| Feb 5, 2014
| 7:37 PM
When: Feb. 16-17
Best of the U.S.: Pilot Steven Holcomb won the World Cup title last month, despite some frustration on European tracks.
Best of the rest: Francesco Friedrich of Germany and Switzerland's Beat Hefti could make things tough for Holcomb....
| Feb 6, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Bobsled, skeleton or speed-skating?
Maybe your gang gets more excited about the jumps and twists snowboarders execute or watching ski racers bomb down the mountain.
This year, do a lot more than just watch the Olympians as the Winter Games get under way...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 8:43 PM
Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones began competing in bobsled to erase memories of her disappointments at the Beijing and London Games. Sprinter Lauryn Williams, a three-time Olympian who won gold in the women’s 400-meter relay at London, turned to...
| Feb 7, 2014
Chicagoan and Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Rahal is out raising money for two very different kinds of racing teams.
The priority is his Rahal Letterman Lanigan (RLL) team, which Thursday won a multimillion-dollar sponsorship deal from the Army National...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 12:42 PM
Dogecoin, a cryptocurrency based on a popular Internet meme, saw its value greatly increase Monday as the result of the Jamaican bobsled team's crowdfunding efforts to get to the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
Jamaican athletes Winston Watt and...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 12:22 PM
The Jamaican bobsled team just got word Saturday that it had qualified for the Winter Olympics next month. Money appeared to be a major obstacle, but now social media fundraising and a possible sponsorship have come to the rescue.
| Jan 9, 2014
| 5:11 PM
The battle for Illinois returns to Chicago this weekend. Northwestern hosts Illinois in men's basketball on Sunday in a rivalry that has grown in intensity. RedEye caught up with several Chicago-area natives on the Wildcats and Illini to talk basketball,...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 6:11 PM
Her shoes are made special, with scores of tiny spikes to grip the ice, and they never seem to last long enough.
The steel runners for her sled cost more than $6,000 and the airlines charge $100 each way to carry her equipment to international races....
| Nov 23, 2013
| 3:54 PM
It was a steamy August morning, one of those tongue-dragging days when you can't stop imagining how good a mouthful of ice would feel.
Ice was part of Aja Evans' midsummer day's dream too. Evans was thinking about how good she wanted to feel when she...
| Dec 1, 2013
Unless you're old enough to remember when Harry Belafonte was selling millions of calypso records, visiting Jamaica, for most leisure travelers, has come to mean three things:
1. All-inclusive resorts, most equipped with beaches.
2. Being advised by...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 3:49 PM
Bobsled pushers Aja Evans of Chicago and Katie Eberling of Palos Hills both made the podium in the first women's race of the 2013-14 World Cup season Saturday in Calgary.
Evans and driver Elana Meyers were silver medalists by .56 seconds in the two-...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 6:51 PM
Aja Evans of Chicago pushed driver Elana Meyers to the gold medal in a World Cup bobsled race Friday evening in Park City, Utah.
It was the first World Cup victory for Evans and for Meyers as a driver. The duo had finished second last week in Calgary....