The sport of skeleton originated in Saint Moritz, Switzerland. In the year 1884. The game is very a very popular and dangerous Olympic sport. Skeleton works like this. The participants push the skeleton for about 44 feet (40 meters) before diving onto the sled headfirst and putting their arms under their body. They then glide down an icy and curvy track at speeds of nearly 90 miles per hour! While going through some curves. The rules of the sport kinda go like this. The start is authorized by an audio and visual signal, and from that point, the athlete has 30 seconds to start the run. The competitor may accelerate the sled by pushing it other help during the starting procedure is prohibited. During the race only lying on there stomach is allowed. The athlete is allowed to leave the sled to push it. In the sport of skeleton, a sled may hold up to  a maximum of three runners. The track is .79 miles long. The average speed of the athletes is 80 miles per hour. There are two teams with two teams on each team. The runners try to get a faster time than the  other team on their team. The fastest time on each team face up against each other. The fastest time of there wins.


The runners Slide through a tunnel. The tunnel is down hill and there are some sharp turns and slopes. The tunnel is  1200 meters. In skeleton once you start sliding you are not allowed to get back on your feet till the race is over. You also can't pase the start line with your sled. When sledding you have a sled that can only have two yard long skates. You are required to ware a helmet and an elastic suit.
Skeleton is one of the most popular winter Olympic sports.
Skeleton has changed. People used to not use helmets and the sleds have been improved a lot.

"Skeleton (sport) Games,Skeleton (sport) Rules,Skeleton (sport) Awards,Skeleton (sport) Equipments | Edubilla.com." Edubilla.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Apr. 2016.               


                                   "Inside Skeleton | Rules | NBC Olympics." Inside Skeleton | Rules | NBC Olympics. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Apr. 2016.

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