Extractions: BBC SPORT Winter Olympics 2002 Front Page Alpine Skiing Other Skiing Skating ... BBC Coverage Wednesday, 6 February, 2002, 15:46 GMT Luger Dinah Browne is ready for a place in the history books whether she does well at the Salt Lake City Games or not. Browne, flying the flag for the US Virgin Islands, is about to become the first black woman to compete in the luge at the Winter Olympics. It is a dream come true for the 32-year-old, who was in college before she saw her first snowflake and only sat on her first sled three years ago. "I thought, 'Wow, I never planned this!'" explained Browne. " What I enjoy most about the luge is that because it's so new to me, I'm constantly learning " "Being the first of something may not pay off for me, but it may pay off for someone else. You hope others will follow." Browne first donned a crash helmet and hurtled down a tube of ice at a two-week training camp in Calgary when she was 29. The camp was designed to broaden the luge's appeal in smaller countries outside Europe where the high-speed sport has long been popular, and it certainly had an effect on Browne. Despite growing up in the tropics, she showed a natural talent and became hooked on the sport after qualifying for her first World Cup event in December 2000.
Extractions: Alpha Index Index by Sport History Bits Forum ... Search Table of Contents Both the luge and the skeleton are similar to toboggans. Despite its name, the skeleton is almost twice as heavy as the luge, nearly 100 pounds for a singles sled compared to just over 50 pounds for a singles luge. In luge, the slider goes down the run feet first, steering with the legs and shoulders. In skeleton, the slider goes down head first and steers mainly by dragging the feet. Luge competition entered the Olympics in 1964. There is no women's doubles competition, but women have been allowed to enter the men's doubles event since 1992, although none have done so. Skeleton was on the Winter Olympic program at St. Moritz, Switzerland, in 1928 and 1948. St. Moritz is the home of the famous Cresta Run, where competitive tobogganing and bobsledding were born. After a long hiatus, skeleton returned to the Olympic program in 2002, with competition for both men and women. Year Gold Time Silver Time Bronze Time Klaus Bonsack, GER
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Luge Canada - History olympic luge history Competitive luge racing began in Switzerland inthe late 1800 s but it would be another 60 years before Canadian http://www.luge.ca/media/history.asp
Extractions: Competitive luge racing began in Switzerland in the late 1800's but it would be another 60 years before Canadian competitors took up the sport. It wasn't until the late 1950's that bobsledder Vic Emery introduced the sport to Canadians at a ski area in Quebec. Emery, who would go on to win Canada's only Olympic bobsleigh medal to date at the 1964 Winter Games in Innsbruck, Austria, was also the first Canadian Luge champion. Despite a long history and well established competitions in Switzerland, Germany and Austria, luge did not appear at the Olympic Games until 1964. Until then, most luge competitions took place on iced alpine roads and sometimes on 'tracks' with banked side walls. The traditional form of the sport evolved into the two disciplines of Olympic luge and Natural luge. Olympics Entry into the Olympics marked the beginning of a new era in the development of the sport as racing switched to artificial ice tracks with steeply-banked curves. From the outset, European countries have dominated the sport. All 81 Olympic medals since 1964 have been won by four countries: Germany, Austria, Italy and the former USSR In recent years, however, other nations have been making inroads, most noticeably the United States which now has medal contenders in all events.
Luge Canada - Naltural Luge - History Natural luge history, Natural walls. From these beginnings the sport evolvedinto the two disciplines of olympic luge and natural luge. http://www.luge.ca/media/history-nl.asp
Extractions: Natural Luge History Natural luge is so named because it uses natural terrain and winter weather to form the ice track used for racing. The sport originated in the Alps where sleds were widely used as a form of transportation during the winter. Inevitably, using a sled to go up and down icy mountain roads led to competitions in the surrounding villages. By the late 1800s luge competitions were taking place in alpine Europe on natural ice tracks and sometimes on tracks with banked side walls. From these beginnings the sport evolved into the two disciplines of Olympic luge and natural luge. As a high-performance sport, natural luge has developed more slowly than Olympic luge but has experienced steady growth over the last two decades. From a small core of about four European countries where the sport began, natural luge today is attracting a growing number of competitors from around the world. National championships are held in 15 countries and international events include an annual World Cup circuit and world championships which have been held every two years since 1972. Natural luge made its debut in Canada in 1984. and Canadian sliders made their first appearance at a world championship in 1986 in Aosta, Italy. Canada's best result at a world championship is an 11th place finish by Sonia Dobson in 1996. The best result in men's competition is Jaret Connolly's 20th-place finish at the 1990 worlds.
Luge - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia history. After it had been decided that luge would replace the sport of skeleton atthe olympic Games, the first World Championships in the sport were held http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luge
Extractions: A luge is small one- or two-person sled on which one sleighs face-up feet-first. Steering is done by shifting the weight or pulling straps attached to the sled's runners . Luge is also the name of a sport which involves racing with such sleds. Table of contents 1 History 2 Rules 3 Competition Format 4 Governing Body ... edit The first organised meeting of the sport took place in in Switzerland . In , the Internationale Schlittensportverband or International Sled Sports Federation, was founded in Dresden Germany ). This body governed the sport until , when it was incorporated in the Fédération Internationale de Bobsleigh et de Tobogganing (FIBT, International Bobsleigh and Tobagganing Federation). After it had been decided that luge would replace the sport of skeleton at the Olympic Games , the first World Championships in the sport were held in in Oslo Sweden ). In , the Fédération Internationale de Luge de Course (FIL, International Luge Federation) is founded. Luging event were included in the Olympic Winter Games in edit (something here) edit Luge can take place on two kinds of tracks, artificial tracks and natural tracks. Artificial tracks contains curves specially prepared for the sport, and even the ice on the track may be refrigerated. Natural tracks have no such adaptations. Most luge tracks, including all natural tracks, are located in
INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE - SPORTS olympic history, luge was integrated into the heart of the InternationalBobsleigh and Toboganning Federation in 1935. Twentytwo http://www.olympic.org/uk/sports/programme/history_uk.asp?DiscCode=LG&sportCode=
INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE - SPORTS Davos and remains the governing body of luge today. olympic DISCIPLINE Discover thissport through its competition format, equipment, glossary and history. http://www.olympic.org/uk/sports/programme/index_uk.asp?SportCode=LG
LookSmart Australia Websites. 1. USOC Online luge Overview of olympic luge includes history, rulesand a glossary. From the official site of the United States olympic Committee. http://explore.looksmart.com.au/synd-oz/explore/index.jsp?catPath=302562;317902;
Olympics 2002: Luge luge made its olympic debut at the 1964 He s attempting to become the first athletein Winter Games history to win four consecutive gold medals in the same http://www.infoplease.com/spot/02olluge1.html
Cool Attractions - Olympic History a mountaintop and rushed them to the luge and bobsled Calgary s Olympics in 1988 werewell received by both also marked the first time in history alpine events http://www.saltlakecity.coolattractions.com/history.html
Extractions: A Vintage Pair of Ice Skates 1924 marked the year of the first official Winter Games, and for the first time events such as figure skating, speed skating, Nordic skiing, bobsleigh, and ice hockey were held at a separate celebration than the Summer Games. Taking place in Chamonix, France, 294 competitors were involved in the first official Winter Olympics. The number of athletes participating in Salt Lake City is projected to be over 2,300. Norwegian figure skater Sonja Henie made her debut at the 1924 Games, at age 12, and in 1928, 32, and 36 took home the gold medals. In 1937 Henie took advantage of her world popularity and appeared in her first movie. Her Hollywood career would last over 10 years. in Davos, Switzerland With the world at war in the 1940s the scheduled games in 40 and 44 were cancelled. As punishment for their roles in WW2, Japan and Germany's absence from Olympic ceremony would continue into the 1948 games in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Twenty-eight countries participated enthusiastically, and it was clear that the games had survived both the world's conflicts, and the 12-year span between the last Olympics. The IOC awarded the 1976 Olympics to Denver, Colorado, but after two years of preparation and financial squabbling, the people of Colorado refused to fund the major event through public taxes. Innsbruck offered to host the Winter Olympics only twelve years since it last played the role, and the underplayed event went off peacefully and without excessive spending.
Washingtonpost.com: Hackl Wins 3rd Straight Men's Luge Four years ago, Hackl roared back on the last run to edge Austria s Markus Prockby 13 thousandths of a second, the closest luge race in olympic history. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/sports/longterm/olympics1998/sport/luge/art
Extractions: The 31-year-old German left the field in his icy wake with the two fastest runs of the day again to win his third straight Olympic gold medal in luge. The soldier from Berchtesgaden in the Bavarian Alps became just the sixth Winter Olympian to win the same event three consecutive times. Hackl, who rattled his rivals on the first day of competition by trotting out a new pair of slick booties that allegedly gave him an aerodynamic edge he didn't need, got his 50-pound blue sled cranking quickly Monday. He was first out of the chute and continued his brilliant performance, finishing in 49.614 seconds. He followed that up with a final run of 49.630. In four runs over two days, he had a total of 3 minutes, 18.436 seconds. Armin Zoeggler of Italy won the silver in 3:18.939, and Jens Mueller of Germany was third in 3:19.093. Four years ago, Hackl roared back on the last run to edge Austria's Markus Prock by 13 thousandths of a second, the closest luge race in Olympic history. This time it was not even close.
Olympics 2002 - CBS.SportsLine.com Utah olympic Park history / Legacy Construction of the Utah olympic Park began in 1991 with the Park,ski jump The bobsled, skeleton and luge track became operational in 1997. http://cbs.sportsline.com/u/olympics/2002/history/sbs/luge.htm
Extractions: History Luge All-Time Medal Count Country G S B T East Germany Unified Germany Austria Italy West Germany Soviet Union United States Event Gold Silver Bronze Men's Singles Klaus-Michael Bonsack, GER 3:27.04 Hans Plenk, GER 3:30.15 Women's Singles Ortrun Enderlein, GER 3:24.67 Ilse Greisler, GER 3:27.42 Helene Thurrier, AUT 3:29.06 Doubles Josef Feistmantl
Utah Olympic Park Go to the top of the worlds highest altitude ski jumps and see the fastestbobsled, luge and skeleton track where olympic history was made. http://www.utaholympicpark.com/visitorinfo/
Extractions: Gravity Zone Activities Guided Tour Comet Bobsled Freestyle Introduction X-treme Zip Ultra Zip Hot Air Balloon Street Luge Bobsled Push Start Aerial Bungee Nordic/Freestyle Lifts EXPERT GUIDED TOURS OFFERED EVERY DAY ON THE HOUR WITH THE FIRST TOUR AT 10 A.M. AND THE LAST TOUR AT 4 P.M. Public Bobsled Rides Begin Memorial Day Weekend Daily Guided Tours Of Olympic Competition Sites Intro Freestyle Camps Held Five Days A Week Saturday Freestyle Aerial Shows Begin June 19 Go see high-flying action as Olympic hopefuls and national team athletes put on a 25-minute freestyle aerial show for spectators every Saturday from June 19-Sept. 4 at noon. Soaring 40 feet in the air with a series of twists and turns, these athletes from Flying Ace Productions showcase their skills and entertain the crowds. Cost is $13 for adults, $11 for youth/seniors and $9 for children, including regular admission into Park.
Welcome To USALuge.org olympic history was made as the US hockey team stunned the chapter in its alreadyrich winter sports history when it brandnew, state-of-the-art luge track was http://www.usaluge.org/Programs/lpcamp.html
Extractions: The village of Lake Placid, N.Y. is synonymous with winter sports. In 1932, the world focused it's attention on the picturesque village when it staged North America's first Winter Olympics. In 1980, the tradition continued as Lake Placid hosted the Games once again. Olympic history was made as the U.S. hockey team stunned the world by defeating the powerful Russian team and continued on to win gold. Today, the challenging slopes of Whiteface Mountain, ice skating, cross country skiing and quaint shops continue to draw thrill-seekers and tourists alike during the winter months. The village recently added a new chapter in its already rich winter sports history when it hosted the 2000 Winter Goodwill Games. In preparation for the games, a brand-new, state-of-the-art luge track was constructed. Americans Mark Grimmette and Brian Martin christened the world's newest and longest luge track, winning gold in the doubles event by a mere five-thousandths of a second. The USA Luge Fantasy camp will give a few lucky participants an opportunity to slide down the same run where Grimmette and Martin achieved their glorious victory. Fantasy Camp sliders will experience the sport firsthand as they negotiate their way down the world's most exciting course at the Verizon Sports Complex. Coaches Gordy Sheer (1998 Olympic silver medallist, 1997 world cup champion, 1995 and 1996 world championship silver medallist) and Duncan Kennedy (the first American to ever win a World Cup event, three-time Olympian, 1992 and 1994 overall world cup silver medallists) will teach the athletes the basics of sled control and safety. Each session will be captured on videotape and reviewed to further sharpen the skills of the participant.
International Luge Federation - History HIGHLIGHTS OF SLEDDING AND FIL history. olympic Committee/ IOC at Athens/ Greeceluge on artificial track is to replace skeleton as an olympic discipline. http://www.fil-luge.org/FIL/geschichte_en.htm
Extractions: First international sled contest. Competitors from Australia, England, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland started on the 12th of February in Switzerland on a 4-km road between Davos and Klosters. The ex aequo winners: the Australian student Georg ROBERTSON and the mailman Peter MINSCH from Klosters - both within the time of 9 minutes and 15 seconds. New founding of the "Internationaler Schlittensportverband" (International Sled Sport Federation) in Dresden/ Germany. The members: "Deutscher Rodelbund" (German Sled Sport Federation), "Deutscher Bobverband" (German Bobsleigh Federation), "Verband Deutscher Schlittensportvereine in der Tschechoslowakei" (Federation of German Sled Sport Associations in Czechoslovakia) and "Österreichischer Schlittensportverband" (Austrian Sled Sport Federation).
International Luge Federation - News 37th World luge Championships to be held on the Spiral 1998 olympic track onFebruary 1315 will be a première For the first time in the history of the http://www.fil-luge.org/news/en_news.asp?nindex=1023&ruindex=vor