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WATCH LIVE: German women hope to continue luge dominance

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Erin Hamlin of the United States prepares to start a run during a training session for the women’s singles luge at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Natacha Pisarenko

Chances are, a German will win a medal or three in the women’s singles luge. The question might just be “how many?,” as runs 1-2 kick off at 9:45 a.m. ET.

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Natalie Geisenberger serves as the biggest favorite, although Tatjana Huefner has a great chance to win it all as well. Anke Wischnewski isn’t on that same level, but could be a medal threat nonetheless.

As dominant as Germany can be, the rest of the world has a shot, too. That’s especially true for Tatyana Ivanova, especially since she’ll have the home crowd on her side as a Russian.

The U.S. has a longshot candidate in Erin Hamlin (pictured), who broke a German streak of 99-women’s singles races won when she took gold at the 2009 Worlds.

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