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World Championship and World Cup medallist Alex Gough and two-time Olympian Sam Edney will lead a promising Canadian luge team into the Sochi Games with the goal of bringing home the countrys first Olympic medal in the sport. The Canadian Luge Association officially named seven athletes to the 2014 Olympic team Tuesday. Edney, will lead teenagers John Fennell and Mitchel Malyk into their first Games in mens singles. Tristan Walker and Justin Snith will represent Canada in doubles, while Gough, will be joined by Kimberley McRae in womens singles. Arianne Jones and Jordan Smith will race off in Calgary on Wednesday and Thursday for the final womens spot. Gough snapped Germanys 13-year, 105-race winning streak when she became the first Canadian to win a World Cup luge race in 2011. Gough has since become the first to Canadian to win multiple World Championship and World Cup medals. "Success breeds success, and now all athletes on our team believe they too can win," said Gough, who is also a two-time Olympian. "My teammates and I are all extremely dedicated. We are now among the worlds best. We are hungry for the podium, and we are fiercely driven to win Canada its first-ever Olympic luge medal." Canada has competed in luge at every Olympic Games since Grenoble 1968, but has yet to medal. They hope to contend in all discipline sin Sochi, including the new luge relay event. Canada won the silver medal in the relay at the 2013 World Championships. "This is the strongest team of medal contenders the nation has ever assembled in the sport of luge," said Tim Farstad, executive director of the Canadian Luge Association. "Over the last four years, this group has demonstrated they can perform under the most intense pressure, and win medals at the highest level." Wholesale Nike Zoom . 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But when the opportunity presented itself, Belfort delivered an incredible spinning heel kick that landed flush on Rockholds chin and sent him toppling to the floor.GENEVA - The status of Russia and Qatar as World Cup hosts seemed even more secure Tuesday after FIFA dismissed ethics prosecutor Michael Garcias appeal against the handling of his investigation into the bidding process.FIFA said its appeals panel ruled the case not admissible.The former U.S. Attorney had objected to ethics judge Joachim Eckerts summary of the World Cup bid investigation, claiming numerous materially incomplete and erroneous representations of his work.Eckert sought to close the case against all nine bidding candidates last month. He concluded that any corruption or rule-breaking was of very limited scope and did not influence the votes. The FIFA executive committee chose Russia to host the World Cup in 2018 and Qatar won the vote for the 2022 tournament.It was unclear if Garcia can take his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.Garcia filed his appeal last month only three hours after FIFA published Eckerts report and welcomed a degree of closure.However, Eckerts report does not constitute a decision ... and as such is neither legally binding nor appealable, FIFA said in a statement Tuesday.FIFA also provided further legal opinion in a background paper on its website.In doing so, the chairman (Eckert) had merely commented on the report of (Garcias) investigatory chamber on a voluntary basis, the FIFA paper said.The ruling was published less than one hour after FIFA announced a disciplinary committee judgment dismissing complaints by two whistleblowers who were interviewed during the probe.The timing of the decisions — as FIFA President Sepp Blatter and his board gather in Marrakech, Morocco — will further fuel skepticism. FIFA insists that its judicial bodies are independent and not subject to any influence within its Zurich headquarters.Still, the two rulings will help set the agenda ahead of the two-day board meeting starting Thursday, which appears weighted against reformers seeking greater transparency.The board is set to receive a review on Friday of Garcia and Eckerts work by Domenico Scala, the chairman of FIFAs audit annd compliance committee.dddddddddddd Scala should decide how much of Garcias confidential 430-page investigation dossier should be seen by the board to decide the next steps in the case, more than four years after Russia and Qatar won their votes.Blatters ruling board will then decide whether to relax secrecy rules and publish some or all of Garcias work.Garcias legal defeat Tuesday does not affect his prosecutions of five men, including former FIFA board member Franz Beckenbauer, for wrongdoing in the bid campaign.Three current FIFA board members — FIFA vice-president Angel Maria Villar of Spain, Michel DHooghe of Belgium and Worawi Makudi of Thailand — also face sanctions for their actions during bid contests marred by claims of bribery, collusion and favour-seeking, and the subsequent investigation.The Russian and Qatari World Cup bid teams and organizing committees have always denied wrongdoing.In the earlier disciplinary ruling Tuesday, FIFA said the whistleblowers breach of confidentiality claim had no substance.The FIFA statement did not identify Phaedra Almajid, a former Qatar bid staffer, and Bonita Mersiades, who worked for the Australia campaign. Both worked in communications for their countries 2022 bids and left before the December 2010 vote.The FIFA panel ruled that both women had gone public with their own media activities long before Eckerts summary was published. Eckerts report also did not name them.FIFA said Garcia advised disciplinary chairman Claudio Sulser that the complaints against Eckert were without merit.The president German soccer federation, one of FIFAs most influential members, spoke out Tuesday against the legal turmoil.Wolfgang Niersbach, speaking on the fringes of a news conference, said weve lost track of the judicial mess over the Garcia report.Niersbach, who European members could elect to the FIFA board in March, said the sports governing body was failing to be an institution of absolute credibility and integrity.___AP Sports Writer Nesha Starcevic in Frankfurt, Germany, contributed to this report. ' ' '

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