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2002 gold medalist Todd Hays has retired from bobsledding after a head injury
2002 gold medalist Todd Hays has retired from bobsledding after a head injury

After turmoil and injuries, US sled team poised to win in Vancouver

Four years ago, the US Bobsled and Skeleton Federation, then based in Lake Placid, fell into turmoil just before the Winter Olympics in Turin. The team dismissed head-coach Tim Nardiello following allegations of sexual harassment. Top athletes were knocked out of competition by freak accidents and a controversy involving performance-enhancing drugs. Team leaders say they've rebuilt the organization and developed a powerful new stable of athletes who could return to the podium in Vancouver. But as Brian Mann reports, the Americans will have to compete without one of its best bobsledders.  Go to full article

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