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Valiant Entertainment to design luge race suits

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) -- USA Luge is getting new race suits designed by Valiant Entertainment.

Valiant, one of the leading comic character-based entertainment companies, will design competition and practice race suits for the team through 2014.

The company and USA Luge will work together to create the look of the team's race gear when they compete at Sochi, Russia in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Each suit will be designed to resemble the look of the character X-O Manowar, a time-displaced warrior bonded to a suit of extraterrestrial armor.

The U.S. National and Junior National Team athletes will unveil their new X-O Manowar-inspired speed suits at the World Cup opener in Innsbruck, Austria later this month.