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yea, thought I mentioned that.

The most important sport that will allow use to seperate ourselves from the Americans and Germans is freestyle skiing

Men's aerials - 2 possible medalists

Men's ski cross - 3 possible medalists

Women's ski cross - 3 possible medalists

Men's moguls - 3 possible medalists

Women's moguls - 2 possible medalists

We can get between 5 and 10 medals in that sport alone if all goes well.

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I was just watching the news. Some Canadian company which I can't remember at the moment, said that they will give $1 million to any Canadian Luge athlete that wins the Gold medal. Talk about a great incentive to push further? I know Canadians aren't favored to even medal in the Luge events but I thought this piece of news was interesting.

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This is what I was referring to.

Canadian sponsor willing to pay $1 million for luge gold at Vancouver

(CP) – 1 hour ago

WHISTLER, B.C. — A Canadian luge gold medal will be worth $1 million, thanks to a team sponsor.

Fast Track Group, an Alberta-based company which bills itself as a financial education specialist, is putting up $1 million for a Canadian gold, to be split between the champion Canadian luger and the Canadian Luge Association.

The company is also offering $50,000 for a silver and a bronze and $5,000 for the top Canadian in men's and women's singles and doubles.

A medal is considered a longshot, however, at least on paper. The team's best hopes are Calgary sliders Alex Gough and Sam Edney.

Gough, 22, finished in the top six four times this year on the World Cup and was No. 4 at last year's world championships. Currently ranked seventh in the world, she was 20th at the 2006 Games in Turin.

Edney, 25, finished a career-best fifth to kick off this season and also posted a seventh-place finish. He was 12th in Whistler in the pre-Olympic test event last year and is ranked 15th in the world.

The Canadian Olympic Committee has also promised a medals bonus, with $20,000 for gold, $15,000 for silver and $10,000 for bronze.

Fast Track Group is sponsoring the luge team to the tune of $1,002,014 over five years.

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