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Canada's Sam Edney wins World Cup luge event

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Sam Edney became the first Canadian male winner in World Cup luge history Saturday. The 30-year-old Edney finished in 46.146 seconds on his home track. Race officials reduced the competition to one run because of bad weather and poor track conditions. Olympic champion Felix Loch of Germany was second in 46.255, and Chris Mazdzer of the United States was third...
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December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Olympian Hamlin, Mazdzer lead USA Luge championships

  Olympic bronze medalist Erin Hamlin has a sizable lead halfway through the USA Luge women's national championships, and veteran slider Chris Mazdzer holds a dominant edge after the first two runs of the men's title series. Hamlin finished two runs Saturday morning in 1 minute, 29.063 seconds, to lead the women's field by 0.158 seconds over Summer Britcher and 0.172 seconds over...
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November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Felix Loch wins Olympic gold in Men’s Luge, full results from Sochi

Felix Loch of Germany won the gold medal in Men’s Luge. The times from four runs were added together with Loch’s  3:27.526 beat out Russia’s Albert Detschenko who posted a 3:28.002. Armin Zoeggeler of Italy finished third to claim the bronze. The highest finishing US athlete was Christopher Mazdzer who finished 13th. Tukcer West was 22nd and Aidan Kelly finished 24th. Men’s...
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Olympic luger's death triggers memories

Everyone knew the danger. An uneasiness hung in the frosted Canadian air four years ago. Nerves were on edge. For good reason. Just hours before the flame was ignited on Feb. 12, 2010 in Vancouver, an otherwise typical morning in the picture-perfect Blackcomb Mountains turned tragic. Back in Lake Placid, N.Y., Aidan Kelly was on his computer in study hall monitoring the luge competitors...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Americans grab silver at luge junior worlds

Two lugers who will compete at the Sochi Olympics helped the Americans win a silver medal in the team relay Saturday at the junior world championships. Summer Britcher and Tucker West had the singles portions of the team relay for the U.S., which finished runner-up to Austria. Britcher is 19 and West 18, and both will make their Olympic debuts in Sochi. They teamed with 17-year...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

US Olympic luge team roster revealed

Tucker West is now the youngest male slider to qualify for a U.S. Olympic luge team, after he and Aidan Kelly secured the final two spots Saturday on the 10-person squad that will compete at the Sochi Games in February. The 18-year-old West is a three-time USA Luge start champion. West and Kelly join Chris Mazdzer on the men's singles team. The other teams were set before Saturday...
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December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

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