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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: 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,...

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...

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 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: Surprises at Innsbruck season opener

Every season is a new one and the FIL World Cup opener in Innsbruck showed that what happened last season might not happen in...

LUGE: Olympians Mazdzer and Britcher claim U.S. Nationals

The season after an Olympic Winter Games is a time for transition and this was illustrated by the USA Luge National Championships in Lake Placid, New York last weekend. With the retirement of Erin Hamlin and Emily Sweeney recovering from injury at the 2018 Winter Games, two-time Olympian Summer Britcher took her place at the […]
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Why Scott Blackmun is right and Sports Illustrated is wrong

TSX HEADLINES – for Jan. 26, 2018: All the commentators are chiming in about the Larry Nassar scandal and what should happen to Michigan State University, USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympic Committee. Someone writing on the Sports Illustrated Web site said his “calm and reasoned conclusion” was “Burn it all down.” Boy, there’s […]
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Why Scott Blackmun is right and Sports Illustrated is wrong

TSX HEADLINES – for Jan. 26, 2018: All the commentators are chiming in about the Larry Nassar scandal and what should happen to Michigan State University, USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympic Committee. Someone writing on the Sports Illustrated Web site said his “calm and reasoned conclusion” was “Burn it all down.” Boy, there’s […]
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The IOC takes a holiday from sport to work on politics

TSX HEADLINES – for Jan. 22, 2018: The International Olympic Committee took a break from worrying about the technical details of the upcoming PyeongChang Winter Games and played politics. President Thomas Bach held a conference and signed an agreement to allow North Korea to participate in the Winter Games and there was finally some movement […]
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The IOC takes a holiday from sport to work on politics

TSX HEADLINES – for Jan. 22, 2018: The International Olympic Committee took a break from worrying about the technical details of the upcoming PyeongChang Winter Games and played politics. President Thomas Bach held a conference and signed an agreement to allow North Korea to participate in the Winter Games and there was finally some movement […]
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