Riding the Luge at Lake Placid


Nina takes a ride on the luge at Mt Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, NY

The luge was introduced to the Winter Olympic Games in 1964, with both men's and women's events and a doubles event. Doubles is technically a mixed event, but is almost always competed by a team of two men. German lugers (competing under the IOC country codes of EUA, GDR, FRG and GER at different times since 1964) have dominated the competition, winning 65 medals in 36 events.


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