For some bobsled hopefuls, the Olympics may be a click away
USABS already has gotten dozens of serious candidates involved, through Zoom video conferences with coaches and established athletes and past bobsled and skeleton Olympians. “COVID or no COVID, we’ve got to be thinking about ways that we can be more efficient and really get a greater reach,” McGuire said. Dionne said it’s not outside the realm of possibility that someone who comes into the program this fall could still find themselves on the 2022 U.S. Olympic bobsled team. And this season, it's unclear how much U.S. national team athletes will be overseas because of the pandemic. “And we’re also trying to fill the pipeline for bobsled and skeleton drivers more than anything.
Bobsled worlds moved to Germany over coronavirus worries
This season’s bobsled and skeleton world championships were awarded to Altenberg, Germany, and moved out of Lake Placid, New York, on Tuesday because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic and potential travel complications. The International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation said it made the move “to protect the health of athletes and spectators across the globe.” Lake Placid will be awarded the 2025 world championships instead. The IBSF plans to release the updated schedule for the entire bobsled and skeleton season, including World Cup races, later Tuesday. Most of the athletes in the world championships would be coming from Europe. Altenberg played host to bobsled and skeleton worlds this past season as well; Germany won gold medals in men’s skeleton, women’s skeleton, two-man bobsled and four-man bobsled.
Settlement reached in lawsuit related to draining of 4 GBRA lakes
GUADALUPE VALLEY LAKES, Texas – A settlement has been reached in one of the court cases regarding Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority and the property owners along the Guadalupe Valley lakes. The GBRA owns the six dams that create the Guadalupe Valley Lakes system and the waters within the lakes. Those lakes include Lake Dunlap, Lake McQueeny, Lake Placid, Meadow Lake, Lake Gonzales and Lake Wood. In August 2019, the GBRA announced that Lake Gonzales, Meadow Lake, Lake Placid and Lake McQueeney would be drained due to concerns over aging dams. Watch exact moment of partial dam failure at Lake DunlapLake Gonzales was expected to be dewatered first, followed by Meadow Lake, Lake Placid and Lake McQueeney.