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January 30, 2014

olympic_luge_by_al_lau

The sport of luge involves one or two people laying on their backs on a sled. Mechanics of steering the sled is done by the rider’s leg flexing against the blade. There are two other sled racing sports in the olympics – the bobsled and skeleton. Luge is the fastest of the three races with speeds at 90 mph.

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