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luge

(lo͞ozh), a type of small sledsled,
vehicle that moves by sliding. A sledge is typically a heavier, load-carrying sled drawn by a horse or dog, while a sleigh is a partially enclosed horse-drawn vehicle with runners that has seats for passengers.
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 on which one or two persons, lying face up, slide feet first down snowy hillsides or down steeply banked, curving, iced chutes similar to those used in bobsleddingbobsledding,
winter sport in which a bobsled—a partially enclosed vehicle with steerable sledlike runners, accommodating two or four persons—hurtles down a course of iced, steeply banked, twisting inclines.
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. Steering is accomplished by shifting weight, pulling straps attached to the runners, or using the feet. Popular in the Alps and in other parts of Europe since the early 20th cent., luge has been an event (men's and women's singles and men's pairs) in the Winter Olympic Games since 1964; a relay event involving teams consisting of a man, a woman, and a pair debuted in 2014.
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By transforming the end-to-end process of sled R&D, design and manufacturing, Dow helps to continually innovate the sleds that the USA Luge team uses, said Gordy Sheer, Director of Marketing and Sponsorship of USA Luge.
ca/cbckidsolympics/blog/what-are-the-differences-between-bobsled-luge-and-skeleton) difference between luge and skeleton has to do with the direction the athlete faces on the sled and whether or not they start on the sled.
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Momentum During Men's Sledding Events Event Mass * Velocity Equation Momentum (in (in km/hr) (kg x km/hr) kilograms) 2-man 390 140 Momentum = 54,600 bobsled 390 kg x 140 km/hr 4-man 630 140 bobsled 1-man luge 115 140 2-man luge 210 140 * Athletes plus equipment SOURCE: INTERNATIONAL LUGE FEDERATION & INTERNATIONAL BOBSLED AND TOBOGGANING FEDERATION
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INDIA'S top luge athlete and four- time Winter Olympian Shiva Kesavan has had a tough time attracting attention to his sport despite holding the record for the fastest time in Asia.
A luge slider lying on a sled streaks down a twisting and turning icy track so fast he looks like a blur.
Football has a few more glorious stories," said Bowe, who had fun bombing round a luge with teammates in New Zealand yesterday.
LUGE British Champion Will Stephenson made a surprise visit to the Midlands to educate pupils on the unusual, physical demands of the sport.