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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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Since its inception in 1979, the USA Luge has overseen the selection and preparation for the U.
Joining the team at the event will be current and former Olympic luge athletes, including 1998 Olympic Luge doubles silver medalist Gordy Sheer.
The 29-year-old - a flight lieutenant and Hercules helicopter pilot in the RAF - is hoping to compete in Sochi, Russia, in two years' time along with his luge partner Dani Scott, an Army corporal who works as a nurse at James Cook University Hospital.
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The world's top lugers will be meeting on January 28 to February 3, 2013, in Whistler for the luge world championships on the Olympic track.
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Summary: Britain's Adam Rosen matched his best luge finish in a Winter Olympics and then predicted the men's event would never be the same again.