Skeleton has Swiss origins, although it may have also been inspired by the old English sport of Cresta sledding. Skeleton athletes compete on the same tracks that are used for luge and bobsleigh. As these tracks required a high degree of maintenance, there are only a handful of official bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton tracks in existence in the world. Skeleton was added to the Winter Olympics on a permanent basis starting in 2002, but its Olympic debut actually occured in 1928 in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Skeleton racing always involves single riders, and athletes can reach speeds of up to 130 kilometres an hour. There are no brakes on a skeleton sled.
The Men's Heat 3 & 4 of skeleton.
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Women's Heat 3 & 4, skeleton.
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