bobsled 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' For A Better Bobsled, Team USA Turns To Race Cars http://wrkf.org/post/better-bobsled-team-usa-turns-race-cars When you meet bobsled driver Steve Holcomb, he doesn't talk about his Olympic gold medal — the one he won with the four-man team at the <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=124170290" target="_blank">Vancouver Olympics in 2010</a>. Instead, he talks about the one that got away.<p>Four years ago, his two-man bobsled started the Olympic run with a great push. "I was actually winning the race in Vancouver," Holcomb says. But then he "made a driving mistake, and we went from first place to sixth place in two turns."<p>Holcomb blames himself. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 08:25:00 +0000 Robert Smith 21347 at http://wrkf.org For A Better Bobsled, Team USA Turns To Race Cars