Luge is a Olympic sport. In luge you either have one or two players per team. You either play on a natural track or an artificial track. Luge originated in Switzerland, but is now played by most countries.  For a men's match the track is 1,450 meters. A women's game or a double person team game track is 1,198 meters. Luge like every other type of race is won by who comes in first. But luge racer's don't go at the same time. So they time whoever is racing then compare it to their opponents time. Whoever has the faster time wins. Like in swimming you want to be as areo-dynamic as possible which helps you move faster.  Tampering with your opponents track is a huge foul in luge. In order to play in a luge event you'll need: A bridge (the sled they use), Gloves, Grip (Obviously), Helmet,  Kufen (The runner on the bottom of the sled), Pod (Part of the sled), A racing suit, Shoes, And steel runners on the kufen. Not much has changed about how luge is played, but the equipment has improved. And is still a very important part of the Olympic games. 

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Luge in Germany

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