Training Camp Prepares Bobsledders For Winter Games

The following is an excerpt from an article originally posted at

About two dozen women have spent this week at a training camp in Lake Placid, N.Y., where they are learning all about Olympic bobsledding.

The women, who come from all over the country, have been recruited to potentially become members of the Women’s Olympic Bobsled Team, which will compete in the Olympics in 2014.

“I don’t think people realize how hard it is to run down a hill while you’re pushing something that’s going really fast,” said Katelyn Kelly, one of the women training for the team.

“We need to identify athletes and get them ready. You can’t just walk off the street and jump on the ice and perform at the World Cup or the Olympic level,” said Dave Owens, who will coach the Women’s Bobsled Team at the Winter Olympics in 2014.

The women who do well at this week’s training camp will be invited back to more training camps.

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