QUICK LINKS:

USBSF defending Jones' selection to Olympic team

Created: 01/23/2014 8:29 PM WHEC.com

The U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation is defending Lolo Jones' selection to the team picked to compete in the Sochi Olympics, saying it relied on data, results and nothing else.

Jones is one of three athletes picked to push sleds in Sochi. She was named to the team Sunday night. The federation has gotten a number of complaints since suggesting that it chose Jones because of her popularity.

USBSF CEO Darrin Steele tells The Associated Press that no outside entity had any influence over the selection committee and that he has double-checked all available data since to make sure Jones was the right pick.

Emily Azevedo and Katie Eberling were other candidates for the third push spot.



Lake Effect Snow Advisory

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Monroe
Expires: 11/20/2014 7:00 PM

Lake Effect Snow Warning

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Genesee; Northern Erie; Southern Erie; Wyoming
Expires: 11/21/2014 1:00 AM

Lake Effect Snow Advisory

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Livingston
Expires: 11/21/2014 4:00 AM

Lake Effect Snow Advisory

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Northern Cayuga; Wayne
Expires: 11/21/2014 6:00 PM

Rochester

Overcast
25°
29° | 23°
  • Feels like: 12° F
  • Wind: WSW 17mph
  • Humidity: 78%
  • Fri Snow showers
    28° | 19°
  • Sat Mostly cloudy
    40° | 17°
  • Sun Mostly cloudy
    49° | 34°
  • Mon Showers possible in the afternoon
    59° | 46°