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Griffall, Joye nab final luge doubles spot

Updated: December 21, 2005, 5:00 PM ET
Associated Press

Patrick Quinn spent 30 years hoping to be an Olympian. He fell short by about one-eighth of a second.

Quinn's chances of being named to the U.S. Olympic luge team ended Wednesday, when he and teammate Christian Niccum were defeated by Preston Griffall and Dan Joye in a close race-off for the final doubles spot on the American roster for the Turin Games.

Griffall and Joye had a combined two-run time that was 0.12 seconds faster than Quinn and Niccum, earning them the shot ...

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