Skeleton is one of the 'ice sports' on the Winter Olympic Games program. This extreme sport requires individuals to ride a small sled down a frozen track while lying face down and forward facing. Skeleton is a head-first version of the luge, and is run on the same track (as it bobseld). Amazingly, the skeleton sled has no steering or braking mechanism, the participants steer by movements of the body and travel at speeds up to 130 km/hr (80 mph).

Events for 2014

There is a mens and womens skeleton event.

Trivia (History)

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