Extractions: Luger Dinah Browne is ready for a place in the history books whether she does well at the Salt Lake City Games or not. Browne, flying the flag for the US Virgin Islands, is about to become the first black woman to compete in the luge at the Winter Olympics. It is a dream come true for the 32-year-old, who was in college before she saw her first snowflake and only sat on her first sled three years ago. "I thought, 'Wow, I never planned this!'" explained Browne.
Extractions: While Hackl settled for silver, Rogge and the 14,000 other spectators were treated to a heavyweight battle unseen in previous Olympic competition as the three greatest sliders of the past 15 years gathered for one final slugfest. Zoeggeler, Hackl and Austria's Markus Prock finished one-two-three as the luge legends melted the ice, besting the track record five times.
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