Luge is a type of winter sport involving a small individual or two-person sled, referred to as a luge or luger, that races down an ice track. Originating in Switzerland, luge is an exciting and thrilling activity that has become popular around the world. It is one of the sports featured at the Winter Olympics, with both individual and team competitions. Luge requires speed, agility and technical skill from its athletes who must master the sled’s rider position to reach the greatest speed. It is a high-adrenaline event that requires nerves of steel and lightning-fast reflexes. It is an exciting sport to watch and an incredibly enjoyable one to participate in. Test your knowledge of luge with this trivia template!
1) What kind of sport is luge?
2) When did luge become an Olympic sport?
3) What is the name of the event combining luge and skeleton?
4) What is the overall goal of luging?
5) What is the name of the section of the luge track with large raised turns?
6) In what type of footwear does a luge athlete typically wear on the track?
7) What body position does a luge athlete take while on the track?
8) What is the difference between a men's and women's luge?
9) What is the name of the blade on the front of the luge that helps steer and direct the sled?
10) What gear is worn to protect against the cold temperatures of the luge?
11) What technique is used to help the athlete gain speed on a luge track?
12) What is the maximum weight for a luge sled and athlete?
13) How many athletes are typically on a doubles luge team?
14) What type of brakes are used by luge athletes to control their speed?
15) How many sections make up a luge run?
16) What is the name of the luge track located in Austria?
17) What is the name of a luge run that has a high degree of difficulty?
18) What is the name of the event that combines luge and bobsled?
19) What is the purpose of the wax applied to the runners of a luge sled?
20) How long is the single luge race?
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