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John Napier 7th in World Cup bobsled

Updated: December 18, 2010, 4:53 PM ET
Associated Press

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- It's been a month and a day since Olympic bobsledder John Napier returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan. Now, he can really say he's back home.

He competed in World Cup event for the first time on his home track at Lake Placid since he won gold in a stunning triumph a year ago in the two-man race. Napier's comeback began with a solid seventh place on Saturday with brakeman Laszlo Vandracsek.

The mortar and rocket fire Napier endured in the Afghan province ...

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