Track star is one of three push athlete/brakemen chosen in close competition.
Olympic skier will rest a few days, her publicist said, then begin "aggressive physical therapy.
With Sochi Winter Olympics ahead, sports minister says "it was possible to calculate how much resonance it would cause in the West."
Olympic champion, who is recovering from knee surgery, has her eye on the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Russia still has "a big stake in making sure the Olympics work," he tells Jay Leno.
Medals awarded Feb. 15, 2014, will commemorate the first anniversary of the meteor.
Hurdler-turned-bobsledder reportedly tangled with stepdaughter of the sport's "Bobfather."
Hurdler, now aiming for the Winter Olympics, complained about her $741 paycheck.
Skier undergoes successful repair of ACL, MCL tears after returning home on a private jet believed to belong to Tiger Woods.
Skier will undergo reconstructive knee surgery after frightening crash in Super-G race.