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Lolo Jones Wins Silver Medal With U.S. Bobsled Team, Vies for Spot on Winter Olympics Squad

Track athlete Lolo Jones could be closer to returning to the Olympic stage — in the Winter Olympics. Jones is a second-year member of the U.S. women’s bobsled team and on Saturday, the U.S swept the medals in Park City, Utah, at the Women’s Bobsled World Cup. Jones and Jamie Greubel tied for silver with Jazmine Fenlator and Lauryn Williams with a time of 1:39.24. Jones is...
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December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Olympian says he will work out naked until he finds apparel sponsor

US Olympic runner Nick Symmonds has a tremendous sense of humor. What he does not have, however, is an apparel sponsor. The Winter Games in Sochi begin in just over a month, and Symmonds is still searching for some financial assistance. Until he finds it, he will have to alter his training routine. On Wednesday, […]
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January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Kenenisa Bekele to make marathon debut in Paris

Ethiopian distance running great Kenenisa Bekele will make his marathon debut in Paris, race organizers said Thursday, putting on hold a high-profile rematch with Mo Farah. Bekele's participation in the Paris Marathon on April 6 follows his first half marathon at the Great North Run in Britain in September, which he won by a second ahead of Britain's Farah, the Olympic champion...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Olympic champ Bolt to run again at Golden Spike in June

Usain Bolt will compete again at the Golden Spike in Ostrava on June 17. Organizers say the Jamaican great has yet to decide whether to run the 100 or 200 meters. Bolt previously said his goal for this year was to break his own 200 world record of 19.19 seconds. Bolt says "Ostrava is a fast track when the weather is good. I look forward to good weather and good performances in...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Olympic long-distance double champ Farah to make full marathon debut

Olympic long-distance double champion Mo Farah will compete in the London Marathon in April, and this time he's planning to run the full distance. Farah ran the first half of the 2013 race to assess the course and opposition in preparation for his full marathon debut at this year's race on April 13. "I am expecting it to be one of my toughest races and a real learning...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Jones, Williams picked for US Olympic bobsled team

Lauryn Williams and Lolo Jones have been selected for the U.S. bobsled team that will compete in next month's Sochi Olympics. They are now positioned to join a group of eight other Americans who have competed in both the Summer and Winter Games. Williams is a three-time summer Olympian who helped the U.S. win a gold medal in the 400-meter relay at the London Games. Jones is a two...
Via AP on Fox
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Lolo Jones bound for Sochi with selection to US Bobsled team

Lauryn Williams and Lolo Jones have been selected for the U.S. bobsled team that will compete in next month's Sochi Olympics. They are now positioned to join a group of eight other Americans who have competed in both the Summer and Winter Games. Williams is a three-time summer Olympian who helped the U.S. win a gold medal in the 400-meter relay at the London Games. Jones is a two...
Via AP on Fox
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Lolo Jones named to U.S. bobsled team for Sochi Olympics

World-renowned track athlete Lolo Jones is in some pretty elite company — she’s just the ninth American athlete to be named to both Summer and Winter Olympic Games. On Sunday Jones was named as one of three pushers on the U.S. Women’s bobsled team headed to Sochi in February, according to Yahoo! Sports.  Jones is a second-year member of the U.S. national bobsled team, following...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

19-year-old Penn track star reportedly jumps to her death

Madison Holleran posted a picture (bottom) of downtown Philadelphia around 6pm on Friday night to her Instagram account, and an hour later, she was found dead at the bottom of a parking structure. Authorities are ruling it a suicide, but questions obviously remain as to why a beautiful 19-year-old girl from Allendale, NJ would jump […]Continue reading...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

USBSF defending Jones' selection to Olympic team

Lolo Jones ''absolutely'' earned her spot on the U.S. Olympic bobsled team, the federation's top officer said Thursday night, insisting the selection committee relied only on data and results in making its picks. U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation CEO Darrin Steele told The Associated Press that he even double-checked all the numbers that were pored over while deciding on the...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

US Olympic bobsled suits leave little to imagination, as illustrated by Lolo Jones’ posterior (pic/vid)

Lolo Jones took to Twitter and Facebook on Wednesday to showcase and debut the bodysuits the US Olympic Bobsled Team will sport in Sochi, And as anyone with a functioning pair of eyes can attest, the unis are skin-tight and leave very, very little to the imagination. The selection of Jones, a polarizing figure even […]The post US Olympic bobsled suits leave little to imagination...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Vine: Lolo Jones Wants You To Know That Her Bobsledding Suit Is Tight

Lolo Jones, former Olympic hurdler and current Olympic bobsledder, wants you to know that the suit she’ll be wearing for the games in Sochi next week is tight. She and the rest of her teammates have been taking photos and Vines of just how tight we’re talking. Under Armour is clearly making sure that its design doesn’t cost the team any precious moments during their races....
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Lolo Jones Models Skin-Tight Olympic Bobsled Suit (Video)

Being aerodynamic in bobsledding is important, since a win can come down to a tenth of a second. That means bobsled racing suits have to be as tight as possible to eliminate drag — and that means racers sometimes have to sacrifice comfort. U.S. bobsledder Lolo Jones recently showed off the suit the U.S. bobsled team will be wearing for the Olympic Games in Sochi, and the Under...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Lolo Jones Models Tight Bobsled Suit (Video)

Lolo Jones and teammate Jamie Greubel modeled the extra tight bobsled suits in the picture above from her Facebook page. They are skin tight so they can go faster in the bobsled of course. They are designed by Under Armour who seem to be everywhere these days. If that wasn’t enough for you, Jones posted a Vine in the suit.
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Lolo Jones Shows Off Under Armour 2014 Winter Olympics USA Bobsled Uniform

Track and field star and now bobsled queen, Lolo Jones, gives us a look (above) at the Under Armour 2014 Winter Olympics USA Bobsled uniform she and her teammates will be wearing in Sochi. Follow us on Twitter @mobettershoes. You can follow Ian on Twitter @soxanddawgs. And be sure to like us on Facebook and Pinterest as well. photo credit: lolo...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Lolo Jones shows off skin tight USA Olympic bobsled uniforms

With the Olympics just a week away, athletes are starting to get acquainted with the uniforms they’ll be wearing for the Sochi games. The Women’s Olympic Bobsled Team, featuring Lolo Jones, showed off their skin-tight aerodynamic suits. May need to check out bobsledding at this year’s games. The post Lolo Jones shows off skin tight USA Olympic bobsled uniforms appeared first on Diehardsport.
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Lolo Jones back at Olympics, savoring the moment

Lolo Jones is telling the story about how she became a bobsledder, her words becoming difficult to decipher she tries to keep herself from crying. So she wraps the tale up quickly, her eyes welling with tears as she shouts the four words: ''They had my back.'' Of all the words Jones said Monday, they might have been the most telling. It's no secret that she wasn't going to win...
Via AP on Fox
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Lolo Jones posts evidence of ginormous goose egg above eye suffered during training (video)

Sure, some of her bobsled teammates on Team USA may think she doesn’t deserve to be on the Olympics squad, but Lolo Jones shows how she is willing to get all bruised and battered if it contributes to the betterment of the team. Jones posted a video to Instagram documenting how she had suffered a […]The post Lolo Jones posts evidence of ginormous goose egg above eye suffered during...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

US bobsledder Lolo Jones fighting off cold, flu

American bobsledder Lolo Jones has gotten ill at the Sochi Olympics. Jones tweeted Monday that she was in a ''quarantine room'' in the village. U.S. bobsled spokeswoman Amanda Bird confirmed Jones exhibited cold and flu symptoms, and that the move was precautionary. Jones was back with teammates later Monday. ''Single room was nice just wish I had one of those stray dogs to keep...
Via AP on Fox
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Lolo Jones Quarantined In Sochi With Flu-like Symptoms

American Bobsledder Lolo Jones had to deal with a bout of illness ahead of her bobsled competition in Sochi. Jones tweeted Monday that she had just been released from a quarantine room in the Olympic village, and U.S. bobsled spokeswoman Amanda Bird confirmed Jones exhibited cold and flu symptoms, according to the Associated Press. Just released... been in quarantine room in Olympic...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Winter Olympics: Behind The Scenes With U.S. Bobsledder Lolo Jones (Photos)

Lolo Jones is no stranger to headlines. The U.S. track and field star has a massive media presence, and is one of the most recognizable names on the U.S. Olympic squad. She’s competing as a member of the bobsled team in this year’s Olympics in Sochi, and while her inclusion over some of the sports’ veterans garnered some questioning, Jones has proven that she can compete with...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Lolo Jones not minding underdog role in Sochi

Lolo Jones knows weird things can happen at an Olympics. In Beijing and London, that worked against her. In Sochi, it may prove to be her medal breakthrough. The reality is that being in USA-3 with Jazmine Fenlator for the women's bobsled competition at the Sochi Games quite simply means that Jones is not expected to leave the Olympics with a medal. It's far from impossible, but...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

SOCHI SCENE: Too hot for Lolo

Lolo Jones remains on a quest for Olympic gold. For now, she'd settle for cold. Warm weather during the first week have given the Sochi Games more of a summer feel, and Jones, now a U.S. bobsledder after running hurdles in Beijing and London, isn't happy that she's not getting to wear any of her stylish winter gear. ''I'm pissed,'' she said, cracking a smile. ''I wanted to wear...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

USA-1 leads in Olympic bobsled, Lolo Jones 11th

An American track star is two runs from Olympic history. No, not her. Lauryn Williams, who had never pushed a bobsled or even sat inside one until just six months ago, and teammate Elana Meyers lead in USA-1 at the halfway point of women's Olympic bobsled. They completed two drives down the Sanki Sliding Center track in 1 minute, 54.89 seconds on Tuesday to lead Canada's Kaillie...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Lolo Jones ripped by men’s bobsledder after poor performance

Lolo Jones’ experience at the Olympics in Sochi are not off to a much better start than the Summer Games in London a couple of years ago. Jones and her teammate Jazmine Fenlator had a poor finish in the early heats of the two-woman bobsled event, as they stand 11th our of 19 places. This […]Continue reading...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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