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A luge /luːʒ/ is a small one- or two-person sled on which one s...

wikipedia - 24 Oct 2018
A luge /luːʒ/ is a small one- or two-person sled on which one sleds supine (face up) and feet-first. A luger steers by using their calf muscles to flex the sled's runners or by exerting opposite shoulder pressure to the seat. Racing sleds weigh 21–25 kg (46–55 lb) for singles and 25–30 kg (55–66 lb) for doubles. Luge is also the name of an Olympic sport.

Junior Luge World Cup

theYYSCENE (blog) - 13 Nov 2018
The fastest youth athletes on ice will slide into Calgary, December 14 – 15 for the Junior Luge World Cup. Winsport's Canada Olympic Park will play host to the third stop on the Junior Luge World Cup circuit as more than 80 athletes, representing more ...

Focus, quietude and speed: Emmett woman lives for luge

The Seattle Times - 27 Oct 2018
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — They come flying around the corner — just zip, and then they're gone. One, two, maybe three skateboarders going impossible speeds through the curves on Bogus Basin Road. And as the piéce de résistance, there goes — shoom — a ...

Beyer's luge learning slides to Lake Placid

SW News Media - 23 Oct 2018
Kate Brooke-Beyer saw the information about the White Castle and Team USA Luge Slider Search event on Facebook. She looked into it and then passed it along to her son Colin. “Sounded like a fun way to spend an afternoon,” said Colin Beyer. The event's ...

Double up: Mazdzer sliding singles and doubles for USA Luge

Washington Post - 15 Oct 2018
Olympic luge silver medalist Chris Mazdzer is doubling up this winter. Mazdzer has decided to compete in both singles and doubles in World Cup events, in large part because USA Luge didn't have another option to partner with Olympic doubles veteran ...

The beginner's guide to street luge racing

Red Bull - 31 Oct 2018
One hundred miles per hour. That's fast. Autobahn fast. But imagine for a moment that you're not in a car, but on a skateboard – flat on your back – mere centimetres from the road, twisting your body to bank towards a sharp corner. Welcome to street luge.

Mazdzer sliding singles and doubles for USA Luge

The Adirondack Daily Enterprise - 16 Oct 2018
Mazdzer has decided to compete in both singles and doubles in World Cup events, in large part because USA Luge didn't have another option to partner with Olympic doubles veteran Jayson Terdiman. If the Americans didn't have a senior doubles team ...

16-year-old Airdrian wins national luge title

Airdrie Echo - 30 Oct 2018
A young athlete from Airdrie has made big strides in the sport of luge by winning the Canadian Championship in Whistler, B.C. with his first men's singles crown. Sixteen-year-old Colton Clarke finished his two runs in a time of 1:41.758 on Oct. 20.

Skyline Luge International recognised for global success

Scoop.co.nz - 09 Nov 2018
Awards judge Gavin Haworth says: “Skyline Luge International won because of the significant investments they're making offshore, because of the strategic focus and direction that they take, they're very clear on where they want to go and why they want ...

Targa Rally and Race4Life square off on luge track

Otago Daily Times - 19 Oct 2018
Race4Life general manager Viv James said the luge race was a nice way to begin the event. "There's no doubt we're going to win," she joked before the showdown. She said the level of support the charity received from Queenstown was huge, with more than ...

USA Luge stars hit the ice

The Adirondack Daily Enterprise - 25 Oct 2018
LAKE PLACID — With just a month to the start of the World Cup season, veteran athletes and rising youngsters will race in Lake Placid Friday and Saturday mornings in the Norton USA Luge National Championships and Seeding Races. Competitions will be ...

Mazdzer, Britcher win USA Luge national championships

Fresno Bee - 28 Oct 2018
Olympic silver medalist Chris Mazdzer won his eighth USA Luge national championship on Saturday, kickstarting the official start to his competitive season. Summer Britcher won the women's national title, the second of her career. Mazdzer was the easy ...

Colton Clarke wins first senior national luge title

Airdrie City View - 01 Nov 2018
Airdrie luger Colton Clarke has enjoyed a banner start to the 2018-19 luge season – winning his first Canadian senior title Oct. 20, in Whistler, B.C.. Clarke finished with a two-run time of 1:41.75, edging 19-year-old Whistler native Reid Watts, who ...

Tours : le hockey-luge (handisport) fait un appel aux dons

Franceinfo - 13 Nov 2018
L'invention du hockey sur luge date du début des années 60 grâce à deux paraplégiques suédois. Les premières compétitions entre les équipes de hockey sur luge ont démarré en 1969 en Europe de l'ouest, avant un développement international dans la ...

How to watch luge at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang

Washington Post - 08 Feb 2018
Luge is one of three sliding sports at the Games (bobsled and skeleton are the others). It's similar to skeleton but feet first and on your back. Think high-speed, high-tech sledding. Athletes begin in a sitting position and push themselves to speed by ...

Olympic Physics: How Does Mass Affect Luge?

Forbes - 10 Feb 2018
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 10: Tucker West of the United States slides during the Men's Singles Luge on day one of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Olympic Sliding Centre on February 10, 2018 in ...

Luge Yourself

Washington Post - 01 Feb 2018
Dress for the job you want, they say, so here I was in Lake Placid, N.Y, dressed in my stirrup-footed luge suit. Anthony Shimkonis, my luge spirit guide, slid my feet into booties, angled to help my toes point. He showed me a pair of gloves with spikes ...

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