Bobsledder Kaillie Humphries seeks path to Beijing Olympics

Kaillie Humphries is the reigning women’s bobsled world champion and would be the gold-medal favorite in two events at the Beijing Olympics this winter. But she is in serious jeopardy of not being able to compete at those games because her U.S. citizenship is not completed. She has asked the International Olympic Committee to allow her to compete in the Games without a U.S. passport. Humphries is still a Canadian citizen. She lives in San Diego, holds a green card and is married to an American. Without IOC intervention, it seems likely the best bobsledder in the world may miss the Olympics. The IOC said Friday it is “aware of the case” and is discussing it with the appropriate sports bodies.