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The Luger Who Cried Wolf: Viral Video Posted By U.S. Athlete Part Of Late-Night Gag
Published February 21, 2014
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TAKING THINGS IN STRIDE: IOC Dir of Communications Mark Adams said of the video, "It made me kind of laugh as an individual, not as an IOC spokesman. I don't think there's any harm done. I don't think it's anything serious." SOCOG VP/Communications Alexandra Kosterina: "It's their business if they want to do that. It's OK. People are having fun" (AP, 2/21). But USA Luge spokesperson Sandy Caligiore in an e-mail wrote, "I can tell you that our organization is not happy with the incident. Sochi problems? Sochi fail? That's not USA Luge speaking" (USATODAY.com, 2/21).