By: Hannah Patton
Luge in the Olympics
A luge is a light toboggan that one or two people lay or sit in.Luge is the most dangerous sport in the Olympic Games. The athletes who race down the icy track go up to 90 mph.The Luge became an Olympic sport in 1964.The Luge got it's name from the French name for Sled. The track for the men is 1,450 meters long. The women and double Luge events are 1,198 meters long.For Germany they have won 3 total metals. For Russia they have only won 1 metal. Italy has also won only 1 metal. The United States has only won 1 metal.
For women and double racing the track is 1,198 miters long. For men the track is 1,450.
For 2014 winter Olympics they are held in Sochi.
This is how people sit or lay on there Luge when racing.