USA Luge Bishop family winner...

Bishop family winners of USA Luge Ludus Tours Sweepstakes

Dec. 20, 2013, 10:48 a.m. (ET)

What started as a purchase of two sweepstakes tickets will end with a trip for two to Sochi, Russia in February to watch the athletes of USA Luge as they compete for gold in February.

Mike Bishop, father of USA Luge Development Team athlete Katherine Bishop, entered the contest with the best of intentions, as the proceeds go toward supporting the team's efforts to recruit, develop, train and support luge athletes in the United States.

To say the least, Mr. Bishop, of Carlisle, Mass., was very excited upon learning the news that he'd won the drawing.

“It took a while to catch our breath after we got the news that we had won – we are so incredibly excited!! What a great opportunity to be a part of a once-in-a-lifetime experience like the Games in Sochi. Thanks so much to USA Luge and GO USA!!!”Mr. Bishop and a guest will receive air and ground transportation, hotel and meals for two, tickets for two days of luge racing as guests of USA Luge, team jackets, gloves, baseball hats, winter hats, and t-shirts and more.

Those interested in attending the Games next February should contact Austin, Texas based Ludus Tours ( for all travel and ticketing arrangements.