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Feb 20, 2014

Fear the beards? We love them, says Kripps

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) – They are easily distinguishable – four Canadian men with bushy beards creeping out from underneath their crash helmets. They could easily pass for lumberjacks if they were not bobsledders.

It started as a way to help team bonding and the luxuriant whiskers have continued to sprout on the chins of Justin Kripps, Tim Randall, Bryan Barnett and James McNaughton – the four-man crew who make up the CAN-3 sled.

Feb 20, 2014

Olympics-Bobsleigh-Fear the beards? We love them, says Kripps

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, Feb 20 (Reuters) – They are easily distinguishable – four Canadian men with bushy beards creeping out from underneath their crash helmets. They could easily pass for lumberjacks if they were not bobsledders.

It started as a way to help team bonding and the luxuriant whiskers have continued to sprout on the chins of Justin Kripps, Tim Randall, Bryan Barnett and James McNaughton – the four-man crew who make up the CAN-3 sled.

Feb 20, 2014

Olympics-Bobsleigh-Let women race in four-man bobsleigh – Humphries

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, Feb 20 (Reuters) – Kaillie Humphries is never one to shirk a challenge and the double Olympic gold medallist is clear about what she wants next – to see women compete in four-man bobsleigh.

The Canadian said she needed to convince the sport’s “old boys’ club” that the time was right for four women to race in the same sled.

Feb 19, 2014

Humphries and Moyse win gold again

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) – Canada’s Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse found the speed when it mattered most to win a second successive Olympic women’s bobsleigh gold after pipping the USA-1 sled of Elana Meyers by a tenth of a second on Wednesday.

Meyers and her brakeman Lauryn Williams – who had been seeking to become the first woman to win gold in the Summer and Winter Olympics – held a lead of 0.11 over the Canadians after three runs.

Feb 19, 2014

Olympics-Bobsleigh-Humphries and Moyse win gold again

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, Feb 19 (Reuters) – Canada’s Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse found the speed when it mattered most to win a second successive Olympic women’s bobsleigh gold after pipping the USA-1 sled of Elana Meyers by a tenth of a second on Wednesday.

Meyers and her brakeman Lauryn Williams – who had been seeking to become the first woman to win gold in the Summer and Winter Olympics – held a lead of 0.11 over the Canadians after three runs.

Feb 19, 2014

Injured Holcomb not going down without a fight

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) – Despite being hampered by a calf injury, Steve Holcomb says he is not ready to give up the four-man bobsleigh title without a fight.

The American knows the best cards lie with Russia’s Alexander Zubkov who will start favorite to secure an Olympic double after his two-man victory on Monday.

Feb 19, 2014

Olympics-Bobsleigh-Injured Holcomb not going down without a fight

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, Feb 19 (Reuters) – Despite being hampered by a calf injury, Steve Holcomb says he is not ready to give up the four-man bobsleigh title without a fight.

The American knows the best cards lie with Russia’s Alexander Zubkov who will start favourite to secure an Olympic double after his two-man victory on Monday.

Feb 18, 2014

Olympics-Bobsleigh-Williams propels Meyers to halfway lead

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, Feb 18 (Reuters) – Former Olympic and world champion sprinter Lauryn Williams showed why she was selected to push the USA-1 sled after just six months in the sport when she propelled Elana Meyers to the halfway lead in women’s bobsleigh on Tuesday.

Meyers and Williams, 30, helped by two track record starts, eked out a lead of 0.23 seconds over Canada’s 2010 champions Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse.

Feb 18, 2014

Fast-starting Meyers and Williams take halfway lead

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) – Former Olympic and world champion sprinter Lauryn Williams showed why she was selected to push the USA-1 sled after just six months in the sport when she propelled Elana Meyers to the halfway lead in women’s bobsleigh on Tuesday.

Meyers and Williams, 30, helped by two track record starts, eked out a lead of 0.23 seconds over Canada’s 2010 champions Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse.

Feb 18, 2014

Olympics-Bobsleigh-Fast-starting Meyers and Williams take halfway lead

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, Feb 18 (Reuters) – Former Olympic and world champion sprinter Lauryn Williams showed why she was selected to push the USA-1 sled after just six months in the sport when she propelled Elana Meyers to the halfway lead in women’s bobsleigh on Tuesday.

Meyers and Williams, 30, helped by two track record starts, eked out a lead of 0.23 seconds over Canada’s 2010 champions Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse.