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Luge at the Winter Olympics

Luge is billed as the fastest sport on ice. Competitors race down a specially designed track feet-first only inches from the ice. Luge was added to the Winter Olympics program for the first time in Innsbruck in 1964. Also read information about the skeleton event, a head-first version of the luge.

2022 Events

There are four events in Luge: Men's Singles, Women Singles, Mixed Doubles and Mixed Team Relay event. The mixed team relay event was added to the program in 2014. The mixed team relay involves one sled from each of the other three events. The mixed doubles is essentially a men's event, as although women are able to compete in teams, they seldom do.

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