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Strong International Field Set to blaze down Canadian Track at Viessmann Luge World Cup

The training runs are complete and more than 100 competitors, including 14 Canadians, are set to vie for the second Luge World Cup title of the season in Calgary. The Canadian contingent will be among 21 nations that have gathered to compete at Canada Olympic Park, November 29-30, 2002.

Athletes to watch throughout the weekend include: Georg Hackl, one of the most accomplished luge athletes in the past decade having won three Olympic gold and two silver medals, the German women’s team including Sylke Otto. The German women have won every World Cup event since 1997. And, Canadians Grant Albrecht and Eric Pothier, who have had impressive training results all week. The Canadian duo have their sites set on the podium having placed fourth in the first World Cup of the season.

Who: Canadian Junior Luge Athletes

WhatViessmann Luge World Cup
WhoMore than 100 athletes will represent 21 nations. Calgarians Tyler Seitz and Grant Albrecht, Eric Pothier of Airdrie, Alta., and Regan Lauscher of Red Deer, Alta. will lead the Canadian charge
WhereOlympic Luge Track
Canada Olympic Park
Calgary, Alberta
WhenWomen’s Singles and Men’s Doubles
Friday, November 29, 2002
11 a.m.

Men’s Singles
Saturday, November 30, 2002
12 noon
InterviewsAthlete phone interviews can be arranged by calling Chris Dornan at 403-247-5423


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