Luge is a unique winter olympic sport that involves a one-person or two-person sled that can be steered. The word probably derived from a slang word of Swiss French. In fact, luge has its roots in Switzerland, dating back to the middle of the 19th century. In the 1964 Winter Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria. In luge, the athlete who clears the track in the shortest amount of time wins. In men’s singles, the winner is determined by looking at the time they take to clear to track in a number of runs. Times are calculated when all runs are added together. Like the men's single event, in the women’s single heat times are taken from multiple rounds and added together to find an average. The athlete with the quickest time wins. In luge doubles, teammates share the sled and attempt to clear the track in the quickest time. In the luge team relay, athletes from the same team follow one another in the same run, starting the course as soon as their teammate has cleared it.
Women's Singles Finals
The women's single heat 3 & 4 at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
The luge team relay at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Men's Singles Finals
The men's single 3 & 4 luge event.
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The doubles heat 1 & 2 luge at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
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