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Skeleton: Williams gold heralds new ice age, say Brits

Whistler (AFP) - Amy Williams's Olympic skeleton gold could herald a new dawn for winter sports in Britain, it was claimed on Saturday. Despite Britain not having a sliding track, the 27-year-old managed to capture her country's first individual winter title since Robin Cousins claimed figure skating gold at Lake Placid in 1980. >>>

Skeleton: Japanese oldie's golden dreams never die

VANCOUVER (AFP) - Skeleton rider Kazuhiro Koshi, Japan's oldest ever Winter Olympic competitor, finished 20th in his third and last Games, but his "gold medal" dreams will live on by inspiring the next generation of sliders. "All of my challenges... >>>

Skeleton: Williams gets Redgrave seal of approval

Whistler (AFP) - Rowing legend Sir Steve Redgrave, the only Olympian to win golds at five consecutive Games, praised Amy Williams's coolness as she became the first British Winter Olympic individual champion for 30 years. >>>

Skeleton: Canada's Montgomery pips Latvian for skeleton gold

Whistler (AFP) - Jon Montgomery pipped Latvia's Martin Dukurs for gold on Friday in the men's skeleton with bronze going to Russia's Alexander Tretyakov. cw/mp >>>

Skeleton: Golden Williams ends Britain's 30-year wait

Whistler (AFP) - Amy Williams shrugged off a US protest Friday to set a new track record in the women's luge and stay on target to give Britain its first gold medal of the Winter Games. >>>

Skeleton: US protest at Williams helmet thrown out

Whistler (AFP) - American protests that British skeleton rider Amy Williams used an illegal helmet as she smashed the Whistler Sliding Centre track record were thrown out on Thursday. >>>

Skeleton: Record-setting Latvian leads men's skeleton

Whistler (AFP) - Latvia's Martins Dukurs set a new track record in Thursday's opening heat of the Olympic Games men's skeleton and held onto his advantage in the second run to push Canada's Jon Montgomery into second place. >>>

Skeleton (Ladies) : Record-breaking Williams eyes British breakthrough

Whistler (AFP) - Britain's Amy Williams shattered the Whistler track record to lead the way after two heats of the women's skeleton on Thursday as she eyed winning her country's first gold of the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games. >>>

Skeleton: Germans set to settle scores with Canadians

Whistler (AFP) - Germany's Frank Rommel and Sandro Stielicke will have a point to prove to their Canadian rivals when the skeleton event begins at the Whistler Sliding Centre on Thursday. >>>

Britain: British target skeleton, curling gold

Paris (AFP) - Britain is aiming to better their previous best Olympic Winter Games medal haul dating back 74 years, although a sudden cash crisis has cast a cloud over the build-up to the February 12-28 Games. >>>

Skeleton: Rudman bags world bronze

Paris (AFP) - Briton Shelley Rudman won a bronze medal at the skeleton European Championships at Igls in Austria on Friday to show her form ahead of the Olympic Winter Games. >>>

Skeleton: Vancouver 2010 ones to watch - Kristan Bromley

Vancouver (AFP) - Penpix of stars to watch at the February 12-28 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver: SKELETON: Kristan Bromley >>>

Skeleton, bobsleigh and luge: Anglos sliding into Vancouver contention

Paris (AFP) - Anglo influence is on the increase in Olympic sliding events after decades of domination by the German-speaking nations. >>>

Hear it from the Pros

Vancouver2010.com caught up with some of the top athletes from every sport of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Hear them here! >>>

Testing successfully complete at bobsleigh and skeleton sport event. Sold-out crowd cheers on sliding athletes from around the world

WHISTLER, BC – The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) successfully completed its operational testing today at the bobsleigh and skeleton sport events at The Whistler Sliding Centre, which ran from February 5 to 7. >>>

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