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Americans shut out in sliding sports

Updated: February 21, 2010, 11:33 PM ET
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

WHISTLER, British Columbia -- For USA Luge and USA Bobsled and Skeleton, the two American federations that oversee the three sliding sports, winning a medal at these rapidly fading Vancouver Olympics comes down to three disciplines in one sport: bobsled.

In two of the three -- Shauna Rohbock and Michelle Rzepka in women's bobsled and the men's four-man team led by Steven Holcomb -- the Americans are strongly favored to medal, and are at least an even bet to win gold. ...

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