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Olympic bobsledder Katie Eberling poses for a portrait during the 2013 U.S. Olympic Team Media Summit in Park City, Utah

Olympic bobsledder Katie Eberling poses for a portrait during the 2013 U.S. Olympic Team Media Summit in Park City, Utah September 30, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS BOBSLEIGH PORTRAIT)

Katie Eberling - Snubbed Olympic hopeful

Yahoo SportsFebruary 27, 2014

In January, Katie Eberling sat in a room with all the other American bobsled hopefuls and listened as the names for Team USA were called. Hers wasn't among them.

"I was completely, absolutely gutted," Eberling said by phone on Tuesday from her home in suburban Chicago. "Indescribably emotional. A very low place to be in."

What made headlines was one of the names that was called: Lolo Jones, a selection many viewed as a publicity stunt – a ratings move. For Eberling, three times a World Cup medalist this season, hearing Jones' name and not hers was just a crushing reality.
Eric Adelson