CALGARY - Veteran bobsled pilot Pierre Lueders is headed to Vancouver next month for his fifth Winter Olympics.
The Edmonton native - who won gold in Nagano in 1998 and silver in Turin in 2006 - was among 12 athletes named today to Canada's bobsled team.
He is joined by CFL running back Jesse Lumsden, track star Neville Wright - both from Edmonton - and Justin Kripps of Summerland, B.C.
Pilot Lyndon Rush of Humboldt, Sask., heads to his first Olympics with veteran pushers behind him - Lascelles Brown and Chris Le Bihan of Calgary, and Edmonton's David Bissett.
On the women's side, Calgary's Helen Upperton, who finished fourth in Turin, will slide with brakeman Shelley-Ann Brown of Pickering, Ont.
Calgary's Kaillie Humphries, the No. 2-ranked pilot in the world, heads to her first Olympics with veteran brakeman Heather Moyse of Summerside, P.E.I.