The dimension of the luge track

The dimension of the luge track is 1/2 mile long.

Strategies  

They get a good push start to get around the course the fastest time.

Penalties

The temperature has to be below 5 degrees Celsius

the weight needs to be less than 180kg

How do you score in a game? 

You have to get the fastest time in the race to win.

How many players are involved

There are single athlete  races and double athlete races.

Equipment

They have special shoes with zippers

helmet

spiked gloves

luge sled

racing suit

Length of a race

For women it's a half mile

For men it's 3/4 of a mile

Where did the sport originate 

The sport originated from the sport of bob sled. Luge racing began in Switzerland in the late 1800's. It took 60 years before Canadian athletes took up the sport. 

What types of leagues are in this sport  

One of the leagues in luge is the  Youth Luge. The Youth Luge is a group of people just starting luge the age of 8-18 years old. There is a professional group like the people who are in the Olympics.  


How has the sport changed 


The sport of luge has changed. One of the ways it has changed  is the track has been improved. A lot of other things have changed like their gear that they use.


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How is the sport played 


In singles, they take 4 runs down the track and the take the fastest time

For doubles men and women can ride the same sled and the fastest time wins.

To steer the sled they use there legs.

They wear spiked gloves to get a start on the ice

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