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After Young Bobsled Champ Found Dead, a Potential Cause

Pulmonary congestion could be it, though formal determination is weeks off

(Newser) - America's best bobsled pilot was found dead at age 37 on Saturday, and we have an early indication of what may have killed Steven Holcomb. Pulmonary congestion has been listed as a potential cause of death for the 37-year-old, per the Adirondack Medical Center's preliminary report, USA Today ... More »

US Bobsled Champ Found Dead at 37

Steven Holcomb was 3-time Olympian, legendary driver

(Newser) - Steven Holcomb was ordinary and remarkable. America's best bobsled pilot was a self-described computer geek who rubbed elbows with Hollywood stars. He was never exactly in the best shape, yet was a world-class athlete. He attempted suicide years ago, then revealed his story in hope of helping others. He... More »

Team USA Gains Gold Medal Game

Americans will play for elusive medal on anniversary of Squaw Valley triumph

(Newser) - The torment began almost immediately. The shot by Ryan Malone of the US into a wide-open net left Finland goalie Miikka Kiprusoff staring at the ceiling and shaking his head. What happened next in today's semifinal jolted Canada Hockey Place: The Americans scored four times on Kiprusoff in a six-goal... More »

'Screw' Those Soviet Hockey Players: Kid

Pint-sized coach recites Kurt Russell's speech from Miracle

(Newser) - What’s more inspiring than watching Kurt Russell speak the words of legendary hockey coach Herb Brooks to the 1980 men’s Olympic team before they played—and beat—the Russians in the film Miracle? Try the same words coming from a 5-year-old. Well, maybe it’s just cuter, but... More »

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