Two Wyoming Bobsledders. Two Horrific Brain Injuries. One Survivor.

Travis Bell and Joe Sisson were close friends and rising stars in bobsled before crashes derailed their careers. Two decades later, one of them wonders why he thrived and his friend is gone.

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William Person, a Bobsledder, Sues U.S.A. Skelton Over Brain Injuries

William Person, who competed from 1999 to 2007, wants to lead a class of plaintiffs seeking compensation for health problems he says were caused by years of sledding.

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Olympic Bobsledder Who Killed Himself Likely Had C.T.E.

Pavle Jovanovic, who represented the United States at the 2006 Olympics, is believed to be the first athlete in a sliding sport to be found with a disease caused by repeated brain traumas.

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Sledding Athletes Are Taking Their Lives. Did Brain-Rattling Rides and High-Speed Crashes Damage Their Brains?

Not long ago, Pavle Jovanovic was among the world’s top bobsledders. In retirement, he battled mental illness and substance abuse. Were brain injuries the cause of his demise and that of others in his sport?

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