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Luge

Luge is a one or two person sport in which the participants ride a small sled feet first and face up down an ice slope or street. Because of the high speeds attained luge is timed to the thousandth of a second, it is an Olympic sport.

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violations

Sports; Luge

There are different violations of the rules that competitors can be sighted for and different penalties that can be imposed on the competitor for breaking the rules. Violations include: Warming the ...

visor

Sports; Luge

This is a piece of plastic that is worn on the front of the helmet to help protect the athlete's eyes and face from wind and ice.

visualize

Sports; Luge

See Mind

weigh-in

Sports; Luge

During the race registration procedure the competitor weighs-in to check their weight to find out how much, if any, additional weight that competitor will be allowed to carry during the race.

DNF

Sports; Luge

Stands for Did Not Finish. This usually happens because of a crash.

DNS

Sports; Luge

Stands for Did Not Start. The competitor for some reason withdraws from the race.

DSQ

Sports; Luge

Stands for Disqualified. Competitors can be disqualified for having their body weight being over their allowable weight or because the runners on their sled is above the allowable temperature.

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