The ‘skeleton tree’ of supporters’ names on Mimi Rahneva’s sled inspires the self-made slider before every run

By Dan Plouffe When rocketing around corners down a frozen course at over 100 km/h, one wrong turn can be disastrous for a skeleton racer. But for Ottawa native Mimi Rahneva, a wrong turn wound up giving her skeleton career an instrumental twist on her path to the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. In the dead…

#OnlyOneLaneInBob: Olympic relay sprinter seeks to ease pain of 2012 disqualification

By Michael Sun Seyi Smith’s bobsleigh career only began a few months ago at the WinSport training facility in Calgary. The Olympic sprinter-turned-bobsledder had been training around other Olympic athletes to stay in shape after retiring from track two years ago. “The consistency from being around other athletes sort of brought me back into it,”…