Sochi 2014

Olympic sliding resumes on fast track

By TOM WITHERS AND TIM REYNOLDS,

AP Sports Writers

Updated February 13, 2010

(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) International luge officials now say the start of all Olympic luge competitions have been moved farther down the track.

Men's sliders are training and competing from what was the women's start ramp. Women's and doubles sliders will now compete even further down the track, from the junior start ramp.

Officials say the decisions were made with the "emotional component" of athletes in mind following Friday's death of a Georgian competitor.