Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Pyeongchang 2018/Luge’ Category

Canada’s silver-medal lugers find sweet redemption after 4 long years

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Canada's Tristan Walker, Justin Snith, Sam Edney and Alex Gough seized silver on what will go down as a day of redemption on Thursday at the Pyeongchang Olympics in South Korea.

Canadian luger Alex Gough wins women’s singles bronze

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018
OLY Women's Can Luge Gough

Alex Gough of Calgary has won bronze in the women's singles luge event Tuesday at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Frustration fuels Alex Gough’s pursuit of Canada’s 1st individual luge medal

Sunday, February 11th, 2018

In a sport where a 10th of a second can be the difference between glory or devastation, luge athletes spend the time between Olympics obsessing over what is essentially a blink of the eye.

Sam Edney slides to Canada’s best-ever men’s singles luge result

Sunday, February 11th, 2018

Canada's Sam Edney finished sixth on Sunday in the men's luge singles at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Germany’s Felix Loch leads men’s luge field at midway point

Saturday, February 10th, 2018
Pyeongchang Olympics Luge Men

Germany's Felix Loch, a two-time defending Olympic champion, leads the men's luge field after the second run Friday. Canada's Sam Edney, participating in his fourth and final Olympics, finished the second run in fifth place.

Hold on tight and become a luge instant expert

Friday, February 9th, 2018
Luge Instant Expert Felix Loch Olympics

For Olympic lugers, manoeuvring a tiny sled at speeds of about 140 km/h is no small feat — especially if you consider that they don't have brakes. Here's everything you need to know to instantly become a luge expert.

Canada’s luge team calls for clean sport in wake of rescinded medal

Sunday, February 4th, 2018

Four-time Olympian Sam Edney says the overturning of bans of several Russian athletes for alleged doping, and the reinstatement of their results at the Winter Games four years ago, is disturbing for the luge team and a nightmare for athletes who don't take performance-enhancing drugs.