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Americans struggle with new start

Updated: February 16, 2010, 6:02 PM ET
By Howard Bryant

WHISTLER, Bristish Columbia -- The first two heats of the women's luge took place Monday evening, and the result was not only oddities at the top of the leader board but another race that will be decided by the shadow of tragedy.

When the International Olympic Committee chose to move the start of the men's race forward to the women's starting line following the death of Georgian slider Nodar Kumaritashvili, the Canadian and American teams were loudest in their contention ...

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