Skeleton officials deny 2 protests over Williams’ skeleton helmet, upholding Britain’s goldBy Tim Reynolds, AP
Saturday, February 20, 2010
FIBT denies 2 protests over Williams’ skeleton win
WHISTLER, British Columbia — The International Federation of Bobsleigh and Tobogganing says it has denied two more protests questioning the legality of the helmet Britain’s Amy Williams used to win the Olympic women’s skeleton gold medal.
Protests were filed after the race Friday by Canada and the United States. The U.S. also filed one on Thursday.
Each protest said Williams’ helmet does not conform to aerodynamic standards. The FIBT disagreed with each argument.
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.
WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the case says a second protest has been filed about the helmet Britain’s Amy Williams used while sliding to the gold medal in the Olympic women’s skeleton competition.
The person tells The Associated Press that the protest filed less than an hour after Williams clinched her gold medal on Friday night is “more detailed” than the one denied a day earlier by the International Federation of Bobsleigh and Tobogganing.
The FIBT did not immediately say when it would hear the latest protest.
A bloc of nations, including the United States, are arguing that Williams’ helmet does not conform to aerodynamic standards.
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