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  • Another bobsledding medal for Palos Hills' Eberling

    Another bobsledding medal for Palos Hills' Eberling
    With her third bronze medal in three races, all while pushing driver Jamie Greubel’s sled, Katie Eberling of Palos Hills helped add another line to the unprecedented record of World Cup bobsled success for the U.S. women this season. Greubel and...
  • USOC's Blackmun: Federal or state guarantee may be key to U.S. bid for Games

    USOC's Blackmun:  Federal or state guarantee may be key to U.S. bid for Games
    Few International Olympic Committee meetings will have more of an impact on the future of the Olympics than the session that is to take place this September in Buenos Aires. In a brief span, the members will elect a presidential successor from six...
  • Bobsled a weighty matter for Lolo Jones

    Bobsled a weighty matter for Lolo Jones
    PARK CITY, Utah -- When hurdler Lolo Jones decided to try switching seasons and attempt to make the U.S. Olympic bobsled team for the Sochi Olympics,¬†she expected to experience thrills as she hurtled down icy tracks around the world. She didn’t...
  • Disneyland's retooled Matterhorn ride a cool blast

    Disneyland's retooled Matterhorn ride a cool blast
    ANAHEIM, Calif. - Steps away from the honking traffic jam of humanity crushing into the grand opening of Cars Land last week, Disneyland quietly welcomed back one of its icons - the Matterhorn Bobsleds. The Swiss Alps-themed ride was the park's first...
  • 2014 Winter Games

    2014 Winter Games
    They installed the first outdoor Olympic rings Wednesday in Sochi, Russia, a 60-by-30-foot reminder that Thursday marks a year to go before the opening of the 2014 Winter Games. The temperature was 61. That incongruity brings up the first of a baker's...
  • Evans, bobsled a natural fit

    Evans, bobsled a natural fit
    It was no surprise all the initial stories about Thursday's selection of the U.S. women's bobsled team for this season focused on Lolo Jones, even if the high-profile Olympic hurdler had been distinctly discreet while starting her attempt to make the 2014...
  • Bobsled team comes to San Diego to prepare for Olympics

    Bobsled team comes to San Diego to prepare for Olympics
    SAN DIEGO -- It's not winter and San Diego is not known for its snow, but the USA Women’s Bobsled Team is in town now to prepare for the 2014 Winter Olympics. San Diego has what’s considered one of the best wind tunnels of its kind in the...
  • Building A Better Bobsled

    CHESTER — Twenty-one years ago, Geoff Bodine zigged where he should have zagged, and as a result, the U.S. won its first gold medal in the bobsled in 62 years. On Monday, Bodine flew up from his home in Florida for the unveiling of his Bo-Dyn...
  • On thin ice

    On thin ice
    Before they began practice one recent morning in Salt Lake City, Olympic bronze medalist Lana Gehring of Glenview and four other elite speedskaters had to assemble protective pads around the walls of a municipal rink. Working in tandem, the skaters...
  • Chicago bobsledder Evans in silver finish

    Chicago bobsledder Evans in silver finish
    Aja Evans ended her rookie year as a bobsled pusher with her best World Cup finish. The Chicagoan did it Friday on the 2014 Winter Olympic track in a manner that bodes well for the chances of whichever sled she might push in Sochi, Russia, next winter....
  • Chicago's Evans gets first World Cup bobsled medal

    Chicago's Evans gets first World Cup bobsled medal
    Chicagoan Aja Evans, in her rookie season as a bobsled pusher, earned her first World Cup medal Friday in Igls, Austria. With the fastest time of the 20 sleds in the second run, Evans and driver Jazmine Fenlator took third overall , just five-hundredths...
  • Jim Shea Sr., 2nd of 3 Generations Of Olympians, Says His Grandsons Have A Shot, Too

    When he was a kid, Jim Shea Sr. couldn't wait to get out of Lake Placid, the then-sleepy little town in upstate New York whose claim to fame was hosting the 1932 Olympics. "I can remember vividly, walking home from school along Main Street, saying, 'I...