winter sliding sport
Skeleton is a winter sport in which a person rides a small sled down a frozen track. The person lays face down on the sled, and rides head forward. It had been played at the Winter Olympics since 2002; before that, it had also been played in the 1928 and 1948 Games.
Skeleton is a dangerous sport. Riders can reach speeds of 140 kilometres per hour (87 miles per hour).
- Federation Internationale de Bobsleigh et de Toboganning (FIBT) World governing body.