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.

Luge pictogram
Highest governing bodyFédération Internationale de Luge de Course
First played1870s
Team membersTeams of 1 or 2
Mixed sexYes, but usually in separate competitions
TypeWinter sport, Time trial
EquipmentSled, helmet, suit, visor, gloves, finger spikes, booties
VenueLuge tracks
OlympicPart of Winter Olympic program in 1964 to 2026