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Luge Duos Win Silver, Bronze,
End 34-year U.S. Medal Drought

Two doubles teams ended a 34-year drought by the United States in luge Friday as Gordy Sheer and Chris Thorpe (pictured, front) won the silver medal, and Mark Grimmette and Brian Martin claimed the bronze. Stefan Krausse and Jan Behrendt of Germany won the gold with two runs in 1 minute, 41.105 seconds.

Luge Federation Forms Multinational Training Team
In an effort to expand the sport of luge to countries that do not traditionally compete in the event, a federation has formed that supports competitors from the likes of Bermuda, Greece, New Zealand, Somalia, India, South Korea and Taiwan. The team is comprised of athletes representing different nations who have a stronger identity together than alone.

Barbara Niedernhuber
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Germans Take Gold, Silver
Germany went 1-2 in women's luge Wednesday as Silke Kraushaar won the Olympic gold medal with a time of 3 minutes, 23.779 seconds, edging out teammate Barbara Niedernhuber (pictured), who took the silver in 3:23.781. Angelika Neuner of Austria won the bronze.

georg hackl
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For Third Time, Hackl Is Golden
Germany's Georg Hackl (pictured) won his third consecutive gold medal in the luge Monday, compiling a time of 3 minutes, 18.436 seconds for four runs down the 15-turn Spiral course. Armin Zoeggler of Italy won the silver in 3:18.939, and Jens Mueller of Germany was third in 3:19.093. The top American, Wendell Suckow, finished sixth in 3:19.728.

 U.S., Canada File Protest Over German's Boots

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