US bobsledder Chuck Berkeley calls selections for Sochi Games roster 'corrupt'
Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014 04:00 am
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - A bobsledder who failed to make the U.S. team calls his country's selection process for the Sochi Games "corrupt." He says men and women who deserved spots were passed over.
Chuck Berkeley tells The Associated Press it's been frustrating to be part of a federation that he believes made decisions for Olympic spots based on popularity.
U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation CEO Darrin Steele says he stands by the selections.
Berkeley also had harsh words on Twitter for Lolo Jones, the brakeman in the USA-3 women's bobsled driven by Jazmine Fenlator. After the sled finished 11th in the first two runs of competition Tuesday, Berkeley wrote that the sled would have been better if Katie Eberling was pushing.