USA Luge, Norton renew sponsor deal through 2022 Games

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) USA Luge has extended three sponsorship deals through the 2022 Olympics, including its long agreement with primary backer Norton/Saint-Gobain.

The federation made the announcements Saturday night, while formally nominating the 10 athletes who will compete in luge at the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics.

Norton/Saint-Gobain has been a sponsor for about 40 years, and the team’s primary one since 2009.

”The technical expertise that they bring to the table, in addition to their much-needed financial support, is now and will continue to be key to our success,” USA Luge CEO Jim Leahy said. ”They have become a part of the USA Luge fabric and family.”

Team Worldwide, which transports cargo for USA Luge, also agreed to extend its sponsorship through the 2022 Beijing Games.

U.S. Venture, which began its sponsorship two years ago, is also now on board to assist the team for at least four more seasons.

The announcements came at the team’s Olympic nomination event. Erin Hamlin, Summer Britcher and Emily Sweeney will compete in women’s luge in Pyeongchang, while Chris Mazdzer, Tucker West and Taylor Morris will slide in the men’s event.

The Olympic doubles teams for the U.S. will be Matt Mortensen-Jayson Terdiman and Justin Krewson-Andrew Sherk.