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  • Born to run? No, but this former 'Butterball' does now

    Born to run? No, but this former 'Butterball' does now
    Last night at dinner, my 6-foot-tall husband looked down at my plate and said, "You eat more than I do." It's true, and it's odd, considering I'm nearly a foot shorter than he. In my 20s, my dad referred to me lovingly as "Butterball." Headed for size...
  • Olympic Luger Killed After Crash During Training

    Olympic Luger Killed After Crash During Training
    A men's luger from the former Soviet republic of Georgia died Friday after a crash during training, an Olympic official with direct knowledge of the situation said. The death cast a shocking pall over the Vancouver Olympics hours before the opening...
  • IOC confirms Olympic luger dies after crash

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia ( AP) — A men's Olympic luger from the country of Georgia died Friday after a high-speed crash during training. IOC president Jacques Rogge said the death hours before the opening ceremony "clearly casts a shadow over...
  • Olympic Luger, Not Track, Blamed For Deadly Crash

    Olympic Luger, Not Track, Blamed For Deadly Crash
    A men's Olympic luger from the country of Georgia died Friday after a high-speed crash on a track that is the world's fastest and has raised safety concerns among competitors. A tearful IOC president Jacques Rogge said the death hours before the opening...
  • Olympic Track Changed After Fatal Crash

    Olympic Track Changed After Fatal Crash
    The start of men's Olympic luge competition was moved farther down the track, international luge officials said Saturday, a decision made with the "emotional component'' of athletes in mind following the death of a Georgian competitor. The officials...
  • Muskegon Olympic Luge Athlete Mark Grimmette Falls Short

    Muskegon Olympic Luge Athlete Mark Grimmette Falls Short
    Muskegon native Mark Grimmette and his teammate Brian Martin placed 13th in the men's double luge on Wednesday at the Vancouver Winter Olympics. That's way short of Grimmette's past accomplishments, which include bronze and silver Olympic medals and...
  • Hillary Clinton: Wild card in veepstakes

     
    by James Oliphant and Jim Tankersley One virtue of this late start to the general-election campaign for the White House is that it leaves less time than usual for the ritual of back-porch punditry: identifying that sure-to-be vice-presidential pick. As......
  • Born to luge and carry the flag: Mark Grimmette to be U.S. flagbearer

     
    Luge athlete and five-time Olympian Mark Grimmette of Muskegon, Mich., has been chosen to carry the U.S. flag into the Olympic opening ceremony Friday at BC Place. The honor is traditionally reserved for someone who has persevered through hardship or........
  • Flag-bearer remembers when U.S. sliders were born losers, not lugers

     
    Two other luge athletes have carried the flag for the United States in Olympic opening ceremonies: Frank Masley in 1984 and Cammy Myler in 1994. But it wasn't until 1998 that the U.S. won a medal in the German- and......
  • Hey, that's no skier! Wild lynx makes an appearance at Vancouver Olympics downhill skiing course

     
    WHISTLER, British Columbia — Beware the lynx! Skiers and lugers heard the call of the wild in the form of a critter apparently oblivious to the safety concerns of officials at Olympic venues. An orange-and-black spotted lynx sauntered across the......
  • Controversy in, you guessed it, skeleton

     
    What would an Olympics be without a controversy in the sliding sports? For such relatively tiny sports that joined the Winter Games fairly recently, luge, a 1964 arrival, and skeleton, a 2002 addition, always manage to gin up a good......