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Emily Sweeney added to US luge World Cup team

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IGLS, Austria (AP)

Teenager Emily Sweeney has been promoted to United States' luge World Cup team, giving the 16-year-old a real chance at making the Vancouver Olympics.

Sweeney will compete this weekend when the World Cup series moves to Altenberg, Germany. She now joins world champion Erin Hamlin, Julia Clukey and Megan Sweeney - her older sister - on the American team.

Clukey won Monday's race-off to determine the World Cup team makeup for the next two events. Emily Sweeney was second, Megan Sweeney third and fourth was Kate Hansen, whose chance to make the Olympic team now likely will hinge on whether another race-off takes place following a World Cup race in mid-December.

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