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  • La Cañada luger Kate Hansen ready to go in Sochi

    La Cañada luger Kate Hansen ready to go in Sochi
    More than a decade after Kate Hansen first began her days practicing the luge, she finds herself upon the doorstep of realizing her Olympics dream. In her second attempt at making the United States Olympics women’s luge team, the La Cañada High...
  • Luge run at Blue Mountain brings Olympic excitement

    Theresa Buckley of Salisbury is just 17, and she's been far from home these past few years, traveling the country and Europe as one of the best junior luge sliders in the U.S. Last weekend, Buckley, who is a junior cyber school student because of her...
  • For Baltimore-born Olympic luger Summer Britcher, risk-taking runs in her blood

    For Baltimore-born Olympic luger Summer Britcher, risk-taking runs in her blood
    She hails from a family of Baltimore firefighters, but Summer Britcher's life runs counter. She battles the ice. One of the youngest members of the Olympic luge team, Britcher, 19, is competing in her first Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Opening...
  • La Canada High School grad goes for gold

    La Canada High School grad goes for gold
    More than a decade after Kate Hansen first began sledding, she finds herself closer than ever to realizing her Olympic dream. The La Cañada High School graduate succeeded in her second attempt at making the U.S. women's luge team and will compete Monday...
  • Kate Hansen 'focused' on eve of Olympics debut

    Kate Hansen 'focused' on eve of Olympics debut
    With members of her family now having joined her in Sochi, Russia, Kate Hansen is zeroing in on her Winter Olympics debut. Hansen, a 2010 La Cañada High graduate, will make her first Olympics run in the women’s singles luge on Monday at 6:30 a.m....
  • Grant Gordon: 'Go Kate, go!'

    Grant Gordon: 'Go Kate, go!'
    “The Olympic games are coming and she’s on the luge team/ She’s the fastest on the ice that anybody’s ever seen/ Go Kate, go!” - Ukulele Bartt It’s hard to know somebody after just one phone call. It’s an...
  • La Cañada's Kate Hansen slides into 10th at first day of Olympic competition

    La Cañada's Kate Hansen slides into 10th at first day of Olympic competition
    If there was a statement to be made by La Cañada Flintridge resident Kate Hansen on the inaugural day of her first-ever Olympic competition, perhaps it’s that the 21-year-old was at the XXII Winter Games to both compete and have a good time....
  • Summer Britcher in 15th place after two runs in Olympic women's singles luge

    Summer Britcher in 15th place after two runs in Olympic women's singles luge
    SOCHI, Russia – Meeting the international press here for the first time here last week, Summer Britcher frowned when a journalist referred to her as a surprise member of the U.S. luge team. After all, the reporter asked, who would have expected...
  • Olympic committee ends India's suspension amid Winter Games

    Olympic committee ends India's suspension amid Winter Games
    MUMBAI, India -- Ending an embarrassing chapter in the annals of sport in this country, the International Olympic Committee on Tuesday lifted a ban on India after corruption-tainted athletic officials were removed from their posts. It was the first time...
  • Summer Britcher finishes 15th in women's singles luge at Olympics

    Summer Britcher finishes 15th in women's singles luge at Olympics
    Summer Britcher, the Baltimore-born teenager, finished in 15th place in the women's singles luge event as her American teammate made history. Britcher, 19, ended with a time of 3 minutes, 24.143 seconds after her four runs, which was 4.38 seconds behind...
  • Summer Britcher finishes 15th in Olympic women's luge singles

    SOCHI, Russia – U.S. luger Summer Britcher competes in an individual sport, but these Games have been all about the team for the Baltimore-born teen and her fellow American sliders. Britcher – who finished 15th in the women's event, which...