Steven Holcomb US Bobsledding star Found Dead

Steven Holcomb US Bobsledding star Found Dead

The lifeless body of the American champion was discovered not far from his teammates.
What happened to Steven Holcomb?

The 2010 Olympic bobsleigh champion, was found dead in his room at the US team’s training center in Lake Placid on Saturday (May 6th). For now, the cause of death is unknown.

He was 37.

The native of Park City, Utah, was a three-time Olympian, and his signature moment came at the 2010 Vancouver Games when he piloted his four-man sled to a win that snapped a 62-year gold-medal drought for the U.S. in bobsled’s signature race.

Steven Holcomb
Steven Holcomb

“It would be easy to focus on the loss in terms of his Olympic medals and enormous athletic contributions to the organization, but USA Bobsled and Skeleton is a family and right now we are trying to come to grips with the loss of our teammate, our brother and our friend,” said Darrin Steele, the federation’s CEO who had known Holcomb for two decades.

His death quickly resonated through the Olympic community.

“Incredibly sad to hear about the passing of @StevenHolcomb,” U.S. women’s soccer star Carli Lloyd tweeted. “Deepest sympathies go out to his loved ones.”

“Dreadful, dreadful news,” bobsledding broadcaster Martin Haven said on Twitter. “Holcy was one of the friendliest, most open guys you could hope to meet… I’m heartbroken.”

Funeral arrangements were not immediately announced.

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3 thoughts on “Steven Holcomb US Bobsledding star Found Dead

  1. I am utterly devestated at this news, Steve Holcomb was the greatest #keratoconus inspiration to me and down to him for the reason I am where I am today, the man who proved having this condition didn’t matter! RIP big man, you are now at peace! You shal not be forgotten

  2. Please don’t focus too much attention on his medals. He was great. More importantly a beloved family member has been taken, and this is so devestating for anyone who has lost someone so young. God heal them quickly, comfort them, and please remember people, he was so much loved by so many people in his family, that truly is the tradgedy of this horrific lose.

  3. So sad. I watched him during the Olympics, and I related to his story on keratoconus because I have that condition as well.

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