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Why lugers are not adrenaline junkies

Updated: January 14, 2010, 5:46 PM ET
By Howard Bryant

The U.S. luge team is a fun bunch, full of personalities, rich in talent. It must be a weird thing to represent your country at the highest level of your sport, yet walk around the country anonymously, only to be recognized as stars in Germany, the Netherlands, Italy and the other parts of Europe where luge is a big-time sport.

Only during an Olympic year does your country take you out of the attic, dusting you off and putting you back in a prominent place on the mantel. But ...

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