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  • Felix Loch of Germany wins men's singles luge gold medal

     
    In an event marred by the death Friday of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili, Felix Loch of Germany edged teammate David Moeller to win the men's singles luge. Armin Zoeggeler of Italy won the bronze. The highest U.S. finisher was Tony......
  • President of Georgia: 'No sports mistake is supposed to lead to a death'

     
    The president of the Republic of Georgia, speaking to reporters a day after one of his nation’s athletes died in a luge training run, raised concerns about the design of what is the world’s fastest track at the Whistler Sliding......
  • Luge track modified for men and women

     
    In the wake of the death of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili, organizers moved the starting line for Saturday's men's luge competition down the track to the women's starting position and made other changes to ensure safety of the competitors....
  • Death still on the minds of luge competitors

     
    Luge competitors struggled with two adjustments Saturday as they prepared for competition: the loss of a fellow slider in a terrifying training accident and a lower starting spot that federation officials hoped would provide some psychological comfort. â€...
  • As Vancouver Olympics begin, NBC airs footage of fatal luge crash

     
    With less than an hour to go until the start of opening ceremonies of the Vancouver Olympics, NBC telecast a few seconds of video that got the games off to a somber start: The horrifying crash that killed Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili earlier...
  • Opening ceremony called 'a great lift' on a day that began with sorrow

     
    The usual giddiness and joy that infuse the Olympic opening ceremony was tempered Friday by the death earlier in the day of luge athlete Nodar Kumaritashvili, who was remembered in the dedication of the broadcast and with a moment of......
  • Ruben Gonzalez, the best worst luger in the world

     
    His name is Ruben Gonzalez. His country: Argentina His resume: Four-time Olympic luger His website: thelugeman.com His chances: Nada. Zippo. Zero. Zilch. Don't take my word for it or don't think I'm being cruel. Here's Gonzalez, 47, in his own......
  • Live from the Winter Olympics opening ceremony (Part 3)

     
    9:15: It's all over folks. Not the best opening ceremony of all time. Today's death cast a bit of a pall over it. However, looking back it captured the spirit of Vancouver perfectly. A big, friendly city gets a big,......
  • NBC scores Olympic-sized ratings with opening ceremony

     
    NBC's broadcast of the Winter Olympics' opening ceremony on Friday scored big ratings with an average of 32.6 million people watching the festivities. It was the second largest audience for a Winter Olympics kickoff since 1994. The Salt Lake City......
  • Sunday's Winter Olympics schedule

     
    Sunday, Feb. 14 Alpine Skiing Biathlon At Whistler Olympic Park Men's 10Km Sprint, 11:15 a.m. Figure Skating At Pacific Coliseum Pairs short program, 4:30 p.m. Freestyle Skiing At Cypress Mountain Men's Moguls Qualification, 2:30 p.m. Men's Moguls Final,...
  • Father of Georgian luger says son told him 'I will either win or die'

     
    The father of the Georgian luger killed at the Vancouver Olympics said Monday that his son worried the track was too dangerous, but insisted on competing because he had come to the Games to try to win. “He told me:......