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Sgt. Emily Sweeney joins the 2022 U.S. Olympic Luge Team


Last updated 1/18/2022 at 3:25pm

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Emily Sweeney poses during the Team USA Beijing 2022 Olympic shoot on Sept. 12, 2021, in Irvine, Calif.

World Class Athlete Program Soldier-athletes are gearing up for the 2022 Winter Games scheduled for Feb. 4-20 in Beijing. Soldier-athletes will compete in Bobsled, Skeleton, Luge, and Nordic Combined Skiing.

A U.S. Army Soldier in Fort Carson's World Class Athlete Program earned a spot on the 2022 U.S. Olympic Luge Team.

Sgt. Emily Sweeney, a military police officer, was chosen for the team on Jan. 10, has been racing in Luge for more than a decade and will soon compete in her second winter Olympics.

"I'm honestly just really proud," said Sweeney. "No one has an easy road to get here, and...

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