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HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: South Africa confirms it will appeal Court of Arbitration holding in...

News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Athletics ● Despite its agreement in June with the IAAF that it...

LUGE: Pavlichenko sweeps to men’s seasonal title, along with Geisenberger and Eggert and Benecken

The final FIL World Cup of the 2018-19 season was a bonanza for Russian sliders, as they went 1-2 in the men’s Singles, won...

LUGE Preview: World Cup final in Sochi, with the men’s title up for grabs

The final FIL World Cup of the 2018-19 season is in Sochi (RUS), site of th infamous 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Two of the...

LUGE: Geisenberger and Eggert/Benecken clinch seasonal World Cup titles in Oberhof

The penultimate FIL World Cup in the 2018-19 season decided the women’s and men’s Doubles champions, while the men’s Singles title will go right...

LUGE Preview: Two seasonal titles could be clinched this week in Oberhof

The eighth of nine stops on the FIL World Tour comes this weekend in Oberhof (GER), with competitions will be held in the standard...

LUGE: Loch closes in on men’s lead in weather-shortened Altenberg World Cup

Bad weather hampered the final day of the FIL World Cup in Altenberg (GER), but six-time World Cup champion Felix Loch (GER) made it...

LUGE Preview: World Cup resumes in Altenberg

With the World Championships completed., we’re into the final third of the FIL World Cup season, with racing remaining in Altenberg (GER) this week,...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Monday, 28 January 2019

Welcome to The Sports Examiner SPEED READ, a 100 mph (44.7 m/s) review of what happened over the last 72 hours in Olympic sport...

LUGE: Germany wins five of seven titles at World Championships in Winterberg

There was little doubt that Germany would dominate the Luge World Championships, as it had for the prior 18 editions going back to 1995....

LUGE Preview: German sweep upcoming at World Championships in Winterberg?

The 48th edition of the FIL World Championships are this week in Winterberg (GER), with racing from Friday through Sunday: ● 25 January: Sprints ● 26...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Monday, 14 January 2019

Welcome to The Sports Examiner SPEED READ, a 100 mph (44.7 m/s) review of what happened over the last 72 hours in Olympic sport...

LUGE: Russians Pavlichenko and Ivanova win again at their favorite track … in Latvia!

Germany has dominated the Luge World Cup through its first five stop, but Russia performed best in Sigulda (LAT), winning the men’s and women’s...

LUGE Preview: Is it Taubitz’s turn to be the best women’s luger?

Until last week’s races in Konigssee, there was no question but that Germany’s Natalie Geisenberger is the best women’s luger in the world. Maybe...

LUGE: Taubitz wins in Konigsee; Geisenberger’s medal-race streak ends at 25

Germany’s Julia Taubitz won her second World Cup race of the season at the famed Konigssee track in Germany, but just as remarkable was...

LUGE Preview: Geisenberger’s streak on the line in Konigssee

The FIL World Cup season passes the halfway mark in Konigssee (GER) this weekend, with Germany’s Olympic women’s champion, Natalie Geisenberger putting her streak...

LUGE: Germans and Russians sweep the six races in Lake Placid

The Lake Placid stop on the FIL World Cup tour was a good one for Russia’s Roman Repilov and Germany’s Dajana Eitberger, Natalie Geisenberger...

LUGE Preview: Geisenberger’s streak on the line in Lake Placid

It’s hard to imagine, but this week’s races at Lake Placid, New York (USA) are already the fourth out of nine stops on the...

LUGE: Third seasonal win for Kindl in Calgary

Austria’s Wolfgang Kindl won the men’s world title back in 2017, but has never won a seasonal World Cup title. He’s trying to change...

LUGE Preview: Geisenberger tries to stay perfect in Calgary

The North American section of the FIL World Cup tour for 2018-19 continues this week in Calgary (CAN), with the third of nine World...

LUGE: Geisenberger still perfect after Whistler World Cup

Germany’s Olympic and World Champion Natalie Geisenberger continued to dominate the women’s World Cup circuit, winning her third race in a row, this time...

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