February 14 and 15
[Gold]Lueders & MacEachern, Canada
[Silver]Langen & Zimmermann, Germany
[Bronze]Huber & Tartaglia, Italy
U.S. Brian Shimer and Randy Jones won two World Cup races last season and could take home a medal from Japan, too.
February 20 and 21
[Gold] Germany (driver: Harald Czudaj)
[Silver] Switzerland (driver: Marcel Rohner)
[Bronze] Austria (driver: Hubert Sch�sser)
U.S. Driver Shimer and his crew have a better chance for a medal in the big sled: In two World Cup races on the Spiral last February, they finished first and second.
February 8 and 9
[Gold] Georg Hackl, Germany
[Silver]Markus Prock, Austria
[Bronze]Wendel Suckow, U.S.
U.S. Suckow, the '93 world champ, won on the Spiral last February and should excel there again—even Hackl says so.
[Gold]Grimmette & Martin, U.S.
[Silver]Schiegl & Schiegl, Austria
[Bronze]Brugger & Huber, Italy
U.S. This year Mark Grimmette and Brian Martin became the second U.S. duo to win a season points title; the 1997 champs, Chris Thorpe and Gordy Sheer, could also come away with a medal.