March 18, 2016
No crowning glory for Lori
"I was kind of indifferent to the whole thing," bobsled driver Chris Lori of Windsor said. He ended a tumultuous week and his career at the Spiral track with an 11th-place finish in the four-man bobsled competition with his crew of Ian Danney of Edmonton and twins Matt and Ben Hindle -- Matt sliding once again with a sutured gash in his shoulder after getting hit with a piece of glass in the athletes village Wednesday.
Hindle's Olympic pane
"I would much rather have stayed anonymous," he said, "and not had it happen."
The Calgarian's Olympic debut was "everything I thought it would be." And, unfortunately, a little more.
Two days before Matt and twin brother Ben helped push Chris Lori's Canada 2 sled to an 11th-place finish in the four-man event, he got the fright of his life when a pane of glass was mysteriously shattered and fell from a sixth-floor window at the Olympic village. Hindle, luckily, suffered only a five-stitch cut on his left shoulder.
Greenidge trades the ice for the track
After finishing ninth as part of Pierre Lueders' four-man bobsled team at the Winter Games yesterday, the 29-year-old said he's giving up the sport to concentrate on making the Summer Olympic Games as a sprinter.
Germany wins four-man bobsledNAGANO, Japan (AP) -- The French went nuts, the British swigged champagne and the Germans celebrated in their calm, cool way.
Christoph Langen easily won gold in Germany 2. Langen, who sat out last year with a torn Achilles' tendon, dominated the competition from the start Friday and finished the three heats in 2 minutes, 39.41 seconds.
Marcel Rohner won silver in Switzerland 1 in 2:40.01. Sean Olsson in Britain 1 and Bruno Mingeon each finished in 2:40.06.
Brian Shimer fails again to medalNAGANO, Japan (AP) -- Nobody should have to endure this much pain.
A decade ago, Brian Shimer watched Brent Rushlaw lose an Olympic bobsled medal for the United States by two-hundredths of a second.
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