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Canadian Luge Championships Set for C.O.P.
-CANADA'S ELITE LUGE ATHLETES HIT TRACK FOR CANADIAN LUGE CHAMPIONSHIPS

WHAT: Canada's top male and female luge athletes will vie for the national crown at the Canadian Luge Championships in Calgary, March 2, 2005 at 5:30 p.m.

Regan Lauscher of Red Deer, Alta., who became the first Canadian ever to win a World Cup silver medal in luge this year, will look to defend her national title in the women's singles event. Lauscher will be in tough against World Cup rookies, Madison Dupuis and Meaghan Simister of Calgary.

Jeff Christie, who has been the leader in the men's singles team all season will be vying for his first national senior title, while Grant Albrecht and Eric Pothier will be focused on setting the time to beat in men's doubles.

WHO: Canadian Luge Team
WHEN:Wednesday, March 2, 2005
Training 10 a.m. - 12 noon
Competition 5:30 p.m. (two runs)
WHERE: Canada Olympic Park - Calgary
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
Chris Dornan
CODA, Communications Specialist
T: 403-247-5423
C: 403-585-0254
Tim Farstad
Program Coordinator
Olympic Luge Training Centre
T: 403-247-9884