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  • D&L sticks with half marathon, drops full

    Making the decision to cut the marathon running event from the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor fundraising runs wasn't an easy one, but necessary, according to Rayne Schnabel, the special events coordinator for the D&L. "After the last...
  • Luge: Men's singles

    Luge: Men's singles
    When: Feb. 8-9. Best of the U.S.: American Chris Mazdzer of Saranac Lake, N.Y., capped his career-best season with a fifth-place finish in the World Cup standings. Best of the rest: Germany's Felix Loch won gold in 2010 and is favored again in Sochi,...
  • Luge: Women's singles

    Luge: Women's singles
    When: Feb. 10-11. Best of the U.S.: Kate Hansen became the first American to win a World Cup event since 1997 when she took home gold last month in Sigulda, Latvia. Best of the rest: Most expect German sliders Natalie Geisenberger and Tatjana Hufner...
  • Luge relay

    Luge relay
    When: Feb. 13. Best of the U.S.: The U.S. Luge Association will select its relay members after assessing individual performances during the singles and doubles events. Best of the rest: The Germans lead the overall World Cup team relay standings...
  • From La Cañada to Sochi, Kate Hansen's love of luge has carried her to Olympics

    From La Cañada to Sochi, Kate Hansen's love of luge has carried her to Olympics
    There really is nary a moment to ponder the romanticism of it all — the danger, the glory, the adrenaline. The slightest of wrong moves has the potential to produce the most phenomenal of falls. “If you think, then you’re on your...
  • La Cañada luger Kate Hansen ready to go in Sochi

    La Cañada luger Kate Hansen ready to go in Sochi
    More than a decade after Kate Hansen first began her days practicing the luge, she finds herself upon the doorstep of realizing her Olympics dream. In her second attempt at making the United States Olympics women’s luge team, the La Cañada High...
  • Luge run at Blue Mountain brings Olympic excitement

    Luge run at Blue Mountain brings Olympic excitement
    Theresa Buckley of Salisbury is just 17, and she's been far from home these past few years, traveling the country and Europe as one of the best junior luge sliders in the U.S. Last weekend, Buckley, who is a junior cyber school student because of her...
  • La Canada High School grad goes for gold

    La Canada High School grad goes for gold
    More than a decade after Kate Hansen first began sledding, she finds herself closer than ever to realizing her Olympic dream. The La Cañada High School graduate succeeded in her second attempt at making the U.S. women's luge team and will compete Monday...
  • Kate Hansen 'focused' on eve of Olympics debut

    Kate Hansen 'focused' on eve of Olympics debut
    With members of her family now having joined her in Sochi, Russia, Kate Hansen is zeroing in on her Winter Olympics debut. Hansen, a 2010 La Cañada High graduate, will make her first Olympics run in the women’s singles luge on Monday at 6:30 a.m....
  • Grant Gordon: 'Go Kate, go!'

    Grant Gordon: 'Go Kate, go!'
    “The Olympic games are coming and she’s on the luge team/ She’s the fastest on the ice that anybody’s ever seen/ Go Kate, go!” - Ukulele Bartt It’s hard to know somebody after just one phone call. It’s an...
  • La Cañada's Kate Hansen slides into 10th at first day of Olympic competition

    La Cañada's Kate Hansen slides into 10th at first day of Olympic competition
    If there was a statement to be made by La Cañada Flintridge resident Kate Hansen on the inaugural day of her first-ever Olympic competition, perhaps it’s that the 21-year-old was at the XXII Winter Games to both compete and have a good time....
  • India doesn't carry a torch for the Olympic Games

    MUMBAI, India — As a boy, Shiva Keshavan raced a crude wooden sled down the snowy mountain roads ringing the Himalayas in his native northern India. Keshavan, 32, is now one of Asia's top luge competitors, even though India doesn't have an ice...