Thursday Feb 20
Northwest Florida Daily News
Military training helps Soldier-athletes conquer luge challenges
U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program lugers Sgt. Matt Mortensen and Sgt. Preston Griffall indicate they are ready for Olympic doubles competition Feb. 12 at Sanki Sliding Centre in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
U.S. Olympians in Sochi
While you continue to watch the 230 athletes from the United States of America represent our country at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics , take a moment to read this article listing the six active duty athletes from the U.S. military, representing not only their country but their respective branches in the Olympics.
U.S. Department of Defense
Military Training Helps Soldier-athletes Conquer Luge Challenges
When racing blindly down the mountain at 80 miles per hour, trust and teamwork are crucial for two soldier-athletes who attribute their resilience in the sport of luge to military training.
Putin visits US, Canada houses at Winter Games
Russian President Vladimir Putin is making the rounds of national houses in Sochi, and from the pictures posted by athletes to Twitter, the visits are something of a surprise for most.
U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program Soldiers Sgt. Matt Mortensen and Sgt. Preston Griffall are clocked at 80 miles per hour on a run of 51.660 seconds during Olympic luge doubles training Feb. 10 at Sanki Sliding Centre in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
German team captures gold in luge doubles
The German team of Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt won the gold medal on Wednesday in the luge doubles competition.
WNYC-AM New York
What It's Like To Fly Down Ice At 85 MPH
At speeds of 85 miles an hour, it'll take Matthew Mortensen and his luge partner a matter of seconds to get down the course on Wednesday.
Globe and Mail
U.S. lugers annoyed by Canadian gay rights group's video
There was a ripple of discontent over a gay rights issue at the Sochi Games on Tuesday, but it had nothing to do with Russia.
Salt Lake Tribune
Olympics: Preston Griffall extols benefits of doub...
Sochi, Russia a Salt Lake City's Preston Griffall is back at the Sochi Olympics on a "redemption tour" in doubles luge, he says, after painfully missing the Vancouver Olympics four years ago after losing a race-off.