Luge - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia A Luge is a small one or two-person sled on which one sleds supine (face up) and feet-first. Steering is done by flexing the sled's runners with the calf of each leg or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luge
Extractions: Please help improve this article by adding reliable references . Unsourced material may be challenged and removed (February 2010) Luge Highest governing body Fédération Internationale de Luge de Course Characteristics Team members Teams of 1 or 2 Mixed gender Yes Venue Luge tracks Olympic Yes A Luge (pronounced /ˈluːʒ/ ) is a small one- or two-person sled on which one sleds supine sport which involves racing with such sleds. It is a competition in which these sleds race against a timer. The first recorded use of the term is 1905, from the Savoy/Swiss dialect of French "luge" meaning "small coasting sled", and is possibly from a Gaulish word with the same root as English sled. Luge, like the skeleton and the bobsleigh , originated in the health-spa town of St Moritz Switzerland , in the mid-to-late 19th century, through the endeavours of hotel entrepreneur Caspar Badrutt . Badrutt successfully sold the idea of winter resorting, as well as rooms with food, drink, and activities. His more adventurous English guests began adapting delivery boys' sleds for recreation, which led to collisions with pedestrians as they sped down the lanes and alleys of the village. The first organized meeting of the sport took place in 1883 in
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Extractions: About Luge History of Luge Printer Friendly Version Although the sport of luge is sometimes thought of as being relatively new, sled racing is actually one of the oldest of all the winter sports. The Vikings used sleds with two runners as early as 800 BC. The oldest sleds, which are still intact from this era, come from the "Oseberg" boat, the Viking boat that was salvaged in 1904 in the Slagen countryside near Oslo Fjord, Norway. The word "luge" comes from the French word for "sled," while in Germany it is known as "rodel," and it is in the alpine countries of Europe that the sport first thrived.
Luge Olympic History. Luge is the French word for sled, and historical findings point to the existence of sleds as early as AD 800 with the Vikings in the Slagen countryside near the Oslo http://sochi2014.com/en/games/sport/olympic-games/sports/luge/
Extractions: XXII Olympic Winter Games 7 - 23 february 1178 days left XI Paralympic Winter Games 7 - 16 march 1206 days left Search Search the entire site Search only in this section Olympic History Luge is the French word for sled, and historical findings point to the existence of sleds as early as AD 800 with the Vikings in the Slagen countryside near the Oslo Fjord. The Vikings are believed to have had sleds with two runners, which resemble the modern-day version. The first course was built at Davos in 1879, and four years later the town hosted the first international competition, with competitors racing along a 4km icy road between Davos and the village of Klosters. Luge made its Olympic debut at the 1964 Games. Luge in Russia Russia's first official luge competition was held in Moscow in 1910. The track was laid on Vorobyovi Hills. In 1969, the Luge Federation was set up followed by the first Soviet championship in Bratsk in 1971.
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