Figure Skating: Skate Canada International

Anna Pogorilaya to miss Olympics

Russian figure skater Anna Pogorilaya, who at this time last year was an Olympic medal favorite, said she will miss the rest of the season i…

Carmelita Jeter

Fastest woman alive nearly tried bobsled

Carmelita Jeter’s speed allowed her to win three medals as a sprinter at the 2012 Summer Olympics. And it nearly allowed her to pursue a new…

David Wise

Who is David Wise?

Name: David WiseCountry: United StatesAge: 27Sport: FreeskiingDiscipline: Halfpipe2016/17 AFP halfpipe ranking: 13th Accolades 2014 Olympic …

Thomas Walsh

Who is Thomas Walsh?

Ski Beginnings  Born Jan. 30, 1995 in Vail, Colo. Inspired by his mother, a ski instructor, Walsh started skiing at 2 and racing at 5. Walsh…

Danelle Umstead

Who is Danelle Umstead?

Ski Beginnings  Born Feb. 15, 1972 in Des Plaines, Ill. At 13, Umstead was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a genetic eye condition that…

Andrew Kurka

Who is Andrew Kurka?

Ski Beginnings  Born Jan. 27, 1992 in Homer, Alaska. He originally wanted to go to the Olympics as a wrestler, and won multiple state champi…

Chris Mazdzer

Who is Chris Mazdzer?

Luge Beginnings  Born June 26, 1988 in Pittsfield, Mass. Mazdzer grew up just miles from the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, an…

Nina Roth

Who is Nina Roth?

Nina Roth, the skip of the U.S. Olympic women’s curling team, led her rink to fifth place at the 2017 World Championships and will be making…