Skeleton News

2014 Olympics (Skeleton)

Welcome All!

Introduction

Welcome all to Skeleton News! Here is where you can learn about skeleton and follow Matt Antoine as he battles in the Sochi Winter Olympics. Standings are listed at the bottom of the page.

What is Skeleton?

The sport of Skeleton is a time trialed downhill sliding sport. The athletes lay on a special type of sled and go down the same frozen track that Luge and Bobsleigh use. The event was recently added to the games in the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.
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Road To Sochi

In the video above, Matt Antoine won his first ever World Cup in Lake Placid, New York. His outstanding time also awarded him with a gold medal to take home. Hopefully this race gave him good momentum to carry into the Olympics. Good job Matt!
American Antoine wins Lake Placid Skeleton - Universal Sports

Congratulations!

Matt Antoine brought home a bronze today for the United States!
Sochi Now Antoine wins bronze in skeleton, USA def Russia in hockey

Matt Antoine

Matt Antoine is a Olympic Athlete who is on the American Skeleton team. He has competed in Skeleton since 2003 and is currently 28 years old. He was born on April 2, 2014 and he grew up the youngest of his two other siblings. He recently won the World Cup in Lake Placid, New York and said he's gained momentum for Sochi! His personal twitter and fanpage are linked above.