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Olympic bobsled nail biter: USA could medal in two-man bobsled (photos)

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Team USA offered viewers a thrill at the Sanki Sliding Center on Sunday during the two-man bobsled competition. Whistling by the cameras at such a fast pace, it is obvious the two-man bobsleds are composed of athletes who have trained hard to capture the gold. There currently are three teams representing America. After Sunday’s heat it is USA-1 two-man bobsled pilot Steve Holcomb and brakeman Steve Langton who are in third place headed into Monday's final two heats. According to NBC News on Sunday, Steve Holcomb and Steve Langton are in a good position to medal. Only +.36 of a second behind the currently leader, Russia, in competition.

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Don’t count out the other pilots quite yet. USA-2 pilot Cory Butner is currently in 11th and USA-3 pilot Nick Cunningham is in 13th place. It could be anyone stepping on the podium thanks to a very unpredictable track. Watching Sunday’s heats, there is a sense that the pilots - from most of the countries - have found it hard to adjust appropriately for the track. Lack of speed, hitting the side and other elements have been seen making it tough for the perfect run.

What excites viewers about USA bobsledding is where the team currently sits in the standings. Steve Holcomb and Steve Langton are in a position to win the first bobsled medal since 1952. With a top of the line BMW bobsled ready to go on Monday and a little luck, they might be bringing home America some hardware.

Take a look at the photo slideshow of Team USA bobsledding in Sochi.

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