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Germany wins Olympic relay, sweeps luge gold medals

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The Beijing Olympics were a luge runaway for the world’s sliding superpower, which won gold in men’s, women’s and doubles events — then put those champions in Thursday’s team relay and watched them end the season wit...

Germany’s Natalie Geisenberger wins 3rd Olympic luge title

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The GOAT, as the acronym goes. In most sports, such a title is the source of great debate. Not women’s luge. Definitely not after Tuesday night, when Natalie Geisenberger of Germany became the first to win the Olympi...

Elsa Desmond makes Irish history in luge at Beijing Olympics

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Doesn’t matter. The first women’s luge Olympian from Ireland feels like she's already prevailed. LIVE UPDATES: BEIJING OLYMPICS Desmond won’t be in China for long, with good reason. She competed on Monday in th...

Latvia, Germany win World Cup luge golds; US grabs a bronze

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The Latvian team of Eliza Tiruma, Kristers Aparjods and the doubles sled of Marlins Bots and Roberts Plume finished in 2 minutes, 24.294 seconds. Austria’s team of Madeleine Egle, Nico Gleirscher and the doubles sled...

Berreiter wins women’s World Cup luge race in Russia

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Berreiter finished two runs in 1 minute, 40.649 seconds for the third World Cup victory of her career. Kendija Aparjode of Latvia was second in 1:40.756, and Viktoriia Demchenko of Russia was third in 1:40.917. This ...