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John Daly unretires, will pursue 2018 Olympic skeleton spot

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) Two-time Olympic skeleton competitor John Daly is returning to the sport after a nearly three-year hiatus.

Daly has been on the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's testing pool list since March. He will be eligible to compete for a spot on the World Cup team once he's completed the international federation's rule of racing in five competitions on at least three tracks over two seasons.

Daly left the sport after finishing a heartbreaking 15th at the 2014 Sochi Games. He was in bronze medal position, just ahead of teammate Matt Antoine, after the first day of competition and needed two more consistent runs for a chance to make the podium.

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On the fourth and final run, Daly's sled popped out of the starting groove and sent him into a skid, losing valuable time. He crossed the finish line with his head buried in his hands. Antoine took the bronze.