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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.

Olympic doubles silver medallists announce luge retirement

Insidethegames.biz (blog) - 06 Aug 2018
But the 2012 European champions, who also earned bronze in the team relay in South Korea in February, will remain involved with luge, according to the Austrian Luge Association (ÖRV). Penz is set to become a coach while Fischler will help the ÖRV with ...

Did someone say 'absinthe luge'?

Berkshire Eagle - 02 Aug 2018
Welcome to Botanica — the cafe on Railroad Street that has, since it opened in April, slowly rolled out longer hours, more locally sourced food and now dinner, reservations, weekend brunch and a new bar that features oysters, tapas and an absinthe luge.

USA Luge makes $24000 charity donation to help young people

Insidethegames.biz (blog) - 29 Jul 2018
"The weather was beautiful and we had a great response to some new elements of the barbecue festival," said Dmitry Feld, marketing manager for USA Luge and the lead organiser for the event. "We had super efforts from our volunteers in very hot ...

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 ...

Luge Yourself

Washington Post - 01 Feb 2018
I am a mediocre athlete with exactly zero luge-related experience. Perhaps more importantly, though: I am also not generally the type of person who goes around “believing” in herself. But learning this obscure winter sport in, like, a couple days? Sure.

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 ...

Winter Olympics luge: How do you steer?

USA TODAY - 06 Feb 2018
In doubles luge, the top slider controls most of the steering since that person can actually see where the sled is going. To initiate a turn, the top athlete uses head motions to signal upcoming curves to the bottom driver, who can steer harder because ...

Learning to luge, with an eye toward Olympic glory

Indianapolis Star - 28 Jun 2018
AJ Robertson, 13, Carmel, goes down the Wilber Shaw Soap Box Derby Hill, Indianapolis, Saturday, June 23, 2018. USA Luge is conducting a camp to find prospects that could get an invite to training facilities in Lake Placid, New York for an official tryout.

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

New York Times - 11 Feb 2018
One of the most appealing things about luge is its name. Luge. It almost sounds onomatopoetic, like a sled whooshing down an icy track. (It's actually a Swiss term for a small sled.) Luge feels familiar. It's like when you leapt onto your Flexible ...

What is the luge team relay?

NBC Olympics - 14 Feb 2018
Germany also claimed the team relay title at all three editions of the Luge World Championships since the 2014 Olympics. The U.S. is a medal contender in the event after claiming silver at the 2017 World Championships -- and even more so after Chris ...

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 ...

USA Luge returns to Westmont

WLS-TV - 15 Jun 2018
At each stop, he teaches kids aged 9 to 13 steering and posture and then sends them down the hill on converted luge sleds with wheels instead of runners for ice. During just a handful of attempts from each participant, Kelly's watching for stand-out ...

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