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February 14, 2010 | By Candus Thomson
Putting the brakes on the world's fastest luge track to prevent the type of crash that killed a young slider during a training run didn't do much to alter the standings Saturday among the world's elite sliders after the first two of four runs. With a light snow falling, Germany's Felix Loch, who holds the track record of 95.6 mph, was in first place with a combined time of 1 minute 36.570 seconds. Countryman David Moeller, a two-time world champion who finished fifth in the Turin Olympics, is in second, just .282 seconds back.
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February 25, 2010 | By Lisa Dillman
Must-see drama turned into can't-see drama. For about an hour or so, there was this surreal (non-) sight at the women's freestyle aerials ski ramp at Cypress Mountain on Wednesday night. An announcer would say a name and a country and some sort of fuzzy, ghostly apparition would hurtle down the ramp, come into semi-view and twist and turn through the air. One reporter joked that the shadowy outlines looked like figures on a surveillance video. Foggy, foggy night. Was this a night where someone was going to win a gold medal or, instead, the opening scenes of a horror movie?
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