Category Archives: Skeleton

Pat McQuaid is not the democratic choice

UCI president Pat McQuaid was recently branded a “dictator” and “an embarrassment to cycling” after his decision to allow himself to be nominated for the next term by any country, not just the Irish federation. I can’t help but completely … Continue reading

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Archive: James Woods follows Richard Cobbing’s lead

James Woods appears to be a top medal contender for Great Britain at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Not content with two wins in the Slopestyle World Cup, scoring successive podium positions in Ushuaia and Copper Mountain, Woods earned himself … Continue reading

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Skeleton’s Laura Deas eighth in Igls

The Intercontinental Cup moved to Igls in Austria and saw Laura Deas grab eighth place, a marked improvement on Saturday’s session. Deas ended the first day in nineteenth place, only one place ahead of Maria Montejano of Spain, the slowest … Continue reading

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Lizzy Yarnold has her eyes on the World Cup top spot

Lizzy Yarnold is proving she’s a real medal contender in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics after another strong finish in the 2012-2013 World Cup. It may have been her third consecutive race where the skeleton star has failed to make … Continue reading

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Skeleton’s Lizzy Yarnold finishes eighth in La Plagne

Shelley Rudman was unable to capitalise on her first gold medal of the Skeleton World Cup season in Winterberg last week, finishing tenth in La Plagne. Before the event, the reigning World Cup champion had conceded that she had little … Continue reading

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Britain’s Winter Olympics chances aren’t completely on ice

If you’re scouring through the results pages of various international federations like I am (and I know you all do), you won’t be able to miss the number of winter sports that are really getting into action at this time … Continue reading

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Best of the Week: 3rd to 9th December 2012

Slim pickings this week, I’m afraid. I’ve recorded the results of 31 sports and there weren’t a lot of outright winners in individual competitions or outstanding performances in the leagues. Nevertheless, I’ve selected one each from ten sports to make … Continue reading

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