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Sochi recap: Luge, men’s doubles

Germany’s Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt capped a 2013-14 World Cup season-for-the-ages with their first Olympic gold medals. Date: 12-Feb Sport: Luge Event: Men’s Doubles – Runs 1 and 2 Medalists: Tobias Wendl/Tobias Arlt (German...

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Sochi recap: Women’s luge

In her third Olympics, Erin Hamlin made history, earning the first singles luge medal for the U.S. With the weight of her federation on her shoulders, the 27-year-old Hamlin was smooth as well, ice. Her bronze medal breaks the 0-80 losing streak &h...

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Sochi recap, Women’s luge, first two runs

Erin Hamlin’s long-shot bid for a medal looks a bit stronger at the halfway point of the women’s luge. She raced to the second fastest time in the first run, then improved her start to go a little faster in … Continue reading &rarr...

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Sochi recap: Men’s luge

German Felix Loch won his second-consecutive gold medal in luge, while the Americans extended the country’s dry spell in singles luge to 0-80. Date: 9- Feb Sport: Luge Event: Men’s singles, runs 3 and 4 Medalists: Felix Loch (GER), Albert Demche...

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Sochi recap: Men’s luge, first two runs

Not too many surprises in men’s luge at the halfway point. Germany’s Felix Loch, the favorite, leads ahead of ageless Russian Albert Demchenko and Italian Armin Zöggeler. Germany’s David Möller had a rough time in 14th. Event: ...

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2014 medal projections: Jan. 14 update

Time for a few tweaks given the results (and untimely injuries) of late — and when you add it all up, we have a new leader: Alpine skiing: Lindsey Vonn’s absence shakes things up a bit and pretty well insures the … Continue readin...

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2014 medal projections: Luge

Updated Jan. 14 and Feb. 4 Germany. Oh, you want more detail? OK. But anyone who makes the German team (only three spots in individual races, two in doubles) is a contender. The German men took the top four places in the … Continue reading &...

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Monday Myriad, Feb. 11: Ligety, Ligety

Headlines of the weekend: – The USA’s Ted Ligety won his second gold medal at the Alpine skiing world championships, adding the supercombined to the super-G. Super. – Norway’s Emil Hegle Svendsen won the sprint and held on ...

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