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

wikipedia - 18 Feb 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.

Luge Yourself

Washington Post - 01 Feb 2018
A quick refresher: Luge is an Olympic sport in which participants maneuver sleds down an icy track. Sliders go feet first, not headfirst (that's skeleton). Sliders lie on their sleds instead of sitting in them (that's bobsled). Sliders can reach speeds ...

Erin Hamlin, the face of USA Luge, set to say goodbye

USA TODAY - 11 Feb 2018
They are faces of winter sport in the United States. And Erin Hamlin is right there in luge. Hamlin, the longtime and unquestioned leader of the USA Luge program — not just the women's team — is about to take her final slides. A kid on a wheeled sled ...

What Is Luge? It's Like Sledding at 90 Miles Per Hour

New York Times - 11 Feb 2018
Luge added a new event in 2010, the team relay. Each country sends one man, one woman and one men's double down the course, one after the other. As each one reaches the finish they reach up and slap a board, which opens a gate to send the next racer ...

Where's the first luge used by Greece in the Olympics? In St. Paul

TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press - 21 Feb 2018
The late Spiro Pina made Olympic history in 1994 when he became the first man to compete in luge for Greece. Pina, a native of St. Paul and a dual citizen of Greece and the U.S., returned to the Winter Olympics four years later, carrying the flag for ...

I love the luge

The Week Magazine - 11 Feb 2018
We can start with the suit. It was blue, with splashes of red and white. It said "USA" on the left leg. There were these stirrup feet, which felt very 1990s. Sartorially speaking, it was not my sharpest look. But it did make me feel extremely legit. I ...

How Team USA used 3D printing to build a better luge

TechCrunch - 14 Feb 2018
The quest for Olympic gold is the search for the slightest leg up — small changes that could ultimately shave fractions of a second off of one's time. It's an ideal platform for a technology like 3D printing, where the ability to customize products ...

Luge: American Mazdzer stunned by Russian rival's offer

Reuters - 12 Feb 2018
Feb 11, 2018; Pyeongchang, South Korea; Chris Mazdzer (USA) celebrates after the fourth run of the men's single luge in the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games at Olympic Sliding Centre. Eric Seals-USA TODAY Sports. The silver capped a terrific ...

Olympic Physics: How Does Mass Affect Luge?

Forbes - 10 Feb 2018
He told me that there's actually a minimum weight for luge. He's a bigger-than-average guy, but wears added weights when he's racing, to get above the threshold. This is something that initially surprised me-- I'm much more accustomed to thinking about ...

What is luge?

Washington Post - 13 Feb 2018
U.S. luger Emily Sweeney was taken to the hospital after a crash at the women's singles competition during the Winter Olympics on Tuesday. With speeds up to 90 mph, luge is one of the most dangerous sports in the Olympic Games. Luge is similar to ...

Dreaded 'Curve 9' rears its ugly head in Olympics luge

USA TODAY - 13 Feb 2018
Though bobsled, skeleton and luge had test events before these Games, athletes in those sports learn how to best navigate tracks over the course of years. So the track here is still relatively new, and still challenging. “This track, it's long, it's ...

How to watch luge at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang

Washington Post - 08 Feb 2018
Careening through the curves, they can hit speeds nearing 90 mph, earning luge the label “fastest sport on ice.” The term “luge” comes from the French word for “sled” and dates back centuries as a transportation method. The sport came to the Olympics ...

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