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Jan 15, 2014

Profile – ‘Fastest mom’ ready to fly in Sochi

LONDON (Reuters) – Noelle Pikus-Pace is on a mission to win Olympic gold – and the American skeleton racer – dubbed the ‘fastest mom on ice’ – will not let anything distract her from making it third time lucky.

The 30-year-old had her 2006 Olympic hopes dashed by a pre-Games freak accident in which she suffered a broken leg when a bobsleigh crashed into her after failing to brake at the finish line.

Jan 15, 2014

Olympics-Skeleton-’Fastest mom’ ready to fly in Sochi

LONDON, Jan 15 (Reuters) – Noelle Pikus-Pace is on a mission to win Olympic gold – and the American skeleton racer – dubbed the ‘fastest mom on ice’ – will not let anything distract her from making it third time lucky.

The 30-year-old had her 2006 Olympic hopes dashed by a pre-Games freak accident in which she suffered a broken leg when a bobsleigh crashed into her after failing to brake at the finish line.

Jan 14, 2014

Olympics-Skeleton-Farrow happy just to compete in Sochi

Jan 14 (Reuters) – With his left foot still partially paralysed more than two years on from a “freak accident” that blew his knee, Australian skeleton racer John Farrow knows he is at a disadvantage every time he prepares to push his sled.

While many athletes dream of Olympic gold, the 31-year-old has lowered his ambitions – for now. Just getting to the start line at the Sanki Sliding Centre in Sochi will represent a triumph in spite of adversity.

Jan 13, 2014

Passion runs through Holcomb’s veins

LONDON (Reuters) – Steve Holcomb lives and breathes bobsleigh to the extent that he could not imagine doing anything else.

The leader of both the two-man and four-man American teams is passionate about a sport that has made him Olympic champion, but his success has not come without a price.

Jan 13, 2014

Olympics-Bobsleigh-Passion runs through Holcomb’s veins

LONDON, Jan 13 (Reuters) – Steve Holcomb lives and breathes bobsleigh to the extent that he could not imagine doing anything else.

The leader of both the two-man and four-man American teams is passionate about a sport that has made him Olympic champion, but his success has not come without a price.

Jan 9, 2014

Bobsleigh-Hurdle queen turns medal dreams to ice

By Justin Palmer

(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.

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.

Jan 9, 2014

Hurdle queen turns medal dreams to ice

By Justin Palmer

(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.

The American, best known for throwing away the chance of Olympic gold with the 100 metres 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.

Jan 9, 2014

Olympics-Bobsleigh-Hurdle queen turns medal dreams to ice

Jan 9 (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.

The American, best known for throwing away the chance of Olympic gold with the 100 metres 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.

Dec 16, 2013

High fives as Suarez and Liverpool run riot at Spurs

LONDON (Reuters) – Irrepressible Luis Suarez scored twice in Liverpool’s 5-0 rout of 10-man Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday that suggested the former aristocrats of English football may have the pizzazz and swagger to end their long wait for a league title.

Champions Manchester United ended a poor run of results with a comfortable 3-0 win at Aston Villa but it was Suarez who made all the headlines.

Dec 15, 2013

Welbeck happy to rediscover United scoring touch

LONDON (Reuters) – Danny Welbeck has become more accustomed to scoring for England than Manchester United in the last two seasons but took his chance to impress manager David Moyes with a two-goal display in the 3-0 win at Aston Villa on Sunday.

With Dutch international Robin van Persie out for a month, Welbeck was picked to lead the line and helped United win for the first time in five Premier League games.