Skeleton

Skeleton is a sliding sport which is usually played in the winter. The participants ride a small sled down a frozen track while their faces are lying down. The term skeleton was made from the bony appearance of the sled that was being used.

Skeleton is now part of the Winter Olympics since 2002. For the sleds being used, the Federation Internationale de Bobsleigh et de Tobogganing or FIBT has regulate sled dimensions. For men, the maximum combined weight should be 115 kg, and the maximum sled weight should be 43 kg. For women, the maximum combined weight should be 92 kg, and the maximum sled weight should be 35 kg.

Other equipment which is used are alpine racing helmet, skin tight racing speedsuit, spiked shoes, goggles, elbow, and shoulder pads. Other non-Olympic competitions include the World Championships and the World Cup which are held every year. The FIBT will determine the Olympic participants based on the overall performances of the countries.

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