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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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People using the luge tracks wear helmets and steer a cart using handlebars, which also act as brake when pulled back.
The USA luge came to us, wanting to work on a problem set, not to write a check.
Luge, bobsled and skeleton all happen on the same tracks.
Geisenberger's fourth Olympic medal overall cemented her place as luge's most decorated woman and she shrieked with joy after crossing the finish of the fourth and final run with an aggregate time of three minutes and 5.232 seconds.
A talented skier, his potential for luge was spotted during an International Luge Federation scouting session to boost the worldwide development of the sport.
The International Luge Federation will now have to consider re-dividing the Sochi Olympic Games' medals in luge events.
Joining the team at the event will be current and former Olympic luge athletes, including 1998 Olympic Luge doubles silver medalist Gordy Sheer.
"With the new policy in place, we shall see if either a bid committee or (organizing committee) approach us with a desire to change a proposed venue," said Svein Romstad of the U.S., chief executive of the International Luge Federation, in a text message.
Is Alan a huge fan of the luge? Does he swoon over a triple Salchow?
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Daz Fellows has a custom jet luge, which features twin-turbines with a combined output of 537 pounds of thrust and a custom board made from carbon fiber, and, next year, he will attempt to reach a speed of 300 mph.
GUISBOROUGH'S Gavin Arnold has been stepping up his training in Germany as he bids to become part of Britain's luge team for the 2014 Winter Olympics.