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  • News | Beijing 2022

    Behind the scenes with China’s young skeleton team

    China’s young skeleton team are preparing for the Olympic Winter Games in the best possible environment at the Shenyang Olympic Sports Centre, while building work on the Yanqing Sliding Centre, which will be used for Beijing 2022, continues in the mountains. The host country of the next Winter Games has every intention of entering high-performance male and female athletes in three years’ time.
    19 Feb 2019 | Olympic News, Beijing 2022, People's Republic of China, Skeleton
  • Document

    Skeleton

    To discover when skeleton appeared on the programme of the Olympic Winter Games and how the different events evolved from 1928 to our days, such as the inclusion of a women’s event.
  • Document

    Skeleton

    To discover when skeleton appeared on the programme of the Olympic Winter Games and how the different events evolved from 1928 to our days, such as the inclusion of a women’s event.
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Homegrown hero Yun Sungbin relives his golden skeleton feat at PyeongChang 2018

    Yun Sungbin made history at PyeongChang 2018, and won the hearts of the host nation when he became the first athlete from the Republic of Korea, and indeed the whole of Asia, to win gold in the skeleton. Looking back at his achievements a year later, he tells olympic.org that he hopes they will provide a springboard for others to follow in his footsteps.
    16 Feb 2019 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, United States of America, Alpine Skiing, Skeleton, Republic of Korea
  • Maya Pedersen Wins Her First Skeleton Gold | Video

    Maya Pedersen Wins Her First Skeleton Gold

    In a combined two-run time of 1:59.83, Swiss Maya Pedersen claims the first gold medal for her country at these Games. British Shelley Rudman of Great Britain secures the silver medal finishing just 1.23 seconds after Pedersen. Mellisa Hollingsworth of Canada claims the bronze medal, finishing 1.58 seconds after the winning time. Skeleton Women's Final - Turin 2006 Winter Olympics - Maya Pedersen (SUI), Shelley Rudman (GBR), M. Hollingsworth-Richards (CAN).
  • Gibson Captures Skeleton gold at 39 years of age | Video

    Gibson Captures Skeleton gold at 39 years of age

    At 39 years of age, Canadian Duff Gibson secures the skeleton Olympic gold, becoming the oldest individual gold medallist in Winter Olympics history. Gibson also goes down in history by claiming Canada's first skeleton Olympic title in 1:55.88. Compatriot Jeff Pain receives the silver medal and Gregor Staehli of Switzerland captures the bronze. Skeleton Men's Final - Turin 2006 Winter Olympics - Duff Gibson (CAN), Jeff Pain (CAN), Gregor Staehli (SUI)
  • Swiss Maya Pedersen Claims Skeleton Olympic title | Video

    Swiss Maya Pedersen Claims Skeleton Olympic title

    Maya Pedersen of Switzerland becomes an Olympic champion for the first time, securing gold in the women's skeleton competition. Pedersen finishes in 1:59.83 to claim Switzerland's first gold at these Games. Shelley Rudman of Great Britain, finishes 1.23 seconds after the winning time, settling for silver. Canadian Mellisa Hollingsworth takes the bronze medal home. Skeleton Women's Final - Turin 2006 Winter Olympics - Maya Pedersen (SUI), Shelley Rudman (GBR), M. Hollingsworth-Richards (CAN).
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