Sochi http://wrkf.org en Williams Is Second American To Win Winter And Summer Olympic Medals http://wrkf.org/post/williams-second-american-win-winter-and-summer-olympic-medals The top American women's bobsled teams took silver and bronze in Sochi Wednesday, but the story of the day was Lauryn Williams, who became just the second American in history to win medals at both Summer and Winter Olympics. She's the fifth person to have accomplished the feat.<p>Williams won a silver medal to match the silver she won in the 100 meters 10 years ago at the Athens Games. She also owns an Olympic gold medal, from being part of the U.S. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:53:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 22788 at http://wrkf.org Williams Is Second American To Win Winter And Summer Olympic Medals In Bobsled, 'You Learn As You Go' http://wrkf.org/post/bobsled-you-learn-you-go If there's one sport in the Winter Olympics you can do with your eyes closed, it's bobsled.<p>The bobsled brakeman does about five seconds of hard work, jumps in the sled and can then relax a bit. During the women's bobsled competition tonight in Sochi, we should keep our eyes open, because it's fun to watch.<p>The women call themselves brakemen — not brake women or brake person — in a nod to the fact that bobsled was an all-male sport until 2002.<p>Even now, the women only race two-man — not four-man — bobsled.<p>Elana Meyers is the No. 1 driver on the U.S. team. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 15:02:52 +0000 Robert Smith 22712 at http://wrkf.org In Bobsled, 'You Learn As You Go' Erin Hamlin Sets A U.S. First With Medal In Luge http://wrkf.org/post/erin-hamlin-sets-us-first-medal-luge It took 50 years — and for Erin Hamlin, three Olympics — but an American has finally won a singles medal in the sport. Erin Hamlin took bronze behind two powerful Germans in the women's final Tuesday.<p>Natalie Geisenberger's winning margin of 1.139 seconds was the largest at the Olympics since 1964, the sport's first year at the games. She set a track record on her first run Monday and did the same again on Tuesday, in a run that saw her top 84.5 mph.<p>The silver medal went to Tatjana Huefner, who won gold in the same event at the Vancouver 2010 Games. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 19:43:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 22441 at http://wrkf.org Erin Hamlin Sets A U.S. First With Medal In Luge U.S. And Canadian Women's Hockey Brings Plenty Of Heat To The Ice http://wrkf.org/post/us-and-canadian-womens-hockey-brings-plenty-heat-ice <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VocnwYpbfo</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 08:45:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 22414 at http://wrkf.org U.S. And Canadian Women's Hockey Brings Plenty Of Heat To The Ice U.S. Speedskaters Get A Little Help From Their Friends http://wrkf.org/post/us-speedskaters-get-little-help-their-friends Speedskating is the U.S.'s most successful winter Olympic Sport. In Sochi this year, great things are expected again.<p>The secret to their success includes talent, skill and hard work, but there's also a network of support that buoys the team.<p>Two-time gold medalist Shani Davis is looking to win a history-making third: He would be the first speedskater to win the same event in three different Olympics.<p>During the eight years since his first gold, Davis has brought so many kids into the sport, he's beginning to compete with them. Sun, 09 Feb 2014 14:14:00 +0000 Sonari Glinton 22360 at http://wrkf.org U.S. Speedskaters Get A Little Help From Their Friends In Team Event, Figure Skating Rivals Cheer For Each Other http://wrkf.org/post/team-event-figure-skating-rivals-cheer-each-other There's always a lot of drama in figure skating, and not necessarily on the ice. There's the judging and the personalities — think <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2014/01/16/263073794/complicating-the-tonya-and-nancy-narratives-20-years-later">Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding</a>.<p>But Thursday in Sochi, a new event debuted at the Winter Olympics: team figure skating. Now skaters compete not only individually and in pairs, but also as teams of skaters from each country. That means nearly twice the figure skating, which is great for ratings. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 08:23:00 +0000 Sonari Glinton 22266 at http://wrkf.org In Team Event, Figure Skating Rivals Cheer For Each Other 31-Year-Old Hopes To Ski Past Her (Younger) Competitors http://wrkf.org/post/31-year-old-hopes-ski-past-her-younger-competitors On a frigid day at Hatcher Pass, north of Anchorage, Alaska, cross-country skier Holly Brooks glides up to a start line.<p>This race is just a practice with her Alaska Pacific University teammates. It's a chance for Brooks to test her skills before heading to Europe for the busy World Cup season, and then to Sochi in February for the Winter Olympics. Brooks is now <a href="http://nordic.usskiteam.com/athletes/holly-brooks">a seasoned member of the U.S. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 10:51:00 +0000 editor 21010 at http://wrkf.org 31-Year-Old Hopes To Ski Past Her (Younger) Competitors