2024-07-18 12:00 AM

Abbey Has No Bones About Skeleton Trial

TOM ABBEY, a trainer at Vantage Fitness, will try out for the U.S. Olympic Team when he goes to Lake Placid New York. He has been invited to train for a spot on the skeleton team, an event similar to the luge, except athletes slide head first. (Photo: News-Press)

Fitness Trainer Slides Face First For Olympic Shot  Tom Abbey grew up in Buffalo, New York, so he’s no stranger to sledding head-first down snow banks. But, technically, he’s never competed in the event he hopes will qualify him for the 2010 Olympics.

Skating Under the Stars

Everywhere you turned at Wollman Rink in New York’s Central Park, you saw celebrities. There were TV stars from Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, such as Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Tamara Tunie; musical stars, such as Kelly Rowland; members of the Harlem Globetrotters; Broadway stars, like Tony winner Lachanze; and Olympic skaters, like […]