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  1. 2010 Winter Olympics -- Four-man bobsled torch passed to Holcomb,...

    Howard Bryant

    You would think a historic day that ended an interminably long drought would pack a bit more punch. But the vaunted USA-1 crew was so good, the competition turned into a coronation.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2010
  2. 2010 Winter Olympics -- Night Train crew in prime position to end...

    Howard Bryant

    While some may consider the USA I team to be a cocky bunch, it has the stats to back it up. Case in point: the Americans' lead heading into Saturday's final two heats.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2010
  3. 2010 Winter Olympics: Younger squad makes mark on bobsled track

    Howard Bryant

    Michelle Rzepka and Shauna Rohbock were supposed to lead Team USA to the podium, but two younger American teams made their mark Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | February 24, 2010
  4. 2010 Winter Olympics -- Disappointing start for U.S. sliding spor...

    Howard Bryant

    North America isn't a hotbed for luge, skeleton or bobsled. But entering the Vancouver Olympics, Team USA had high hopes -- only to see its medal opportunities slide away. Can bobsled reverse the trend?

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2010
  5. Americans in contention in women's skeleton

    Howard Bryant

    WHISTLER, British Columbia -- After the first three sliding events led to serious disappointment for the Americans in men's luge, women's luge and men's doubles, the first day of women's skeleton finished with a split decision. Noelle Pikus-Pace, t...

    Blog | Conversation | February 18, 2010
  6. US must get past disappointing finish

    Howard Bryant

    Erin Hamlin and the American luge team were expecting big things at these Games, but Tuesday's final showed there are still challenges for the U.S. squad.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2010
  7. Luge changes frustrate Americans

    Howard Bryant

    WHISTLER, Bristish Columbia -- The first two heats of the women's luge took place Monday evening, and the result was not only oddities at the top of the leader board but another race that will be decided by the shadow of tragedy. When the Interna...

    Blog | Conversation | February 16, 2010
  8. 2010 Winter Olympics -- Sliding sports athletes had voiced concer...

    Howard Bryant

    Athletes' concerns over the Whistler sliding sports track were brought into the spotlight when 21-year-old luger Nodar Kumaritashvili died after a crash during training Friday.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2010
  9. Young talent among U.S. sliding teams

    Howard Bryant

    A couple of hours after "elder statesman" luge doubles man and five-time Olympian Mark Grimmette was named flag bearer for tonight's opening ceremonies, members of the skeleton and bobsled teams took the podium with one common thread: they are a team...

    Blog | Conversation | February 12, 2010
  10. Grimmette 'elder' not 'elderly' statesman

    Howard Bryant

    Mark Grimmette knows the drill. In non-Olympic years, the word "luge" disappears from the American sports vocabulary. During the Olympics, the stars move the needle. The U.S. hockey team has the money. Lindsey Vonn's right shin will receive more atte...

    Blog | Conversation | February 11, 2010
  11. 2010 Winter Olympics -- Erin Hamlin and U.S. lugers hoping for bi...

    Howard Bryant

    The U.S. luge team is a fun bunch, full of personalities, rich in talent. It must be a weird thing to represent your country at the highest level of your sport, yet walk around the country anonymously, only to be recognized as stars in Germany, the N...

    Blog | Conversation | January 14, 2010