Jayson Terdiman | WAMC

Jayson Terdiman

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The Sochi, Russia 1,500 meter sliding track was first used for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Now it’s the site of the International Luge Federation’s World Championships this weekend.  More than 100 athletes will compete including members of USA Luge, which is based in Lake Placid. Over the past few weeks the USA Luge team has done well in competition and this week the athletes are in Sochi preparing.

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The luge season begins this weekend in Innsbruck, Austria with athletes competing in the first World Cup competition.  On a conference call this week, USA Luge athletes with ties to the Northeast talked about the upcoming races and changes among the team.