 2014 04:35:38 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6052574 at http://www.globalpost.com Factbox: Bobsleigh at the Sochi Winter Games http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140131/factbox-bobsleigh-at-the-sochi-winter-games <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - Here are the main facts about bobsleigh at the Sochi Winter Olympics.</p> <p>The competition:</p> <p>There are three gold medals up for grabs in the men's four-man, two-man and two-woman events.</p> <p>The competition consists of four runs held over a two-day period. Medals are awarded based on the total time over the four runs, with the winner having the lowest overall time. If two teams complete the competition in a tie, they are awarded the same place.</p> <p>History:</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140131/factbox-bobsleigh-at-the-sochi-winter-games" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Olympic sports Sledding Winter Olympic Games Thomson Reuters Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:04:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6058440 at http://www.globalpost.com Olympics: German luge success the appliance of science http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140209/olympics-german-luge-success-the-appliance-science <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Defending Olympic luge champion Felix Loch said the appliance of science helps keep the German team at the pinnacle of the sport as they bid to add to their medal haul in Sochi.</p> <p>The Germans -- spearheaded by Loch and Natalie Geisenberger -- are by far the most successful luge nation in Olympic history and are once again the force to be reckoned with.</p> <p>The statistics make impressive reading. To date the Germans have won 70 medals out of 117 since the sport was introduced to the Winter Olympics in 1964.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140209/olympics-german-luge-success-the-appliance-science" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Luge Sledding Sports AFP Sun, 09 Feb 2014 10:46:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6065517 at http://www.globalpost.com Olympics: Geisenberger wins Germany's second luge gold http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140211/olympics-geisenberger-wins-germanys-second-luge-gold <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Germany's Natalie Geisenberger won her first Olympic gold medal in women's luge singles on Tuesday and the second for her country in three days.</p> <p>Another German, Tatjana Huefner, who came to Sochi as reigning champion, was second, 1.139sec behind the winner, while Erin Hamlin finished in third place winning the US team's first singles medal after 50 years of trying.</p> <p>The 26-year-old three-time world champion Geisenberger, who had a commanding 0.766sec lead after the first two races on Monday, finished with a combined time of three min 19.768sec after the four runs.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140211/olympics-geisenberger-wins-germanys-second-luge-gold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Luge Natalie Geisenberger Olympic sports Sledding AFP Tue, 11 Feb 2014 18:18:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6067545 at http://www.globalpost.com Olympics: Geisenberger wins Germany's second luge gold http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140211/olympics-geisenberger-wins-germanys-second-luge-gold-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Germany's Natalie Geisenberger won her first Olympic gold medal in women's luge singles on Tuesday and the second for her country in three days.</p> <p>Another German, Tatjana Huefner, who came to Sochi as reigning champion, was second, 1.139sec behind the winner, while Erin Hamlin finished in third place winning the US team's first singles medal after 50 years of trying.</p> <p>The 26-year-old three-time world champion Geisenberger, who had a commanding 0.766sec lead after the first two races on Monday, finished with a combined time of three min 19.768sec after the four runs.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140211/olympics-geisenberger-wins-germanys-second-luge-gold-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Luge Natalie Geisenberger Olympic sports Sledding AFP Tue, 11 Feb 2014 18:18:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6067546 at http://www.globalpost.com