• The German and Canadian bobsled teams both won gold medals in a rare tie - and they were thrilled for each other

    7 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    The German and Canadian two-man bobsled teams tied for the gold medal at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang .
    The last time there was a bobsled tie at the Olympics was 20 years ago, in Nagano, Japan.
    The German and Canadian teams stormed the bobsled track and hugged as they celebrated their dual win.
    When the German and Canadian two-man bobsled teams tied for the gold medal on Monday in Pyeongchang, they didn't just celebrate - they celebrated together.
    After four runs down the bobsled track, Germany's Francesco Friedrich and Thorsten Margis and Canada's Justin Kripps and Alexander Kopacz...
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  • Lindsey Vonn intentionally slowed down during her downhill training run because she didn't want her opponents to know how fast she was going

    Lindsey Vonn intentionally slowed down during her downhill training run because she didn't want her opponents to know how fast she was going

    7 monthes ago - By Chron

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    Lindsey Vonn completed her first two training runs for the downhill event on Sunday and Monday at the Winter Olympics.
    After Vonn failed to medal in the super-G, her training times suggest she will be in a good position to rebound in the downhill.
    Despite apparently intentionally slowing herself down, she still "won" the first training run and finished third in the second.
    Vonn later said she was playing mind games with her opponents.
    Lindsey Vonn came up short in her first Olympics event, but early signs suggest that won't happen in the ladies' downhill...
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  • Images show just how much the Olympic bobsled event has changed over the years

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    Among the most intense sports at the Winter Olympics are the bobsled events, or officially, "bobsleigh."
    The bobsled events that most of us are familiar with involve what look like miniature rockets propelling down a man-made track at extreme velocities, often under the cover of a roof to protect the track from the elements.
    But things were much different nearly 100 years ago when the sport was part of the first Winter Olympics in 1924, held in Chamonix, France.
    Below is a look at just how much the sport has evolved through the years, with a lot of help from the IOC who...
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