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Jan 14, 2014

Olympics-Luge-Dominant Geisenberger hunts elusive gold

BERLIN, Jan 14 (Reuters) – Few athletes have dominated their sport in recent seasons as much as German luger Natalie Geisenberger but she still longs to capture the elusive Olympic gold medal missing from her collection.

Geisenberger, the world and European champion, who leads the standings in the current season after winning the first four events in commanding style, has one bronze medal from the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

Jan 13, 2014

Peerless Loch to lead German medal charge

BERLIN (Reuters) – Defending Olympic champion Felix Loch could not have hoped for a better Sochi 2014 Olympic preparation than leading the world standings and claiming the German title days before the end of last year.

With Germany eager to be among the top nations on the medals table, the ever-smiling Loch is aware of the pressure resting on him, given his country’s dominance in the sport.

Jan 13, 2014

Olympics-Luge-Peerless Loch to lead German medal charge

BERLIN, Jan 13 (Reuters) – Defending Olympic champion Felix Loch could not have hoped for a better Sochi 2014 Olympic preparation than leading the world standings and claiming the German title days before the end of last year.

With Germany eager to be among the top nations on the medals table, the ever-smiling Loch is aware of the pressure resting on him, given his country’s dominance in the sport.

Jan 10, 2014

Sochi 2014 price tag is bad example but Games are safe

BERLIN (Reuters) – The $50-billion price tag for the Sochi Olympics is a “bad example” for future candidate cities but Russia’s first Winter Games will be secure despite mounting safety concerns, international skiing chief Gian-Franco Kasper said on Friday.

The Swiss sports administrator, who has been critical of the Sochi Games in the past, said such investment in the two-week event and in related infrastructure projects would scare off traditional winter sports nations and damage the brand.

Jan 10, 2014

Olympics-Sochi 2014 price tag is bad example but Games are safe

BERLIN, Jan 10 (Reuters) – The $50-billion price tag for the Sochi Olympics is a “bad example” for future candidate cities but Russia’s first Winter Games will be secure despite mounting safety concerns, international skiing chief Gian-Franco Kasper said on Friday.

The Swiss sports administrator, who has been critical of the Sochi Games in the past, said such investment in the two-week event and in related infrastructure projects would scare off traditional winter sports nations and damage the brand.

Dec 22, 2013

South American flair on show as Gladbach go third

BERLIN (Reuters) – South American skills were on full show as Borussia Moenchengladbach drew 2-2 with VfL Wolfsburg on Sunday to jump into third place in the Bundesliga at the start of the mid-season break.

It was a fitting 2013 finale for Gladbach, who have won over plenty of fans this season with their exciting attacking game.

Dec 22, 2013

Soccer-South American flair on show as Gladbach go third

BERLIN, Dec 22 (Reuters) – South American skills were on full show as Borussia Moenchengladbach drew 2-2 with VfL Wolfsburg on Sunday to jump into third place in the Bundesliga at the start of the mid-season break.

It was a fitting 2013 finale for Gladbach, who have won over plenty of fans this season with their exciting attacking game.

Dec 21, 2013

No winter wonderland for unhappy Dortmund coach Klopp

BERLIN (Reuters) – Champions League runners-up Borussia Dortmund will spend much of the five-week winter break trying to restore their mojo, said coach Juergen Klopp after a 2-1 defeat by promoted Hertha Berlin on Saturday.

It was their third straight Bundesliga home defeat and a fourth reverse in six league matches.

Dec 21, 2013

Soccer-No winter wonderland for unhappy Dortmund coach Klopp

BERLIN, Dec 21 (Reuters) – Champions League runners-up Borussia Dortmund will spend much of the five-week winter break trying to restore their mojo, said coach Juergen Klopp after a 2-1 defeat by promoted Hertha Berlin on Saturday.

It was their third straight Bundesliga home defeat and a fourth reverse in six league matches.

Dec 21, 2013

Agony for title-chasing Leverkusen and Dortmund

BERLIN (Reuters) – Club World Cup finalists Bayern Munich stayed seven points clear at the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday after title rivals Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund lost their final matches before the winter break.

Leverkusen, in second spot with 37 points from 17 games, went down to a 74th-minute goal on the break from Santiago Garcia as Werder Bremen won in the league for the first time since November.

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