Graybill, Antoine win skeleton openers at U.S. trials

From Lake Placid, USA (Courtesy USBSF PR) Savannah Graybill (Denver, Pa.) and Matt Antoine (Prairie du Chien, Wisc.) won the first of four skeleton races with convincing leads at Mount Van Hoevenberg this morning. Graybill is hoping to secure one of two positions available on the women’s skeleton World Cup team. Antoine already locked in…

FIBT Leading the Way in Gender Equality in Sports

From the Home Office in Durham, USA This morning, September 25, 2014, the world awoke to news that the FIBT has decided to allow mixed-gender four-man (four-person now?) bobsled teams starting this season.  It’s a huge step forward for gender-equity anyway you look at it, and the FIBT should be applauded for what can still…

FIBT Statement on Mixed-Gender Bobsled Teams

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FIBT takes revolutionary step: Four-man bobsleigh opened for female and mixed-gender teams (RWH/FIBTpress) At its last Executive Committee Meeting the FIBT (Féderation Internationale de Bobsleigh et de Tobogganing), worldgoverning body for Bobsleigh and Skeleton, decided that the four-man bobsleigh competition will be opened for mixed gender and female teams. “We follow the spirit and movements…

2014/2015 FIBT and FIL Schedules Released

Below is the full sliding schedule to date (with the FIL Natural Track schedule traditionally the last to come out). As always, schedules below are subject to change. FIBT World Cup Dates Venue Notes Dec 8 – Dec 13 Lake Placid, USA Race 1 Dec 15 – Dec 21 Calgary, CAN Race 2 Jan 5…

USA Skeleton – John Daly Retires

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From Lake Placid, USA Making an announcement on Facebook today, John Daly (USA) has retired from the sport of skeleton. Below is his announcement: “I’m not really sure what to say and maybe I never will. I have retired, I live in DC, and have a job that doesn’t consist of sleigh riding. I came…