Luge: Men's doubles

When: Feb. 12.

Best of the U.S.: Matt Mortensen and Preston Griffall finished the season 10th in the World Cup standings but never reached the medal stand.

Best of the rest: Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt of Germany are the pair to beat, having won the most recent World Cup season and the 2013 world championships.

U.S. chances to medal: Though the Americans have medaled in this event before, they will probably be shut out.

Little-known fact: U.S. doubles partners Christian Niccum and Jayson Terdiman secured their spot on the team via a raceoff, which they won by just 0.23 seconds over two runs.

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