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I think you mean Armin Zöggeler.

My two posts were merged. The "Yes!!!!!! was for Zoeggeler.

Demchenko is actually 2 years older than Zoeggeler. Seems impossible since Z has been around forever.

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Zoeggeler has been winning individual Olympic luge medals for nearly as long as I've been alive. The guy is just unreal.

Happy Demchenko did well and there is really nothing to say about Loch. He is the guy that we might look back at in 15 years another Zoeggler.

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Complete domination by both Loch and Geisenberger. Pretty sure the only way Germany won't win all four gold medals in Luge is if they crash (or miss the pad) in either the doubles or the relay.

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Complete domination by both Loch and Geisenberger. Pretty sure the only way Germany won't win all four gold medals in Luge is if they crash (or miss the pad) in either the doubles or the relay.

Well, that's not coming as a surprise...we probably have the best training conditions here with four tracks across the country, and Hackl Schorsch as a true icon.

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IOC statement on accident at bobsleigh track

13/02/2014

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has been in contact with the Sochi 2014 Organising Committee for details about an accident that occurred today during bobsleigh training in the mountain cluster.

The accident involved an icemaker, who was struck by a forerunner bob near the braking zone after a warning signal had been given to clear the track. Further information to follow.

Upon hearing of the accident, IOC President Thomas Bach told reporters during a tour of the Main Media Centre: “We have just been informed that there was an accident near the braking zone, and that a worker was hit. It is unclear why he was in this zone or what exactly happened. The information we have so far is that he suffered two compound fractures in the legs, but arrived conscious at the hospital. We are continuing to monitor the situation. Our Medical Director is getting in touch with the medical services; we’ve been in touch with the Organising Committee and the International Federation; but so far we do not have any further information.”

IOC

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Missing bronze by 0.43 seconds is one thing, missing one bronze by 0.43 seconds and one bronze by 0.05 seconds is another thing, but missing bronze by 0.43 seconds, missing another bronze by 0.05 seconds and missing yet another bronze by 0.1 seconds?

This has to be some sort of cruel joke, right?

I guess there's always 2018. Very disappointing Olympics for Canada in luge.

Edited by Fox334

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Just keep on piling on more and more bodies on top of the sled. Can't wait to watch the quintuple luge.

They could have a men's relay, a women's relay, a men's doubles relay, a women's doubles, a women's doubles relay, a mixed doubles with man on top, a mixed doubles with man on top relay, a mixed doubles with women on top and a mixed doubles with women on top relay. Plus they could do a biathlon version of all of the above where they have to shoot at targets once they cross the finish line.

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How about one BIG MASSIVE team relay -- starting with the Figure Skating events...which then go to Luge...then to go to Curling...then Biathon, etc., etc. and end on Closing Day? How about that? Is that doable?? :blink:

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They could have a men's relay, a women's relay, a men's doubles relay, a women's doubles, a women's doubles relay, a mixed doubles with man on top, a mixed doubles with man on top relay, a mixed doubles with women on top and a mixed doubles with women on top relay. Plus they could do a biathlon version of all of the above where they have to shoot at targets once they cross the finish line.

Given the rate at which the Winter Olympics are expanding, this is entirely feasible by 2026. But the shooting should take place during the run to make it more challenging

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It's a ridiculous sport. Watching grown adults lazily sliding down a $150 million track!! I mean OK, they burn a few calories at the start for the take-off...and then what?? They just get a free ride down? What kinda dumb "sport" is that??? :blink: And on an at least a $150 million track--which could've gone to feed a lot of hungry mouths or buy vaccinations for kids in the poor countries. It's an unconscionable activity!!

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