Olympics Luge

Luge (racing in a feet-first sled) has been an Olympic sport since 1964 and is contested by both men and women.

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Olympics Luge

What could happen if you became a sports hero or if you won an event?

Depends on the individual or the sport in question:

Eddie "the Eagle" Edwards came last in his event at the Ski jumping in the late 1980's and become something of a national hero (Great Britain does very poorly at Alpine events - but then we have very little snow in the right places), and benefited financially due to the publicity. However in terms of his sport he wasn't well liked as he made it something of a joke sport for a while (who remembers who came first in the Ski Jumping events at the Calgary Olympics - but they all remember who came last - Eddie "the Eagle" Edwards).

Whereas Eric "the eel" from the 2000 games came last and nearly died in the process but everyone understood that he had poor training facilities (a small hotel rooftop swimming pool) and very limited time to train - but he still turned up to give it his best. He was signed up by a major sportwear manufacturer and promoted goods and opened things for a few years (he also benefited from improved training which knocked a full minute of his time) - so he benefited both financially and in terms of his sport).

Some winners go on to make vast financial gains (some become multi millionaires - mostly due to sponsership deals) mainly in high profile sports such as the top track athletes or swimmers, while others are truly in it for the love of the sport and just go back to their regular lives and jobs until the next Olympics call.

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What is the difference between luge and skeleton and bobsledding?

Bobsledding takes four people to do it, luge and skeleton only take 1 person. Luge is foot-first and skeleton is head-first.

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How do you steer a luge sled?

you press your thighs in or out putting more weight to one or the other side similar to skiing

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How fast is the luge?

Usual speeds on most tracks for men's singles can be in the 80s (mph), though the Olympic track in Vancouver, BC has produced speeds of well over 90 mph.

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Who won in the 1924 Winter Olympics?

Norway had the most medals in the 1924 Winter Olympics.

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What was the first national sport and when did it begin?

About 500 years B. C. was founded the olympic tradition in Olympia, Greece. At that time men competed in running. (For women was the participation at Olympic Games prohibited.)

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Sony PSP Go

What are the rules of the game GO?

Try the British Go site. It compares different rule sets, and has links to each set so you know what the full rules are when you choose one to "go" with. :) The rules are very simple. The differences come into being as to how to count score and handicaps. Black goes first. Players alternate. Play until someone resigns or both players pass twice. Pieces must always be able to 'breathe.' The only other challenge is understanding ko and what to do with it. See the Related Links for "Britsh Go Association" to the bottom for the answer.

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Where can you buy a street luge?

Ebay bro.. == == HAE sells them online... Noreaster Street Luge Collection. (skateluge.com)

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What natural force slows down a luge?

Friction between the the luge and the ice.

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Curling

What is the official size of an olympic curling stone?

You can find the waterproofing contractors at any store like lowes. Also you can visit craiglist . com website to look for local handyman service. Just make sure they have licensed.

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French Language and Culture
Olympics Luge

What does the french word La Tunisie mean in English?

It is the name of the country Tunisia

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What kind of sport is luge?

Sledding

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Curling

Where is the pacific curling championship tournament going to be held this year?

Beijing, China

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Olympics Luge

A gondola and luge are found on this mountain in a central north island city?

Ngongotaha, near Rotorua.

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What does the pig say in the Geico luge commercial?

Don't pass out.

Actually, I think he's saying, " Uh, heads up." (Not 100% sure)

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What does a luge tracks look like?

it looks like Lake Placid sliding.

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Olympics Luge

How do you hock a legendary Pokemon in Pokemon de luge luge?

My brother and I looked up hock on Dictionary.com, and it said that it was a joint in the ankle of a horse, or a type of wine.

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How fast does the luge go?

About eighty to ninety miles an hour.

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What year did the luge become a olympic event?

Luge as been an Olympic event since 1964.

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Curling

How many periods are in one curling game?

They are called ends and their are 6-10 ends depending on the level of the curlers ususlly 10 but if it is tied they play an extra end.

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How do you beat Move it or luge it on Fetch with Ruff-man?

Just keep getting the bones and get a good start. also use the 1st suit

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How is luge scored in the Olympics?

Luge, in the Olympics, is scored according to time. Some events are scored on a single time and some events are scored according to an accumulation of more than one run.

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How fast does a luge travel?

fastest recorded speed is 95 mph.

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Ice Hockey
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Where can you get tickets for the world junior hockey championship?

www.httours.com They have about 35 packages left for the 2009 World Junior Hockey Championship in Ottawa. Select the final 6 games package or the Round Robin oackage, or go with the complete 17 game package, but hurry! Quantities are getting low and this is a sold-out event.

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Polo
Olympics Luge

What equipment do you need to play polo?

The basics are a mallet, a helmet (for you), gloves (usually optional) and comfortable clothes. For your horse you do need to snip the mane, polo wraps for their legs, a saddle, light-weight saddle pad, bridle, and you may want to braid and bind the tail so it doesn't get pulled or caught in something.

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