sliding sport where where an individual or a team of 2 propels a luge down a natural or artificial track
Luge is a Winter Olympics sport. It is similar to the bobsleigh, but faster and more dangerous. At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, a Georgian athlete was killed in practice after several complaints that the track was too fast.
|Highest governing body||Fédération Internationale de Luge de Course|
|Team members||Teams of 1 or 2|
|Mixed gender||Yes, but usually in separate competitions|
|Type||Winter sport, Time trial|
|Equipment||Sled, helmet, suit, visor, gloves, finger spikes, booties|
|Olympic||Part of Winter Olympic program in 1964 to 2026|