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U.S. luge gets updated sleds

Updated: July 30, 2013, 9:11 AM ET
Associated Press

For the first time in 20 years, USA Luge is giving its sleds a major technological overhaul.

The team revealed Tuesday that it has worked with Dow Chemical to re-engineer sleds, primarily the runners that glide along the ice as racers who are on their back navigate down an icy chute. And with this season ending at the Sochi Olympics, the Americans hope the changes pay off quickly.

"We're by no means done," USA Luge assistant coach Duncan Kennedy said from the team's base in Lake ...

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