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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 »

Twins Killed Sledding on Olympic Track Had Worked There

Jordan and Evan Caldwell were Hill Ambassadors

(Newser) - The twin 17-year-olds who died early Saturday after sneaking onto the bobsled track at Calgary's Canada Olympic Park and trying to sled down it once worked there, the CBC reports. Jordan and Evan Caldwell served "as Hill Ambassadors during last winter's season," per the CEO of... More »

Twins Killed Sledding on Olympic Bobsled Track

Teenagers broke into Calgary track, crashed

(Newser) - Twin 17-year-old brothers were killed early Saturday at Calgary's Olympic park after they snuck onto the bobsled track with a group of friends and tried to sled down it, reports Sky News . "Part way down, the group hit a large gate used to separate the bobsled and luge... More »

Jamaican Bobsled Team Gets Cool Theme Song

Called, what else? 'The Bobsled Song'

(Newser) - Jamaica's incredible bobsledding run to the Winter Olympics now has a theme song to go with it—named, appropriately, "The Bobsled Song," the AP reports. The upbeat tune by Sidney Mills and Jon Notard plays perfectly in sync with the team's 4,921-foot run in Sochi... More »

Bobsledder Gets Trapped Again—in Elevator

Johnny Quinn, locked doors at odds

(Newser) - Johnny Quinn seems to be having quite the spate of bad luck. First, the American bobsledder got stuck in a locked Sochi bathroom Saturday, and had to break his way out. Today, the hopefully-not-claustrophobic Olympic hopeful got stuck in an elevator. And, yes, he knows what you're thinking: No... More »

Locked in Bathroom, US Bobsledder Bashes Door

Sochi bathrooms are just not getting a ton of good press

(Newser) - Johnny Quinn found himself yesterday in a position we can all relate to: On the wrong side of a locked door. But the door in question was to one of Sochi's now-storied bathrooms , and Quinn is an American bobsledder and former NFL player in possession of more than a... More »

Internet Heaps $187K on Broke Jamaican Bobsledders

Team is crowdfunding its Sochi trip

(Newser) - If you're a fan of Cool Runnings, consider this: You can help send this year's Jamaican bobsled team to the Olympics. The team qualified for the games for the first time since 2002 , but needs to raise tens of thousands of dollars to actually travel to Sochi. Fortunately,... More »

Lolo Jones Makes US Olympic Bobsled Team

2 track stars complete the switch to Winter Games

(Newser) - Lolo Jones and fellow former track star Lauryn Williams are set to make history at the Sochi Olympics as the ninth and tenth Americans to compete in both Summer and Winter Olympics. The two women, who have five Summer Olympics between them, were named as members of the US Olympic... More »

Lolo Jones' New Diet: Double Bacon Cheeseburgers

Eating 9K calories a day to bulk up for bobsledding

(Newser) - Since former Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones joined the US bobsled team , she's been on a very different training regime: downing 9,000 calories a day to build up the bulk required to push her 400-pound sled. Jones just hit 157 pounds, up from her track weight of 133 pounds.... More »

Lolo Jones' Jokey Video Sparks a Brawl

Rant about $741 bobsled paycheck doesn't go over well

(Newser) - Track-star-turned-bobsledder Lolo Jones is doing some speedy damage control after she made a Vine video this week snarking about a measly paycheck of $741.84 from her new sport. "Seven months with bobsled season. The whole season. That's it," she says, reports the Christian Science Monitor . Then,... More »

Deadly Luge Track Design Driven by Tourism

High-traffic location meant Whistler run had to be steep and narrow

(Newser) - The harrowing speed and difficult turns of the sliding track at the Vancouver Olympics that claimed a luger’s life last week are the result more of the bottom line than any premeditated design decision. Seeking to keep revenues up after the Games, officials located the track at tourist-friendly Whistler... More »

Cheeky Butt-Busting Bobsledder Goes Viral

Olympian's assets on display for salacious YouTubers

(Newser) - In the latest testament to the refined tastes of YouTubers, video of a British bobsledder's butt splitting her skin-tight lycra suit has gone viral. The uniform tragedy occurs just as hapless Gillian Cooke bends down in full camera view to push off her sled at the World Championship competition in... More »

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